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A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-11, 17:28 PM

This helped me:

  1. Open Settings->Apps and find DuraSpeed. It's a system app.
  2. Turn it ON.
  3. Open it. 
  4. Turn on "Allow app to run in background" for ALL apps. You can be selective if you are worried about battery, but ensure every app you want to receive notifications from is ON.
  5. Now open every app you want to get notifications from, and leave it open in the background. 

I wouldn't call this a fix, but it's an improvement. I'll explain a bit more in a follow-up. 

 

My system:  TB-8705F_S300022_201015_BMP

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Re:A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-11, 17:39 PM

Duraspeed is apparently a battery management process that is provided by MediaTek, who supply the processor used in the Lenovo tablets.  

 

While looking for info about the Lenovo problem, I found a load of references to the exact same problem in the Nokia community forums (https://community.phones.nokia.com/). Turns out the affected phones use the same MediaTek processors. 

 

The Nokia devices had the problem with their Android 10 update from about April last year, and Nokia gave them a fix in June. It's surprising to me that the Lenovo developers do not appear to know about the Nokia issue. The symptoms immediately chimed with me, because the built-in apps all notified OK, but anything you installed yourself did not. 

 

I had expected that the workaround would be to turn Duraspeed OFF (and find a way to keep it off). I did not expect that the workaround would be to turn it on and then tell it to leave all my apps running, but I suppose it is logical. 

 

Obviously this is not a fix. You should not have to leave all the apps open in the background in order to get notifications.

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A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-12, 15:37 PM
One more thing: you may also need to set Battery Optimisation to "Not optimised" for the apps you want to notify you. I had already done that in my experiments (it didn't help on its own) so I forget to mention it.
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01-04-2021

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Re:A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-15, 13:10 PM

Cf. my comments in the other thread. 

The workaround you suggest does not work for me.

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Re:A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-15, 15:17 PM

@ Donald Berlin wrote:

Cf. my comments in the other thread. 

The workaround you suggest does not work for me.

 

Thanks for the report Donald. Presumably you are getting notifications OK when you start up the apps, because that is normal behaviour, the problem is that the background apps get killed and then stop notifying, right? I find the success of the workaround is variable and there is still something killing the background apps, but this makes it less aggressive. So for example my (non-gmail) email client now notifies quite successfully, while Facebook and Instagram stop after a while, but they are not essential to me.

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01-16-2021

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Re:A partial workaround to the Android 10 notification problem

2021-01-17, 10:19 AM

On my Lenovo M8 FHD LTE with this problem I try to kill DURASPEED app in settings after boot and, for now, the notification seems to be working. 

 

 

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