android – How do you use a TimerTask to run a thread?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m struggling to find documentation for the TimerTask function on Android.
I need to run a thread at intervals using a TimerTask but have no idea how to go about this.
Any advice or examples would be greatly appreciated.

How to solve:

You use a Timer, and that automatically creates a new Thread for you when you schedule a TimerTask using any of the schedule-methods.


Timer t = new Timer();
t.schedule(myTimerTask, 1000L);

This creates a Timer running myTimerTask in a Thread belonging to that Timer once every second.


I have implemented something like this and it works fine:

    private Timer mTimer1;
    private TimerTask mTt1;
    private Handler mTimerHandler = new Handler();

    private void stopTimer(){
        if(mTimer1 != null){

    private void startTimer(){
        mTimer1 = new Timer();
        mTt1 = new TimerTask() {
            public void run() {
       Runnable() {
                    public void run(){

        mTimer1.schedule(mTt1, 1, 5000);


This is perfect example for timer task.

Timer timerObj = new Timer();
TimerTask timerTaskObj = new TimerTask() {
    public void run() {
       //perform your action here
timerObj.schedule(timerTaskObj, 0, 15000);

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