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How to rebind to foreground service?

Posted by: admin November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

A foreground service is started and immediately bound to. Is there a way to know whether the serivce has been stopped or is still running after an activity restart. The safe way would be to execute startService anyway, but is there a cleaner one?

Answers:

You can use this method from:

https://stackoverflow.com/a/6452570/5457878

To check if your service is still running. You can call this method in your onResume() or onCreate(), and if it is not running, I would restart it.

private boolean isServiceRunning(String serviceName){
    boolean serviceRunning = false;
    ActivityManager am = (ActivityManager) this.getSystemService(ACTIVITY_SERVICE);
    List<ActivityManager.RunningServiceInfo> l = am.getRunningServices(50);
    Iterator<ActivityManager.RunningServiceInfo> i = l.iterator();
    while (i.hasNext()) {
        ActivityManager.RunningServiceInfo runningServiceInfo = i
                .next();

        if(runningServiceInfo.service.getClassName().equals(serviceName)){
            serviceRunning = true;

            if(runningServiceInfo.foreground)
            {
                //service run in foreground
            }
        }
    }
    return serviceRunning;
}