[Update: Should arrive in Android 12L instead] Android 13 may add a toggle to disable Android’s new background app limitations

Update 1 (12/15/2021 @ 07:10 ET): It looks like the new toggle to disable Phantom Processes will be shipped with Android 12L. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on December 15, 2021, is preserved below.

Android 12 is a massive update, bringing a host of changes, ranging from the biggest visual overhaul we have seen since Android 5.0 to enhancements like privacy indicators and a new Privacy Dashboard. While most of these changes are welcome, the newest Android version also introduces some rather controversial changes. One such change is the introduction of a pretty aggressive background process killer called “Phantom Processes.” Last month, we reported how the PhantomProcessKiller can run havoc on apps like Termux. But looks like Google will let users disable this arbitrary background app policy in a future Android version.
As spotted by Mishaal Rahman, Google has submitted a patch to AOSP that adds a toggle in Developer Options to turn off the Phant…

Written By: Kishan Vyas

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/android-13-phantom-process-toggle/

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