I use Tasker's Wifi Near option to activate some tasks in my phone when I arrive at my workplace. My problem is that sometimes I pass by my workplace, with no intention of entering, and the tasks get activated.

Is there a way to make Tasker activate the tasks IF I've been near my workplace's wifi spots for more than a minute?

  • Have you tried with multiple contexts? A location context may be helpful.
    – Firelord
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 14:03

1 Answer 1


Use Tasker › Wait in the task. When your WiFi near fired, just have it waiting for e.g. 5min, then exit if no longer WiFi near, otherwise continue with your task.

You could also bring variables into play, e.g. setting %STAYATWORK to 1 if the WiFi is still in reach after the wait, and have your other tasks using that as context. In this case, don't forget to reset %STAYATWORK to 0 (or unset it) if the WiFi is no longer in reach :)

  • How would I know that Wifi Near is still active after the waiting time?
    – lamcro
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 20:39
  • There's e.g. the %WIFII variable you can check, see user-guide.
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 20:47

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