Nov 26, 2021, 4:35:11 AM11/26/21
I've got the need to take a foto at regular intervals, i.e. every 3 minutes: Thought I could do this with my old Samsung J5 (Android 9), so I was looking for an app and found Tasker. I've installed the free version to try this, before buying.
So I created a profile with "time 00.00 to 23:59 every 3 minutes". Then I attached a task with 3 actions to it: 1. beep, 2 take foto, 3. beep.
First the task only had the "take foto" action, but since it doesn't work reliably, I added the beeps.
So, I enable that profile and watch what happens. After hearing hearing the beeps, I check the gallery, and there is a new photo. And so there may be a second, or third time.
Then I leave the phone alone, coming back after an hour. Sadly, there are no fotos from the last hour.
I've tried several times, and I tried with PIN locked phone as well as with no PIN lock. I checked that there is no battery optimization, and than tasker is allowed to run in the backgound, and all the other Android setting as advise by Tasker -> 3dot menu -> more -> Android settings.
I started the log (run log), and in there, I do see "ok" entries for all three actions, no error messages. But still no photos (after the first interval). I recognize it takes 17 seconds to hear the second beep, so the "take foto" seems to last a bit.
Should this work at all?
What settings would I need to check additionally?
Any other hint?
Any more information I should post here?