Questions tagged [automation]

Trigger actions to be automatically executed on specific events, such as e.g. time, location, key-presses -- or even sensors, connected networks, etc. This tag is for "generic" questions on the field; please check the tag-wiki for more specific tags.

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Is it possible to automate a complex task without using apps or rooting? If not, which is recommended?

So, we are part of a company that provides VPN services to retailers. One of our clients doesn't want to have their employees open up the VPN and login every time they turn the device (an Android ...
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Are wildcards available in setting up MiXplorer AutoTasks?

I want to set up an auto-task in MiXplorer to delete two types of files that another application creates -- one appears in two different folders, and another is in one folder but has different numeric ...
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How to automate user actions?

I've seen a few questions similar to this before, but they all seem to be concerned with performing tasks in apps rather than actually simulating user action (e.g. swipes, taps, keypresses, etc.) in a ...
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True instant sync via Dropbox

I want to have my todo.txt file synchronized on PC and Android via a cloud service in both ways and instantly on change. Let's call this true instant sync. Unfortunately, I have not found a good ...
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Remove or hide a ui element from android rendered xml layout

Context I have automated a production app (dont have control over it's source code) using appium but in an attempt to speed up this automation I would like to remove a dynamic animated element (with ...
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How to handle hidden files and folders (which begin with a period/dot) when backing up Android to a Windows NTFS volume?

Over on Superuser, I asked about whether or not it's okay to have filenames and/or folder names that begin with a period (dot) on a Windows NTFS volume. The immediate response I received was to avoid ...
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MacroDroid shell script non-root location permission denied

I am currently trying to run a simple shell script via MacroDroid. devices are Huawei and Samsung (Oreo not rooted). in MacroDroid tried following locations: /data/local/tmp/script.sh /storage/...
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What URL can I hit to initiate call?

I'd like to be able to hit a URL with CURL from my laptop, and have it cause my android phone to initiate a phone call, on speakerphone if possible. I'm using a Linux laptop with Firefox browser, and ...
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How via “a script” to move files (pics and videos from Camera) from phone to SD card?

A user may have a slow SD card. So taking pictures and videos on internal storage solves the problem nicely. It has 100GB. However, it can get big. And the SD card is 256GB. So the user wants to free ...
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How can I control a Yale deadbolt with Google Home?

I've got a Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave that I'd like to control with my new Google Home. I understand that the "unlock" command might be disabled for security reasons, but I'd at least ...
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Is there a way to write/ run custom scripts in the background on my phone?

What I have in mind is pretty simple. I want to write a small script for simple file managing, and I would like for it to be run automatically like once a day. I have some coding experience under my ...
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Share to an automation app/webhook?

I am working on a project, and it all starts with the share menu on Android. I'd like to be able to take the (in this case) URLs that are shared from various apps, and send them directly to a webhook. ...
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What adb KeyCode commands can I use to close all recent apps?

I use the following sequence of KeyCode commands to clear one and only one app in the recent apps menu, technically called the "application switcher dialog" in the Android KeyEvent ...
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Disable/enable second DualSIM card command

I use the MarcoDroid app to change phone settings depending on events. I want to turn on and off the second sim card depending on the event. I found a command option where I can type the command to ...
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Auto refresh result triggers screenshot

I want to auto-refresh a particular URL every 5 minutes in my Android mobile which returns a specific webpage 90 percent of the time. But sometimes, the result of the refresh is a different webpage. ...
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Autodialling app that allows timed selection of phone line menu options

I have searched the Google Play store with a number of likely terms to find this, and Googled also, only to find "simplistic" options for auto dialling. Am trying to get through to a ...
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Unlocking galaxy s10 to homescreen

I am trying to find a way to go to my default homescreen (the first page of homescreens) everytime i unlock my phone I am using a samsung galaxy s10 I tried macrodroid with screen unlocked -->...
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Mute Phone Mic when Headphones are Plugged In?

I saw a question similar to mine but it was 7 years old so I'm hoping there may be an update to the answer I would like for my Note 9 running Android version 10 to mute the mic on the phone when I ...
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automatically power on android when charge is 20% or 10%

I know its duplicate on Power on when charging but only when battery level is greater than 20% but it seems that question has no answer and also android version has changes a lot , I am on Android 10 ,...
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How to permanently set one handed mode on Android or shift screen size?

My Xiaomi Redmi 4 prime's display has broken from left side. So I have to use one handed mode which is miui's default feature. Is there any way I can Shift my phone's display to 4 inches from right ...
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Problem with intents :MacroDroid

I am not able to get the intent running for this out loud app. App description says Launch these activities to change the on/off state of Out Loud: com.hillman.out_loud.activity.OnActivity To change ...
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Call someone automatically after receiving an app notification

I'm fairly new to android, I just want to know if it is possible to implement a feature on an app that when you would receive a push notification it will call a specific number or send a sms. Ive been ...
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I want to customise my phone to forward SMS messages automatically

My goal is that I want to customise my own Android phone to automatically forward text messages from user defined phone numbers onto other user defined phone numbers. I tried updating a very simple ...
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Boot on Charger, power down on charger remove and autostart app

I am looking to do the following: Auto boot device on charger connection. Auto start an app on boot. Auto power down on charger disconnection. It looks like I'll need at least one app to do this, ...
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How to collect the data from another app before it goes to the UI?

