Broadcast Receiver to detect the screen on / off and the service does not work

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I desperately need help with my problem.

I have a simple BroadcastReciever which is suppose to detect when my screen is turning off and on. I'm using Service instead of Activity. I've tried running the service on Android 4.4.2 API 19, and also Android 6.0 API 23.

Can anybody please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Also, according to many answers from StackOverflow and ThinkAndroid you're not suppose to add a service inside the AndroidManifest.

public class BackgroundService extends Service {

@Override
public void onCreate() {
    super.onCreate();
    // REGISTER RECEIVER THAT HANDLES SCREEN ON AND SCREEN OFF LOGIC
    IntentFilter filter = new IntentFilter(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_ON);
    filter.addAction(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_OFF);
    BroadcastReceiver mReceiver = new ScreenReceiver();
    registerReceiver(mReceiver, filter);
}

@Override
public int onStartCommand(Intent intent, int flags, int startId) {
    boolean screenOn = intent.getBooleanExtra("screen_state", false);
    if (!screenOn) {
        System.out.println("SCREEN OFF");
    } else {
        System.out.println("SCREEN ON");
    }
    return START_NOT_STICKY;
}

@Nullable
@Override
public IBinder onBind(Intent intent) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    return null;
}

My BroadCastReciever

public class ScreenReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {

private boolean screenOff;

@Override
public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
    if (intent.getAction().equals(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_OFF)) {
        screenOff = true;
    } else if (intent.getAction().equals(Intent.ACTION_SCREEN_ON)) {
        screenOff = false;
    }
    Intent i = new Intent(context, BackgroundService.class);
    i.putExtra("screen_state", screenOff);
    context.startService(i);
  }
}

My AndroidManifest

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="com.dahlstore.sosbackground2">

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />

    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:supportsRtl="true"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
        <service
            android:name=".BackgroundService"
            android:enabled="true"
            android:exported="false" />

        <receiver
            android:name=".ScreenReceiver"
            android:enabled="true"
            android:exported="true"></receiver>

    </application>

</manifest>

Logcat

10-24 15:01:00.122 762-762/com.android.systemui E/KeyguardUpdateMonitor: Object tried to add another callback

java.lang.Exception: Called by
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardUpdateMonitor.registerCallback(KeyguardUpdateMonitor.java:1104)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardSelectorView.onResume(KeyguardSelectorView.java:347)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardHostView.onScreenTurnedOn(KeyguardHostView.java:1458)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardViewManager.onScreenTurnedOn(KeyguardViewManager.java:500)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardViewMediator.handleNotifyScreenOn(KeyguardViewMediator.java:1960)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardViewMediator.access$2900(KeyguardViewMediator.java:126)
    at com.android.keyguard.KeyguardViewMediator$5.handleMessage(KeyguardViewMediator.java:1601)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:110)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:193)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5368)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:828)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:644)
    at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

UPDATED LOGCAT AFTER CHANGES ACCORDING TO VOLACON_SECRET

10-24 17:00:32.441 12822-12822/? E/cutils-trace: Error opening trace file: 

No such file or directory (2)
10-24 17:00:32.663 12822-12822/? E/memtrack: Couldn't load memtrack module (No such file or directory)
10-24 17:00:32.663 12822-12822/? E/android.os.Debug: failed to load memtrack module: -2
10-24 17:00:36.773 138-744/? E/AudioMTKHardware: setCommonParameters() still have param.size() = 1, remain param = "screen_state=on"
10-24 17:00:37.802 1002-12848/com.microsoft.launcher E/Item: java.sql.SQLException: Unable to run insert stmt on object [email protected]: INSERT INTO `application` (`applicationInstalledAt` ,`applicationLastUsedAt` ,`applicationName` ,`applicationUninstalledAt` ,`applicationUpdatedAt` ,`deviceId` ,`locationLabel` ,`packageName` ,`annotations` ,`updatedAt` ,`changedAt` ,`createdAt` ,`entityId` ,`score` ,`persist` ,`createSignalSent` ,`annotationsChanged` ) VALUES (?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?)
10-24 17:00:40.124 1053-1053/com.google.process.gapps E/NetworkScheduler.SR: Invalid parameter app
10-24 17:00:40.124 1053-1053/com.google.process.gapps E/NetworkScheduler.SR: Invalid package name : Perhaps you didn't include a PendingIntent in the extras?
10-24 17:00:41.684 1067-3062/com.google.android.gms E/Drive.UninstallOperation: Package still installed com.dahlstore.sosbackground2
10-24 17:00:41.923 138-18033/? E/AudioMTKHardware: setCommonParameters() still have param.size() = 1, remain param = "screen_state=off"
10-24 17:00:42.026 1067-12852/com.google.android.gms E/IntentOperationSvc: Failed to instantiate Chimera operation impl, dropping operation
10-24 17:00:42.027 6694-6694/com.android.vending E/Finsky: [1] com.google.android.finsky.wear.bo.a(836): onConnectionFailed: ConnectionResult{statusCode=API_UNAVAILABLE, resolution=null, message=null}
10-24 17:00:42.278 1053-1053/com.google.process.gapps E/NetworkScheduler.SR: Invalid parameter app
10-24 17:00:42.278 1053-1053/com.google.process.gapps E/NetworkScheduler.SR: Invalid package name : Perhaps you didn't include a PendingIntent in the extras?
10-24 17:00:43.576 12905-12905/com.whatsapp E/dalvikvm: Could not find class 'android.support.v4.app.g', referenced from method android.support.v4.app.ab.a

My build.gradle (Module:app)

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 24
    buildToolsVersion "25.0.0"

defaultConfig {
    applicationId "com.dahlstore.sosbackground2"
    minSdkVersion 15
    targetSdkVersion 24
    versionCode 1
    versionName "1.0"
}
buildTypes {
    release {
        minifyEnabled false
        proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
    }
}
}

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
    compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:24.2.1'
}


As stated in answer above, you should include Service and BroadcastReceiver in manifest. But, you register your BroadCastReceiver dynamically in Service and never unregister it. If you want to receive notifications all the time, you should register receiver in manifest with corresponding internt filter. Or, unregister receiver in onTerminate() method of Service.