SagiLow SagiLow - 1 year ago 196
Android Question

AlarmManager stops working in Android 4.4.2 (using SetExact())

I'm setting in my code an alarm to go off in specific time.

The alarm mechanism works great on SDK < 19, but on 19 the alarms aren't fired.

Here is the code where I set the alarm :

public void SetAlarm(Context context, Long executionTime)

AlarmManager am = (AlarmManager) context.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
Intent intent = new Intent(context, AlarmReciever.class);
PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(context, 0, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);
// Only one alarm can live, so cancel previous.
am.set(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, executionTime, pi);
} else {
setAlarmFromKitkat(am, executionTime, pi);

Since I'm setting the alarm using a
I use
as the context.

code :

public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
for (SchedulerListener listener : listeners) {

Here is the declaration of the

android:name="com.SagiL.myAppName.BroadCastReceivers.AlarmReciever" />

The callback runs a method in a service (which is still alive when the alarm supposed to fire, notice it doesn't starts one).

This whole thing is a
which is used in my app, and there I declare the receiver the same way.

Sometimes the alarm do fires once, but mostly it doesn't fire at all.

Has anyone experienced such a thing ?

I can't believe it's common to SDK 19 since a lot of apps are using
and they will break too if it is common.

Answer Source

I had a similar problem with my application. I found out that using 0 ad the id in getBroadcast(...); didn't work very well and caused numerous problems.

Try changing the id from 0 to the alarm's real id.


PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(context, 0, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);


PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(context, id, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);