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How is an Intent Service Declared in the Android Manifest?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


Straight forward question:

Is an IntentService declared in the Android Manifest as a regular service, or is there another way? It tried searching for it, but I couldn’t find the answer.

Here is the regular Service declaration:



How to&Answers:

In your manifest you declare a service with android:name=".Communication", this means that your service class should be located in com.exercise.AndroidClient.Communication

Check that the packages are correct. Note that the “.” (dot) refers to the root of your package (ie the package declared in the manifest). So, for example, if your package is com.exercise.AndroidClient and your service class is under com.exercise.AndroidClient.services.Communication you need to declare the service like this:

<service android:enabled="true" android:name=".services.Communication" />

Or specify the full package:

<service android:enabled="true" android:name="com.exercise.AndroidClient.services.Communication" />


Nothing different same as a regular one

Here is mine

<service android:name=".MyIntentService" android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name" android:enabled="true"/>

If yours is not working try something like

<service android:name="com.my.qualified.MyIntentService" android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name" android:enabled="true"/>


When you go to settings >> application >> running services
the list of running services will be displayed.

The android:icon will be thumb image

and androin:label will be the display text