Set certain time intervals between fetching using expo-background-fetch

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 38
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android

So, I read the docs but I am still confused.

I am trying to run an API call each 5 minutes (If I understood the docs correctly, for Android by default the timer is set to minum 15 minutes), the problem is that I dont know how to set this interval, currently my task is getting run at random intervals of time. Sometimes 5, somtimes 2, sometimes 3.
Is there a way to set a certain time interval?

Can I get some enlightment please?

Thanks!

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I’m having the same issue… I’m trying to make a simple background call to console.log a message, but I cannot get it to actually fire on the interval (5 seconds). Sometimes it will happen right away, other times it’ll wait a few minutes.

It seems we cannot do this, I think we have to eject from expo if we want to accomplish this feature

Yes, that is the conclusion I came to as well. Ejecting from Expo is a last resort for me, but there just doesn’t seem to be any better option.

let me know if you succed, I am stuck with: Errors trying to eject (Could not locate a valid AppDelegate at root)

I eventually got it to work, but I found that ejecting from expo was more of a headache than just creating a brand new project using React Native CLI and copy + pasting my old code into the new project. It still requires some debugging to get things working, but overall easier in my opinion.