With the recent One UI 3.0 and 3.1 updates based on Android 11, Samsung has changed its policy of closing background apps.
With a new policy on One UI 3.0 and 3.1 interfaces, Samsung has officially declared war on applications running in the background, even fiercely closing applications running in the background. Samsung’s move is supposed to prolong battery life.
The new feature has become part of the Android 11 update. By default, the function is enabled and works much more strongly than before.
Due to the new rule, some applications will lose certain capabilities. Health and fitness apps, for example, often collect user activity and wellness data from sensors that run in the background. But with the new policy, they will be disabled and not able to function correctly.
Testing has shown that new rules are activated within three minutes of the screen turning off and the device deactivating.
Samsung doesn’t even give users the option to disable the new feature entirely. Obviously, the only way to reverse this strict Samsung policy is to turn off Android’s battery optimization entirely.
The move of Samsung is rated “drastic” and daring than the original Android version. However, it also goes against Google’s stated policy of OEMs needing greater transparency in background control.