Android 8.0 Oreo - hide "running in the background"

Anyone who installs and runs the Android 8 Oreo operating system on his smartphone may be surprised to hear a notification in the status bar: For example, it says, "Android System - apps running in the background". This message may be displayed permanently, which is annoying. This article explains why this message appears in Android Oreo and how you can hide it.

Reason for the message "Android System - Apps in the background active":

Android 8.0 Oreo has a new energy management on board, which acts restrictively against battery consumers. If you now have an app running in the background, such as a VPN, then Android Oreo will show you that this app runs in the background and consumes battery power. With this message in the status bar, you could now be active immediately and counteract. However, you often have apps running in the background that are supposed to. Thus, we come to our tip, how to hide the hint on Android Oreo or can no longer show:

Hide notification "Android System - Apps in the background active"

You will need the following app from the Google Play Store:

If you have the app installed on your Android Oreo smartphone, open it and disable the "Android System - Background apps" message.

After that, you will no longer be notified in the notification bar of Android 8 about apps that are running in the background and might consume battery power.

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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.