SCREEN_ON / SCREEN_OFF broadcast receiver gotcha!

In my project I needed to know when the screen was turned on and off while my app was running.
After a bit of searching i came accross these intent filters for a receiver.


Shockingly, this did not work.
After some searching around I finally came across this answer in stackoverflow.

What you have to do is register those intents manually in code using the registerReceiver() method on your activity

Hoping this post makes googling a little easier. Enjoy!

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