catch on swipe to dismiss event

I'm using an android notification to alert the user once a service is finished (success or failure), and I want to delete local files once the process is done.

My problem is that in the event of failure - I want to let the user a "retry" option. and if he chooses not to retry and to dismiss the notification I want to delete local files saved for the process purposes (images...).

Is there a way to catch the notification's swipe-to-dismiss event?


DeleteIntent: DeleteIntent is a PendingIntent object that can be associated with a notification and gets fired when the notification gets deleted, ether by :

  • User specific action
  • User Delete all the notifications.

You can set the Pending Intent to a broadcast Receiver and then perform any action you want.

  Intent intent = new Intent(this, MyBroadcastReceiver.class);
  PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(this.getApplicationContext(), 0, intent, 0);
  Builder builder = new Notification.Builder(this):
 ..... code for your notification


public class MyBroadcastReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
      public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
             .... code to handle cancel


A fully flushed out answer (with thanks to Mr. Me for the answer):

1) Create a receiver to handle the swipe-to-dismiss event:

public class NotificationDismissedReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
  public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
      int notificationId = intent.getExtras().getInt("");
      /* Your code to handle the event here */

2) Add an entry to your manifest:

    android:exported="false" >

3) Create the pending intent using a unique id for the pending intent (the notification id is used here) as without this the same extras will be reused for each dismissal event:

private PendingIntent createOnDismissedIntent(Context context, int notificationId) {
    Intent intent = new Intent(context, NotificationDismissedReceiver.class);
    intent.putExtra("", notificationId);

    PendingIntent pendingIntent =
                                      notificationId, intent, 0);
    return pendingIntent;

4) Build your notification:

Notification notification = new NotificationCompat.Builder(context)
              .setContentTitle("My App")
              .setContentText("hello world")
              .setDeleteIntent(createOnDismissedIntent(context, notificationId))

NotificationManager notificationManager = (NotificationManager) context.getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);
notificationManager.notify(notificationId, notification);

Another Idea:

if you create a notification normally you also need the actions one, two or 3 of them. I've created a "NotifyManager" it creates all notifications i need and also receive all Intent calls. So i can manage all the actions AND also the catch the dismiss event at ONE place.

public class NotifyPerformService extends IntentService {

@Inject NotificationManager notificationManager;

public NotifyPerformService() {
    ...//some Dagger stuff

public void onHandleIntent(Intent intent) {

to create the deleteIntent use this (in the NotificationManager):

private PendingIntent createOnDismissedIntent(Context context) {
    Intent          intent          = new Intent(context, NotifyPerformMailService.class).setAction("ACTION_NOTIFY_DELETED");
    PendingIntent   pendingIntent   = PendingIntent.getService(context, SOME_NOTIFY_DELETED_ID, intent, 0);

    return pendingIntent;

and THAT i use to set the delete Intent like this (in the NotificationManager):

private NotificationCompat.Builder setNotificationStandardValues(Context context, long when){
    String                          subText = "some string";
    NotificationCompat.Builder      builder = new NotificationCompat.Builder(context.getApplicationContext());

            .setLights(ContextUtils.getResourceColor(R.color.primary) , 1800, 3500) //Set the argb value that you would like the LED on the device to blink, as well as the rate
            .setAutoCancel(true)                                                    //Setting this flag will make it so the notification is automatically canceled when the user clicks it in the panel.
            .setWhen(when)                                                          //Set the time that the event occurred. Notifications in the panel are sorted by this time.
            .setVibrate(new long[]{1000, 1000})                                     //Set the vibration pattern to use.

            .setLargeIcon(BitmapFactory.decodeResource(context.getResources(), R.mipmap.ic_launcher))

    return builder;

and finally in the same NotificationManager is the perform function:

public void performNotifyCall(Intent intent) {
    String  action  = intent.getAction();
    boolean success = false;

    if(action.equals(ACTION_DELETE)) {
        success = delete(...);

    if(action.equals(ACTION_SHOW)) {
        success = showDetails(...);

    if(action.equals("ACTION_NOTIFY_DELETED")) {
        success = true;

    if(success == false){

    //some cleaning stuff

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