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How to turn off Wi-Fi 15min after it had been turned on?

I seek help creating a Tasker profile/task to turn off the Wi-Fi 15min after it had been turned on. Is this possible in Tasker?
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Terminal app launch and subordinate intents

I'm using Tasker to open an app at certain time and state. I wanna open the Run log menu of Tasker at the end of the app launching task. I know that's no need to flash on screen this log but when I ...
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Can I use Tasker to simulate Page Up / Page Down without root access?

I've read people doing it using adb without root access. I've also read that people can do it using Tasker and several other methods, but with root access. Is it possible to do the same with Tasker (...
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Is there any way to programmatically turn on airplane mode on non-rooted android?

I used to use Tasker tasks to turn airplane mode on and off automatically when I needed it. Now, it seems, this requires root. But rooting my phone bans me from using Android Pay or any other ...
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How can I rename an app on my phone, and what are the consequences?

Both Facebook and Google have apps called 'Messenger'. So, of course, when I use Google Now to open it, a la "Okay Google, open App Messenger" it seems like it's usually not the one I want. 1) ...
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Building a simple, background app

What I have to do is very simple, I want to use Tasker to ping my Raspberry PI unit when I get close to home. What I have: An Android 6.1 Phone An ssh server I can reach from everywhere A Raspberry ...
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Using Tasker to detect when a waypoint is reached in Google Maps

I have an issue with my Google Maps app where it doesn’t always tell me that I have reached a waypoint. I have contacted support and they could not find any solution (found here). So I am hoping that ...
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Tasker: Create calender event if sms contains 'Yes'

Every Wednesday i sent a sms with Tasker to confirm a appointment on Thursday the appointment is always at the same place and time. Is there a way with Tasker to create a Calendar appointment if the ...
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Variables in Tasker

how can I write Text directly after a variable in Tasker without making Tasker think that the variable name is the actual variable name plus the text after it? 20%DATE3-%DATE1-%DATE2T%TIME1:%TIME2:...
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Disable all blackground apps when using some apps (possibly with Tasker)

Is there a way to disable all background apps (gmail, google notifications, messaging apps, etc...) when a certain/any app is running? I would like to do this because I play a certain game (Sine Line) ...
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Can I link a variable to File Opened Event in tasker?

I want to link a variable to the File Opened event in tasker. But I can't...Is there any other way to check which file or folder is opened right now...but this event profile is only allowing me to ...
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How do I run a Tasker task from inside Llama?

I want to run a tasker task from inside of Llama. If possible, with a parameter. Setting up intents is extremely painful, and not user friendly. I'm fine with intents if there is a simple, ...
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How do I send this explicit intent from Tasker?

This adb command from documentation causes a CAPTCHA to succeed in my favorite alarm clock app: adb shell am start -n com.urbandroid.sleep/.alarmclock.AlarmAlertFullScreen --ez captcha_result_success ...
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Easy Flashlight/Torch Toggle easily using tasker

I want to turn on the torch on the device by pressing the power button 3 times(or something convenient) and display a notification saying "Flashlight ON" and turn it off by simply swiping out(clearing)...
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How to add time to “wait” command in tasker

I am pretty new to tasker app and I am trying to create a profile to turn off music after 30 minutes. So I did this: Profile: App (Music) Task: MusicAutoOff T1: Notify * Title: Music Auto Off * ...
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Unable to automate disabling mobile data via Tasker plugin Secure Settings on CM 13

I hope this isn't as niche as it looks. In Android 6 apparently there's no way to disable mobile data using Tasker alone. So, I'm trying to disable mobile data via Secure Settings, using the "mobile ...
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Tasker recognize when headphones are in and something starts playing

I have this issue with my phone when I put in my bluetooth headphones and start playing something, it switches to the "cast" volume mutes my music, so I have to raise my volume every time that I put ...
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Tasker/Security Settings 2G switch not working on OnePlus X CM13

I'm stuck with my planned automatization with tasker and security settings. My idea is to automatically switch to 2G/GSM when I connect to a WLAN. When disconnecting I want to switch back to 3G/4G. I'...
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Can I use Tasker to activate grayscale mode on my Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow?

The Marshmallow upgrade for the S5 removed grayscale rendering from the Power Saving mode. It can be manually enabled in the developer options as described in this answer. I would like to use Tasker ...
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Renaming text files based on a keyword inside the files

I have many files inside a folder with .txt extension. Now they are named randomly by an app but I want to rename each text file to some words written in those files itself after words Name: but ...
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Tasker: Wi-Fi On When I Turn Screen on in the Morning

I want to set up Tasker to turn on my Wi-Fi in the morning, when I FIRST turn the screen on that day AFTER 7AM. I've managed to create the Wi-Fi On task and I assume I would also need to use the ...
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Tasker, how to append a string to a variable

Tasker is making this simple task complicated. I am doing a "Send Intent" action within a task and I need the extra 1 and extra 2 to be a string concatenated to a number variable concatenated to ...
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Run a Tasker task via ADB

I'm looking for a way to run a Tasker task named test via ADB command. I found this thread Running a tasker task via SSHDroid (or adb shell) and tried but did not succeed. All I got was adb shell am ...
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How to check if a package is enabled via shell?

I have been writing a tasker task to enable/disable a package. I know adb shell pm enable com.android.contacts will enable the package and adb shell pm disable com.android.contacts will ...
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Tasker getting wifi info for unconnected networks

Is it possible to discover signal strength info for unconnected networks? I want to switch networks if the current signal is weak AND there is a stronger signal available. I have hunted for a relevant ...
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Configure Tasker as alarm for date and time

Could someone be so kind as to show me how to set Tasker to play a melody selected by myself when 5 June 2016 @ 10 PM is reached. I would like to be able to set the sound file to play, perhaps in a ...
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Can I get an app package name as a Tasker Variable upon a package updated event?

