If you disable the “Automatically run MicroPython application at module startup” setting… is there a python command run the firmware? The micropython documentation tells you that you can enable/disable this feature, but fails to follow up about if you disable the run-on-start-up, how to prompt it to run on demand?
If you disable the Automatically run MicroPython application at module startup setting... how to run on demand?
Do you have access to the REPL (via the web interface or a terminal program)? Just import the boot module:
MicroPython v1.13 on 2020-09-11; ESP module with ESP8266 Type "help()" for more information. >>> import boot