I need to run background apps. They work fine with previous version Oreo. My current version is 00WW_22A with selecting no optimization in Battery set-up. In this version, the no optimization is not working.
Best Regards, Jari
Please clarify how battery optimization does not work.
- Are you unable to select 'Don't optimize' for the particular apps from the 'Special app access' settings page, or is something else wrong?
Oreo beta and the final Oreo should work the same, basically, but I had to do a few restarts, run the phone in safe mode for an hour, and clear the cache of some apps and system apps before everything worked as expected.
Next time I'll backup all and do a factory reset instead...
On my phone, Bluetooth turned itself off, the music player stopped, panorama mode in the camera didn't work etc.
All is well now, with default power and background settings everywhere.
Hi ! Yes I can select no optimization from the setup's battery page for the app but it does not have any effect. Seems to be a devu as the problem was discussed quite largely in various forum and the problem was fixed. The latest update returned the situation two updates backward. Factory reset does not help as it does not return the phone on original stage.
Which particular app(s) require settings changes regarding background activity and/or battery optimization, please?
All of Google's built-in apps, Sports-Tracker, YR weather, a local Internet radio app and a local news app works as expected with default settings for me.
- It is up to the developers to make their apps Android 8 compatible.
A factory reset will remove the bugs caused by the upgrade.
The reset is probably less time-consuming than finding and clearing the cache of individual apps with bugs in it from the upgrade?
and similar pages regarding earlier versions.
Developers can target their apps to earlier versions of Android, but there will always be new limitations regarding what the app is allowed to do when in the background.
I use a couple of local apps that works in KitKat (Android 4.4) in their latest versions, and use other apps that has not been updated for years. Android is not as hopeless as you want it to be.
Windows 7 is long obsolete. Don't get me started! ;-)
I hoped Jari would comment during the weekend...
If the app(s) worked as expected during Oreo beta, it should still work in the final version - pending any bugs caused by the update process - which should be resolved by a factory reset and setup the phone from scratch.
If not then a visit to the point of sale or a care point is the next step.
HMD market Nokia Android phones as "100% pure, secure, and up to date".
If this is not what you want or need, then the best solution is buy a different brand, maybe a pre-owned phone that is stranded at Android 4, 5 or 6.
Please don't use straw man arguments, I'm too grumpy for that - the phone is not bricked, we are talking background activity management of apps in Oreo, right?
Hans, the title of this thread is Downgrade to previous version, that is what I'm talking about. There are several unsolved issues, besides some background activity, in the v.8.0 why people would roll back to v.7.1.2 if only they had the possibility. But HMD/Google deny the users this very basic option.
"HMD market Nokia Android phones as "100% pure, secure, and up to date"." Yes, that is a noble marketing chant but in reality HDM is not able to detect, not to mention fix, all the bugs that Google has embedded into the new OS version. Please look at this from the consumers viewpoint, if HMD is the first to offer the users the ability to roll back to the previous OS when they have such a need, then HMD could add yet another verse to the marketing chant, like "user respecting" or such. Perhaps the HMD could even get such an option patented.