android – Passing data to activity from widget-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am trying to pass data from widget to activity and I always receive null.
Here is onUpdate from widget class:

public void onUpdate(final Context context, final AppWidgetManager appWidgetManager, int[] appWidgetIds) {

    ComponentName thisWidget = new ComponentName(context, MyWidgetProvider.class);
    int[] allWidgetIds = appWidgetManager.getAppWidgetIds(thisWidget);

    for (int widgetId : allWidgetIds) {

        RemoteViews remoteViews = new RemoteViews(context.getPackageName(), R.layout.appwidget);

        Intent configIntent = new Intent(context, WebViewActivity.class);
        configIntent.putExtra("URL", "Content");
        PendingIntent configPendingIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, 0, configIntent, 0);
        remoteViews.setOnClickPendingIntent(, configPendingIntent);
        appWidgetManager.updateAppWidget(widgetId, remoteViews);


Second Activity:

public class WebViewActivity extends AppCompatActivity  {

WebView webView;

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    String sessionId = getIntent().getStringExtra("URL");
    Log.d("DTAG","URL: "+sessionId); //Is null

    webView = findViewById(;


How to solve:

If you wish to replace extras in a PendingIntent, you need to use FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT for the final parameter to PendingIntent.getActivity(). Otherwise, the extras in your new Intent will be ignored.

And, if you wish to have different extras for different PendingIntent objects (e.g., per widget ID), you need to pass a unique ID as the second parameter to PendingIntent.getActivity(). If you use 0 all the time, you get exactly one PendingIntent with one set of extras.

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