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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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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Automating “Stay Awake”

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to backup Viber chat message to Gmail automatically?

I see that Viber app has the feature of backing up message and send email. I want to do that automatically so as all my Viber messages are safely backuped. How can I do that with Viber app?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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how to assign an app to an event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt but I get every time I scan the tag a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC related ones). I have a Samsung Galaxy ...
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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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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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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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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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Switching profiles based on networks availability

While there are plenty of apps to switch profiles based on various triggers (time, position, ...), Llama being an excellent one for instance -- I did not manage to find any which would from time to ...
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Schedule Auto Shutdown on Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and was wondering if it's possible (like on Blackberry) to setup a schedule for automatic device shutdown. For example, on my previous phone, I could indicate for the phone ...
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How can I get my Galaxy S3 to behave at night? (turn off LED and notifications, etc.) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.) I've got a Galaxy S3, and I love it, but it drives me crazy at night sometimes. GMail will get ...
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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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Starting an app when the screen is locked?

Is there any easy way to start an app when you press the button to lock your screen? I've seen custom lock screens before so I know it's possible even if I have to make my own app for it. I have an ...
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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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Auto-rotate only for YouTube app, disabled otherwise

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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Turn notifications on and off based on time periods

Is there a way to configure Android to turn off notifications at a specific time and turn them on at a specific time? Pretty much I don't want to hear notifications at 3 AM from anyone or anything.
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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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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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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 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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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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Scripting a whole bunch of actions

I am using the stock / vanilla Android on Galaxy Nexus. What I want to do is setup an advanced "profile" kind of tool which does a series of steps one after another depending on what I ask - for ...
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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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How can I schedule a Nandroid backup?

Is it possible to schedule a Nandroid backup for a particular time on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running CM9 and the Siyah Kernel? How would one accomplish this?
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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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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.