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continuing get notification from background app after close from task manager

(Topic created on: 04-01-2021 05:24 PM)
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andywu63
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Afternoon, i bought a Galaxy A41 last week, installed a webcam app, the app works fine and send notification when it detect movement, so normally i close the app when at work.

However when i close it in the task manager either by swiping up or taping close all, the app still active in background and keep sending notification, i have to force stop it in setting->apps, is it some settings that i need to do somewhere?

I used to have a huawei and when swipe the app in task manager it stops the app and the notification disappear from the status area.

Please advise.

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Pugs1957
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Settings, notifications is where to look.
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andywu63
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Thanks for the advise.

I disabled notifications and silences the app, but it still active in background and I have to force stop it manually. Gave me the impression that the operating system did not really stop the app, the force stop app button should gray out in that case. 

Not sure if this behaviour is the UI One interface level or Android O.S. level, closing a background app did not actually  close it. I had the same experience with my old Galaxy S III, but my other old Huawei P9 did completely close down the app when swipe up the app, where force stop button is gray out.

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Pugs1957
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Huawei were always over the top for closing down apps whereas there is no need as Android manages RAM more efficiently than Windows. However, I understand why you don't want it running at certain times. This appears to be a limitation of the app. I would suggest reaching out to the developer for support as they can either confirm this was purposeful or post out what settings you need to apply. Perhaps a different app may offer the features you need?
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andywu63
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That was the manufacturer supplied viewer app for my home web camera, it is not uncommon small developer lack some good programming practice by not letting the app close itself properly.

Normally I closed down non-essential apps (some 3rd party apps, phone camera, maps, calculator..etc) after using, to save battery usage and potential data usage in background. With minimum system app and load only necessary app such as weather, keyboard and calendar in background, in similar condition the A41 uses 50-70% less battery power than the old P9, thou it is not a fair comparison because the A41 is brand new and the P9 already over 2 years old with older technologies and wear and tear, but all in all i am quite happy with the battery life despite the inconvenience to force stop app manually.