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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Run a particular app on boot

I have a phone running Android 4.0 and I wish to know if it is possible to turn this phone into a dedicated calculator? When I say dedicated I mean - once the phone is turned on, it boots directly to ...
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Set a call forwarding number based on a defined schedule

We have a rotating on-call schedule. When an on-call person takes over, they forward the on-call phone number to their own cell-phone. This is a process which must be done manually each week, as the ...
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Turn off call forwarding warning popups

I recently downloaded an app for automatically forwarding calls to my office phone when I'm connected to the office WiFi. However, whenever the forwarding is activated/deactivated, I get a popup ...
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How to automatically shut down tablet after it auto-powers on?

Currently my tablet on Android 4.0.4 (rooted) sometimes switches on by accident, which I don't want. (I'm cycling through Africa and sometimes power connections are minimal.) I need a way to shutdown ...
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Automating a widget launch

I'd like an ability to automate launching a widget. Specifically, what I'd like to do is link the Ustream's "Broadcast Now" widget into an automation app like Tasker or Automate (preferably the latter)...
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Add a digit to every contact

My city is adding a new digit to its number to increase the number of combinations possible. I have over 300 contacts, editing them manually is not really a good way to do that. 98% of my contacts is ...
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Is there a way to automatically turn off the wireless hotspot once I get back home?

I use the wireless hotspot function daily as part of business, providing a wifi network from my Nexus 7 tablet (Lollipop, oem) to other business-essential devices. When I get back home (alternatively,...
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Check Email on Time / Turn on Wi-Fi on time

I really need this piece of advice, I've been tortured for months now and don't really know how to solve this. The problem is I can receive working emails at night. But I don't want to be waked up ...
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Regex Caller ID (match suffix)

I get calls from a queue from my phone provider. The phone provider distinguishes these calls by adding a suffix. 12345678 becomes 1234567801 I would like to make a contact with a phone number ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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Detect foreground application when in immersive mode

There are several applications able to force the so called immersive ("full screen") mode. (Power Toggles being one of them) My problem is that, in that configuration, Tasker and similar ...
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Automatically power-on Android phone at a given time?

Is it possible to automatically power on Android phone at a given time?
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Nexus 5: How to automatically toggle Live Display in Cyanogenmod 12.1 nightly at a specific time?

I have a Nexus 5 with the last CyanogenMod nightly (12.1 20150917). I have a bug with the live display. Since the auto mode doesn't switch automatically, I have installed Automate, an app that uses ...
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Location of battery animation file on a Chinese tablet

I'm working with a Chinese tablet. I need to turn on the tablet when it is attached to an external power source. I'm looking for the equivalent file of playlpm that you usually find on Samsung ...
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Automatic power on at preset time

Is there a way or app that allows to program a schedule for automatic power on/off on the phone for android 4.x? I know that in the settings there is a similar option, however it allows to define ...
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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How do I automate disabling mobile data on lollipop?

I have recently changed my Moto G LTE (XT1039) from android 4.x to 5.1. After the update I have found that Llama - Location Profiles's Toggle mobile data - mobile data off Action fails to disable my ...
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How to make automatic SIM card selection for specific contacts?

Everytime I call someone I change SIM card to one of them and call from that SIM card. Is it possible to assign a SIM card for each contact, so that when calling a contact the phone select the SIM ...
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How does a tablet automatically power on when a power source is connected?

Please imagine a car situation where you have an Android tablet: http://content.worldcarfans.co/2014/11/24/thumbnails/24486128385597.hl2.jpg And the following working rules (as expected in most ...
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Turn off WiFi only when the device is both locked and screen turned off

I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the screen turning off, which makes sense at some point. However, their concept breaks down when you want to use an app over ...
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Auto disconnect wifi when out of wifi zone?

I want my mobile wifi to get disconnect when i am not connected after a specific time. Ex- If i am out of my wifi network for 10min my wifi should get turn off. Note I dont have root access.
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Trigger actions on notification received with IFTTT

IFTTT has a notifications channel but unfortunately it does not contain any triggers. Is there any other way to perform an action when a notification is received? Is there any IFTTT service that can ...
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Schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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Android Security Automatically lock

I'm using a Moto X (2nd Gen.) with Android 5.0 and I'm trying to utilize Smart Lock by setting the option in Settings → Security → Automatically lock to: 5 seconds after sleep, except when kept ...
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How to schedule power on & off on a tablet?

I have an Asus TF303CL with KitKat. I'd like to use it as my alarm clock, but it seems that the alarm cannot sound if the tablet is turned off during the night. On my previous android smartphone (a ...
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How can I automate some processes on my phone

I'm trying to figure out how to automate some processes on my phone: when it rings I want to say "answer" or "pick up" and then be able to go converse with the caller through speakerphone. would be ...
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Is there any way to do automation/repetition based on user input?

