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By thecrater, Senior Member on 19th September 2019, 12:15 PM
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Hello all,
I've got a newspaper app installed and I did the following in terms of permissions:
- Application data usage - Disabled "Allow background data usage"
- Battery - Disabled "Allow background activity"
- Battery - Enabled "Optimise battery usage"

The still sends me news notifications. Not a lot but enough to concern me that despite my restricting its background activities, the app is still able to check for news and send me notifications. I know I can disable the app notifications but that just means that I won't see them. It doesn't mean that the app will not be able to run in the background and continue to access the internet despite my explicit restrictions.

Am I misunderstanding something here? Please advise.
 
 
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Hello all,
I've got a newspaper app installed and I did the following in terms of permissions:
- Application data usage - Disabled "Allow background data usage"
- Battery - Disabled "Allow background activity"
- Battery - Enabled "Optimise battery usage"

The still sends me news notifications. Not a lot but enough to concern me that despite my restricting its background activities, the app is still able to check for news and send me notifications. I know I can disable the app notifications but that just means that I won't see them. It doesn't mean that the app will not be able to run in the background and continue to access the internet despite my explicit restrictions.

Am I misunderstanding something here? Please advise.

When did the app send you notifications? Just when you open it, or after you had cleared it from memory?
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