Manuel Manuel - 3 months ago 31
Android Question

How to make an android app to always run in background?

I'm using an android device. When I open the Settings > Apps > Running, there is an option on the top-left of the screen to see : (1) Running processes (2) Cached background processes. And the app(s) which I wanted to run always (24×7) is/are unfortunately listed under (2) Cached background processes, which I wanted it/them to be listed under (1) Running processes (if it is possible). Can it be done? Or in short, how to make an android app to always run in background?

I hope I conveyed the question :-)

I'm a beginner :-)


You have to start a service in your Application class to run it always. If you do that, your service will be always running. Even though user terminates your app from task manager or force stop your app, it will start running again.

Create a service:

public class YourService extends Service {

    public IBinder onBind(Intent intent) {
        return null;

    public int onStartCommand(Intent intent, int flags, int startId) {
        // do your jobs here
        return super.onStartCommand(intent, flags, startId);

Create an Application class and start your service:

public class App extends Application {

    public void onCreate() {

        startService(new Intent(this, YourService.class));

Don't forget add this in "application" tag of your AndroidManifest.xml