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  1. mbryanr's Avatar
    Can someone help me set up a couple profiles. I have an App that I is for work which sends me a "notification" and I have 5 minutes to reply. The problem is if I am on a call, the phone doesn't make the notification noise, so I miss the reply time frame. Is there anyway to set it up so the notification tone plays while I'm on a call, and maybe make the screen flash or something too?
    I created something that works for this, still working on a screen flash, gotta believe that there is an app for it. Flash notifications 2 should work outside of Tasker. I am thinking of alternating loading two images that will work for the flash portion without an app.

    The Tasker profile did require
    Autonotification installed as well. You can see the test profile screen shot. I set it up with Gmail as the app for test purposes only. It can also be configured to only run when you are on a call.
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    12-12-2014 05:59 PM
  2. mbryanr's Avatar
    Finally been able to have Tasker to start the Bluetooth service, connect to my car, open Spotify and then begin playing whatever playlist is open...
    Added a step to stop the activity monitoring service, and a audible notification that the bluetooth connection has been completed. No more guessing.
    Attached Thumbnails Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-picsart_1418554008538.jpg  
    12-14-2014 04:53 AM
  3. Alex Bertens1's Avatar
    Great forum! I have been using tasker for about a month, and I am finding it really useful for many day to day tasks. However, I am having trouble with the location management. I hope someone out there can help me out.
    First, a little background. I am self employed, which means I work out of an office a few days a week, out of my home some days, and I also have to go on the road. I also use public transport for office and home trips, and the car for away trips and other such as gym, mall, whatever.

    So I have an away profile (for when in the city walking or public tranportation), which turns off wifi and gps, and does some battery saving features, like turning off the screen, limiting the cpu, ect..
    Then, I have a near home profile, which turns on wifi, and removes some of the battery saving features, as when I am at home or near, I can more easily charge.
    Furthermore, I have a wifi connected profile, which disables the passcode
    Next, I have a car profile, which connects to bluetooth, turns on gps, music, waze, driving mode on, (next up, read text messages and whatsapp messages) and if I have it plugged in, keeps the screen on.

    My problem arises when I leave the car, I can either be at away profile, or at home profile, and so the exit task, I think, needs to check last location and determine whether it is home or away and react accordingly. I think I need variables, but I don't know how to implement them. Any ideas??
    01-22-2015 02:04 PM
  4. MrScarface32's Avatar
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    01-22-2015 06:19 PM
  5. Bee78's Avatar
    Great forum! I have been using tasker for about a month, and I am finding it really useful for many day to day tasks. However, I am having trouble with the location management. I hope someone out there can help me out.
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    I think I need variables, but I don't know how to implement them. Any ideas??
    Yep, variables are what you want. Here's how I'd do it:

    Add an action to the exit task for your home profile, Variable Set (it's under, appropriately, Variables.) Under 'Name' put whatever you'd like, starting with the percentage symbol. I'll use %Gotincarat (got in car at). You can use any combination of letters and numbers you want, just make sure you have a capital in there (so you can refer to that variable in multiple tasks). Under 'to', put something that will act as a value for that variable. I'll put "home".
    Do the same for your away profile, using the same variable (%Gotincarat) but a different value. I'll put "out".
    Then go to the exit task for the car profile, and add two actions, each with an 'if'. One will have "If %Gotincarat ~ home" (If %Gotincarat matches home), and the action will be activating the away profile. The other will have "If %Gotincarat ~ out"), and the action will be activating the home profile.

    (Actually, to allow for getting in the car away from home and getting out of it somewhere else away from home, I'd probably have "If %Gotincarat ~ away" trigger a scene with options for home profile and away profile, and maybe have it default to home after a minute or so, but that's a bigger can of worms.)
    01-29-2015 01:38 PM
  6. Android D's Avatar
    Can some one come up with this profile....?

    Turn down brightness when I am @ home and make the brightness display to Auto when I am NOT @ home. I am guessing this would somehow be related to my home wifi, i tried setting it up but didn't work out for me !
    01-31-2015 04:04 PM
  7. Bee78's Avatar
    What have you got so far?
    02-01-2015 01:40 PM
  8. Bee78's Avatar
    Here's the simpler stuff I've got (in terms of what it does, not necessarily in terms of setup. I don't have anything I'd call super simple in terms of setup...)

    Rotating Wallpaper
    I keep a folder full of pictures of pretty landscapes on my phone. Every Monday at 5am, my phone chooses a random one and sets it as my wallpaper.

