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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can I automate the blackbox feature in my “Sygic” navigation app?

I have tried to figure out how I can enable Sygic's blackbox feature automatically when I open it. Is this even possible? I have looked at Tasker, and other automatiion apps, but I cant seem to ...
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Use Android camera to monitor LED [closed]

I want to use an old Android device camera to monitor a red LED lamp on a machine and send email when the lamp turns on. In other words I seek a way to do these two things: keep the camera on and ...
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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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Automatically connect to VPN when connecting to WiFi?

My university has an open WiFi that requires me to log into a specific VPN before I can access the internet. Is there any built-in way or app that allows me to specify which VPN I want to start ...
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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

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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Can I set the schedule for automatic Market updates, e.g. every night?

Is there a way to schedule when the Market updates my installed apps? Ideally I would like to run it late every night, that way I won't have to be bothered with them when I'm actually using the phone. ...
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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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Current profile as condition in llama

Llama is a great tool, but I cannot figure out one (maybe) simple thing. I have a rule that sets the volume low at night (10pm - 6 am) and it works fine. Last night (9pm) I was at the cinema and ...
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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.
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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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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 automate post install setup

I've noticed recently that i spend quite a bit of time setting up various settings after a clean ROM install. I was wondering how could i automate this post install hassle. Specificly im talking ...
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How to watch a periodically shot image on other PC/Smartphone via Internet (no local WIFI)?

There are a lot of webcam apps for Android. Unfortunately most work only in a local WIFI network, real streaming of the android cam over internet seems rather tricky, but not impossible. I'm just ...
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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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Automate installation of Android devices

I am having a lots of Android devices which I need to prepare for use as follows: Remove all unnecesary applications Add single Google account Install certain applications from App Store of given ...
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How to add 5 week shift schedule to calendar?

I need a way to set in my workschedule wich repeats over 5 weeks in the calender, it looks like this: NNNN FFF LLL FF MM MM FF NNN FFF LLLL FF MMM FF (Night, Free, Late, Morning) Is there any way ...
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How to negate llama conditions?

I am searching for a possibility to negate a single condition in llama. My goal is to create a rule that looks like this. If at home, screen off and process "sshd" is _not_ running then turn ...
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What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone?

After I take a picture with my phone, I want it to be synced (and/or shared) to the "cloud" shortly thereafter. (Say after a few seconds when I have wifi connection but not necessarily right away when ...
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App that uses default camera to save in a non-default location

I am looking for an application that does the above. Preferably, I could create application shortcuts for different save locations. Also, a Dropbox option would be nice but not required since I ...
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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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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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Force Calendar App to stay on current day and switch dates when the day is over

I'm using a calendar application at work to display the Conference Room status. It works just fine on the "today" view but it will not switch days. So if today is the 30th, tomorrow the tablet will ...
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if I have an app running on android is it possible to send it commands from the computer instead of the device?

Say I was running facebook for android or something, and I wanted to delete all my friends or messages. Would I have to program a macro to do this? B. would it be possible to send the application ...
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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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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Llama event on manual profile change

Can I call an event in Llama on manual profile change? E.g. Change profile to Develop = when connected to laptop disable screen lock, always on etc.
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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...