Turn a light on when SMS is received

Ideally I would like my lamp to go on and change the light to blue whenever I receive a notification on my Android phone.

Any suggestions?

Tasker - Sharptools (Tasker) plugin - Sharptools app.

Alternatively, use IFTTT SMS recipe - turn on light


I currently do this with a few different notifications using IFTTT and SMS.

I have green for text, blue for voicemail, and yellow for new UPS package ready to be picked up.


For the Tasker + SharpTools approach, it is similar to this post but use Phone: Received Text as the event:


For some reason IFTTT works 3 times out of 5 but Tasker works like a charm and much more customisable.

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