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IFTTT provides an intuitive interface to link apps, services and devices. Review the tips below to help you create recipes for your Seagate storage device.
You have three options for signing into your IFTTT account:
You can view prebuilt recipes for on The Seagate Personal Cloud channel.
When signing into IFTTT via the app on the Seagate storage’s web board, you land on the Seagate Personal Cloud channel.
You can also go to the Personal Cloud channel from any part of IFTTT:
The Personal Cloud channel gives you six prebuilt recipes on its home page. You can click Browse more Recipes to view additional prebuilt recipes. Prebuilt recipes allow you to easily link your Seagate storage device to your personal accounts on:
Review the prebuilt recipes for these apps and services and much more on the Seagate Personal Cloud channel.
To choose a prebuilt recipe, click its button. IFTTT walks you through the steps to link your Seagate storage to the app, service or device you have selected.
For security reasons, the steps for linking to a service include a prompt to enter your credentials for the service. For example, you are prompted for your Dropbox account credentials when choosing the recipe Add files to Seagate Personal Cloud from Dropbox or your Google account credentials when choosing the recipe Download Gmail attachments to your Seagate Personal Cloud.
Additionally, you can select the location to store files from linked services. On the recipe page, click the Location pull-down menu to choose the folder for the files.
The Personal Cloud channel includes prebuilt recipes for photos on your Android and iOS mobile devices. Each new photo that you take is automatically added to your Seagate storage. In addition to choosing the prebuilt recipe on the Personal Cloud channel, connecting your Seagate storage to Android and iOS devices requires that you install the app IF by IFTTT. See the instructions below:
Below is an example of creating the prebuilt recipe Download any new Android Photos to your Seagate Personal Cloud.
The recipe has been successfully created. Since the recipe links to an Android device, the IF by IFTTT app must be installed on the device.
Recipes that have been added to your account can be reviewed at any time. On the top right of the IFTTT window, click My Recipes and then select the recipe you want to review. Below is an image of the recipe for Download any new Android Photos to your Seagate Personal Cloud.
Since this is a recipe that links to a device, a note advises the user to install the IF app. Additional options include:
In addition to prebuilt recipes, you can create new recipes for your Seagate storage device. Go to the Seagate Personal Cloud channel and then scroll to the bottom half of the page. There are new options such as notifications for backups, storage space, new photos and more. For example, IFTTT can send an email to your Gmail account when a backup is successful or you are running low on storage space. Click on a trigger or action and then follow the steps to configure your recipe.
You can adjust parameters when creating new recipes or editing existing recipes. Below is an example of changes you can make to a recipe. You can apply these steps to suit your needs.
The image below shows how the changes are implemented on the Personal Cloud.