How do I configure battery settings with Android™ 9 on an Android™?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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This article is for Android™ devices running Android™ 9. If you need to, you can check your Android operating system version on your device.

The Covenant Eyes app runs 24/7 to monitor your device, so your device’s built-in battery optimizer may flag it and try to shut it down to preserve battery life. This article will help you exclude Covenant Eyes from the battery optimizer on your Android™ phone or tablet.

Google Pixel Devices

  1. Open the Settings app and tap “Battery."
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner and tap “Battery usage” on the drop-down menu.
  3. Tap "Covenant Eyes."
  4. Tap the “Battery optimization” option.
  5. Scroll through the list to find Covenant Eyes. If it is not there, hit the down arrow in the upper right-hand corner and select “All apps” from the list.
  6. Scroll through the Battery optimization list. Locate and select the Covenant Eyes app.
  7. A pop-up menu should appear; select “Don’t optimize” from the list and tap “Done.”
  8. Once you hit “Done,” “Not optimized” should appear under Covenant Eyes.

Samsung Devices

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Device care."
  3. In the lower-left corner, tap “Battery."
  4. Scroll through the list and select the Covenant Eyes app.
  5. Move the “Put app to sleep" toggle switch to the left (the switch will turn white). Now the device won't put Covenant Eyes to sleep. You're all set! You can exit the Settings app.

LG Devices

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Battery.”
  3. Select “Power Saving Exclusions” from the menu.
  4. Find Covenant Eyes on the list and make sure the toggle is on.

Huawei & Xiaomi Devices

Huawei, Xiaomi, and some Samsung devices have unchangeable battery-saver processes that “turn off” Covenant Eyes without the user’s knowledge or consent. Therefore, Covenant Eyes does not work well on these devices, and there is no way to keep the device from “turning off” Covenant Eyes. To learn more, check out the website don’t kill my app.

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