    Dimmer
    If light level is below 2, pulls up a homemade filter: a light grey non-blocking overlay that covers the whole screen. Removes this as an exit task.

    WiFi Auto Off
    If my phone is disconnected from WiFi for ten minutes, WiFi turns off, and I get a notification saying so with an action button to turn WiFi back on. The notification clears as an exit task.

    [College City] Weather Popup and [Home City] Weather Popup
    Between 6am and noon, when I unplug my phone, if I am connected to home or school wifi, my phone does the following for the appropriate location:
    Grabs the accuweather forecast page, splits out the current temp and the high for the day, and displays both in a neat little popup with an exit button.

    "Zip Charge"
    If battery level is below 30, it's between 2pm and 10pm and I plug in my phone, I get a pop-up asking if I want a zip charge. If I tap that, the phone goes into "iso mode" (data off, WiFi off, screen minimum brightness) for a faster charge. (This is why I'm seriously considering not updating to Lollipop, unless it's changed to allow apps to turn off data.)
    As an exit task, runs “End Iso” which turns on WiFi and data and kicks brightness back to normal.

    Sleepless Popup
    If Maps is opened I get a popup asking if I want "Keep Awake" or "Allow Sleep". The former turns the screen timeout to an hour, the latter does nothing. As an exit task the timeout is set to my usual 30 seconds.

    Valentine's Day Gift...
    (I have yet to test whether this works, since of course it's not Valentine's Day yet)
    If my boyfriend texts my phone with a certain code (I'll let him choose this when I tell him about it), my phone will open a picture I made of half a heart, aligned to the left side of my screen.
    If I text him with a certain code (already chosen, I just need to put the picture and an app with the task on his phone), his phone will open a picture of the other half, aligned to the right side of the screen.
    Also when my phone connects to his phone's WiFi my half will pop up and my phone will send his the code that triggers his half. (This would get super annoying if we were together much, but we're long distance so we're rarely together for me to use his WiFi. This part is solely run by my phone anyway, so I can always delete it in Tasker if we get annoyed with it.)

    [Service Project] Confirm
    I'm part of a group that tutors local children once a week. Which of us go is decided early each week, and the driver for the week often forgets who is going and texts around the day of, asking.
    So, on the appropriate day of the week, if I receive a text containing the name of the service project, my phone remembers the sender of the text in a variable, and triggers a menu asking "are you going to [service project]?" with options of yes and no.
    Yes sends a text to the remembered contact, saying, "I am"
    No sends a text to the remembered contact, saying "I'm not"


    I have several more that I might post... they're more app-like and include a lot of tasks and scenes going back and forth between each other.
    02-01-2015 04:40 PM
  9. D_Angelos's Avatar
    Hi to everyone!
    New to phone and almost new to tasker, i use it for two months now and it is very helpful. I was searching for 2 tasks for a while but didnt find anything, and hope someone knows if is it possible.
    1.Can i remap a button, e.g. long press back button to open an app.
    2.Is there any way to double tap to sleep when on launcher homescreen?

    Thanks in advance and very helpful topic!
    02-07-2015 05:54 AM
  10. D_Angelos's Avatar
    WiFi Auto Off
    If my phone is disconnected from WiFi for ten minutes, WiFi turns off, and I get a notification saying so with an action button to turn WiFi back on. The notification clears as an exit task.


    "Zip Charge"
    If battery level is below 30, it's between 2pm and 10pm and I plug in my phone, I get a pop-up asking if I want a zip charge. If I tap that, the phone goes into "iso mode" (data off, WiFi off, screen minimum brightness) for a faster charge. (This is why I'm seriously considering not updating to Lollipop, unless it's changed to allow apps to turn off data.)
    As an exit task, runs “End Iso” which turns on WiFi and data and kicks brightness back to normal.
    Can you share the Wifi auto off? Also i m on lollipop and you can turn off data with tasker with security settings plugin.
    02-07-2015 05:59 AM
  11. Bee78's Avatar
    Interesting... that must be new to Secure Settings, last I heard that didn't work!


    So for the WiFi Auto Off, you need two tasks, one for enter and one for exit. (I'll explain everything out, since this was my first task to use If and End If for flow control, and they're useful things people should know about.)

