How to Disable Persistent Notifications on Android Oreo

The  Android Oreo (8.0) is a new version of Android in the market. It has a feature of showing the notification as “App is Running in the Background” which is of no use and takes screen space in the notifications panel. Over time, this could get pretty annoying. Though the basic idea behind this feature is nice because it lets us know which app is running in background but its. This notification can’t be removed nor we can disable it, we can but it will be not permanent. Many users are trying to find ways to remove this persistent notification and some are thinking to root their devices for removing this option. But no worries my fellow droiders, we will permanently snooze the notification by just following the guide and you can do that without rooting your device. That’s right, no root needed for this method! So let’s get going.

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The Problem with Android O Persistent Notification

Take a look at the below picture and you instantly come to know what I am talking about here:

Hide-Android-O-Persistent-Notification - CopyThat could get pretty annoying, don’t you think? Having that taking screen space on your device and showing up all the time? Now, let’s get rid of this thing!

Necessary Downloads

We are going to make use of two apps to achieve what we want. You can download them from Google Play Store by clicking below:

  • Tasker app
Developer: joaomgcd
Price: $2.99
  • Notification Listener
Notification Listener
Notification Listener
Developer: Marco Stornelli
Price: Free
  • Snooze.xml File

You would also need the below .xml file, so go ahead and download the same.

Steps to Hide the “App is Running in the Background” Notification in Android Oreo

Step 1. Download the apps and install them. Download the snooze.xml file.

Step 2. Open the tasker app and go to Tasks window. Tap on Tasks and click on Import from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Click on the small mobile icon and navigate to Snooze.xml which you have downloaded. The link in the Download section. Tap/Click on Snooze.xml that file to import it in Tasks.

Step 4. Once the file is imported, Click on Profiles then Click on the + button at right bottom corner. Then you will see a drop-down menu select Event option from that.

Step 5. You see a screen which will be to Select Tasker Event, Click the on the Tasker from the category option and Click on Monitor Start. After that Click on the back arrow ( -> ) button at the top left corner.

Step 6. Now you will see an option New task and Snooze. Select the Snooze option and done.

Step 7. Now reboot your device. After rebooting your device the tasker profile runs, it will after few secs after another boot receives run. After running, it does the task assigned to it.

Done, the annoying persistent notifications should be gone by now. Enjoy! 🙂

If you need any help with any of the steps above, please do drop comment below and we will help you out!


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