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onNotification not being called when app was killed on iOS

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I am sending local notifications using react-native-background-fetch. This works good. When the user clicks on a notification I redirect him to a certain screen. This always works in Android. For iOS it is working when the app is in foreground or background. When the app was killed and the user clicks on a notification, the app launches but the onNotification handler is not being called. I call PushNotification.configure from index.js, so timing should not be the issue.

I followed the fix here to get onNotification to work in foreground and background.

Environment info

react-native info output:

  React Native Environment Info:
      OS: macOS 10.15.5
      CPU: (12) x64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
      Memory: 4.00 GB / 32.00 GB
      Shell: 5.7.1 - /bin/zsh
      Node: 10.16.3 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v10.16.3/bin/node
      npm: 6.13.6 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v10.16.3/bin/npm
      Watchman: 4.9.0 - /usr/local/bin/watchman
      iOS SDK:
        Platforms: iOS 13.5, DriverKit 19.0, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2
      Android SDK:
        API Levels: 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
        Build Tools: 23.0.1, 26.0.3, 27.0.3, 28.0.3, 29.0.3
        System Images: android-29 | Google APIs Intel x86 Atom, android-29 | Google APIs Intel x86 Atom_64
      Xcode: 11.5/11E608c - /usr/bin/xcodebuild
      react: 16.8.3 => 16.8.3 
      react-native: 0.59.5 => 0.59.5 
      react-native-cli: 2.0.1

Library version: the development branch of this repo for the latest Android notification action fixes

Steps To Reproduce

  1. Configure the onNotification handler in index.js
  2. Send a push notification while the app is killed
  3. Check if the onNotification handler was called when the notification is clicked

Describe what you expected to happen:

onNotification should be called when coming from Foreground/Background or when the app was killed

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:4
  • Comments:49

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oogushikuncommented, Dec 15, 2020

was this ever resolved? having this issue when I send a silent notification, the app wakes up from a kill state but doesn’t call onNotification. This works well in android

sazzadiproliyacommented, Mar 5, 2021

Hi Friends, i have found solution. Please check below methods.

Add this code in below file. AppDelegate.m

  • (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions { …

    if (launchOptions != nil) { NSDictionary* userInfo = [launchOptions objectForKey:UIApplicationLaunchOptionsRemoteNotificationKey]; if (userInfo != nil) { [self performSelector:@selector(callNotification:) withObject: userInfo afterDelay:10]; } }

… }

create new file methods in same class…

-(void) callNotification: (NSDictionary*) userInfo { [RNCPushNotificationIOS didReceiveRemoteNotification:userInfo]; }

Modify below File from framework RNCPushNotificationIOS.m

  • (void)handleRemoteNotificationReceived:(NSNotification *)notification { … remoteNotification[@“notificationData”] = notification.userInfo[@“notification”]; … }

Update above line on this methods.

Now Check, you will data on onNotification method…

Hope this work for you…

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