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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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Turn on Bluetooth automatically when Android Auto/AAWireless is detected

I have an AAWireless, and I would like to make Android Auto automatically connect and start (i.e. without any input from my side). This is working without any problem if I keep Bluetooth and WiFi ...
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Does Macrodroid search ALL embedded folders in a directory or only the master?

Does Macrodroid search ALL embedded folders in a directory or only the master? I followed Reddy Lutonadio's instructions on Auto-delete certain file extensions on my phone? My unwanted files were TXT ...
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Find My Device without working Wi-Fi e.g. because it connected to public Wi-Fi that has a captive portal

To my understanding, Find My Device needs to connect to the Internet to work. I know that sometimes there is the last-seen location, but this doesn't always seem to work. Sometimes my phone connects ...
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How to put any app in a resizable (freeform, pop-up) window when it starts, from MacroDroid automation macro?

I want to find how to do the question title. Any app (and Android launcher apps, to view my home screen shortcuts, on top of all apps). MacroDroid can send activity intent commands to Android. I ...
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Touchscreen inputs without user interaction?

Consider the following system: Stock Android 9, unrooted USB and wireless debugging unavailable screen permanently turned off So basically a headless Android device. Question: Is it possible to ...
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Why does the app Automate require ADB?

I need to set up an app-killing service for unrooted Android 9 devices using Automate. The service has to launch automatically at device start and keep sending kill commands to selected system (!) ...
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How to (brute-)force-kill selected background apps?

I need an automatic brute-force method for unrooted Android devices to kill selected apps that keep restarting in the background, i.e. an appropriate "automatic task killer". Ideally, such ...
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I have added many photos from Camera to Album X for sorting. Is there any way to automatically add all remaining photos in Camera to Album Y?

Album X is supposed to be a "best of" album. However, I keep on noticing very good photos that I previously missed, and am adding them to Album X in an ad-hoc manor. It would be better to ...
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Auto voice reply when someone calls you?

I'm looking for a way to have something reply instantly when the number gets called. Hopefully, the reply will be randomized based on 10< available replies, but any starting point is fine. I'd ...
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Tasker App for Photo and Caption to Note

I would like a Tasker app that allows me to take a photo, provide a text note like a caption, and then stores both the photo and caption in a note app like Keep, Evernote, or Onenote. So far, I have a ...
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How to have app names be spoken aloud on a new notification?

How can app names be spoken aloud on a new notification? For example: if I receive an email, I'd like to hear the word "Gmail" spoken aloud. I could use TalkBack for this, but then the ...
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Synchronous video playback on multiple devices

I have multiple Android-based projectors (Xiaomi 4k) and want them to start playback of a movie file at the same time. It's not the same file on each device, so casting wouldn't work. What I need is ...
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Automate inserting 2FA code when screen is locked

I use a service for which I'm forced to use two-factor authentication whenever I log in. It's pretty inconvenient and unnecessary, so I would like to automate accepting the authentication request when ...
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MacroDroid : Using password in Intent

I use Adguard on my Pixel 6a. After a recent major upgrade, I noticed that the app is disabled erratically. Since this behavior is unpredictable, it is difficult to capture logs precisely for ...
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Switch Do not Disturb and Silent mode based on schedule automatically

I always have my phone on silent. I use my Garmin watch to give me notifications, then look at my phone and pick up if needed, etc. However, during the night, I'd like to allow my parents to call me ...
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Disconnect/reconnect mobile data automatically/renew IP every N minutes?

When I disconnect/connect mobile data, I get a new IP. I would like to automate that process, i.e., set up some kind of schedule that disconnects, wait 5 minutes, connects, wait 8 minutes, disconnects,...
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Disable MIUI automatic updates setting on each reboot

I have a Xiaomi Redmi smartphone, and looking for a way to perform the following task on each boot or every day: Settings - System app updates - Settings - Automatic updates - Disable automatic ...
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Launch SRT stream via Larix Player automatically on boot

Is it possible somehow to open an SRT stream in the Larix Player app automatically? I'd like to use the method to be triggered via the launch on boot-up. So far, I can only open the Larix player app ...
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Turn on WireGuard VPN when launching certain apps with Tasker

I'm having some trouble setting up a Tasker profile to enable Wireguard VPN when launching specific apps on Android. I created a profile and added the "STATE" option where it checks if the ...
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How to programmatically organize and group albums in the default gallery app?

As the title says, i'm wondering if it's possible to organize and group my albums on the default galley app that comes with android on samsung galaxy tablets? And by that i mean is there some sort of ...
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Prevent notifications on SMS messages from a contact during off hours on Google Messages

I'm using Pixel 7a and Google Messages. I wonder if there is a setting or an app to stop notifications on texts message coming from people I cannot block during off-hours in a systematic way: e.g. ...
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Power up Bluetooth speaker with voice command (Megaboom 3)

I am trying to make a Google Assistant Routine: Power on Bluetooth. Wait for two seconds. Use the app BOOM Switch to power up two paired Megaboom 3. Set media volume to 30%. Start a Spotify playlist. ...
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Picture taken from external Bluetooth connected camera -> save to smartphone camera folder

I am using MacroDroid and Tasker to automate multiple triggers/actions. I have managed to use this as a trigger for an example: a specific Android intent is received and then a photo is taken (even ...
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Is there a way to automate sideloading without the recovery menu OR automate navigating the recovery menu in Android?

