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Questions tagged [background]

background processes (things running in background / when screen is turned off)

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Will apps exempted from background optimization be affected by low-battery triggered energy saving?

I disabled optimization for Whatsapp. I want to limit Whatsapp only if the battery is low. Does LineageOs 14 ignore the whitelist on low battery out of the box already? I'm wondering about this ...
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Battery BroadcastReceiver in background

I am developing an app which needs to listen to the android.intent.action.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED intent in the background. I understand that since API 26, it is no longer possible to "statically" ...
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Is there any way to mass background restrict app battery usage?

My Pixel 2 has been experiencing severe standby battery drain (last night it went from 95-30 while I slept), and I'm pretty sure it's one of my apps' faults since it doesn't happen when I reboot the ...
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How to check which app changes home background image

The background of my homescreen keeps changing and I do not know what causes it. I can change the background manually, but after a certain moment of time it just changes automatically to another ...
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Automatically run Greenify from Macrodroid

As a way to save battery drain, I set up a macro with MacroDroid that does the following: Trigger: every 2 hours Action: kill background process, launch Greenify Constraint: when battery is below 50% ...
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My HTC one M9+ doesn't perform background tasks when idle but push notifications work

I have an HTC One M9+. After the update to Android 6 (two years ago?) it stopper performing background tasks. For example: FeedMe - an offline RSS-reader. 100 000+ installs. It is set to download new ...
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How do I control how many processes run in the background on Android Marshmellow 6.0?

My tablet has a tendency to run kind of slow, and I think it's because there's too much running in the background. How do I control how many things get started at one time?
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WhatsApp using microphone in the background

Got a notification today that whatsapp is using microphone while not using the phone. To view it again I got under settings/lock screen/app permission monitor/permission history and during the day ...
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How do I keep an App running in Background without rooting?

Mobile Legends in my phone(Xiaomi Redmi 5a) always restarts whenever I went to recent apps. And it is irritable when I'm in-game. What would normally cause this? How do I prevent it from happening? P....
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Can I ensure an installed application only runs when I open it?

That is, I want to ensure it consumes no system resources (data, RAM and CPU) unless I open it. Intuitively, if I block all notifications from an app, this might happen. But then again, it might not. ...
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Will tensorflow work on android pie?

Since Android Pie is now doing away with background apps, do you think tensorflow or any such neural network technilogy will be freely be able to access the mic in Android Pie? Do let me know if ...
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Finding reason why app stopped in background?

Some apps such as system statistics loggers or third-party voice recorder apps (used due to additional functionality and formats) may stop in background without the user noticing it. The user notices ...
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How to make network calls on Android with an app in the background [closed]

I am building a react-native app that launches a series of network requests (both UDP, HTTP) when it receives a special kind of notification, or based on a delayed execution. However it turns out ...
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Keep Localhost Server app in background until I turn it off

I'm using a Localhost server Android App. Which I use to develop WordPress and writing articles. But, the problem is it destroys after some times. Because, I've keep this app on background. When I ...
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Is it possible to make an application think that it is now displayed

Is there a way to make an app think that it is on your screen and you are looking on it while it is running in the background? Or to make the same when the screen is locked.
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Does Roehsoft RAM Expander need to be running?

Does the Roehsoft RAM Expander app need to be running in the background after a swapfile is created or can I clear it from the background and still have increased RAM?
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Incoming Call UI is not showing up

When i get an incoming call, the ringer rings but the incoming call UI do not show up, instead the following notification is shown in the notification area: . So in order to answer the call i have ...
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Enable/disable Background Execution Limits for all apps

Official guide on Background Execution Limits (new feature introduced in Android 8 Oreo) has a note: Note: By default, these restrictions only apply to apps that target Android 8.0 (API level 26) ...
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Detect which application is playing sound / video

I sometimes have applications that keep playing video and/or sound when in the background. These applications do not always show up in the notification area on my Samsung S8+ - but I guess this is not ...
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how to keep internet connection active when in sleep mode android marshmallow'

I noticed app background service not working that, when I would use my device after it had been sleeping, wifi wouldn't be connected using marshmallow .
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Clearing the notification about battery issues

My android doesn't understand why I carry my phone. It thinks that if Outlook and Skype are running all the time (so I can get push notifications) that it's a waste of my battery, and the thing to do ...
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How can I find if I have a rogue background process killing cpu and battery?

On my Android phone (Sony Xperia Z3 Compact), I have a situation where it sometimes goes very sluggish, and the battery drains quickly. This seems to happen after roughly once a day, and lasts until ...
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Restrict permissons when app is in background

Is there any app, tool, ROM, etc. for Android that lets you restrict selected individual permissions of an app, ONLY when it is in the background? This should function similarly to the "Restrict ...
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Stop Facebook and Instagram from running in background

In developer settings I can stop both Facebook and Instagram but those pesky apps just bounce right back within seconds. One reason I moved from Apple to Android was to be able to control my device ...
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Is there a way to run an application in the background without it ever being closed

I have a moto g4 play and theres a feature that makes the ringtones/notifications ascend, which sometimes makes it so I can't even tell the sounds are going off. There's a weird workaround that if I ...
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Replace lockscreen background image using adb

I am using a Lenovo Vibe Shot phone, which has Android 6.0.1 on it. In one of the updates, the change lockscreen background feature stopped work, so I can't change the background, now, regardless of ...
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Can libraries share memory as in linux?

