how to set alarm to repeat monthly


Currently I am working on an application to set reminders on monthly basis. I am not able to provide the correct repeating interval for my alarmmanager. Pls provide info about the same. this is my code, but this will not raise alarm for Feb or months having 30 days. Also pls provide code to set yearly repeating alaram.

repeatTime=(AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY*31); mAlarmManager.setRepeating(AlarmManager.ELAPSED_REALTIME_WAKEUP, when.getTimeInMillis(), repeatTime, pi);

Thanks, Sharath


this is how you calculate interval between today in extacly one month after, use this logic to reset alarm everytime once it triggers. i.e set alarm to the point when you want to start, supply some pending intent, once alarm triggers use below code to get next trigger time, and set alarm again to trigger at that time.

private long getDuration(){ // get todays date Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance(); // get current month int currentMonth = cal.get(Calendar.MONTH); // move month ahead currentMonth++; // check if has not exceeded threshold of december if(currentMonth > Calendar.DECEMBER){ // alright, reset month to jan and forward year by 1 e.g fro 2013 to 2014 currentMonth = Calendar.JANUARY; // Move year ahead as well cal.set(Calendar.YEAR, cal.get(Calendar.YEAR)+1); } // reset calendar to next month cal.set(Calendar.MONTH, currentMonth); // get the maximum possible days in this month int maximumDay = cal.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH); // set the calendar to maximum day (e.g in case of fEB 28th, or leap 29th) cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, maximumDay); long thenTime = cal.getTimeInMillis(); // this is time one month ahead return (thenTime); // this is what you set as trigger point time i.e one month after }


To set alarm which repeat monthly,

Calendar calender= Calendar.getInstance(TimeZone.getDefault()); int cDay = calender.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH); calender.set(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, hour); //hour you have selected calender.set(Calendar.MINUTE, min); //min you have selected calender.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0); calender.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0); calender.set(Calendar.DATE, cDay); calender.get(Calendar.MONTH); Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance(); now.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0); now.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0); int days = now.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH); if (calender.before(now)) { //this condition is used for future alarm only calender.add(Calendar.DATE, days); } final int _id = (int) System.currentTimeMillis(); Intent i = new Intent(activity, YourServiceClass.class); i.putExtra("type", "month"); PendingIntent displayIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast( activity, _id, i, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT); AlarmManager alarmManager = (AlarmManager) getSystemService(ALARM_SERVICE); alarmManager.setInexactRepeating(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, calender.getTimeInMillis(), AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * calender.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH), displayIntent);

Now in your service class , put below code

if (intent.getExtras() != null) { type = intent.getStringExtra("type"); } if (type != null) { if (type.equals("month")) { Long futureTimeDifference = intent.getLongExtra("futureTimeDifference", 0); // Receive the time difference in milliseconds from currenttime in milliseconds and the future set date milliseconds futureTimeDifference = futureTimeDifference + System.currentTimeMillis();// get the next schedule date time inmilliseconds String repeatType = intent.getStringExtra("getRepeatType");// Receive the repeat type Date todaysDate = new Date();// initialize a new date object Calendar getCurrentDate = Calendar.getInstance();// Initialize a new Calendar object getCurrentDate.setTime(todaysDate); //Set the calendar to todays date int currentMonth = getCurrentDate.get(Calendar.MONTH); // Assign the current month in integer if (currentMonth == Calendar.JANUARY || currentMonth == Calendar.MARCH || currentMonth == Calendar.MAY || currentMonth == Calendar.JULY || currentMonth == Calendar.AUGUST || currentMonth == Calendar.OCTOBER || currentMonth == Calendar.DECEMBER) { futureTimeDifference = System.currentTimeMillis() + (AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 31); } if (currentMonth == Calendar.APRIL || currentMonth == Calendar.JUNE || currentMonth == Calendar.SEPTEMBER || currentMonth == Calendar.NOVEMBER) { futureTimeDifference = System.currentTimeMillis() + (AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 30); } if (currentMonth == Calendar.FEBRUARY) {//for february month) GregorianCalendar cal = (GregorianCalendar) GregorianCalendar.getInstance(); if (cal.isLeapYear(cal.get(Calendar.YEAR))) {//for leap year february month futureTimeDifference = System.currentTimeMillis() + (AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 29); } else { //for non leap year february month futureTimeDifference = System.currentTimeMillis() + (AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 28); } } final int monthly_id = (int) System.currentTimeMillis(); Log.e("MonthlyNotification", futureTimeDifference + ""); PendingIntent displayIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast( context, monthly_id, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT); AlarmManager alarmManager = (AlarmManager) context.getSystemService(ALARM_SERVICE); alarmManager.set(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, futureTimeDifference, displayIntent); //Toast.makeText(context, "Notification Set Monthly", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show(); } }