This is for some automation I want to setup. I want to be able to sideload in an automated fashion for some testing, without any human intervention. The normal way to do an OTA is adb reboot recovery ...
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Block calls for many time ranges in the 24 hours

I have Xiaomi Poco F3 running on Android 13, fully updated. I know my relative is aging fast in the last few months, so we normally call each other 4 to 7 times a day. TODAY: I visited her at 11:20. ...
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Is it possible to automatically disabling mobile data when connected to anyone Wi-Fi?

I regularly forget to turn off mobile data after connecting to Wi-Fi. It's not just a waste of battery, it's mainly a problem with random signal fluctuations (especially on public Wi-Fi) where it ...
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Can my phone go silent whenever I'm asleep?

Is there a setting, app, or combination of apps that can turn my phone silent whenever I'm asleep? Without me needing to schedule or toggle anything? So if I'm up late or early, I still hear a text ...
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Detecting screen content changes and simulating touch commands accordingly

Say there is an app that shows a red color rectangle. If the app is kept open, the color of the rectangle changes to yellow after some time. When this happens, I want to detect that a color change ...
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`connect-network` API not working on Android 13

I was using the connect-network API in my automation scripts on Nothing Phone (1). After updating my Android version to 13, it was not working and throwing the below error. Spacewar:/ $ cmd -w wifi ...
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Autorun transfer from USB

I am looking to automatically execute a series of tasks when a USB is plugged into a new Android tablet (running 11). Does anyone know if this is possible? Needs: Plug USB into new Android tablet ...
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is there a command I can run to disable the “Work” profile?

I want to disable the Work profile on a schedule using Easer. I know Digital Wellbeing already provides this feature but it doesn't work for me, the app always crashes right when the Work profile is ...
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Want to launch applications/actions when I touch an NFC tag, simply

I have an NFC-capable phone (Nokia G60, Android 12) and a bunch of NFC tags/cards. I would like to launch an app or run an action automatically when I tap my phone to a tag. For example, if I get in ...
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How to automatically power off device after a period of inactivity?

I want my phone to power off after being idle for some time (say, 15 minutes). This is a common feature in computers, but I couldn't find it on my Android settings, nor an app to help me out. I don't ...
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How to toggle account sync at certain times?

I would like to pause the synchronization of my private account during work hours and sync the sync of my work account outside of my work hours. I don't want to use any special email client for that. ...
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Displaying scheduled text messages and icon widget on home screen

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When using the SMS application, it is possible to schedule a text message (for instance, it might be night, and you don't want to wake the receiver up, ...
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Record manual actions and convert them to adb shell am start intents/actions?

Question Is it possible to record phone inputs and the accompanying intents/actions that are executed within an app, and to reproduce them automatically with adb shell? Context I was looking into the ...
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How can one robustly and automatically configure Orbot through ADB?

Context Whilst automating a calendar setup over tor, and I was looking for an open source, and more robust way to automatically configure Orbot to: 0. Allow the Connection request (prompt: ok) Select ...
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Samsung galaxy z fold 4 - app automation help

Last night my wife was playing with the settings on her z fold 4, and she did some sort of app automation. What do i mean? She basically told her phone that whenever she opens certain apps, like ...
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Is there a way to schedule the sending of messages on whatsapp?

Is there a way to schedule the sending of messages on whatsapp using some particular program or script (obviously having the root of the device)? I tried many applications to schedule sending messages,...
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How can I open the power menu in Android without pressing the power button?

The power button on my Android phone is dodgy and doesn't always work. I think it's on its last legs so I want to avoid pressing it if possible to extend its lifespan! I know nothing about coding or ...
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How to periodically switch on and switch off flashlight with 1kHz rate on rooted Redmi Note 5 Oro?

My objective is to write a shell script to periodically turn off and on my phone's flashlight (about 1 kHz or 500Hz). My phone is rooted. So I gained superuser shell access (#) These are the files ...
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Send Physical keystrokes to the keyboard on emulator or real device

I need a way to press a key on an Android Keyboard ( irrespective of its language). For example, if the keyboard is in English and I press the "q" key it should type "q" but when ...
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IFTTT multiple notification triggers not working

I'm trying to trigger an IFTTT action (turning heating on/off) when I arm or disarm my alarm system. The alarm system does not offer integration with IFTTT but, since arming/disarming the system gives ...
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How to automatically delete backed up photos in Android 10?

I'm trying to figure out a way to detect when a photo has been backed up from my device so I can automatically delete it. I was reading that there was a feature to do this already, but when I found ...
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Continue a music playlist as an Alarm

Back when Google Play was still alive, I found an Automate script that would turn on the app at a specific time, continuing whatever playlist it had last been going through. It made for a really handy ...
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Configure SMS autoreply suggestions

I periodically receive SMSs from automated systems that require a response. For one of them, all I need to do is reply "Yes" when it's convenient for me. Sometimes my phone (Samsung Galaxy ...
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Can I auto switch phone to silent triggered by specific wifi connection?

Specifically my phone is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and I'd like it to automatically switch into silent/DND mode as soon as it connects to the office Wifi. The phone is not rooted and runs Muii version 12.03 ...
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Delete all files or reset phone automatically if I don't use my phone for several days

I want to set a time limit so that if I don't use my phone within that time limit, then it will delete/reset my phone data (everything). Moreover, if I use/unlock the phone within that time, then the ...
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Automated reboot without root

I'm responsible for an automation lab with many Android phones connected to Linux servers via adb for testing. We have an issue where devices will sometimes disappear from adb which means that someone ...
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Is there a way/app to automatically change DNS server based on connection?

Let say on my home Wifi, I want to use DNS server "X" and on work WiFI, I want to use another DNS-server: "Y", on cellular a server "Z" and so on. Is this possible to do ...
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