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.