Like iMacros in Windows, is there any way which can automate my task? I had tried so many application like MacroDroid but hadn't got my aim to be complete. As I want similar work like iMacros, I want ...
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How to have the OS launch applications at startup time?

I am running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I am trying to figure out how to configure applications such a Skype to start up automatically once the system has gone through the ...
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Can you block URLs with Tasker?

Is it possible to block URLs with Tasker? I'd like to block different sites from 9-5 everyday.
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Enable WiFi when a specific application needs it, then disable after N minutes

I do not leave WiFi nor data transfer enabled on my Samsung Note 3. The only application that I would like to have access to the network is Ankidroid. Is there any way to have WiFi automatically ...
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how to get my android to boot up and shutdown automatically

I want my android phone to boot up (I expect from a low energy state rather than off) automatically, run my app for a while, shutdown (ie return to low energy state) and repeat at intervals, say an ...
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Current profile as condition in llama

Llama is a great tool, but I cannot figure out one (maybe) simple thing. I have a rule that sets the volume low at night (10pm - 6 am) and it works fine. Last night (9pm) I was at the cinema and ...
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Auto-Tether when another phone nearby (in car)

I have an android phone in car for Spotify purposes. I'm trying to set up the system so the car phone tries to connect to my own phone once car power is on (phone starts charging) and start playing ...
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How to automate post install setup

I've noticed recently that i spend quite a bit of time setting up various settings after a clean ROM install. I was wondering how could i automate this post install hassle. Specificly im talking ...
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How to watch a periodically shot image on other PC/Smartphone via Internet (no local WIFI)?

There are a lot of webcam apps for Android. Unfortunately most work only in a local WIFI network, real streaming of the android cam over internet seems rather tricky, but not impossible. I'm just ...
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Automate input into app

Is there a way to create a script or "app" to automatically input data into an already installed app. I.e Fill and submit a todo task in a todo app. Or fill a register form ?
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App that uses default camera to save in a non-default location [closed]

I am looking for an application that does the above. Preferably, I could create application shortcuts for different save locations. Also, a Dropbox option would be nice but not required since I ...
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Automatically switch to a saved wireless access point with the strongest signal

I have a wireless router (D-Link) in room A and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in room B, both having the same SSID. Sometimes, when I go to room B and back into room A, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4....
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Automatically connect to VPN when connecting to WiFi?

My university has an open WiFi that requires me to log into a specific VPN before I can access the internet. Is there any built-in way or app that allows me to specify which VPN I want to start ...
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Automate installation of Android devices

I am having a lots of Android devices which I need to prepare for use as follows: Remove all unnecesary applications Add single Google account Install certain applications from App Store of given ...
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Force Calendar App to stay on current day and switch dates when the day is over

I'm using a calendar application at work to display the Conference Room status. It works just fine on the "today" view but it will not switch days. So if today is the 30th, tomorrow the tablet will ...
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if I have an app running on android is it possible to send it commands from the computer instead of the device?

Say I was running facebook for android or something, and I wanted to delete all my friends or messages. Would I have to program a macro to do this? B. would it be possible to send the application ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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Automate sending messages using whatsapp?

I want to automatically send a whatsapp message to a specific number on a specific time every day. How can I accomplish this? I toyed around with tasker but since I'm a newbie I haven't yet figured a ...
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Automatically download new Youtube videos [closed]

I am looking for a way to automatically download new Youtube videos from all my subscriptions or from a certain user/channel to my Android phone for later offline viewing. Some sort of video podcast ...
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I can reverse tether now by using alias but it stops on adb shell command

I made some aliases to quickly reverse tether. alias t='r && sh && n' alias n='netcfg rndis0 dhcp' alias sh='ad shell' alias r='ad kill-server && ad start-server' alias ad='...
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Llama event on manual profile change

Can I call an event in Llama on manual profile change? E.g. Change profile to Develop = when connected to laptop disable screen lock, always on etc.
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Disable Carrier Phone Number for Google Voice Number

This seems similar to this question, but that one doesn't have a clear answer, and this is a bit different. Is there a way in Android to block all incoming calls that target the carrier number, but ...
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Do not Disturb Mode with some special conditions

I am looking for a way to establish a "Do not Disturb" Mode (like on iOS) that does at least the following (on an unrooted phone): Switches ringer and notifications to Silent (disable vibrate, vol = ...
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Programmatically enable data connection every 30 minutes?

How can I enable (WiFi and Data) connection every 30 minutes, then keep it active for 2 minutes (time required to get any notifications), and then disable the connection again? Are there any ...