Check out example codes for "how to run code in the background without app being opened android xamarin". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

using Xamarin.Forms;
using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace YourNamespace
{
    public partial class App : Application
    {
        private static Stopwatch stopWatch = new Stopwatch();
        private const int defaultTimespan = 1;

        protected override void OnStart()
        {
            // On start runs when your application launches from a closed state, 

            if (!stopWatch.IsRunning)
            {
                stopWatch.Start();
            }

            Device.StartTimer(new TimeSpan(0, 0, 1), () =>
            {
                // Logic for logging out if the device is inactive for a period of time.

                if (stopWatch.IsRunning && stopWatch.Elapsed.Minutes >= defaultTimespan)
                {
                    //prepare to perform your data pull here as we have hit the 1 minute mark   

                        // Perform your long running operations here.

                        Device.InvokeOnMainThread(()=>{
                            // If you need to do anything with your UI, you need to wrap it in this.
                        });

                    stopwatch.Restart();
                }

                // Always return true as to keep our device timer running.
                return true;
            });
        }

        protected override void OnSleep()
        {
            // Ensure our stopwatch is reset so the elapsed time is 0.
            stopWatch.Reset();
        }

        protected override void OnResume()
        {
            // App enters the foreground so start our stopwatch again.
            stopWatch.Start();
        }
    }
}

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