BroadcastReceiver receives multiple identical messages for one event – Android

07 Feb

Receiving multiple broadcast is a device specific problem. Some phones just send one broadcast while other send 2 or 3. But there is a work around:

Assuming you get the disconnect message when the wifi is disconnected, I would guess the first one is the correct one and the other 2 are just echoes for some reason.

To know that the message has been called, you could have a static boolean that gets toggled between connect and disconnect and only call your sub-routines when you receive a connection and the boolean is true. Something like:

public class ConnectionChangeReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
    private static boolean firstConnect = true;

    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
        final ConnectivityManager connectivityManager = (ConnectivityManager) context.getSystemService(Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE);
        final NetworkInfo activeNetInfo = connectivityManager.getActiveNetworkInfo();
        if (activeNetInfo != null) {
            if(firstConnect) { 
                // do subroutines here
                firstConnect = false;
        else {
            firstConnect= true;
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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in Android Source Code


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