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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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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Power on, send photo, then power off sequence

Is it possible to program an Android phone to power on, take a photo, email or SMS that photo, and then power off, once or twice a day? I can't seem to get this to work on iPhone so just checking to ...
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Barcode to webpage - Scanning from an app to a webpage without switching or copy/pasting

Ok so. We use Spektrix, a ticketing system which allows you to scan barcodes straight into the webpage via a scanner, what I want to do is have a scanner app running in the background that scans the ...
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Automating inputs into an app repeatedly

So currently working at a place that is slightly overstaffed and sometimes I would like to work more than I'm rostered for but it's often near impossible to find more shifts because everyone else has ...
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Android 4.2.2 adb connect

I know there's plenty of threads with advice on how to connect Android 4.2.2 device to adb. My situation is a bit different. My device is not of a particular brand. Nor is it a phone or a tablet per ...
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Any way to generate autounattend.xml on an Android phone?

I have windows 10 .iso with specific architecture (x86). I wanna install it on my 32-bit uefi windows tablet. How do I generate a customized answer file(autounattend.xml) on my phone to make the ...
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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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is it possible to automatically connect to scheduled google meet online meetings? (for hands free operation)

I'm looking for a way to automatically connect to scheduled google meet (or hangouts) meetings once they start (to allow easy hands free operation during driving) If there's an option to get an "...
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How to automatically cool down overheating CPUs on Android device?

The mobile phone hardware has 1 GB & sometimes 2 GB or more of memory RAM cache & it needs to be cleaned every 2 minutes so that the software app &/or mobile game always has unlimited GB ...
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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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Unable to have applications run on startup Android 7.0

I can't seem to get any applications to start at boot. I wanted sshd to run at startup so I installed "Termux", "Termux:Api" and "Termux:Boot" and followed the instructions and placed the startup ...
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Broadcasting WhatsApp messages using third part app

I am a recruiter and I have to broadcast more than 100 candidates daily using WhatsApp. And practically it’s not possible to add 100-200 candidates daily. WhatsApp doesn’t allow broadcasting ...
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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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Need help on how to automate, (or write a script), a task on my android phone?

Long story short, I'm apart of a website where you can watch videos on your phone and earn points and you can redeem said points for rewards. I want to automate this by writing a script of some sort ...
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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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How do you enable auto-complete in the contact bar when composing a message?

Pretty much the title, I'm brand new to android and this is the one thing that has been annoying me! As it is now, I have to type the entire contact name and then begin composing before my phone ...
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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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“Allow USB debugging” keeps on popping evene when “Always allow from this computer” is checked in automation testing

We are doing automation testing on mobile devices with Appium but testing fails because of the popup 'Allow USB debugging' even though the device is already connected through 'adb connect' and 'adb ...
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How to enable/disable lock screen from shell script when a special wifi SSID is present?

My Java skills are low, but I'm mastering shell. Is use LineageOS 14.1 (forked from cyanogenmod). I would like to create a shell script on a rooted devive to enable/disable lockscreen (PIN). I ...
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A script that sends sms to the GPS tracker to turn on and off the alarms

I've just bought a Lekemi GPS tracker to protect my car. it works like this : if someone moves the car it sends to me an SMS message. And it sends to me another SMS if someone exceeds the speed ...
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Listening to in-app triggers [closed]

How can we listen for and record in-app events? I've been searching the net for some time without the slightest hint. Bellow are my case specific details for clarity, (though maybe I should be ashamed)...
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Automatically run Greenify from Macrodroid

As a way to save battery drain, I set up a macro with MacroDroid that does the following: Trigger: every 2 hours Action: kill background process, launch Greenify Constraint: when battery is below 50% ...
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Scheduled turn off & on on android 8.1 [duplicate]

Scheduled turning the device off and on has apparently been discontinued in Android 8. Edit: At least for my device thats the case. Given that it was one of my favorite functionalities in android 7, ...
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Automate Charging cycles for always connected devices to wall outlet [duplicate]

Is there any way to automate charging cycles (like charge only from 40% to 80%) if the device always connected to power outlet? I'm searching for a way to read charging level and send commands to ...
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easy and simple way to test/automate Android app

There is an app that I need to automate. I only have the APK, I do know there is UIAutomator, but there is not much info about how it can be used with an APK (no source code). Are are some tools ...
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How to move a folder to another path and to move back to same tree merging its contents on Unix?

