Can't get rid of "Background data restricted: Touch to remove restriction" notification

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My phone is an LG G4. The Android version is 6.0. I turned off background data for all apps, but I have a notification that says "Background data restricted: touch to remove restriction." Unlike other notifications, I can't get rid of it by swiping it. It also appears on the lock screen, which is the major source of annoyance. I can prevent notifications from appearing on the lock screen, but then I wouldn't be able to see if I have any new texts from the lock screen (which I want to be able to do). And I absolutely do not want apps using background data.

I've found a few other times people have had this same problem, but the solutions offered to them do not work in my case (including holding the notification bar and clicking on "Wi-Fi Only," which I can't find anywhere in my settings).

Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Re: Can't get rid of "Background data restricted: Touch to remove restriction" notification

Welcome to Android Central! Swipe down the notification panel and long-press the notification, then App Info. What app is responsible for the notification? You can go to Settings>Apps, select that app, and turn off its notifications there. It's presumably a system app, so you might have to tap the Menu button in the Settings>Apps menu, then select Show System.

Be aware that blocking notifications from a system app might have other repercussions if that app is also responsible for many other system notifications.
 

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Re: Can't get rid of "Background data restricted: Touch to remove restriction" notification

Thank you for the reply. It says "Android System," which doesn't seem to allow me to turn off notifications for.
 

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