Bug 43204 - DidFinishEventsForBackgroundSession doesn't execute when doing background transfers on iOS
Summary: DidFinishEventsForBackgroundSession doesn't execute when doing background tra...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.iOS.dll ()
Version: XI 9.8 (tvOS / C7)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Future Cycle (TBD)
Assignee: Alex Soto [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-09 21:54 UTC by Nick Spagnola
Modified: 2016-09-09 11:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Nick Spagnola 2016-08-09 21:54:13 UTC
When doing background transfers on iOS, `DidFinishEventsForBackgroundSession` doesn't appear to ever fire. Brandon Minnick  followed the below tutorial & sample app, and only `DidCompleteWithError` fires when the download completes; he even checked that `NSError==null`, which is true, which indicates that the download was successful.

The below StackOverflow link seems to collaborate his findings.


Sample App:

Comment 1 Alex Soto [MSFT] 2016-08-09 23:44:20 UTC
Hello Nick

It seems that we are not alone in this boat, seems to happen also in ObjC

The above question provides some good findings:

These delegate methods won't get called if:

* The app is already running when the tasks finish;
* The app was terminated by double-tapping on the device's home button and manually killing it; or
* If you fail to start a background NSURLSession with the same identifier.

Also there are some comments that this won't work in the simulator, that it will just fire on device.

Nick do you mind testing if the above answers this? I can check later if you can't, since you guys have a workaround this is a little low priority now vs iOS 10 tasks :)
Comment 2 Vincent Dondain [MSFT] 2016-09-09 11:44:14 UTC
Sounds to me like Alex answered the question.

@Nick, please try again with (a) recent betas of Xamarin.iOS and (b) Xcode8 GM.

I'm closing this issue but if you're still experiencing this, feel free to re-open the bug.