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Handling Volley Request when Network Connection is slow

Volley makes more than one call to same API, if the network is slow that gives misleading results. To avoid this scenario add setRetryPolicy flag before adding request to volley queue.

RetryPolicy is an interface where you need to implement your logic of how you want to retry a specific request when a timeout happens.
It has three parameters

  • Timeout – Can specify Socket Timeout in milliseconds per every retry attempt.
  • Number of retries – Number of times retry is attempted. Default is set to ‘1’.
  • Back off Multiplier – A multiplier that is used to determine exponential time set to socket for     every retry attempt.


JsonObjectRequest jsonObjReq = new JsonObjectRequest(………….); 
jsonObjReq.setRetryPolicy(new DefaultRetryPolicy(0,DefaultRetryPolicy.DEFAULT_MAX_RETRIES,DefaultRetryPolicy.DEFAULT.BACKOFF_MULT)); 
Ramya Gangula

Ramya Gangula

I work as Android developer at GM financials. Before GM i worked at Samsung. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in any way

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