I have a realm object that is created in my activity. I need to be able to access this object within a service that I created. However I'm getting the error when creating the Realm object within the service
mRealm = Realm.getInstance(getApplicationContext());
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Realm access from incorrect thread.
Realm objects can only be accessed on the thread they were created
You can try to use
realm.copyFromRealm(youRealmObject);. These method copy Realm data into normal Java objects and detaching them from Realm.
Here is the example of usage:
youRealmObject = realm.copyFromRealm(youRealmObject);
Here is the information about it from docs:
Makes a standalone in-memory copy of an already persisted RealmObject. This is a deep copy that will copy all referenced objects. The copied object(s) are all detached from Realm so they will no longer be automatically updated. This means that the copied objects might contain data that are no longer consistent with other managed Realm objects. WARNING: Any changes to copied objects can be merged back into Realm using copyToRealmOrUpdate(RealmObject), but all fields will be overridden, not just those that were changed. This includes references to other objects, and can potentially override changes made by other threads.