    WiFi Auto Off (enter task)
    Wait 10 minutes, IF %WIFII !~ *connection* (wait 10 minutes if the system variable WiFi Information does not match something including connection)
    If WIFII !~ *connection* (this forces it to check the connection again after 10 minutes. The next two tasks will nest under the If and only happen if it is true, i.e. WiFi is still not connected.)
    WiFi set off
    Notify, title: WiFi Powered Off, text: WiFi disabled due to lack of connection, Permanent checked, under Actions you'll put the label Reactivate and have the button run WiFi set On (You can change the name, text, and label as you please. "permanent" keeps you from swiping the notification away, this is why you need the exit task. )
    End If (this just tells Tasker you're done with the stuff you only want to happen "if" the If. I'm not sure if you need it here, since it's the end of the task, but it's a good habit to get into using it.)

    WiFi Reactivate (exit task)
    Notify Cancel, title: WiFi Powered Off. Make sure you uncheck Warn Not Exist! Otherwise every time your WiFi drops a connection and picks it back up, you'll get a flash telling you that a notification doesn't exist.
    WiFi set On (logically you shouldn't need this, but without it my phone kept turning WiFi off again after I connected, so I just threw it in. Now that I know about the run log, I really should try to find out what actually goes on without this action.)
    --ETA: I might have figured out what's going on. Add Stop WiFi Auto Off to this exit task as well. Tasks started by a profile aren't automatically stopped when the profile deactivates.

    Your profile is simply:
    State: WiFi connected (leave all the blanks blank, since you don't care which WiFi), and check "invert" (so it becomes WiFi Not Connected)
    Enter task: WiFi Auto On
    Exit task: WiFi Reactivate

    Anyone who tries this, let me know how it works for you!
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    02-08-2015 12:46 AM
  12. D_Angelos's Avatar
    Thank you very much! It works perfectly!
    I am using your profile to enable data and disable wifi when leaving home(or a place with wifi connection) and i also created a profile to check every 30 mins if there is an available wifi connection ,so as to disable data and enable wifi.
    Here is a photo with the task if anyone is interested.
    Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-screenshot_2015-02-09-01-55-23.jpg
    The first one is an if and there are end ifs after the down edge of the image.

    The profile is time to check every 30 mins.
    02-08-2015 05:59 PM
  13. Bee78's Avatar
    Wow: you're ahead of me on flow control! I haven't had the need to use Else If yet.
    02-08-2015 08:31 PM
  14. D_Angelos's Avatar
    Wow: you're ahead of me on flow control! I haven't had the need to use Else If yet.
    Sorry for bothering you again, but can you tell me how you did the zip charge? I cannot find a way to do a yes/no popup with actions...
    Thanks!
    02-09-2015 06:24 AM
  15. Bee78's Avatar
    I just have a single pop up task button that runs the "iso" task, because pop up task buttons can be dismissed with the back button. (And with the time context, the number of times I do dismiss it is very small.) If you wanted the buttons to say yes and no instead of task names, you'd want to make a scene and have the profile trigger that scene.
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    02-09-2015 07:55 AM
  16. Bee78's Avatar
    Btw, something to think about if you're using that one is whether you really need the 'End Iso' task. If elsewhere you have a task that runs when you unplug the phone, you could just incorporate the settings there instead.
    While organizing last week I realized I already have an exit task for plugged in (it sets a variable for the phone being unplugged, needed for my rescue alarm). So I put my former "end Iso" stuff there. Ask for zip charge, Iso does its settings and then sets %Iso to "ran". The exit task for plugged in has an "If %Iso ~ ran" which undoes the Iso settings and then clears %Iso.
    02-09-2015 12:18 PM
  17. Marti_B_Shin's Avatar
    Hi all, just joined. I have been using Tasker for about a month with my Note 4 and loving it. I have a lot of profiles to share, but most are similar to what's on here. I also have a Scene which is a handy Grocery List app. Is there a separate thread for apps/scenes? Thanks.
    02-22-2015 01:30 PM
  18. D_Angelos's Avatar
    Hello again,
    i made a scene with images and it pop ups when i want but i cannot press anything..(I have made, when i tap the image to open an app.)It is just there, everywhere i go.When i tap on it , it is like it is not exist and i tap what is behind the scene(i think i confused this part :P). Any idea how to make scene buttons work?
    Thanks

    Edit: found it, i had chosen the scene as overlay and not as dialog.. little stupid, but 1st time using it :P
    I don't delete it because someone may have the same problem.
    02-25-2015 12:14 PM
  19. D_Angelos's Avatar
    Hello again!
    I made a task to read me the caller when i have a call and i have the headphones plugged.. But it doesnt work ...
    When i press the play button to test it , it works fine but when i have a call it doesnt work.. Any idea what to do to make it work?

