How to Hide “Running in the Background” Notification in Android Oreo

Google’s latest update to the Android operating system, Android Oreo, brings about a plethora of new features. While most of these features were welcomed by the Android community, some of them have received a rather mixed response. One such feature is the persistent “App is running in the background” notification. Introduced with the idea of keeping the user informed of what all apps are running in the background which could potentially use a lot of battery, the notification itself is quite annoying. Natively, there happens to be no way of disabling or hiding it. But fret not, for if you’re annoyed by the very same notification, read on, as we show you how to hide the “running in the background” notification easily:

Hide “Running In The Background” Notification Easily

Note: I tried the following method on my Nexus 5X and Google Pixel running Android 8.0 Oreo, and it worked just fine. The apps I tested for this purpose were Twilight and LastPass, both of whose notifications were hidden after the course of this method.

  • To start off, download and install the Hide “running in the background” Notification app (Free) on your device. Yes, that’s the name of the app.

Installing App

  • Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it up. Grant it the notification access.

Grant Notification Access

  • And that’s it. For any app that runs in the background, its notification will no longer be shown.

    Running In Background Notifications Hidden
    LastPass’s “Running in the background” notification before(left) and after(right)

As you can see, you can just install the app and remove the “running in the background” persistent notification on Android Oreo devices. While there is a method to hide this notification using Tasker as well, it is quite complicated and time-consuming. So, you’ll be better off installing the app.

SEE ALSO: How to Customize Navigation Bar in Android Oreo

Hide the “Running in the Background” Persistent Notification

While Android Oreo is certainly one of the most advanced Android OS till date, certain new features are quite annoying. The “running in the background” notification might deem useful to some users, but for most of the Android community, the persistent notification is an unwanted feature. Thankfully, you can now easily hide this notification using the aforementioned app. Tell us about your experience with this notification, and why do you choose to hide it, in the comments section below.

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