1. AC Question's Avatar
    I am running a Galaxy Note 4 with Android 5.1.1 installed on it. I have a program that sends positional data back to a SQL server at head office. The positional information is required to assist in locating mobile workers to allocate jobs. So the app needs to continue running even if the app is running in the background. At the moment it works fine when on the screen but as soon as you launch another app it can no longer access the GPS data and though it continues to transmit data in the background it sends the same data on every update until you bring the app back on the screen when it starts to transmit the data correctly again.
    02-03-2016 09:26 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I found some solutions in this thread, but they require root: (Finally solved) How to prevent app from clo… - Pg. 2 | Samsung Galaxy SL i9003

    Here's the RAM Manager app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...timizationFree
    02-03-2016 02:17 PM
  3. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    What about split screen multitasking?
    02-03-2016 03:20 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    The best solution - since (I would guess - I'd have to see the program specs to be sure) the app is normally used as a background app - would be to contact the developer and ask him, her or them to rewrite it so that it continues to run in the background., Unless the phone isn't supposed to be used for anything but that app (which would be unusual), the app was written incorrectly. (But I've only been designing systems for 40 years, so what do I know?)
    02-03-2016 04:47 PM

Similar Threads

  1. In Galaxy S5 Neo where is the app screen mirroring?
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-25-2017, 01:51 PM
  2. Android OS (5.1.1) is gobbling background data - why?
    By AC Question in forum Android 5.0 Lollipop
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-05-2016, 08:09 AM
  3. How do I move my music to SD Card on a G Vista?
    By AC Question in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2016, 09:29 AM
  4. Unlocking Samsung S5; moving to Straight Talk?
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-03-2016, 09:21 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2016, 09:08 AM