I found a way to turn off the app without restarting. It would stay open as notification for directions to my destination, even if closed the "recent apps" tab.
On the notification, hold and then press the "i" (info button). It allows you to turn off notifications from Osmand. That shuts it down. Then you can turn them back on in the same window. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Osmand" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to osmand+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.