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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How can I automatically freeze and thaw an app on demand?

I have some apps that I open on occasion. One in particular is a game that likes to push notifications up reminding me to play again. Is there an app I can use to automatically freeze an Android app ...
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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I can reverse tether now by using alias but it stops on adb shell command

I made some aliases to quickly reverse tether. alias t='r && sh && n' alias n='netcfg rndis0 dhcp' alias sh='ad shell' alias r='ad kill-server && ad start-server' alias ...
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Auto-delete certain file extensions on my phone?

How do I make my phone automatically delete certain file extensions? I'm on ICS, rooted. For example, after connecting my phone to my mac, it will leave a .trashes file and other "." folders on my SD ...
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Tasker (switch off mobile data automatically) causing trouble under CyanogenMod

I used to use this tasker profile for nearly a year now already and it used to work fine, untill I recently switcht from the Samsung default UI TouchWiz to CyanogenMod on my Galaxy Note (1). The ...
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Do not Disturb Mode with some special conditions

I am looking for a way to establish a "Do not Disturb" Mode (like on iOS) that does at least the following (on an unrooted phone): Switches ringer and notifications to Silent (disable vibrate, vol = ...
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Disable Carrier Phone Number for Google Voice Number

This seems similar to this question, but that one doesn't have a clear answer, and this is a bit different. Is there a way in Android to block all incoming calls that target the carrier number, but ...
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Quickly input frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste

Is there any application that can enhance the clipboard, so that I can quickly input some frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste? Use case: I need to input my email address to a field in an ...
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What is the difference between Peak schedule/Off-peak schedule in Android mail application?

In Android mail app, what is the difference between Peak schedule and Off-peak schedule
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Can I automatically check in to Foursquare?

Is there any app or setting that will automatically check in to foursquare when I arrive at a venue without having to take out the phone and click the app? Preferably something where I can mark ...
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Mobile data connection is lost “by its self”, need to re-enable it manually everytime I unlock the phone

This happens constantly: Go to Data Usage->"Mobile Data" to "On". Lock phone for about 30 min. Unlock phone and try to use an application that requires data connection. The application says no ...
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Automatically un-mount SDCard safely when device is rebooted or turned off?

How can I configure my Galaxy S II so every time my device is either rebooted or turned off the SDCard is safely un-mounted because at the moment if I don't un-mount it, the files on SDCard appear as ...
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Control of apps while driving. (Macros?)

I want to create a few simple macros which I can activate while driving. At the moment, for safety I would need to park the car in order to use the GUI. What I'm after (if it's possible) is to ...
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How to record and replay macros in Android?

Is there a way to record macros and replay them? I want to record real touchscreen and keyboard presses I make when I'm using an app, and be able to "replay" them later to repeat the same actions. ...
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How to make an HTTP request for incoming/outgoing calls?

I am looking for a way which will allow me to make HTTP requests to my web server when there is an incoming call (or outgoing/missed called etc if possible). This is so that I can log the ...
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How can I send all calls to voicemail during “busy” calendar events?

Basically I'd like to have something that auto sends calls to voicemail when I'm "busy", and possibly as a bonus, send a reply text as well. Is there any solution for this?
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Wifi battery saving tips or automation

A person that is not expert in computers & technology (including smartphones) bought a Galaxy Mini S3 and asked me some help. He is very old of age. The problem with this phone is that Wifi ...
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How do I script my phone?

What I mostly want to do, is quickly alter settings, add alarms etc. It is perhaps called something else? This is from a Windows PC. Language is not important, but I know Python and UNIX scripting. ...
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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How to check internet connection every xx minutes and log the result?

I am having issues with internet connection - only at home and only sometimes. I want to debug it so I am looking for an application that would check the internet connection every xx minutes and log ...
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How can I require the pattern unlock only for specified times

Is it possible to require the pattern unlock only during certain times? For example, while I'm at work, I don't want to require the pattern unlock, however, anytime I'm not at work I do. Is this ...
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How to create a safe copy of every new photo/video right after shooting?

Is there any app that can secretly duplicate every photo/video right after it was taken? Maybe using inotify? Update: I was thinking about this while reading a story about a journalist whose phone ...
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Restore/enable wifi when turning off tethering?

When I turn on WiFi tethering it disables the WiFi logically. But when I restore it doesn't turn it back on again, so I have to do it manually. Is there any way to do it automatically? I have a nexus ...
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My Smartphone should automatically tweet that I got up when I use it in morning. How can I achieve that?

