Is it possible to delete/wipe files on device offline, if on certain time, certain action is not performed?

For example, if my phone is stolen, I would like to have a chance to delete certain sensitive data from device. But regularly, I can "check-in" to prevent the deletion.

  • Why not Android Device Manager?
    – SarpSTA
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 16:47
  • Because it requires internet connection.
    – Pablo
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 16:48
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    – Andrew T.
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 21:37

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You can try using a Automation App like Tasker, every day at midnight it sets a variable to true and if you perform the "action" it sets it back to false and if its midnight and the variable is still true, than delete the data or do whatever you like

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    It would be better if you could provide the Tasker steps though. Not everyone is an expert on using Tasker...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 21:39
  • Sorry but I didn't use Tasker for Months so I cant remember all the things from this app, but you need a variable from the last tab, and a time event from the first tab, there you have to add an if statement to delete the data and else set the variable to true and also you need the "action" which sets the variable to false. And dont forget to set the Variable to false at the beginning
    – ShulkerHD
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 23:13

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