I'm trying to use Tasker to create custom notifications with AutoNotification with the Event Context of "Package Updated *". But what I really need is to know if when a package is updated, does the ...
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How to have an App Factory wait for 30 minutes before performing the next action?

I learned that app factory apps should run in the background no problem, but if that's the case, I'm wondering why the simple app I created randomly restarts when it includes a 30 minute waiting ...
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Tasker - Play video using MX Player while another is currently playing

I have an Android mini-pc connected to a television through a HDMI cable. I use Tasker to automatically start playing an mp4 video using MX Player when the device boots. MX Player then continues to ...
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Making Tasker write into the external SD card

I'm using Tasker on Android Lollipop (5.1.1). I've come to know that applications now can write to external SD card in Android 5.1.1 update but with the use of an API, for which the user needs to ...
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Turn ringer to loud from vibrate when a particular contact calls

What can I do to make my phone ringer switch from vibrate to loud when a particular contact calls? I tried using Tasker and created a profile for a Phone state, when a contact calls > set ringer ...
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Enable/Disable one Account sync only

Is it possible, using Tasker (or Tasker Plugin), to enable/disable the synchronisation for a specific account/app only, without changing the sync status for any other account? e.g. only change the ...
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In tasker, trigger when airplane mode is turned off

Using Tasker, I'd like to send an SMS when Airplane Mode goes from 'On' to 'Off'. I can see a state called 'Airplane Mode' however I can't work out how to detect the transition from 'Airplane Mode On'...
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Using Tasker to know if I'm at work for more than a minute [duplicate]

I use Tasker's Wifi Near option to activate some tasks in my phone when I arrive at my workplace. My problem is that sometimes I pass by my workplace, with no intention of entering, and the tasks get ...
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Tasker App Factory Generated app - Not reacting to variable set %CLIP

So, I created a tasker profile that monitors the %CLIP variable with the "Variable set" event, and if it's contents contain what I'm looking for, it puts up a notification. It all works in tasker, but ...
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Enable/Disable application-specific settings (updates, upload) for a specific WiFi

I would like to automate my android phone to do the following: if connected_to_wifi(ssid=my_mobile_3g_router) then (1) disable automatic google play updates (2) turn off dropbox camera upload ...
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Checking if audio is playing with bash script on Tasker

I have the small script below to check if audio is in use on my Android. if grep -q RUNNING /proc/asound/card*/pcm*/sub*/status; then echo "Playing" ; else echo "Idle"; fi It works nicely in the ...
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Tasker profile that switches network to 2G when the phone is charging

I would really appreciate it if someone could whip up a nice Tasker profile which switches network mode to 2G immediately my rooted OnePlus 2 detects a charge state. A drawback of OnePlus 2 is the ...
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Execute task if tasker profile has been active for some time

How can I execute a tasker task only after a certain condition has been true for a certain time? Normally a profile executes its task as soon as all conditions are met. I want to delay this ...
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tasker to turn on do not disturb when plugged into charger

I'm trying to use Tasker to turn on the do not disturb mode in android 6.0 marshmallow. I used to use tasker to make my phone go silent when I plugged in my charger cord every night, and turn off ...
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How to deal with “short GSM IDs” in Tasker

My "cell near" in Tasker looks like this: GSM:4321.99011048 / 0 GSM:4321.99011052 / 0 GSM:4321 / 0 What is that short ID? If I take it out, my profile sometimes triggers as "leaving" even when I ...
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Play songs randomly and endlessly

I made a profile in Tasker (it runs on boot) for my (rooted) Android box. The tasks are: screen always ON play randomly all the songs from a dedicated folder. It works. But I need to play ...
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How to launch an app immediately after another app is closed using Tasker

I need help creating a Tasker profile that will open Aldiko Sync ONLY after I have ended the main Aldiko Premium app. So with this profile, Aldiko Sync automatically launches and does its thing ...
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Searching for an app to Send & Recieve recording audio in emergency situtations

I tried to complete this task, using tasker and automate but didn't sucess. I didn't found a way to send the audio message, to the second android in realtime (like whatsapp, or pushbullet). I want ...
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Automated export of Samsung S-Note notes to image or PDF?

Are there any methods for automated export/transfer of Samsung S-Note notes to an image or PDF? I understand how to manually export / share notes from within S-Note and am aware of S-Note to S-Note ...
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Create a profile to disable other profiles

I have a couple of profiles defined in Tasker that I would only like to enable while traveling abroad. As Tasker cannot recognize the state "traveling abroad", I would like to set this state manually ...
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How to automate Android by code and GUI in Tasker?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I am using the application, Tasker. I feel it is too visual. I would like to write its profiles and events by code such that I could easily ...
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How to send a variable value to and receive it in a task?

I've a OnePlus One with rooted Cyanogen OS 12 and Tasker v4.8. I've a bash script in PC which when exiting requires a Tasker's task to be executed. I've seen the question Running a tasker task via ...
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Get new installed app name with Tasker

I'm trying to set up the following Tasker project: when a new app is installed on one of my devices, send a notification to all the other devices with the name of the app. Ideally, if I find a ...
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File auditing with Tasker

Sometimes I find in sdcard files and directories for which I can't guess the app that created them (and I know they are not the default files created by the system). And even if they take up only ...

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