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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Scan QR codes automatically and continuously

I want to put my Android device in a fixed position, and have the device's camera continuously scan for and respond to QR codes. For example, I have a few QR codes. I want to be able to put the first ...
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Mute or change user group ringtone depending on current location and time

Here's a sample scenario: when I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, but family calls are enabled to ring loud. Is it possible to do this? (preferably using Tasker, but ...
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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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home automation PCB via USB for Android [on hold]

I am working on a project for home automation. I want to design a home automation product with Android Tablet. I would need to connect at least 5 hardwired sensors to the device, such as door sensor, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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auto forward specific text

As a scoutmaster, I find that most teens have personal phones. So inevitably I receive and reply to text from my Scouts. I wish to keep all communication transparent with parents and other adult ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Trigger actions on notification received with IFTTT

IFTTT has a notifications channel but unfortunately it does not contain any triggers. Is there any other way to perform an action when a notification is received? Is there any IFTTT service that can ...
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How to use Tasker to close an app when a different app gets closed

I have a task setup that opens Co Pilot (satellite navigation) after I click on Dailyroads Voyager (blackbox recorder); this works really well. What I'd like to know is how to close Dailyroads Voyager ...
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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 ...
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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 ...