I'm using an android app, it receives backend updates and displays on the UI. How could an automation app, a script, or any solution read the updates received and to make some decisions/start other ...
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How can I trigger a sound when the device vibrates?

I have a game which makes my device vibrate when a certain event happens. I want my device to play a sound when that event happens. Unfortunately, the developer doesn't seem to be interested in ...
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Split screen automatically with non-default (50:50) ratio

I'm following Auto start two apps on split screen after reboot for how to split screen two apps. What if I want to split screen but not the default 50:50 (e.g. 75% of the screen for one app, 25% for ...
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How to share via mail always to the same recipient in one touch

I frequently share things by sending me to my gmail address. So I make 4 steps: tap share icon tap Gmail icon type my own address tap send Is there a way/ app that automatize all these things : one ...
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Is it possible to open and play a music streaming service at a specific time?

I use Digitally Imported streaming service. I'd like to set it up so that it begins playing a music stream at a specific time. There are no options within the DI.FM Android app itself to schedule ...
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Which actions on S10 requires double click?

Im trying to make some tests, and now i can't find any action which requires fast double click on samsung s10+, i know in other devices you can for example: select all text with doubleclick in Dialer ...
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Desktop/homepage shortcut to send pre-built email in one click

I'm trying to set up a way to send a pre-defined gmail email to a pre-defined recipient with a single tap from the home screen. Essentially, I'm going to use emails to trigger macro events on another ...
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Does Android auto-switch between SIMs for data on dual-SIM phones when one of the SIMs has poor reception?

If you're using the internet on the phone, does Android auto-switch between SIMs on dual-SIM phones when one of the SIMs has poor reception? https://honestmobile.co.uk/ seem to think some phones do ...
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Auto reply to sms from specific contact

I would like to send an automatic reply sms to a specific text. Is there an app or way this could be done? I am using the default Android sms app. I have searched for auto-reply apps but most don't ...
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How to automate sending my current battery percentage to PC over the internet every 5 minutes?

I'm using Android 9 on my device, there are many times when I'm away from my phone and it is charging in a different room or someone else is using it, is there was a way to send over the battery ...
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Automatic Power On and Off

Is it possible to configure a smartphone with Android 8.1.0 to power on and off at specified times?
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How to activate 'Do not disturb' when connected to a specific Bluetooth device

I want to benefit from Androids "Do not disturb"-feature while driving. My idea is to activate the "Do not disturb"-feature, when my phone connects to my cars bluetooth. If enabled no notifications ...
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How Do I Get the Phone to Automatically Open My Gate for Package Delivery?

The intercom dials my number and the phone needs to press '9' to open the gate (the call disconnects when it does). I want it to do this by itself any time someone uses the intercom (I can't answer ...
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Automate WhatsApp backup to Google Drive on demand /schedule

Daily backup offered by app isn't an option since the device needs to be connected to Wifi at night time, which is a waste of battery. I have Titanium Backup schedule running but I would like to ...
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Auto wallpaper changer

I need to auto download wallpaper from internet and set based on a frequency ( daily or hourly ) ? I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Android Pie. Is this functionality available in android?
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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?

I'd like to programatically press another application's Quick Settings Tile, e.g. from the shell or Tasker. In this particular case, I'd like to press ProtonVPN's tile in order to automate connecting ...
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How to power off when charger is removed?

Device: LG G4 Android version: 6.0 Status: rooted What can I do to power off the device (with a 20 sec delay) when I remove the charger. I tried with AutomateIt app, but after first cycle of power ...
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How to automatically lock the screen or something when the Wi-fi disconnects?

I think this would be useful if you're entering data into a form, but you don't want to accidentally press "submit" when there's no Internet, causing you to have to re-enter everything. Also, it ...
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Imitate a swipe down gesture periodically

There's an app that allows for monitoring of some specific process. This app gets locked every 5 minutes unless a screen activity is detected. The phone itself is not locked, the only app's interface ...
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Get Android activities and sub activities path programmatically

This is my first question on AE forum, so excuse me for my ignorance. I'm searching for a method to get the complete path through the system apps like Music, Video, Settings, etc... The goal is to ...
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Remote control of Android from PC or another Android device

Is there a way s.t.: Whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those are then forwarded through SMS to another mobile ? Or, whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those ...
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How to allow an app to take screenshots automatically?

How can I allow an app to automatically take screenshot? I'm not talking about apps disabling screenshots on them, I can take screenshot of the thing manually, but I'd like to automate it. I use the ...
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How to automatically normalize loudness system-wide?

I have to constantly adjust the volume, especially to turn down ads and loud action scenes or dramatic soundtrack swells in video, but turn up to keep dialog audible, etc. I need something that does ...
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Using Termux to Backups Android's Contact List

In Termux's website's main page, they write (among other stuff): "use rsync to store backups of your contact list on a remote server" This makes me wonder: Android's Contact List is stored in an ...
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Mute Phone Audio when Headphones are Unplugged

I only ever unmute my phone when my headphones are plugged into it. I'm looking to automate this process. Here's what I want to happen: if (headphones are unplugged) { mute all audio on the phone ...
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How would I automate repetitive tasks in Android?

There are many tasks I do repetitively, like connect a Bluetooth headset or connect to a hotspot. How do I typically "code" this? How do I execute? Is there a consistent library or package manager, ...

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