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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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How to modify functionality (skip song, play, pause) with side phone volume keys?

This is a really requested feature in a lot of forum, but I haven't found any convincing solution. I'd like that my volume keys: If simple (short) press both together, pause/play. If simple (short) ...
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Clear memory and recent task automatically after an app is closed using Tasker

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.1.2 JellyBean. I would want to create a profile which clears memory and recent tasks when an app is closed (example: Chrome). Is it possible to do it ...
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How to turn off camera click sound on Samsung Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 through boost mobile. I want to get rid of the camera sounds. I bought Tasker, and set up the profile like I was told. Everything is on or off. But when I exit Tasker at ...
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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 below)...
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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 set Tasker to change “Network Operator Settings”?

I have a "femtocell" in my house due to poor signal quality. I am living in Japan now. I have to change the Android setting manually each time I get home as described below. There is a auto changer ...
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Setting Tasker app to disable one finger touch after opening a specific app?

I need to disable one finger touch (2 or more fingers touch is still allowed) after opening an app. Can I use Tasker app to do it ?
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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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Is it possible to get Tasker to play the next song in Spotify

In Tasker, there is a Media Control action which allows me to move to the next song however it only seems to work for the default Android player. Is it there a way to hook Spotify up to do this?
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How to create a profile with multiple context in Tasker?

Right now by default, Tasker runs my task when any of the context (aka. profile) are met. I want to have the task only activate when all of the context are met: location and time, et cetera. How?
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How to turn off data after a certain amount

How to turn off data after a certain amount Aim: To make my data turn off after it reaches a predefined amount of data to use. For example, I am using my portable hotspot to my computer with my phone....
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Tasker double WiFi activation with 'or' statement

I have a Tasker app on my tablet, I want to make a profile which will trigger silent mode when 2 conditions are met: Connection with WiFi Network A is lost and either network B or C is connected. I ...
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Can I program Tasker-like programs to do stuff if specific WiFi network is in range?

I'd like to try out Tasker, Llama or some such automated program. However, I do NOT want to program events based on GPS or other location information (for a variety of reasons not germane to this ...
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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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Get new installed app name with Tasker

I'm trying to set up the following Tasker project: when a new app is installed on one of my devices, send a notification to all the other devices with the name of the app. Ideally, if I find a ...
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How to add screen filter with tasker?

After hours of searching in the internet I decided to ask this question here. How can I add a screen filter using tasker. Apps like Screen Filter, etc. creates an overlay black filter on screen which ...
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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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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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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 use Tasker to reconnect bluetooth when the connection is lost?

I just bought an Asus Transformer TF300T and I use bluetooth to tether with my iPhone. But it's very unstable and I lose the connection often, and I need the internet on my tablet. I bought Tasker, ...
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Why isn't Tasker activating Profile?

I have created a profile with Tasker to accomplish a simple function, activate WiFi every 10 minutes and if the phone connects to a network leave WiFi on, otherwise turn it off and scan again in 10 ...
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How can I enable mobile data periodically with Tasker?

I tried juicedefender and it does exactly what I want, but since I already have tasker running all the time I am looking for a tasker recipe. I would like the accomplish the following behaviour: ...
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Safe mode on LG Optimus 2X

I accidentally added a task to Tasker which reboots the phone on startup. How do I boot into safe mode on LG Optimus 2X to disable it?
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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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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and 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 ...
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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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Tasker profile with state doesn't activate

I'm trying to write a little program in Tasker, therefor I need a profile that is activated when a certain variable is set. However the profile does not activate, it does not go green. In the vars tab ...
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How do I prompt the user for “Device Administrator” on Tasker?

I made a Tasker app via the Tasker App Factory that locks the screen based on various occasions. My app works fine except from the initial run which would require the user to enable it as "Device ...
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What launchers support Tasker's Go Home to a paticular page?

Tasker's Go Home action has a slider that lets you select which page of your launcher will be displayed. Trouble is, the launcher has to be written to support this feature (specifically, it needs to ...
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Tasker if-else-if hierarchy and default setting, like Locale

I use a Google Talk status plugin (written for Locale) with Tasker, and the one thing I miss from Locale is the priority order of situations. That is, if I'm driving, then set status "Driving", else ...
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Read Song Info Using Tasker

I'm looking for a way to have Tasker read the currently playing song title and artist out loud or flash it on the screen. I have the output part down (using 'Say' and/or 'Flash') but I'm having ...
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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Tasker: Conditionally End Calls for Contact Group

Dear Android Enthusiasts: Just got myself an Android for work and started fiddling with Tasker. The goal consists of two parts, the first part is to send calls from a specific Contact Group ('Work') ...
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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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Setting Up Live Wallpaper with Tasker

I'm trying to set up a Tasker widget to switch between a static wallpaper and a live wallpaper. I have no problem with coming up with the action for the static wallpaper, but I am unable to change ...
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Security options greyed out

There was a great thread on the same subject. Security options grayed out I am in the same situation where I need to keep the certificates on the android phone. And the ActiveSync certificates ...
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No active profile issue for Tasker to Zooper widget

I am trying to get new mail notification from Tasker to Zooper widget, following the instructions given here. But Tasker says "No Active profile" and new mail updates are not coming until I run the "...
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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Can I use Tasker to enable and disable WiFi hotspot functionality?

I have an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android phone (HTC One) and I use my phone as a WiFi hotspot so that my tablet (which doesn't have it's own internet connection) can access the internet when ...
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Tasker stops executing tasks after a certain period

For some reason I'm having problem with using Tasker on my Huawei Ascend P6: Android: 4.2.2 My phone is running the official ROM (but rooted!) Run Foreground is checked under Menu / Prefs / Monitor /...
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Reconfiguring volume up and down buttons?

A few days ago, I came to know about apps such as Tasker and Locale. Today, I have purchased the Tasker app from Google Play. I have spent around more than an hour, going around and exploring the app. ...
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Shortening URLs using goo.gl and Tasker

I'm trying to use Tasker to shorten URLs. Previously, I don't think this was possible, but v1.3 added support for https. I've tried following the instructions here: https://developers.google.com/url-...
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/TASKER/ Voice Command on Bluetooth Connect

Got a new bluetooth radio in my car and want to add voice control when it is connected. I was thinking that when it either first connects it listens once so I can open up the music app of my choice ...
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Is it possible to make tasker events conditional on whether I'm roaming?

Using 'Tasker', I have a task set up to dial my mobile phone balance enquiry number at 7pm each night, put in the right options, then hang up. That results in a text being sent to me each evening ...
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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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Wifi activity shows it's always on even though it's not on

check out this screenshot i just made: Why is the Wi-fi activity bar blue for the last 25 minutes, when my wi-fi was off for 23 minutes? i have tasker which is set to turn off wi-fi when the phone'...
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do I pay for multiple downloads of paid apps? [duplicate]

I am thinking about buying Tasker, and swype. If I purchase these apps, will I need to pay for them on each device? Or will a single purchase allow me to install on all my devices?
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Tasker does not recognise incoming calls

I have a Galaxy S4 I9505 on KitKat. I use Tasker for various things. I am trying to set up a "caller announce" when I am in the car. So I want to create a profile which when a call comes in announces ...
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Update OpenDNS IP from Android tablet/phone

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my OpenDNS IP since there is no official OpenDNS client for Android. Is it possible? As a bonus, I'd like to do this automatically whenever I ...