How to Bypass Android Oreo Background Location Throttling

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Google’s latest OS Android 8.0 Oreo brings many exciting and new features for its users. People who already got their hands on Android 8.0 Oreo are loving it. Apart from the changes like full custom theme support and some major low-level changes to speed up the updates. Google took serious action against those applications which constantly eat up your RAM and Battery while sitting in the background. Android 8.0 Oreo’s Background app limitation (Android Oreo Background Location Throttling) feature refuses to run poorly behaving apps that sit in the background and eat up all your battery and memory. This definitely a good thing and we shouldn’t complain about it. This should be the duty of app developers to develop such apps which go by the rules set by Google. But the problem is you can only contact the developers whose apps are still being updated constantly.

This is a serious problem for those users who still need to use an app which is old and not in active development. It obviously means that there is no point of contacting the developer. However, there’s a way around Android Oreo’s new background location throttling – and it doesn’t require root or modifying any APKs.

So, if you want to bypass Android Oreo Background Location Throttling then follow our step by step guide.

Android Oreo Background Location Throttling

How to Bypass Android Oreo Background Location Throttling

  • Setup ADB/Fastboot on your computer.
  • Get the package names of the apps you want to white list from Android Oreo Background Location Throttling. Use Package Name Viewer to get package names of the apps.
  • Now open the command prompt from the folder where ADB is setup and enter the following command: adb shell
  • Now, enter the following ADB command: settings put global location_background_throttle_package_whitelist “package1,package2,package3”. The comma here is used as a separator in case you want to white list more than one app at a time.

Package Names Example

That’s it! You have successfully whitelisted your favorites apps from Android Oreo Background Location Throttling.