Trigger actions to be automatically executed on specific events, such as e.g. time, location, key-presses -- or even sensors, connected networks, etc. This tag is for "generic" questions on the field; please check the tag-wiki for more specific tags.

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Is there a way to automate data toggle on Galaxy S7 (Edge)

I recently bought a Galaxy S7 Edge. I've meticulously gone through settings for notifications, sync, permissions to eliminate things doing stuff in the background as much as I can find, but none of ...
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Automate starting Screen Mirroring

I have a note edge, android v 6.01. I have a wifi screen cast device in my car that i can mirror my notes screen to. I have tasker, but have not figured a way to activate the system Screen Mirroring ...
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Schedule downloading/sync for certain timespan?

I have an internet plan which is six times cheaper between midnight and 6 AM. Therefore, I do my heavy downloading during that timespan. However, I'd prefer to go to bed around 10 PM. I need a way ...
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Automatically modify bluetooth settings when launching an app

Here is my use case: my phone is connected to my car via bluetooth, with only the Phone audio enabled. Media audio is off, so I can keep listening to the phone's GPS and the car's radio at the same ...
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Pixel color based automation?

I would need to automate a task. The task to be automated is simple enough that color of certain pixels on screen should be sufficient to decide what to do. That said, what I need is: A way to ...
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Custom notifications for contacts

I'm looking to create a group of users on my phone that would have custom notification relative to my volume setting on my phone. This group of user's text message should cause my phone to vibrate ...
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Custom ring tone for callers who block their caller ID?

How can I set a custom ringtone for callers who block their caller ID? I don't want the same ringtone for callers who don't block caller ID but are also not one of my contacts (otherwise, I could set ...
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How can I automatically clear the Recent Apps list?

I want to automate the "long press Menu button and then Clear All" workflow which kills all apps in the background and clears the recent apps list. How can I do this? My device is rooted and running ...
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How to prevent notification showing up when an event in my calendar is occurring?

When I have an event (mostly meeting) happening, I only touch my phone when I need to do something that serves that event like taking a photo or a note. If someone messages me in Facebook or email, I ...
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minimuize ring volume at certain times of day

I have an android phone, a kid, and some friends who call just after the kid goes to bed. My friends will call, at 7pm, my phone will ring, and the ring will wake up my kid. Is there an app that can ...
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Making mediaserver immediately scan a file created through ADB

The mediaserver in my stock and rooted Android 6.0.1 (running in Nexus 6) doesn't detect new files created or moved to into /sdcard using adb. It doesn't detect until I do a soft/full reboot which I ...
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Change system settings on all launch and close

Is it possible to change an Android system setting upon a certain app's launch and close? More specifically my ROM has an option to switch between on-screen nav buttons and hardware buttons (OnePlus ...
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A way to push links/pictures directly from Pushbullet (PC) to WhatsApp or Telegram?

as I use Pushbullet a lot for news (collecting/sharing), I'd like to know if there's a way to push links and media directly into WhatsApp groups, transmissions or specific contacts for example. Do I ...
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Enable/Disable application-specific settings (updates, upload) for a specific WiFi

I would like to automate my android phone to do the following: if connected_to_wifi(ssid=my_mobile_3g_router) then (1) disable automatic google play updates (2) turn off dropbox camera upload ...
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How to disable notifications per app and time frame?

I would like to know if there's any app or any tasker plugin that would allow me to block notifications on the weekends. I got two email accounts, one personal with gmail app and the other work ...
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Execute task if tasker profile has been active for some time

How can I execute a tasker task only after a certain condition has been true for a certain time? Normally a profile executes its task as soon as all conditions are met. I want to delay this ...
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Android - Application Manager - Disable multiple apps at once?

Let me first say I am not an Android person and new to this. I am needing to disable applications on 300+ devices. I have a list that they want disabled, now I've been just manually going in and ...
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Searching for an app to Send & Recieve recording audio in emergency situtations

I tried to complete this task, using tasker and automate but didn't sucess. I didn't found a way to send the audio message, to the second android in realtime (like whatsapp, or pushbullet). I want ...
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Mute/disable specific Google account

I have two Google accounts connected to my phone: my personal account, and my business account. I'd like for my work account to be inactive each evening/night/weekend so that I'm not tempted to answer ...
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Can I use Google Play Services geofences to get location profiles without a service running all the time?

Apps like Llama let you use location-related properties (such as Wi-Fi network visibility) to trigger automation actions such as putting the phone on silent, but they do this by running as a ...
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How to automate Android by code and GUI in Tasker?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I am using the application, Tasker. I feel it is too visual. I would like to write its profiles and events by code such that I could easily ...
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Home Automation Apps for Android - what is important to consider?

I want to start using my Android phone for home automation. As a starting point, I want set a lamp to turn-on shortly after my alarm-clock goes off. Having heard that there are outlets that can be ...
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What have i done wrong in this Tasker profile?

