How to check if Receiver is registered in Android?


I need to check if my registered receiver is still registered if not how do i check it any methods?

8/11/2016 4:44:32 PM

Accepted Answer

I am not sure the API provides directly an API, if you consider this thread:

I was wondering the same thing.
In my case I have a BroadcastReceiver implementation that calls Context#unregisterReceiver(BroadcastReceiver) passing itself as the argument after handling the Intent that it receives.
There is a small chance that the receiver's onReceive(Context, Intent) method is called more than once, since it is registered with multiple IntentFilters, creating the potential for an IllegalArgumentException being thrown from Context#unregisterReceiver(BroadcastReceiver).

In my case, I can store a private synchronized member to check before calling Context#unregisterReceiver(BroadcastReceiver), but it would be much cleaner if the API provided a check method.

2/8/2019 3:57:34 PM

There is no API function to check if a receiver is registered. The workaround is to put your code in a try catch block as done below.

try {

 //Register or UnRegister your broadcast receiver here

} catch(IllegalArgumentException e) {


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