Android™ 10 Battery Settings

Nearly every device using Android™ has a built-in battery optimizer. The optimizer attempts to manage the device’s apps in order to preserve battery life. Covenant Eyes runs constantly to monitor and protect you, so it’s not surprising when a battery optimizer flags it. This article will help you find and exclude Covenant Eyes from the battery optimizer on your Android™ phone or tablet.

If you’re not sure which version of Android is on your device, check out How do I find the Operating System I have on my device?

If your device is using Android 10, select your manufacturer:

For Google Pixel devices:

    1. Open the Settings app and select the “Apps & Notifications” option.
    2. On the Apps & notifications page, select the “Advanced” section.
    3. Find and tap the words “Special app access” to move to that section.
    4. The operating system should now offer you the “Battery optimization” option, select it.
    5. On the Battery optimization page, scroll through the list to find Covenant Eyes. If it is not there, hit the down arrow that is located next to the words “Not optimized.” 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 then display underneath Covenant Eyes.

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For Samsung phones using Android 10

Samsung’s are unique and have two battery settings to take care of – “Put app to sleep” and “Optimize battery usage.”

Excluding Covenant Eyes from the “Put app to sleep” setting:

    1. Open the Settings app and tap “Device care.”
    2. On the Device care page, tap the “Battery” option.
    3. On the Battery page, tap “Battery usage.”
    4. In the Battery Usage list, find “Covenant Eyes” and tap it.
    5. Make sure the “Put app to sleep” toggle switch is in the off position.

Excluding Covenant Eyes from the “Optimize battery usage” setting:

    1. Open the “Settings” app and select “Apps” from the menu.
    2. Choose “Covenant Eyes” from the list.
    3. Choose “Battery” from the menu.
    4. Choose “Optimize battery usage” from the menu.
    5. Choose “Apps not optimized” and from the drop-down, tap “All.”
    6. Scroll down and select “Covenant Eyes” from the menu.
    7. Make sure the “Optimized battery usage” toggle switch is in the off position.

A note about Huawei and Xiaomi

There are some Android™ phones with deeply embedded battery savers, aka app killers. In an effort to increase public perception of their product some manufacturers build in processes that automatically turn off “unnecessary” apps. And, in some cases, it actually overrides the wishes of the phone owner.

An alarm clock app could be running in the background and thereby be determined, by the phone, to be “unnecessary.” Then the phone turns off the alarm clock without the owner’s consent. Phones made by Huawei and Xiaomi are known to do this. In some models, Samsung phones do the same thing. Developers and phone buyers have complained to Google. But at this time there is little an app can do to overcome this type of deeply embedded programming. To learn more, check out the website, don’t kill my app.

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