I recently purchased Tasker after having it recommended to me by several people. I am trying to take an image from a website (Unsplash Source) and set it as my background daily. As I am relatively new to using Tasker I tried looking for a tutorial on how to do this on but couldn't find one that worked for me. I found other examples that used different websites but have been unable to correctly adapt their instructions to fit the website I am using. I want to use this URL to download the picture from daily (https://source.unsplash.com/2560x1440/?nature/). Is there a way I can do this with Tasker? If so can you please show me how?

Thanks for helping me.


I just messed around with Tasker a little more and found an answer. For anyone who is curious here it is.
1. Create a new profile set to every 24 hours.
2. Add a new action
3. Search for and select HTTP Get
4. Set the Server:Port to https://source.unsplash.com/2560x1440/?nature/
5. Set the Mime Type to image/*
6. Set the Output File to unsplash.jpg
7. Create a new action
8. Search for and select Set Wallpaper
9. Set the Image to unsplash.jpg
That should then change the background to a random image every day at midnight. Please let me know if I have made any mistakes, but from what I can see this works.

  • 1
    Looks good. It's good you posted you answer to help other users! – xavier_fakerat Feb 15 '18 at 4:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.