I want start a service, when a specific bluetoothdevice is connected and stop this service when it’s disconnected.
Obviously I don’t want to have a background service that is always checking if a BT device is connected, so I want to achieve this with a Receiver.
Is this actually possible?
android.bluetooth.device.action.ACL_CONNECTED is mentioned here, but apparently it didn’t work.
<intent-filter> <action android:name="android.bluetooth.device.action.ACL_CONNECTED" /> <action android:name="android.bluetooth.device.action.ACL_DISCONNECT_REQUESTED" /> <action android:name="android.bluetooth.device.action.ACL_DISCONNECTED" /> </intent-filter>
These are the filters you have to add with your broadcast receiver.
ACL_CONNECTED signals when bluetooth is connected and
ACL_DISCONNECTED signals bluetooth disconnection
For specific device you have to check intents/context in broadcast receiver
The two permission you have to add are:
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH" />
I think this should solve your problem.