Android Run an intent at a later time


  1. Create a receiver. This class will receive the intent and handle it how you wish.
public class AlarmReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent)
        // Handle intent
        int reqCode = intent.getExtras().getInt("requestCode");
  1. Give an intent to AlarmManager. This example will trigger the intent to be sent to AlarmReceiver after 1 minute.
final int requestCode = 1337;
AlarmManager am = (AlarmManager) context.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
Intent intent = new Intent(context, AlarmReceiver.class);
PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(context, requestCode, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);
am.set( AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, System.currentTimeMillis() + 60000 , pendingIntent );