Opening Device Settings on Android using Linking

I am trying to open Device settings on Android using

Linking.openURL('app-settings:');

This works perfectly on iOS but on Android it says No Activity found to handle intent.

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https://docs.expo.io/versions/v19.0.0/sdk/intent-launcher.html

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Thanks so much @notbrent

I followed the instructions on the page for intent-launcher. I passed, ACTION_APP_NOTIFICATION_SETTINGS to startActivityAsync. I got a message saying,

The app wasn’t found the in the list of apps.

It looks like the api also requires a map with the key: EXTRA_APP_PACKAGE to be passed in. I tried the name of the app. Do you know what value it would be expecting? I don’t have a standalone app.

Thanks.

Hey,

Were you able to figure out how to pass the extra app package to this API? I am stuck with the same issue.

Also, do you know how to open camera & camera roll permission settings. Can’t seem to find those in the list of the intents defined.

Thanks

Hi,

I was able to make this work by using the following snippet:

IntentLauncherAndroid.startActivityAsync(
  IntentLauncherAndroid.ACTION_APP_NOTIFICATION_SETTINGS,
  {
    "android.provider.extra.APP_PACKAGE": "paste here your application's package name"
  }
);

Hope it helps,

cheers!

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Hey Sergio,

This works in which android API? ( I tested on API 26 MOTO G 6 and worked)

After a lot of trial and error I managed to get it to work using the third param.

import { IntentLauncherAndroid, Constants } from 'expo'

IntentLauncherAndroid.startActivityAsync(
  IntentLauncherAndroid.ACTION_APPLICATION_DETAILS_SETTINGS,
  {},
  'package:' + Constants.manifest.android.package
)
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@alastairtaft Surprisingly, your solution works! Thank you so much!

Now it’s slighlty different

import * as IntentLauncher from "expo-intent-launcher";
import Constants from "expo-constants";

const pkg = Constants.manifest.releaseChannel
      ? Constants.manifest.android.package  // When published, considered as using standalone build
      : "host.exp.exponent"; // In expo client mode

IntentLauncherAndroid.startActivityAsync(
  IntentLauncherAndroid.ACTION_APPLICATION_DETAILS_SETTINGS,
  { data: 'package:' + pkg },
)
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Thanks @bodolsog, your solution is working and unfortunately not documented anywhere. Finding how to make this work was a struggle !

Saved my day!!

Hi,

IntentLauncher.ACTION_APPLICATION_DETAILS_SETTINGS open the app general settings, but how to open the app Notifications settings screen?

IntentLauncher.ACTION_APP_NOTIFICATION_SETTINGS it doesn’t work on the SDK 33 and 34. In the SDK 32, yes.

Has anyone found it too?

Regards,

Thank you, it helped me to open app details settings.

But i want to go deeper settings like opening app permissions settings…how can i open expo app location permission settings from app?