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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to automatically put my Android phone into silent mode while recharging?

Every night before sleep I usually put my Galaxy S4 into my bed's headboard to recharge, but every night I also get up because of the beep that the phone does when someone send something to my wazzup ...
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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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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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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 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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Shutting down or ringing an alarm when the phone leaves a certain range

I need to make the phone available for all people in a building, for example. If someone were to try to walk outside of the building with the phone, the phone would shut down or a loud alarm would ...
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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 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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Can you block URLs with Tasker?

Is it possible to block URLs with Tasker? I'd like to block different sites from 9-5 everyday.
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Is there a way to record and playback a set of touches?

What I'm looking for is some sort of macro-recorder (though that term seems to be hijacked now my macro-photography apps). I'd like to record a set of presses (specifically, beating a level in a game)...
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How to automatically send an SMS if a call is missed?

Due to a busy schedule, missed call are a constant, and many times the person calling insists on keep calling until I answer. The ideia is to automatically send an SMS with a pre-defined message to ...
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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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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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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, until I recently switched from the Samsung default UI TouchWiz to CyanogenMod on my Galaxy Note. The Task ...
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Is there a way to automatically turn off wifi?

I have an LG P990, and I recently upgraded it to ICS. Since that, the charging is much slower and energy consumption is much faster. I could live with it, I charged it at work and at home too. ...
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Turn on Wi-Fi periodically to do a quick network discovery

Regarding the answer to my previous question of Android's idle Wi-Fi use, it seems like a huge waste of battery life to have Wi-Fi constantly scanning and draining battery. So it seems it would be ...
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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.
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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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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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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Automate sending messages using whatsapp?

I want to automatically send a whatsapp message to a specific number on a specific time every day. How can I accomplish this? I toyed around with tasker but since I'm a newbie I haven't yet figured a ...
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Auto-rotate only for YouTube app, disabled otherwise [duplicate]

I find auto-rotate really annoying so I generally have it turned off. Unfortunately, when I'm playing a YouTube video, it's equally annoying when I try to tilt the screen and then remember I have ...
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Android Security Automatically lock

I'm using a Moto X (2nd Gen.) with Android 5.0 and I'm trying to utilize Smart Lock by setting the option in Settings → Security → Automatically lock to: 5 seconds after sleep, except when kept ...
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Programmatically enable data connection every 30 minutes?

How can I enable (WiFi and Data) connection every 30 minutes, then keep it active for 2 minutes (time required to get any notifications), and then disable the connection again? Are there any ...
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Automating “Stay Awake” [duplicate]

I use my personal Android smartphone for development. Every morning, I go to Settings \ Developer Options \ Stay Awake and check the box. At the end of the day, I uncheck the box — since otherwise ...
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How can I run a sequence of applications or actions on certain triggers on Android?

Is there is free application or some trick to run sequence of applications on android? For example I want to start the following sequence: Wi-Fi --> Tor --> Browser
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How can I automate some processes on my phone

I'm trying to figure out how to automate some processes on my phone: when it rings I want to say "answer" or "pick up" and then be able to go converse with the caller through speakerphone. would be ...
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Automate input into app

Is there a way to create a script or "app" to automatically input data into an already installed app. I.e Fill and submit a todo rask in a todo app. Or fill a register form ?
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Is there any way to do automation/repetition based on user input?

Like iMacros in Windows, is there any way which can automate my task? I had tried so many application like MacroDroid but hadn't got my aim to be complete. As I want similar work like iMacros, I want ...
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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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Nexus 4 auto dialing extension does not work

I used to own a T-Mobile Mytouch 4g before, which had the pause character before extension otherwise 'p' on that handset and it was working fine. Now, I own and use a Nexus 4 and I understood that ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Enable WiFi when a specific application needs it, then disable after N minutes

I do not leave WiFi nor data transfer enabled on my Samsung Note 3. The only application that I would like to have access to the network is Ankidroid. Is there any way to have WiFi automatically ...
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Automatically load a text file a few minutes after the alarm goes off - is there an app for that?

Is there a way (presumably via a 3rd party app) that I can set a particular text file to open at a set time, i.e. something I need to read on a daily basis can be set to load at 6.03 after the alarm ...
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how to get my android to boot up and shutdown automatically

I want my android phone to boot up (I expect from a low energy state rather than off) automatically, run my app for a while, shutdown (ie return to low energy state) and repeat at intervals, say an ...
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Toggling USB mass storage on (or off) via adb commands

Background: I have a USB stick Android device (e.g. RikoMagic) which I mostly run in "headless" mode. Among other things, I've already figured out how to shut it down via a combination of adb and the ...
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How to remove unused folders created by apps?

When I started with a fresh SD card, there were only very few folders in it. As time passed by when I tried many apps, I could see the folder list in my SD card seems to grow. It is understandable ...
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Autoplay video on device boot

I have a Noontec A9 Android Smart Box TV thingy that needs to play a video on loop for a very long time. I found multiple apps that can do this but I am looking for one that will start playing the ...
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Automatically download new Youtube videos [closed]

I am looking for a way to automatically download new Youtube videos from all my subscriptions or from a certain user/channel to my Android phone for later offline viewing. Some sort of video podcast ...
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Auto-Tether when another phone nearby (in car)

I have an android phone in car for Spotify purposes. I'm trying to set up the system so the car phone tries to connect to my own phone once car power is on (phone starts charging) and start playing ...
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Can I change system locale by command?

For some reason I need to change system locale temporarily. Can I change system locale using some command? or script? So that i can run it with tasker's built-in shell.