geekslot geekslot - 25 days ago 9
Android Question

Android - Service stops when swiping app from recent apps

I've developed an android application with a service that runs in the background
the service is called like that

startService(new Intent(getApplicationContext(),myService.class));


but when I remove the app from the recent apps, the service stops and it crashes if I test it..
is there a way to prevent the service from being destroyed when swiping the app from the recent apps?

thank you

Answer

You can register a service to run on a repeating cycle using AlarmManager

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/AlarmManager.html

The service will run even if the application is not running.

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