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com.sec.android.app.camerasaver is using the camera in the background on Android 12

Samsung phone Android 12 One UI core 4.1 Whenever I reboot my phone, the camera indicator shows up in the status bar, there’s no camera-related app open in the foreground and I have not enabled ...
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How to know, which app is playing music in the background?

I installed some alarms, then I configured them... then I configured the phone settings the standard wake signal for a long music. I ended up that something is playing music in my ear, in the ...
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Why does the stream from Twitch app disconnect while on the background?

I watch a lot of Twitch live streams of people streaming from their phones. They frequently go offline unexpectedly, then come back a few seconds (or minutes) later and say: Sorry!! I just needed to ...
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Security concern: Can "multiple user" feature protect my sensitive data from apps that I don't trust? [duplicate]

I'm using lineageos18.1 and for some reason I need to install an app that I don't trust. It requires some critical permission to run normally such as: All files access Install unknown apps Get ...
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Can one add a virtual background with Cisco Webex and Google Duo with a Samsung Galaxy S21?

I read on https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s21-custom-backgrounds-video-calls-duo-teams-webex-zoom/: Galaxy S21 smartphones offer custom backgrounds during video calls via Cisco Webex, Google ...
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How to play YouTube audio playlists in background [update required]

I need to play my YouTube playlists in background. The solution proposed by @absinthe seems to be the one more suitable, but: on NewPipe I cannot play my playlists previously created with YouTube on ...
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Background Control in developer options of android 11

There is a background control option in developer options of android 11. I added an secreen shot. Do options must be enabled or disabled for blocking an app. I did not understand. AASAservice is ...
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Android 11 - What exactly does "allow background activity" do?

From what I understand, it simply allows apps that are manually ran to update and send notifications faster while in the background. Is that all it does, and if so should you turn it off for most apps ...
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How to make an installed application to run in background?

Let's say I record some video or audio and then I switch to other application, the first one goes in the background and stops working for that time (while the second in the foreground). How would I ...
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Can one add a virtual background with the latest version of Microsoft Teams on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (US version)?

I read contradictory statements. E.g. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/all/background-effect-on-samsung-s21/8ecfca7a-d025-47ee-9cb7-abcea99fa68f: Hi, I just got my new Samsung S21 ...
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How to grant “Allow always” for Geolocalization to an app?

I’ve got an android mobile phone. It’s a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, with MIUI Global 12.0.1 (Android 11). I installed 3 applications for global position background tracing: OruxMap Komoot View Ranger ...
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Can an app still send notifications if running in the background is disabled?

I have some apps which show me promotional notifications of new features, deals, etc. I know I can turn these notifications off, but I tried disabling the app running in the background altogether ...
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Is it possible to fully restrict/disable apps when they are closed?

I would love to have more control over when apps can run on my Android: I wish that apps can't run in background, unless I whitelist them, or unless I am using them. "Background Restriction" ...
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Restrict app's background battery usage using terminal (root granted)

Is it possible to change this setting using termux?
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Running services in developer options is missing

I want to check the apps that are running in the background to stop them. Android 10 MIUI 12 redmi note 7s (NOT ROOTED) i tried a lot of apps from playstore they doesn't seem to work properly (Doesn't ...
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Does adb shell RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore really works?

I did ./adb shell cmd appops set com.whatsapp RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore for lots of apps in my android. However, when I go into the app settings, I still can press "force stop". Does that ...
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Is there another way for apps to stop being killed in the background?

I have a android 10 and I have tried whitelisting the app and it didn't work, I tried RUN_ANY_IN_BACKGROUND that didn't work, and tried WAKE_LOCK allow that didn't work. Is there another way. Also, ...
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How to make specific app connect only when VPN active and make it's traffic only go with VPN tunnel

I use VPN for some apps that's banned my country, but when the VPN stop sometimes that apps keep working in background so the servers discover my real country based ip then they block my account.. I ...
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Background apps not working

I use this app on SM-J7 with Android 8 to check my internet connectivity. I hardly use this app as I get to see what I require in the notification bar. But every day, I am forced to manually open it ...
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Stop Notifications when the App is closed

This may be a stupid question since the Android is maybe supposed to work this way, still though I am wondering if this is possible. Two apps, Microsoft Teams and Outlook are sending the notifications ...
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How to download video from Youtube, FramaTube, Media CCC or mp3 from SoundCloud?

I'm using Mi 5, I want to download hot trend videos from Youtube, FramaTube or video conferences from Mediaccc and then make the tiktok video for fun. How to reach this? Also, sometimes I want to ...
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Force app to stay active

My phone has very low memory (2 GB of ram) and thus any app that is running in background is automatically closed after a minute or so. It appears in the task manager but when I open it, the app doesn'...
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How to check if Android app is taking pictures in the background?

I have Android app that I found to be loading Camera in the background. It's one of the most widely used internet browsers - Chrome. I been trying debug what is actually happening with LogCat in the ...
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How to collect the data from another app before it goes to the UI?

I'm using an android app, it receives backend updates and displays on the UI. How could an automation app, a script, or any solution read the updates received and to make some decisions/start other ...
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. Note that I write "background" from the user's point of view. The app has a persistent notification so ...
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Music stops when the screen is off

After selecting a music file to open in file explorer in a floating mode, the music stops as soon as the phone is locked. I whitelisted both the player and explorer in battery saver settings but no ...
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Understanding Samsung Power Settings

I'm quite confused about Samsung's "App Power Management" page. There seems to be several overlapping settings: Adaptive Battery - Limit battery for apps that you don't use often Put apps to sleep - ...
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Prevent background execution in Android 9

Is there a way to choose what apps are allowed or denied to run background services in Android 9? I know that I can kill them in Settings > Apps & notifications > 〈 app 〉 > Force stop, ...
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How to find the app that creates a sound every morning?

My Android phone generates a sound at 8:00 AM every day. It doesn't display anything on the screen while and after the sound being played. I guess this sound is created by one of my 100+ apps on the ...
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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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Background usage even if the app put to sleep

I have put the WhatsApp to sleep (App Usage --> Put app to sleep ( ON ) ) but when I checked on the battery usage, it shows 1 h 6 min. I'm using Android Pie on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. How I can ...
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Background apps get killed (by something other than battery optimization)

All of my background apps get killed when I turn off the screen. This is particularly annoying for my most-used messaging app, WhatsApp. I've looked at the obvious "Battery Optimization" option: ...
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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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Disable autostart on boot and restrict background execution [duplicate]

Is there any way to disable autostart apps at boot time? I need to disable some of them (not all) like Facebook, etc to get quicker boot time. I'm asking how to do this on Android 9.0.
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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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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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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' [closed]

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 .