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  1. Richard1979

    Richard1979 Lurker
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    Like others, I'm using Tasker to take a photo at a set interval. The profile is working and the task is being run, but the phone won't take photos.

    The profile is set to run from 00:15 to 23:50 every half an hour. To test that it's working, I've set the task to wait five seconds, send me an SMS to confirm that it's working and then take a photo. It sends me an SMS every time but won't take the photo. The camera is set to use flash if required. Discreet mode is not selected.

    Any ideas? I can't post the logs yet since the camera is remote.


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    Does it ever take any photo? How did you verify the this remote device ever worked? Didn't you have it within reach to develop and you then developed it?

    What does the profile/task in the remote device look like?

    ... Thom
  3. Richard1979

    Richard1979 Lurker
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    Hi Thom,

    Yes, it will take photos sporadically. It'll take the first few, then stop, then take a few more, then stop again...

  4. From the limited information presented ... it would appear to be a device problem. Tasker is being triggered ... SMS is being sent ... photo is not being taken.

    ... Thom
  5. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra

    Do you have any battery saver, task killers, or system settings that might prevent apps from running in the background? That's the only failpoint I can think of at the moment.


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