1. AC Question's Avatar
    After using an app, I press the home button to return to my home screen. The app I just exited is now the background of my phone. This also occurs for the recent apps button. If I view the fan of recent apps, and hit the home button to return to the home page, the fan view I just closed is now the background of the phone.
    01-30-2017 03:00 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That's pretty odd. Which phone do you have?
    01-30-2017 05:04 PM
  3. TheBloodlesss's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Note 5.

    Here is an example of the view after hitting the home button after using the Spotify app.
    Why are recent apps sticking to background after hitting "home" button.-2017-01-30-20.32.32.jpg
    01-31-2017 08:19 AM
  4. anon(9983233)'s Avatar
    It is possible that the installed app has an override feature which forces the app to remain on top of all other applications. Seeing how the Spotify app is your concern, open the apps setting to see if there is an option to uncheck "remain on top of all other apps"
    01-31-2017 08:32 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do the buttons from the app still work on that screen (e.g., the back arrow at the upper left)?

    Try wiping the cache partition: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-27659
    01-31-2017 09:55 AM
  6. TheBloodlesss's Avatar
    I thought it may be an app setting as well, but what made it even more convoluted was attempting to hit the home button while viewing the recent app button.

    Before hitting home:
    Why are recent apps sticking to background after hitting "home" button.-2017-01-30-20.32.04.jpg
    After hitting home:
    Why are recent apps sticking to background after hitting "home" button.-2017-01-30-20.32.14.jpg

    The app buttons do not fuction when on the home screen.
    01-31-2017 10:51 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    So weird. I wonder if it could be related to Google app latest update. This update caused many problems on other Samsung devices. You could try uninstalling updates for this app and see if it makes a difference.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-31-2017 10:57 AM

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