Do you ever get this notification when you go about from one app to another on your phone?
“[app name] is Running in the Background”
You gotta admit, it’s one annoying notification which doesn’t stop leaving you alone and doing your own thing.
Well not to worry. 🙂
I’ll show you how to disable App is Running in The Background notification on Android Oreo with 3 simple ways.
But wait, What does this Notification really mean?
You might or might know this..
In the previous versions of Android, the problem was that there wasn’t really a way both you and I could of actually known whether if an app was running in the background and whether it was snooping about consuming all of your phone’s battery and by forcing your system to stay awake.
If you don’t understand that either think of it this way:
Just like how you would stock up yourself with 3 cans of Red Bull to force yourself from sleeping..
Deep inside, somewhere, you know it is eating your health away.
Same thing with your phone.
Which is why
That was a huge problem that needed to be addressed and Google did that with the new Android Oreo.
Though the problem now is that it is not whether they did it, it is how they did it.
Do know that by removing this notification does not solve the underlying issue:
Which is to disable the notification for its entirety.
Because Google wants you to know (for now) whether an app runs in the background and it is in your intentions whether you want to keep using the app or tweak the app’s settings or uninstall it if it heavily consumes your battery and overloads your system.
Alright. Let’s jump right into how to disable this notification.
How to Disable App is Running in the Background Notification on Android Oreo: 3 Ways
1. The Easiest Method
Step 1: Go ahead and install Hide ‘running in the background’ notification app. (its Free and yes you can say that’s probably the most straightforward app name you’ve heard)
Step 2: Installed? Sweet! Now you’ll be brought into your Notifications Access menu, all you have to do is just give the app your permission. Tap on Ok.
Step 3: Then under your Notification Access, do you see the Hide ‘running in the background’ notification app? Alright. Just turn it on.
Step 4: You’ll get a security notice, all you have to do is just tap on Allow.
If you ever change your mind and you want to re-enable the notification sometime later you can do that. Just jump into the app and then tap on disable Notification Access.
That’s it! 🙂
2. The Recommended Method
Now you might be asking:
“How can this get any simpler than the app before?”
You want the answer?
It’s not simple, but it is sure is the most efficient one.
Because you’ll be downloading an app called AutoNotification (Free) and these are its extra perks:
- it works with all languages.
- helps remove any other Android system notification (think of it as an all-in-one app).
The developer of this app, Joao Dias, has provided a short video tutorial on how you can remove this “App is Running in the Background Notification” on Android Oreo:
3. Your Last Resort
If all else fails, then this is your go to.
I’ll show you how to do this in 12 simple little steps.
What you’re going to need
You’re going to need to install both of these apps:
- Tasker ($2.99)
- Notification Listener (Free)
You’re going to need Tasker in order for Notification Listener to work.
Alright let’s jump straight in.
Step 1: Once you’ve downloaded both of the apps then what you’re going to need to do is import the necessary Tasker profile. You can download the profile here and then follow up with the below steps to learn how to import it and set it up. 🙂
Step 2: Done? Great! Now open your Tasker app and head over to your Tasks tab.
Step 3: Now when you tap on Tasks (if not you can tap on the + sign to your bottom left hand corner) you will see Import. Tap on Import.
Step 4: Next Head over to your XML file by tapping on the arrow which is to your top right hand corner.
Step 5: Tap on Snooze to import it because you want to snooze the notification for now (don’t worry I’ll show you how to remove the notification completely in a second).
Step 6: Now check if Snooze has been imported.
You’re done with importing! Great work, you’re halfway done. 😀
Step 7: Now what you’ll be doing is to make sure that the Snooze task that you imported earlier automatically does what you want it to do which is to block the notification from the very moment you turn on your phone. So once again in your Tasker app head over to the Profiles tab.
Step 8: Next tap on the + sign which you can see to you bottom right hand corner. (yes it’s that bubble thingy)
Step 9: Now tap on Event.
Step 10: Then tap on Monitor Start.
Step 11: Head back by tapping on the back button which is to your top left hand corner.
Step 12: Again back in your Profiles tab tap on the Monitor Start that you had just loaded and then tap on Snooze (remember the one you had imported earlier?)
Step 13: Tap on the tick symbol next to the magnifying glass icon which is to your top right hand corner.
Now whenever you turn on (or boot up) your device, the app will carry out the task based on the instructions that you gave.
That’s it! 🙂
Share this guide with your family and friends so that they don’t pull out all their hair in frustration dealing with this annoying notification on their phones.