    Thank you in advance
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    03-10-2015 04:02 PM
  20. noobyrc's Avatar
    I made a tasker profile to show inspirational quotes every hour on home screen.
    For this I made a text file containing more than 100 quotes, each seperated by "/" for seperating and identifying an individual quote.
    Then picking up any quote randomly and pushing it to "Minimalistic Text" tasker plugin.
    For displaying on screen I used "Minimalistic Text".
    Step: 1
    Create a text file with some quotes/jokes etc etc , each quote separated by a �/�
    Example:
    /Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. �Napoleon Hill
    /Your time is limited, so don�t waste it living someone else�s life. �Steve Jobs
    /Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. �Albert Einstein
    /Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. �Robert Frost
    /The common question that gets asked in business is, �why?� That�s a good question, but an equally valid question is, �why not?� -Jeffrey Bezos
    /You miss 100% of the shots you don�t take. �Wayne Gretzky

    Step: 2
    TASKER CONFIGURATION
    Create the following variables in the Tab Var:
    1. %Insptext
    2. %Insprandom
    3. %Insptextno
    4. %Inspsugg
    Create Profile: Insp Quotes
    State: Battery Level [From:20 To:100 ]
    Time: From 06:35 Till 22:35 // discarding sleep times
    Enter: Insp Quotes
    A1: Perform Task Name: Inspiration
    A2: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:0 Minutes:0 Hours:1 Days:0 ]
    A3: Goto [ Type:Action Number Number:1 ]

    Create Task Inspiration
    A1: Read File [ File:/sdcard/Download/insp.txt To Var:%Insptext ]
    A2: Variable Split [Name: %Insptext Splitter:/ ]
    A3: Variable Set [ Name:%Insprandom To:%Insptext(#)]
    A4: Variable Randomize [ Name:%Insptextno Min:1 Max:%Insprandom ]
    A5: Variable Set [ Name:%Inspsugg To:%Insptext(%Insptextno)]
    A6: Minimalistic Text [Configuration:insp = %Inspsugg ]

    MINIMALISTIC TEXT CONFIGURATION
    Choose a widget 4 x 2
    Add Locale Variable - VARIABLE NAME: insp
    Style: Default
    Tap Behavior: Check the checkbox, Disable action on tap
    You are done !!

    I can't get arandheer's inspirational quotes (post#22) to work for me.

    I set up Tasker and Minimalistic Text Widget exactly (I think) as detailed in arandheer's post, but the widget does not show anything.
    When I checked the variables in Tasker, all have values in them except %Inspsugg. I thought this might be the issue.

    Can anyone please see my screenshots of the Tasker profile, task, and variables as they appear in Tasker and advise ?

    UPDATE 25 March 2015:
    Nothing wrong with the steps provided by arandheer.
    I removed the check for 'Do Maths' and 'Append' within Variable Set (they were ticked by default) and everything is now working perfectly.
    Thanks arandheer for the detailed instructions and Daspoo for this helpful thread!

    Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-tasker-profile-insp-quotes.jpg
    Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-tasker-task-insp-quotes.jpg
    Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-tasker-task-inspiration.jpg
    Tasker - Let's Contribute Profiles-tasker-variables.jpg
    03-21-2015 02:37 AM
  21. willyblack's Avatar
    I've made a profile that locks both my phone and tablet when I'm not near them. It scans for my smartwatch and if I'm not in proximity for more than a few seconds than they immediately go into lock mode with a pretty tricky password. I'm thinking about making it take a picture after a missed attempt at unlocking.
    03-26-2015 01:52 PM
  22. Naim001's Avatar
    Hey bro how can I record the time between a night to morning?? like I want a task that tell me if I firstly open my phone in morning that " Good morning Naim are u sleep %timebetweenhours or minutes if is greater than 7 hrs it say it is not good
    Bro plz tell me or anyone tell me how can I creat this task ???

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    04-18-2015 09:05 PM
  23. Android D's Avatar
    After I upgraded my Note 4 to Lollipop, the Tasker profile to shut down Data automatically isn't working...When I set a specific time to shut of Data (before going to bed), it doesn't shut down data..Yeah the Wifi will be shut off,, not the data..what's the fix for this?
    05-03-2015 02:57 PM
  24. karimpas7's Avatar
    After I upgraded my Note 4 to Lollipop, the Tasker profile to shut down Data automatically isn't working...When I set a specific time to shut of Data (before going to bed), it doesn't shut down data..Yeah the Wifi will be shut off,, not the data..what's the fix for this?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...oggle-t2937936
    05-03-2015 04:52 PM
  25. Android D's Avatar
    05-03-2015 07:33 PM
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