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Old September 11th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to turn on data when i receive a MMS or SMS. Download the media then turn off data after download or after a few minutes? Suggestions. Tried- receive any text-turn data on- cant get pic to download. I have retreive mess auto.

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Old September 12th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't really get what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to use SMS to trigger the data to be turned on so that you can receive an email?

If not, you don't need data turned on to receive SMS or MMS.

If you did need data turned on to receive an SMS message, how could you receive the message to turn on the data? Kind of like a paradox machine there.
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I don't currently use Tasker, but would be interested in doing something like this.

IIRC, in order to receive MMS (more correctly, to receive the picture/video that would be attached) you need to have data turned on. Perhaps you could have receipt of a message turn data on for a set time and then, after say 30 seconds, turn back off again?
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For automatic download, data needs to already be on surely?
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Would it be possible to make Tasker turn on data when an SMS is received and have it on for a set time period? I realize that not every message is an MMS, but all MMS's are messages - perhaps that is a way to get around it?

I say this, as I've had an MMS come through when data is not on and you have to click download (giving you time to turn data on).
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Yes of course, but it would still be too late for the automatic download I guess.

It would need to be tested. I don't really know the technical underpinnings of MMS
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I'm not really familiar with Tasker... am keeping an eye on this whole section, as I'm really interested in the ability to tailor the phone to do what you want, so have only been throwing ideas out. I tend not to have data on all the time, so thought that this could be a nice idea!
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You can test it manually if you have access to another phone.

Have data off and hover over the data on button / switch or option that you use....


From other phone, send your self and mms.


As soon as your phone beeps / vibrates / notifies you, press that data button.

See if it auto downloads
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I see... I don't think I've been clear though... I don't actually have Tasker at present but think that, now this sub-forum exists, I will make the investment!
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I see... I don't think I've been clear though... I don't actually have Tasker at present
No, you've been perfectly clear, I got all that

Tasker can definitely do what you asked. It can turn on data for x amount of time, triggered by an SMS.

What I am saying is I am not sure that:

1) an MMS actually arrives as an SMS initially and if it does;
2) Whether turning data on once arrived (regardless of method) would allow an automatic download to initiate

Tasker is a poweful and amazing app and it is definitely worth the purchase. However, if the above is the main reason to get it initially, I recommend doing the test I suggested (which is without Tasker by the way) to see if turning data on after receiving an SMS/MMS will allow teh data within teh MMS to automatically download or not.

I hope it makes sense what I am saying
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Ah-ha... right... crossed wires!

I have used Tasker (only briefly on the free couple of days/weeks trial from their own website) and thought it was impressive. I've been checking this subforum out to get ideas on how to use it properly though!
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Lots to do. Hope we can populate this forum. Bet theres loads of threads around that could come here.

Where do we draw the line though? In the S3 forum is a thread "Tasker and S3 dont get along". Surely that can stay in S3?

Anyway theres a challenge for ya, find every tasker thread and read it. Loads of ideas, then move them here

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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No, you've been perfectly clear, I got all that

Tasker can definitely do what you asked. It can turn on data for x amount of time, triggered by an SMS.

What I am saying is I am not sure that:

1) an MMS actually arrives as an SMS initially and if it does;
2) Whether turning data on once arrived (regardless of method) would allow an automatic download to initiate

Tasker is a poweful and amazing app and it is definitely worth the purchase. However, if the above is the main reason to get it initially, I recommend doing the test I suggested (which is without Tasker by the way) to see if turning data on after receiving an SMS/MMS will allow teh data within teh MMS to automatically download or not.

I hope it makes sense what I am saying
I created a profile that when a SNS is received, turn on data, this works but by the time the data is enabled the auto download is by passed. I have tried a widget, where when I touch the widget it turns on my data then open my mess app, then i download it. I have it set to wait 2 min then turn data off. Was trying to turn data on then download the MMS pic then turn data back off automaticly.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes that's what I mean. I didn't think it would work based on my limited understanding of mms
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Oh well... was worth thinking about!
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