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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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How do I enable Airplane mode using Tasker on Android 4.2.2?

How do I enable airplane mode automatically at 01:00 AM using Tasker on Android 4.2.2? The Airplane mode setting inside Tasker under Action -> Net -> Airplane mode cannot be activated: Airplane ...
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How to check if flashlight is activated?

I've got a brandnew OnePlus One with Cyanogenmod 12 on it, and the device is rooted. I like the offscreen gestures very much. But sometimes they are triggered accidentally. This is very costy when ...
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Setting up Email Notifications based on time & location

I'd ideally like to only receive notifications from an email app (can be the outlook app or the generic android mail app - not gmail or inbox) at certain times of the day or when I'm not connected to ...
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Controlling Yamaha AV receiver via telenet

I'm looking to use a shell command via e.g. telnet to control my Yamaha AV receiver from my Android device. I have come up short on Google and was wondering if the people of stack exchange would have ...
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Automate Always-On VPN with Tasker

I have a VPN server at home which works great with the built in VPN client from Android 5.1. I can also use my VPN server with the Always-On option, so no problems there. I want Tasker to toggle the ...
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How to use PC mic to trigger android google

I have setup many tasker profiles and tasks etc. with AutoVoice to trigger with Google Now. I have recently acquired a wireless headset and I feel it would be more pratical if I could use the mic in ...
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Tasker: Switch Data Network for Different Apps

I'm planning to switch the data network to 3G for certain apps. And once I've exited the apps, I want to wait for 30 seconds before it switches to 2G again if no other 3G apps are opened within that ...
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Detect when an app crashes with tasker and force close it and finally launch it again

On my phone the app Bluetooth Share crashes randomly. With Tasker I want to be able to detect that crash, and then force close Bluetooth Share and finally launch Bluetooth Share again. (Or turn on ...
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Store webpage as PDF using tasker

I am sending a post request to a site. The output site should be saved as PDF (similar to printing the page), so that I can download many online pages as PDF and store. No authentication. Example:- ...
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What is accessibility feature in Android?

I've seen a setting named Accessibility in my Android 5.0 and 4.2.1. I don't understand what it is and how can it be helpful to me? I would like to know what does it do? I noticed that there are ...
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How to run an app shortcut or a tasker task when battery temperature is above a custom threshold?

At high temperature: I can trigger an alaram using Battery Bot. Turn off data/wifi/bluetooth etc., using Battery Tasker. But I want to do many things like: Turn off data when temperature is ...
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Dynamic launcher with Tasker?

I'd like to use Tasker to switch my launcher: when I'm at work I need certain apps to be easily available, while when I'm home I want Nova launcher with all my apps. How can I do that? Thanks.
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How can I execute a Tasker reboot command only 1 time?

I'm working with a chinese tablet which needs to be initialized every time after it's connected to a power source. I'm using Tasker to do so. Problem is: this condition makes tasker execute the ...
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Tasker: remove security lock when smartwatch is connected

So I just downloaded Tasker because it would be nice to remove the security code when I'm close to my phone (when my smartwatch is connected). I have no experience with it so I thought you guys could ...
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Email Me Pro Tasker plugin does not use variables

I recently bought Email Me Pro and tried to use it on tasker to send emails when I miss a call. Everything works except variable usage. If I use You missed a call from %CNAME it comes in just like ...
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Home Launcher in CM12 lags due to Tasker's accessibility feature

I'm using the Tasker app and noticed that if its accessibility service is turned on the Home Launcher seems to lag horribly. The lag is not only irritating but it also breaks the smooth animation of ...
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Tasker keeps device “awake”

The "Awake" from the battery page is always full when Tasker is not disabled. I only have some profiles that run on Screen on and off (turn off wifi, change display brightness) Anyway the fact that ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn off the flashlight if the button is held ...
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How to use Tasker to answer a private number, play an audio file to the caller and hang up?

I would like Tasker to answer any private number (without the audio playing through my phone's speaker) and play an audio file (an MP3 that says, "this phone does not accept calls from private ...
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Trigger specified Google Now voice command from Tasker

I'm trying to create an auto-reply for certain Hangouts messages (NOT texts). I can read the notification and determine whether it's a message I want to auto-reply to, but I don't know how to actually ...
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Do an action on weekdays _except_ on holidays

I am looking for a way to do an action exception on certain days / holidays. While researching Tasker (I'm a first time user) I read that it can connect to my google calendar and match text. This is ...
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does every menu item in an app have an intent?

In order to filter through my music better and get rid of 'stuff I know I don't want to hear again', I'm considering 'how to best go about writing a Tasker plugin' to 'delete the currently playing ...
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How to use Tasker and call an activity within an app called WiWo?

WiWo is an app for controlling a WiFi socket. Unfortunately it has no Tasker integration or even a widget. I was therefore wondering whether I could hook into any of the app's activities (image ...
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How to disable GPS if not in use?