I'm trying to activate a recorder app with voice commands. I'm using Google Now and Autovoice Recognized for the voice command (via my bluetooth headset) and Autoinput to open and stop the app (...
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Run a particular app on boot

I have a phone running Android 4.0 and I wish to know if it is possible to turn this phone into a dedicated calculator? When I say dedicated I mean - once the phone is turned on, it boots directly to ...
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Is there a way to set number forwarding on a schedule?

We have a rotating on-call schedule. When an on-call person takes over, they forward the on-call phone number to their own cell-phone. This is a process which must be done manually each week, as the ...
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Turn off call forwarding warning popups

I recently downloaded an app for automatically forwarding calls to my office phone when I'm connected to the office WiFi. However, whenever the forwarding is activated/deactivated, I get a popup ...
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Persisting problem with default install location

I've got a rooted Huawei Ascend Y300-0100 with slimLP 0.12 by chil360, but this problem was there before with many other stock/custom roms: I could never manage to force apps being installed on sd ...
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How to automatically shut down tablet after it auto-powers on?

Currently my tablet on Android 4.0.4 (rooted) sometimes switches on by accident, which I don't want. (I'm cycling through Africa and sometimes power connections are minimal.) I need a way to shutdown ...
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Automating widget launch

Title says about everything. I'd like an ability to automate launching a widget. Specifically what I'd like to do is link the ustream broadcast now widget into an automation app like Tasker or ...
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Add a digit to every contact

My city is adding a new digit to its number to increase the number of combinations possible. I have over 300 contacts, editing them manually is not really a good way to do that. 98% of my contacts is ...
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Is there a way to automatically turn off the wireless hotspot once I get back home?

I use the wireless hotspot function daily as part of business, providing a wifi network from my Nexus 7 tablet (Lollipop, oem) to other business-essential devices. When I get back home (alternatively,...
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Check Email on Time / Turn on Wi-Fi on time

I really need this piece of advice, I've been tortured for months now and don't really know how to solve this. The problem is I can receive working emails at night. But I don't want to be waked up ...
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Regex Caller ID (match suffix)

I get calls from a queue from my phone provider. The phone provider distinguishes these calls by adding a suffix. 12345678 becomes 1234567801 I would like to make a contact with a phone number ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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Detect foreground application when in immersive mode

There are several applications able to force the so called immersive ("full screen") mode. (Power Toggles being one of them) My problem is that, in that configuration, Tasker and similar ...
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Tasker: For a user running in background, create a profile that would be triggered when a notification from an app comes up

The simple and plain event profile from Event → UI → Notification → an app doesn't get triggered if the user (for which Tasker is running) is in background because "Notifications for ...
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How can you disable the autofocus on click in Google Chrome on Android?

I am reading a diagnostic book and browsing pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I do not like the autofocus on click in Google Chrome on Android. How can you disable the autofocus on click in ...
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Automatically power-on Android phone at a given time?

Is it possible to automatically power on Android phone at a given time?
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How to tap something automatically when a certain screen shows?

I have an app related to my job that requires quick response to answer it. First, it displays a full-screen activity (just like when receiving a call) that says a consumer needs my service, and asks ...
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Nexus 5: How to automatically toggle Live Display in Cyanogenmod 12.1 nightly at a specific time?

I have a Nexus 5 with the last CyanogenMod nightly (12.1 20150917). I have a bug with the live display. Since the auto mode doesn't switch automatically, I have installed Automate, an app that uses ...
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How to use different APNs for different apps?

I want to use a global APN for all apps and a different APN for just Chrome, is this possible?
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Location of battery animation file on a Chinese tablet

I'm working with a Chinese tablet. I need to turn on the tablet when it is attached to an external power source. I'm looking for the equivalent file of playlpm that you usually find on Samsung ...
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Automatic power on at preset time

Is there a way or app that allows to program a schedule for automatic power on/off on the phone for android 4.x? I know that in the settings there is a similar option, however it allows to define ...
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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How do I automate disabling mobile data on lollipop?

I have recently changed my Moto G LTE (XT1039) from android 4.x to 5.1. After the update I have found that Llama - Location Profiles's Toggle mobile data - mobile data off Action fails to disable my ...
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How to make automatic SIM card selection for specific contacts?

Everytime I call someone I change SIM card to one of them and call from that SIM card. Is it possible to assign a SIM card for each contact, so that when calling a contact the phone select the SIM ...
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How does a tablet automatically power on when a power source is connected?

Please imagine a car situation where you have an Android tablet: And the following working rules (as expected in most cases): If the car is OFF, tablet is OFF; If the car is ON, tablet is ON (...
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Any way to disable/enable mobile/cellular data via a binary executable?

I want to create a script that involves disabling and enabling mobile/cellular data, but I can't find a binary for it anywhere. Am I missing something? (I have CM12.1 if there's something that it has ...
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Turn off WiFi only when the device is both locked and screen turned off

I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the screen turning off, which makes sense at some point. However, their concept breaks down when you want to use an app over ...
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Auto disconnect wifi when out of wifi zone?

I want my mobile wifi to get disconnect when i am not connected after a specific time. Ex- If i am out of my wifi network for 10min my wifi should get turn off. Note I dont have root access.