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Android BasicSyncAdapter Sample

This sample demonstrates using SyncAdapter to fetch background data for an app. It covers the creation of the required Service that the OS uses to initiate the background data sync as well as scheduling syncs with background data.


This sample demonstrates using SyncAdapter to fetch background data for an app. SyncAdapters can be used to execute your data transfer code at configurable intervals, while efficiently using battery and other system resources.

This sample implements all the required elements of a sync adapter.

  • Creates a sync adapter class.
  • Creates a bound Service which the OS uses to initiate a sync.
  • Defines the sync adapter properties in an XML resource file.
  • Declares the bound Service in the app manifest.

For more on SyncAdapters refer to Transferring Data Using Sync Adapters


  • Android SDK v22
  • Android Build Tools v22.0.1
  • Android Support Repository


Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the “gradlew build” command or use “Import Project” in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


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