Android app runs in background despite setting

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): unclear
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): X10 II
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Unknown


Microsoft Teams still delivers notifications even if “Allow background services to start on bootup” is unchecked in Settings/Apps.


Microsoft Teams installed under Aliendalvik. It had been closed and un-used for at least one day last time the bug happened.


  1. get a notification, for instance for an incoming chat message


Nothing happens, because the app is not running in background


The notification appears with the other notifications in Sailfish OS.


There is clearly something I don’t understand in how the new Android 10 layer handles background applications. Coming from an Xperia X, I expected that when I swipe-close an app it is totally gone and no code is running, unless the “allow background services” box is ticked.

I am told that Android apps can effectively ignore this setting and ‘cheat’ their way around the system to keep running in the background. This setting is therefore no guarantee of preventing apps running in the background. Apparently there is nothing Jolla can do about this without breaking something else in the process. See Native Browser Malware/Virus - #40 by Setok

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Oh - thanks for letting me know. This is quite worrisome. It opens the way to a lot of crap I was hoping to have left behind by using Sailfish instead of Android…

Well that can actually do something about it, since they control the whole android layer and can modify it they way they want.

They just don’t.

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…but it might not be that easy, and come with lots of breakages - and even more upset users.
Edit: and how do you know they are not working on it btw?

Well, obviously we don’t know they are not working on it - any more than we know that they are working on it! Unless Jolla announce something we’re in the dark either way.

However, its a reasonable assumption that bugs (any bugs) that have been outstanding, in some cases for years and reported back in the old TJC days, aren’t getting any real level of attention - otherwise they presumably would have been fixed before now :disappointed: