Thanks @snacko. I'll try it now. Hope it works.
I also experience the same issue with my Nokia 5 since I got Android 8.0.0. All the audio apps (even Google Play) I tried get stopped 30 minutes after going into screen off mode.
But the issue is larger than this : it happens also with any other type of application : any application that is supposed to run while in screen off gets stopped after 30 minutes. As an example, I sometime use my phone as a voice recorder : the recording application gets killed after 30 minutes.
I went into all the settings (battery, backgroung task manager, etc..), but it doesn't help.
The only workarround I've found so far is installing an application that prevents Doze from killing the background apps (CPU awake).
Nokia, please fix this issue ! Nokia, please fix this issue ! Nokia, please fix this issue ! Nokia, please fix this issue !
Okay, I've experienced audio stopping after half an hour now. I've also had an audio app stop running in the background – stop running, not pause – simply because I received a notification from another app. What the heck is going on? How many betas did we have? Four? And this is what we've ended up with? Like much of what we've experienced from HMD and this phone in particular, it's utterly unacceptable.
I think this is more an Android and usage question.
How many apps do you have installed and how many do you allow to run in the background? You only have 2 GB of RAM. So taking care is very easy: Settings - Battery - Manager for Background Activies).
OP here, I really didn't think this thread will be alive so long, but here is my update.
GOT THE UPDATE 8.0 - downloaded and installed right away - slowness beyond the word sorry. I mean this just ruined the whole experience.
So I did what someone has suggested and I did the factory reset
WONDER - the phone was fast, everything worked as it should, great response time, no hanging, lag etc.
Until about a day after where everything went back to NORMAL FOR NOKIA 5
I really don't understand how can you possibly badly optimize a phone on stock anrdoid. It's like someone gives you a freaking rock and you mess it up.
I am selling mine online, but no one wants it. Price is on the low end, yet no one calls.
Mark my words, never will I get Nokia again.
The worst part is that I got this as a business phone. I am not a gamer, I don't use that many things, not many apps, just a regular use. Quite a few accounts (emails, calling apps etc) but nothing more than that.
I don't see who the targeted group for this phone was, but what I thought is a well built snappy phone that's great for business users, it turns out it's only great for throwing it at the wall for fun. I don't see any other use.
Feel bad for people who don't have much money and have spent their savings to have a nice phone, because this is not it, and they were cheated out of their money. Shame for NOKIA (if you can call them that anymore)
@Voyager14 I'm from the Philippines. In my experience it's more responsive and smoother than nougat and oreo 8.0. No issues so far. I'm happy with it.
The problem was solved by Google in Android. The problem is that you have too many background apps running and consuming memory. Go to settings, battery and see the number of background apps allowed. Click on the manager, activate it and disallow most of the applications. For most it is more than necessary if they update their data when your start them in the foreground. This is a general issue in Android compared to e. g. Windows (Mobile) that there is no perfect ressource management, incl. CPU.
Android 8.1 with June patch and the problem seems finally fixed for me. I disabled the manual background management† and apps are still kept in the background.
†But the Nokia implementation of background app management is a disgrace. Unclear description and UI, settings are randomly activated and deactivated. This was a cheap phone and the timely updates are great, but Nokia has to ramp up their quality on first party software. I give them another another shot with the 6.1 now, but if that's bad again I'm switching.
Have the same issue. Only three apps allowed in the background on Nokia 5.
Restart the phone every day or 2. No other way with Nokia. They do not care about us
How many apps do you have installed? -> Play Store, My Apps, Installed: (number) shown
I now own a Nokia 7 Plus, too, and as this one has 1 GB more (and faster) RAM it is always lightning fast. My Nokia 5 became faster after I uninstalled a lot of installed apps. My 7+ currently has 169 apps installed.
Oliver, it's a special problem with Nokia 5. They actually admitted it on Twitter, but no-one even tried to fix it. To be honest, no problems are fixed with this company unless it makes headlines. That's why I will never-ever buy any Nokia device again. Too bad I'm stuck with this crap for few upcoming years now.
This same issue affects Nokia 6 2017 as well. The ONLY REAL working solution is to reboot every day or 2. I've heard that new phones from HMD don't have this issue but I have no personal experience with them.
Well.. You can roll back to 7.1.1 if you want to. That helps. But Oreo has too many good functions that Nougat didn't have.
Finally got background apps to work on Nokia 6.1. Tested over 1 week and no issues. This is what I didSettings --> Battery --> Background Activity Manager. Here, Blacklist is enabled. Almost all apps are blacklisted from working in background. Disable the apps, which you want to work in the background. Then it'll start working. It won't refresh. Connectiong would be active.
Same situation after Pie update! HMD is not doing anything about this...
Guys u can solve this issue by just plugging your phone to ur pc and do the following:
Uninstall the com.evenwell.powersaving.g3 package via the following adb commands:
pm uninstall --user 0 com.evenwell.powersaving.g3
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