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Background services stops working on closing app in marshmallow.Boot receive also not working

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Neha Mittal, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Neha Mittal

    Neha Mittal Guest

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    I am developing an app in which a background service for tracking location should run always (every half an hour sending location coordinates to server).My app is working fine with android 5 and android 7(in doze mode as well) but in android 6 the service stops working when i exit the app.Boot receive is also not working in android 6. Using alarmmanager on main thread for starting service.
    Below is the alarmmanager function i m using on my main thread.
    public void AlarmManagerFunc()
    Context ctx = getBaseContext();
    AlarmManager am = (AlarmManager) ctx.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
    long interval = 1000 * 60 * 15; //15 minutes in milliseconds
    long period = 1000;
    Intent serviceIntent = new Intent(ctx, MyService.class);
    PendingIntent servicePendingIntent =
    1, // integer constant used to identify the service
    PendingIntent.FLAG_CANCEL_CURRENT); // FLAG to avoid creating a second service
    if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 23) {
    am.setAndAllowWhileIdle(AlarmManager.ELAPSED_REALTIME_WAKEUP, SystemClock.elapsedRealtime() + period, servicePendingIntent);
    else { am.setRepeating(AlarmManager.ELAPSED_REALTIME_WAKEUP, SystemClock.elapsedRealtime() + period
    ,interval, servicePendingIntent);


    Any one facing the same issue with marshmallow?Can any one suggest me what i m doing wrong for marshmallow?

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