for yearly repeating alarm

GregorianCalendar cal = (GregorianCalendar) GregorianCalendar.getInstance(); if(cal.isLeapYear(year)){ alarmMgr.setRepeating(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, calendar.getTimeInMillis(), AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 366, alarmIntent); }else{ alarmMgr.setRepeating(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, calendar.getTimeInMillis(), AlarmManager.INTERVAL_DAY * 365, alarmIntent); }


Thanks Techfist .. ex: dateValue = "30/01/2017 11:02" ... get id and date from database ...

private void getMonthlyDuration(Context context,int id,String dateValue) { SharedPreferences sharedPreferences = context.getSharedPreferences("ModernDiary", Context.MODE_PRIVATE); String dateOfMonth = sharedPreferences.getString("day"+id,DateFormat.format("dd", Calendar.getInstance()).toString()); Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance(); SimpleDateFormat simpleDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm", Locale.getDefault()); try { Date dateMain = simpleDateFormat.parse(dateValue); calendar.setTime(dateMain); } catch (ParseException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } Boolean isSetDate = false; if (sharedPreferences.getInt("monthInc"+id,-1) != -1) { calendar.set(Calendar.MONTH,sharedPreferences.getInt("monthInc"+id,calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH))); calendar.set(Calendar.YEAR,sharedPreferences.getInt("yearInc"+id,calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR))); if (calendar.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH) < Integer.parseInt(dateOfMonth)) { calendar.set(Calendar.DATE,calendar.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH)); Log.i("timeDay",dateOfMonth+" "+calendar.getTime()+" max"); } else { calendar.set(Calendar.DATE,Integer.parseInt(dateOfMonth)); Log.i("timeDay",dateOfMonth+" "+calendar.getTime()+"min"); } if (sharedPreferences.getInt("monthInc"+id,calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)) < calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)){ calendar.add(Calendar.MONTH, -1); isSetDate = true; Log.i("timeMonth","Increment "+calendar.getTime()); } else { isSetDate = false; Log.i("timeMonth","No Change"); } } calendar.add(Calendar.MONTH, 1); if (isSetDate){ if (calendar.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH) < Integer.parseInt(dateOfMonth)) { calendar.set(Calendar.DATE,calendar.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH)); } else { calendar.set(Calendar.DATE,Integer.parseInt(dateOfMonth)); } } Log.i("timeAf",calendar.getTime()+""); sharedPreferences.edit().putInt("monthInc"+id, calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)).apply(); sharedPreferences.edit().putInt("yearInc"+id, calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR)).apply(); Intent notificationIntent = new Intent(context,AlarmBroadcastReceiver.class); Bundle bundle = new Bundle(); bundle.putSerializable("alarm", id); notificationIntent.putExtra("bundle", bundle); alarmManager = (AlarmManager) context.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE); broadcast = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(context, id, notificationIntent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT); alarmManager.set(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, calendar.getTimeInMillis(), broadcast); }

Alarm triggering times: Tue Feb 28 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Thu Mar 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Sun Apr 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Tue May 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Fri Jun 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Sun Jul 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Wed Aug 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Sat Sep 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Mon Oct 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Thu Nov 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Sat Dec 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2017 Tue Jan 30 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2018 Wed Feb 28 11:02:00 GMT+05:30 2018 ...


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