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Scheduling Tasks

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Vlad2, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Vlad2

    Vlad2 Lurker
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    I have Android 8 system on the DEXP AL140 smartphone and need to know how to configure the device to do the following automatically:

    1) Start up and shut down at specified times.

    2) Run and close specified programs at certain times.

    Is it also possible to configure the device to perform certain actions within the programs automatically? Do I need some Android application which can do all of the above?
     


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by Dannydet, Dec 28, 2019 (1 points)
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Tasker in the play store.
    Shut down and start up cannot be done on android by any app or remotely
     
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  4. Vlad2

    Vlad2 Lurker
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  5. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    You read my mind :) Excellent advice
     
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Well I'm on android 9 and there is no option for scheduling on or off.
    That link may be garbage. Don't believe everything you read on the internet
     
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    My Huawei with Android 9 has the scheduled power on/off feature. Some devices have it, and some don't, depending on manufacturer. If one can't find it under Settings, then that phone doesn't have this feature.
     
  8. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    +1 for Tasker.
    Why not, this 35-year *nix user wonders? :thinking:

    Anything, and I really mean anything, can be done on Linux. Android is a Linux. Sure, it's not pure Linux, per se, but it should be capable of this trivial task. Shoot, I can shutdown or reboot my Linux computers from my phone:

    Screenshot_20191230-140402.png

    Using cron on *nix you can set any task to happen at specified times.

    Why, oh why, isn't this possible on Android?!
     
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  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Shutdown I'm sure can be done.

    Start-up can't be done by android because if the phone is shut down then android is not running. Of course the manufacturer could add a task to the lower-level firmware that can be instructed to do this, and provide a hook to set this through an android app. But this isn't a standard part of the firmware on Android phones, so as Mike says it will only be possible if your manufacturer has provided this function themselves.
     
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