My Smartphone should automatically tweet that I got up when I use it in morning. How can I setup my phone so that when I get up early in morning and first thing I do in morning is to swipe the ...
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Sending calls to voicemail when I am in a meeting

If my aCalendar, or any calendar for that matter, has an appointment, I would like the phone to recognize that I am in a meeting and the call then vibrates or is silent etc. For instance: If I am ...
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Upload battery status to a website

I would like to maintain a central list of the battery status of my devices. For my Linux laptops, I will write a small shell script that reads the battery information from the kernel and uploads it ...
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Sending an automated SMS before switching off the phone

Can I send an automated SMS to any specific number by an application/service (which I set ON), if phone gets switched off before closing that service or application? Also can I do the same if phone ...
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regularly refresh Chrome tab

I have a Transformer Prime TF201 which I sit next to my main pc to display a webpage that shows stats about the systems I work on. However this page is a bit rubbish for updating and will time out ...
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How to turn off ringer when connected to particular wifi network

Is it possible (in built or via an app) to silence the phone when it's connected to a particular wireless network, and then unsilence it when the network is out of range. Use case : When I'm in the ...
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Scheduled silent mode on S3

Got a Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 Some time ago it started changing my phone to silent mode automatically, every evening at 19:30. I did not install any scheduler app, nor did I change any settings. ...
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Is it possible to run ADB on multiple devices using Hyper-V?

What I would like to do is use Hyper-V to set up N number of VM's, each one being used to run a different set of tests on a different Android device. It seems like Hyper-V doesn't accept the input of ...
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Setting up automatic reboot?

This may sound a bit lazy, but does anybody know of an app or a method that can automatically reboot one's phone? I sometimes forget to reboot it daily (I like keeping my OS fresh).
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How do I use a periodic trigger in Automagic?

There's an app called Automagic which uses flow charts to create workflows that let you perform custom sequences of actions on your Android (essentially macros, but with an advanced interface for ...
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Turn off GPS, when the mobile is switched on

When ever my mobile is switched on/restarted GPS is automatically enabled. Is there a way to turn it off till the time its explicitly enabled? Is this because of any of the third party apps? Samsung ...
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Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.)

What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time: Through Android internally (with some ...
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How do I have my Galaxy S3 automatically switch into Driving Mode when I am moving in a car?

It seems like I read something about how to do this once, but now I can't find it. I thought it was a feature of On{x}, but it doesn't look like the Galaxy S3 Driving Mode is exposed through their ...
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Tasker: Variable with value “Name of Profile/Context”

My Tasker version: 1.3.3u2m; Android: ICS 4.0.4 To every Profile or Context I can set up Name. And I wanna use this Name with Tasks. Let's take an example: I have Profile with Name "SampleProf" In ...
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How to automatically launch android Acess Point on startup?

My Galaxy S with the Samsung Android built on it offers me the option the run the phone as a W-LAN acess point that connects to the internet via mobile data. I would like to configure the access ...
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Disable Data connection automatically

I own an Optimus One. I want the Data Connection to go off, everytime I lock the keypad. For that, now, I manually go to Setting--> Wireless & networks--> Mobile Networks--> Data Enable. Is there ...
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is there a way to schedule a turn-on-wifi-sync-turn-off-wifi scheduled task for every day at 8am?

I have no 3G. I use my android phone mostly via wifi home network and read emails and podcasts later offline. Is there a way to make a scheduled task which will turn on wifi, force sync (or wait for ...
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How do I make sure all sync happens automatically now in Jelly bean?

Before my phone updated there was a sync button on the toolbar. Sometimes I am where I dont want to waste bandwith and set it to off then but most times it was set to on to automatically sync as soon ...
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Stop application after set time - sleep timer

Is there a way to automatically stop playing music/stop other app after a set period of time. For instance while listening to music at night.
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How to set AutomateIt to active a task in “AND” or “OR” condition?

I want to make my smart phone smarter and I try AutomateIt because it is free. However, I don't know how to make it run a task when the task needs multiple conditions trigger. Thanks
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How to automatically add a task to Astrid?

I would like to automatically add tasks to Astrid. For example, a task to chare the tablet when battery is low or a task for an epsiode the just runs according to EpisodeCalendar. I am using Tasker ...
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On Android can I write scripts (similar to Win .bat files) to combine several command line commands?

On Windows, I can run two commands using a .bat file. How can I achieve the same thing on Android For example: update my podcasts by calling pcastclient /updateALL force sync of my pictures ...
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How to start deskclock timer via NFC

I am trying to start the timer of the deskclock app that comes with Android 4.2 using a NFC chip. I am not trying to write an app that does this but rather use one of the many NFC launcher apps. I ...
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Associate android actions (at least turn sound on/off) with calendar

Is there an app for associating events with time. For example: If it is during event in specific callendars (say Meetings) the profile is turned to vibrate Otherwise switch to normal profile I ...
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Save screenshots to Google Drive (Samsung S3)

I can't figure out the easiest way to save screenshots automatically to Google Drive. Is there a Google Drive folder and an app that makes screenshots and saves them into this folder? OR, a default ...
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How to trigger sync between Astrid and Astrid.com?

I have my location-aware framework in tasker ready and going and I would like to fire up notifications for certain task lists when I leave places. This does work, but the sync between Astrid and ...
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Make Automate Task to manually sync Google Voice

Some network I connect to during my daily life, do not allow for push notifications. So I want to make a task that syncs all my accounts. This was easily done with Llama for Gmail. I just told it when ...