Control long process with quick settings tile

by Alex Stoyanov

Version 3 (April 19, 2022)

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tldr: copy all the blocks before the new fiber excluding the start flow block and paste them at the beginning of your flows, connecting the new fiber to the beginning of the flow you'd like to control the new fiber. Needs a free Automate quick setting tile.
This flow provides a simple, reliable way to control flows from a quick setting tile. The first flow has the quick setting set to off initially, while the second flow has it set to on initially. The only difference is that the starting point points to the second block instead of the first if you want the quick setting tile to be on by default.

The example flow uses a wait block set to 1 hour. To control that with a quick setting tile in series, you'd need to wait an hour. In this case, since this snippet runs the flow in parallel with the quick setting tile controls, it will allow you to interrupt that long fiber and toggle it whenever you'd like

To use the snippet, simply copy the blocks before the new fiber, paste them after your flow start block, and attach your existing flow to the new fiber on the fork block

โš ๏ธThere may be some delay between tapping the tile and the flow forking. Simply wait a few seconds or try minimizing the quick setting menu (this works best for me)

And thank you Patrick Corgan for inspiring this flow.

โญVersion 3.0
3.0) removed old flow and added an "on by default" version
2.1) changed variable from "on" to "state" for clarity
2.0) added second, more stable version
1.0) added original flow

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