Is there a way to disable GPS if not in use by any app – either provided by Android itself or, if that's not possible, by use of a third-party app?
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How do I set the duration of a “calendar insert” in tasker

Declaring the starting time to be now seems to be easy in tasker. I just put 0 into the "In / For(Minutes)" field. However how do I define the length of the calendar event?
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Create Calendar events via Tasker that starts when entering a location and ends when leaving it

I want to use tasker to log how much time I spent at a location. I would like tasker to create a calender entry when I enter a location and have the end of the calender event be when I leave the ...
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Keeping Tasker Plugin Alive in Background

I'm experiencing a little difficulty in keeping a Tasker plugin alive in background. The name of the plugin is called Tasker Process Running (KC) and it gets killed from background by Android's LMK ...
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Disconnect/reconnect to wifi with same SSID

I'm playing with some more advanced things in Tasker, and I've set up an NFC tag to do various things when I return home from work each day. One of these is to connect to wifi and run an SSH command ...
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Tasker programming Help?

I am a relatively new tasked user and need a little help. I installed the AutoShortcut plugin to allow Tasker to expand my notifications through the nova shortcut. I would like to have tasker expand ...
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How to set timeout to zero on the HTTP Get action of Tasker?

I have to download a file using Tasker, but the default timeout limit for the HTTP Get action (120 seconds) is not enough. How to set the timeout to zero (never) or to much more than 120 seconds? ...
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Turn Tasker on and off with a widget

I would like to create 2 widgets to turn Tasker on and off (Enable and Disable tasker). If it helps, I have Secure Settings and Zooper Widget. My phone is also rooted. Any help would be much ...
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how to setup tasker for bt on call

could someone help me with this? I want the tasker to automatically turn on the bt,and switch off wifi and data when a call is made or received... also to undo everytning after the end of the ...
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Galaxy Avant - “Lock automatically” turns Keyguard back on

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Avant and I want to setup tasker like my old phone, specifically to turn off the Keyguard when I'm home. It works, until the "Settings > Lock screen > Lock automatically" ...
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Possible to disable or shutdown phone (or just security camera app) from another android over internet? ((or perhaps Tasker))

I have some contractors doing some work on my house over the next few weeks. I've been looking into turning my old S3 into a motion detection cam. This way I could see if anyone enters my office, ...
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Tasker profile always get loop

im new to tasker and want to set a profile. I made a profile when 8pm to 10pm + open android central app, will run task to launch filter app. In the filter app run shell to hit on button and hit ...
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How to automatically delete photos after google plus upload?

Once Google plus uploads the images, then it automatically delete the image files on the phone for more storage space. Is it possible? Can it be used with tasker or any other app?
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Is there a way to sync tasker profiles?

I use tasker on all of my android devices. That includes my work and personal phone and tablet. They all pretty much run the exact same jobs but all I can find is some really rudimentary way of ...
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Run voice commands like “Play”, “Pause”, “Next” on Spotify with Tasker and AutoVoice?

When I get into my car, I connect my Nexus 5 (not rooted) on my audio system and play music with Spotify. What I want is to be able to skip, pause, and play songs with voice commands. I tried out with ...
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Tasker: How can I set icons and indexes of Menu scene elements one-by-one

I have some arrays with caller data, what I want to show on screen with Menu scene element. What I have done: I have %NUMBERS array with phone numbers, and %PICS array with thumb URIs for elements ...
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I may have screwed up my PIN using tasker/secure settings

Long story short, I was using Tasker and Secure Settings to set it up so that I wouldn't have to input my PIN when I was attached to my home WIFI. HOWEVER, when I was doing the settings, I entered my ...
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Tasker: How can I close chrome when at a specific website?

I'm a student and new to Tasker. I would like to be able to close Chrome whenever I go to certain websites (in order to help me get distracted less) but I'm not sure how to go about checking the web ...
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Cyanogenmod Intent Keyguard

How can I use an Intent in Tasker, to disable the Keyguard. https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_frameworks_base/blob/cm-11.0/core/res/AndroidManifest.xml Here is a complete list of intents ...
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Rename camera images from exif data using tasker

I apologize if this is a duplicate, I can't find anything up-to-date that really helps answer my question. I know this is nitpicky, but it's been a long battle and I am losing it. For some time, I ...
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How can I make tasker close these apps as though I've swiped them away?

I want to make it close all the apps in here. I've tried this already: But it doesn't do as intended, since the apps dont leave the recents. Any ideas?
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Can I create a Tasker profile that alerts me if Tasker is not running?

I have some profiles set up in Tasker so that when I have an appointment coming up, the phone announces the appointment out loud. It's incredibly useful, and I've become so dependent on it that the ...
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Automatically restrict apps background data using Tasker

I've been using Tasker for a couple weeks after receiving this recommendation, and I have a few beginner questions. Here is one of them. I've set up a profile to lock the phone after 10 seconds of ...
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Is it possible to create 100+ tasker profiles from a spreadsheet?

I'm looking to create multiple tasker profiles that trigger based upon DOB of a client and send a SMS wishing them a happy birthday. That's easy enough, but replicating the same thing time after time ...
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How can I disable notification for a specific gmail account during certain hours?

My work and personal emails are attached to my phone. I'd like to avoid getting any notifications of work emails after hours. If this can be done with Tasker, I can't figure out how. I can disable ...
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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.