On my Android phone, I have: A cron job to move files at 1:59am from /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media to /sdcard/wppmediabkp folder before WhatsApp backup at 2:00am: mv -f /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media /sdcard/...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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Mobile data is set to auto turn on with command but isn't working

I'm using 2 apps, "MacroDroid" and AutoInput", I set a command(Macro) that would turn on mobile data and location. But when I sent the text, it shows that mobile data and location are "on" but only ...
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How to automate actions in certain apps?

I have a Note 5 running Android 7.0. I use an app to get scheduled for work. Is there any app that could automate my scheduling in the app? Getting schedule is very hard if I do it manually by ...
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Automatically disable SIM 2 while SIM 1 has signal?

Is it possible (via Tasker or otherwise) to automatically disable a SIM when the other one has a signal, and to similarly re-enable it once the other loses signal?
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Make Android open a page at a specific time every morning

I want to login to a site for 50 consecutive days. For this, I will have to visit their homepage for 50 days. Is there anything that can be used to do this?
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Alert only on Text Message

I use a Motorola G5 Plus with Android 7.0 on it. I'm on-call sometimes on nights and I want to be alerted in case there's a problem. I've forwarded important alerts to SMS text. I do NOT want to be ...
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How can I schedule timer to power on and off device?

Is there any way to schedule timer to power on and off device? Example daily power on at 8am and power off at 10pm.
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Automatic screen recording when my android phone wakes up

I have checked out many Android screen recorders, but none of them start recording the screen automatically when the phone wakes up. Does anybody know of a screen recorder that does that job?
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Is there an API for google's Find My Device, specifically the ringer?

My mom loses her phone constantly, and it's a pain to log out of my password manager, log into hers, log into her google account, and ring the phone with Find My Device. Is there an API somewhere so I ...
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App to wake up WiFi periodically while on sleep

WiFi drastically drains the battery. There is a setting to disable WiFi while the phone is on sleep. However, it's all or nothing: either you are connected all the time (and kiss good-bye to the ...
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Auto SMS reply a missed call from a specific contact anytime

I am looking for a solution to auto SMS reply a missed call from a specific contact anytime. All solution I found are either for all contacts, or for limited time intervals. Anyone has an idea?
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IFTTT Toggle Button Widget

I would like to create a button widget in IFTTT for toggling my Bluetooth On and Off with the same button. However, it is only possible to select either 'Turn on Bluetooth' or 'Turn off Bluetooth' as ...
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Auto start two apps on split screen after reboot

I have Two running Android apps (used for surveillance and doorbell) permanently and simultaneously on split screen. Sometimes, the person who used the device (for personal purposes) forget to get ...
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Lock Alarm Volume Level To Max

So I let other people use my phone a lot and one little boy (which will go unnamed) finds it funny lowering my alarm to zero when he uses my phone. Is there a way to lock this value(just alarm volume ...
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Backup of internal and SD storage via script (USB)

tl;dr I want to backup my internal storage and SD card contents when connected via USB cable due to potentially large amounts of data I don't want to use WiFi-based programs failed attempt at using ...
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Automation - unable to turn hotspot on

I am using a device running on AOSP 8.1 Recently I wanted to automatically turn hotspot on when device boots but Macrodroid is unable to do so Help required!
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Automate: Enable WiFi Calling in GPS Coordinates

My goal is to configure my Android LG G5, running the stock ROM, to enable Wi-Fi calling when I'm at home. I downloaded the Automate app from the Google Play Store. Next, I created a new workflow, ...