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  1. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am having some trouble figuring out how to set up tasker to turn down the ringer volume and turn off vibrate on any incoming calls or texts when I'm at home. I would like to use wifi for determining location. could anyone please go through step by step on how to do this with me?

    my ssid is home_wifi

    I tried to follow some other profiles people have made and adapt them to this one but for some reason it seems like they missed posting a step and I can't figure it out...
     

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    Can you post the profiles and tasks that you're using so we can see where it's going wrong?
     
  3. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    thats just it I'm not sure how to even begin.
     
  4. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    can anyone help with step by step instructions?
     
  5. akazabam

    akazabam Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any profiles set up yet? Specifically, do you have anything to determine when you're wifi radio is on or off? Do you want to set up something like that first before worrying about specific location settings or do you just want to leave wifi on all the time?
     
  6. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was able to get it to work with network location and I think I'm good with that for now. I ended up importing a profile I found on the internet and changing so tasks to fit with what I needed. but even though I got it working I'm still frustrated that I don't understand exactly how these commands all work together. (the logic behind it all) I'd like to do some more things with Tasker but I'm going to have to play with it some more. If anyone can shed some light on understanding the inner workings of Tasker I would appreciate it.
     
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    akazabam Well-Known Member

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    If you want to post the profile, I can try and explain it.
     
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  8. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks for the interest
    Here is my Profile to turn Vibrate of when I'm at home. I got it by importing someones profile for turning their ringer off and I changed it to turning vibrate off. Also how do you create a exit task (red arrow pointing left)

    PROFILE
    Near Home
    CONTEXT LOCATION your home (I selected the NET option and turned off the GPS option)
    Task Vibrate Off
    Audio
    1 Vibrate On Ringer
    OFF
    2 Variable Set
    % VOLUME 1
    3 Variable Set
    %NEARHOME 1
    Task
    Vibrate On
    1 Vibrate O Ringer ON
    2 Variable Set
    %NEARHOME 0
    3 Variable Set
    %HOME
    0

    I would like to create a profile to change my ringer and turn down the volume but at different times depending on the day of the week. Maybe you could suggest a strategy for this profile.
     
  9. thaDroidz

    thaDroidz Well-Known Member

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    I use celltower to add location task.
    Like when I get home it auotmatically connects wifi and changes my background.

    I use the celltower vs wifi as I don't want to leave wifi turned on all the time.
     
  10. thaDroidz

    thaDroidz Well-Known Member

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    Use the same task, using as many day contexts as needed would change according yo day.

    If you have profiles overlapping each other you can change the priorities to determine which over rules.
    ie: you arrive home and it turns volume down, well its Tuesday you want it only half. On the Tuesday profile you give it a higher priority.
     
  11. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    Tap on the task area of the profile and you'll see the option to Add Exit Task on the pop up menu.

    You might want to read up on the Tasker site and other guides out there as it sounds like you're really starting off without much of an understanding of the app. Tasker also has a Google Group. I'd recommend reading Tasker related threads on the various forum sites as you never know what you'll learn from other people including profiles that you didn't even conceive of as being useful.

    Basically, the contexts are the conditions (location, date, time, state, etc) and the tasks are what tasker does under those conditions.

    For what you want to do you'd specify a date context and a time context for the profile. You'd probably need different profiles for different day and time combinations though there may be a more advanced way to handle this. I'd suggest starting with the simple approach until you get the hang of Tasker.

    Note: If, for example, you want to have the ringer and volume changed at the same times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday you could combine those into a single profile with the appropriate days selected as one context and the time selected as another context. That would save you from some extra profiles if that works for what you're trying to attempt.
     
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  12. UncleMike

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    Profiles don't have priorities, but the tasks they launch do. This priority affects the order in which tasks will execute when multiple tasks are queued. Other than that it does not cause the settings in one to take precedence over the settings in another. Settings precedence is determined by the order in which the profiles become active.

    Let's say I want my ringer volume to be 3 from 9am-5pm, but want my ringer volume to be 5 when docked. If I dock my phone at 7am, the volume is set to 5, but then the volume changes to 3 at 9am. Or, at 9am my volume changes to 3, but if I dock my phone at 10am, the volume changes to 5. If I want my docked profile to always take precedence over the time profile, I would add a "not docked" (inverted docked) context to the time-based profile. As soon as I dock the phone, the time-based profile cannot become active.
     
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    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can someone explain how this works: I understand this line 1 Vibrate On Ringer OFF
    ?
    2 Variable Set % VOLUME 1 ? 3 Variable Set %NEARHOME 1

    I understand this line 1 Vibrate O Ringer ON
    ? 2 Variable Set
    %NEARHOME 0
    ? 3 Variable Set
    %HOME
    0

    What is the purpose of: %volume 1 %Nearhome 1 %nearhome 0 %home 0
    How dose it effect everything?

    PROFILE Near Home
    CONTEXT LOCATION your home (I selected the NET option and turned off the GPS option)
    Task Vibrate Off
    Audio
    1 Vibrate On Ringer
    OFF
    2 Variable Set
    % VOLUME 1
    3 Variable Set
    %NEARHOME 1
    Task
    Vibrate On
    1 Vibrate O Ringer ON
    2 Variable Set
    %NEARHOME 0
    3 Variable Set
    %HOME
    0
     
  14. UncleMike

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    Within the profile listed, the variables do nothing. Variables are typically used to keep track of information within a task, pass information to another task, or as a context for other profiles. Without seeing the other profiles or tasks that rely on these variables, it's impossible to say exactly what their intended use is. But again, for the purposes of this profile, they do nothing.
     
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    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So if you were to make this profile how would you have done it?
     
  16. UncleMike

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    If you want to just want to set the ringer volume and turn off vibrate when you're at home, all you need is:

    Context: Location <home>
    Enter Task:
    Ringer Volume <your volume>
    Vibrate on Ringer Off

    When you leave home, Tasker will restore the volume and vibrate settings to their previous values.
     
  17. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is all making a lot more sense. I was just over thinking everything. What got me all confused is looking at all the profiles that people posted, and they all had %nearhome 1 and exit tasks. I thought you needed all that for each profile...
     
  18. cheeto233

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    I have a specific questions in regards to above.

    I currently have three profiles:

    Mon-Fri
    with task assigned of Work
    Work:
    Silent Mode: On
    Alarm Volume: 0

    07:15-16:45
    with task assigned of Off Work
    Off Work:
    Silent Mode: Off

    Sat, Sun
    with task assigned of Off Work

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    My problem is on the weekends I can't get Saturday and Sunday's profile to take, and it will have the time take precedence and silent my phone, along with the problem of suddently on Monday at 12AM it will silent my phone as well.

    I just need to figure out how to have the Sat, Sun profile work on weekends because of the time one taking priortity instead of the day.

    Please help!
     
  19. UncleMike

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    It appears you're using a single context for each profile, which may be contributing to your problem. If you export the description of each profile and post them here it will be much easier to follow. In the meantime I would suggest adding a Day context to your time profile, so that it only activates on Monday through Friday. You can do this by long-pressing on the existing context and selecting Add.
     

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