Is it possible for libraries to share memory like the shared memory in linux? (The shared memory feature adopted in System V and later adopted to linux) Eg: When two apps are working simultaneously ...
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Why apps won't stay running in the background?

let's say i'm multitasking between 4 apps and i left one of them for 10 minutes without accessing it, when i switch back to it, it starts allover from the beginning even though the free memory is over ...
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Building a simple, background app

What I have to do is very simple, I want to use Tasker to ping my Raspberry PI unit when I get close to home. What I have: An Android 6.1 Phone An ssh server I can reach from everywhere A Raspberry ...
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What is the “Safe Center” in Android 6.0?

On my non-rooted Android 6.0, there is an "Safe Center" in System Settings. Clicking on it opens "Background app management" which has features for restricting apps: I've not seen such setting/...
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Unwanted Background and Auto-start Apps [duplicate]

My android device is 4.4.2 and it’s rooted. To manage auto-start app, I installed Clean Master and allowed it for root access. Also I stopped many apps that start automatically. To manage start-up ...
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there is a built-in feature that limits apps from background processing, where is it?

So one night I got crazy and installed tons of apps that have background processing on my galaxy tab 8.0, they were draining its battery really fast. Android itself suggested to limit some of them to ...
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Phone is killing important background/sync processes (Wiko Lenny 3) – what to do?

My friend recently bought a Wiko “Lenny 3”, which runs Android 6.0.1 After a short while of using it, it seems that this phone is configured by the manufacturer to very aggressively kill background ...
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What is protected apps in Huawei phones?

There is a setting in Huawei phones that allow you to add applications as protected. What is that setting mean? Are there other vendors that have a similar feature? I've noticed that some ...
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How can I keep an app always running?

I have started using CM Security on my new phone which runs Android 6.0. I use the Applock feature, but the problem is it doesn't work because... just as I kill the window from my recent apps, CM ...
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Why can't I receive WhatsApp messages when the app is not in the foreground?

I have a Samsung j5. When I have WhatsApp Messenger open, it can receive messages, but if I leave the app, messages don't arrive any more. My mobile data is always on.
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Stock Huawei Honor7 Notification Question

Im developing a small app which shows notifications continuously, also when the app is stopped via swipe in the task manager or when the device reboots. It works fine on old Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7 (...
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How to cure “the screen saver syndrome”?

When I close the flip cover or the screen saver goes on (screen goes black) some applications often either stop working, work irregularly or not at all. These include ES File Explorer (ftp/cloud) ...
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Is there a way to prevent background application updating on both wi-fi and Mobile Data?

For mobile there is an option to prevent it but I would like to block the updates and background data on Wifi also because I am connected to a Hotspot that uses Mobile Data from another mobile phone.
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How does whatsapp stay in background without being closed?

Android usually kills background processes if they do not have a persistent notification. Why do apps like whatsapp and Facebook not get killed?
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How to run some admin (Owner) root apps in background for all Users?

I'm using CyanogenMod 12.1 (Rooted) I want to set up a multi User system with me as the admin. I want all or some of my root apps to run in the background. I don't want the root apps to be shown to ...
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Change the Samsung's “Quick Settings” background color Or Remove Quick Settings

I have Samsung galaxy core 2 Phone. I just want to change the background color (The Dull Blue Colored one) of the quick settings tab. I tried it by using Wanam Xposed. It has many options, but I can't ...
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Launch app with UI in background

Is it possible to start a regular app – with a GUI – in the background, without displaying its UI? Also, it needs to be launched from the shell terminal, not from java. What I'm using currently: am ...
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Are thumbnails/preview images of running Android applications safed?

When opening the Android Task Manager a list of all running applications is shown in combination with an image of the current state of the application. Is it possible for malicious applications to ...
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How can I keep an app (not made by me) running in the background continuously

Is it possible to keep an app (not developed by me) running in the background. I know that it is possible to keep an app persistent in background by making it a service, but since I am not the ...
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Transferring continuous Android camera feed to PC through USB (in a background app/service)

I want to find a way in which I can continuously send the Android camera feed to my PC via USB. The reason for specifying USB, is because of performance requirements, I want it to be as fast as ...
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Keeping Tasker Plugin Alive in Background

I'm experiencing a little difficulty in keeping a Tasker plugin alive in background. The name of the plugin is called Tasker Process Running (KC) and it gets killed from background by Android's LMK ...
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Background logcat with filter

I have an app which seems to crash sometimes but of course not at that time when I have it connected to my PC and run logcat. Is there a good method of grepping logcat in background (best would be ...
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How to use Android phone desktop fix-rotated?

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-i9082 Duos Android 4.2.2 mobile phone. Normally whether I open "Screen Rotation" or not, the desktop holds itself as vertical. (Picture 1) Today, in faulty maybe, I ...
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Want to play 2 audio files at once

Is there an audio app that will play a stereo file in the background, even if I start playing audio in another app? In other words, when I try this using Google play music and Poweramp, Google play ...