Background App Refresh Permission


#1

How to ask for the Background App Refresh permission?

It is not available in docs.
https://docs.expo.io/versions/latest/sdk/permissions

On my device, for the Expo app I do not see the option at all, to even manually switch it.

This is needed for setting Notification badges when app is closed. Expo.Notifications.setBadgeNumberAsync(number).


#2

Hey @parthya,

Background task functionality is not yet part of the Expo SDK so this is currently not possible. We’re getting close to adding background support though!

Cheers,

Adam


#3

Thanks for the response @adamjnav.

Is there a way to use Expo.Notifications.setBadgeNumberAsync(number) when app is closed? That is perhaps the best use case for this method.


#4

It is not possible, but you can send the badge count value as part of the payload of your notification.


closed #5

This topic was automatically closed 15 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.