Start service after app is killed or being killed

It's gotta be really silly question but i couldn't understand why activity onDestroy() method hasn't been called after killing app from recent tasks. I want to start service once app is being killed. Now i am not sure whether i could start service or not as onDestory() method never been called :-( ;

I killed the app from recent tasks. Here is how i start service

protected void onDestroy() {
    startService(new Intent(this, MyService.class));

Manifest declaration



it is said here that Activity's onDestroy method is not guarantee to be called every time and code shouldn't rely on this function. So ended up looking for other way round to meet my requirements


if you want call a Service when app closed , you can use OnStop(); method too.

Try the second solution in the following link and let me know the result.

onDestroy() not getting called while the activity is getting killed by the user?

I have not in your case but try to put startService before super.onDestroy

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