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BackgroundRestrictor

Manage RUN_IN_BACKGROUND permissions
Version: 1.5.0
Added: 03-11-2017
Updated: 03-11-2017
Android 7.0 added a new permission called RUN_IN_BACKGROUND, which can restrict
background behavior of apps (blocking broadcast receivers, services, etc.).
However this permission is fully hidden and there's no way to activate it
besides using adb commands.

You can revoke RUN_IN_BACKGROUND permission on any app by executing following
command in the adb shell:

cmd appops set RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore

To grant this permission back, one should execute this:

cmd appops set RUN_IN_BACKGROUND allow

To check status of RUN_IN_BACKGROUND permission on any app, one can execute this
command:

cmd appops get RUN_IN_BACKGROUND

is obviously name of application package, be it
com.android.calculator2 or anything else.

By disabling RUN_IN_BACKGROUND, apps such as Hangouts or Facebook will
completely stop syncing in the background until you open them up. You can find
more information about these commands by reading this
article.
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