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 <package_name> RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore
To grant this permission back, one should execute this:
cmd appops set <package_name> RUN_IN_BACKGROUND allow
To check status of RUN_IN_BACKGROUND permission on any app, one can execute this
cmd appops get <package_name> RUN_IN_BACKGROUND
<package_name> 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
Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.Download F-Droid