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Android notification stays after calling removeWatcher

See original GitHub issue

I start by calling addWatcher() and then after some time I decide to remove it by calling removeWatcher(). My understanding would be that the sticky notification would disappear when there is no active watcher. No watcher means no location tracking and that should be no notification, is that right?

I have a special option inside my app settings that allows users to switch background geolocation on/off. The idea was to remove the watcher when app is being backgrounded and then start it again when it’s foregrounded.

The sample approach and logic I tried is something like this. I’m using Capacitor’s App plugin to detect if the app was backgrounded or foregrounded.

App.addListener("appStateChange", state => {
  if (!this.canUseBackgroundGps) {
    if (state.isActive) {
      BackgroundGeolocation.addWatcher(/* ... */);
    } else {
      BackgroundGeolocation.removeWatcher(/* ... */);

I only tested and observed this behaviour on Android. I’ll test if it behaves the same on iOS tomorrow.

Thanks for any heads up, Patrik

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:6

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pdrhlikcommented, Feb 8, 2021

The notification certainly should disappear – are you absolutely sure that all watchers have been removed at that point? Do you retain the id from addWatcher for later use with removeWatcher?

The problem was that I thought addWatcher() was returning the watcher ID as a Promise. It works as expected in 0.3.8 anticipating a string instead.


matudelatowercommented, Apr 7, 2022

Any suggest

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