Most Android™ devices have a built-in battery optimizer. The optimizer manages the device’s apps in order to preserve battery life. Covenant Eyes runs constantly to monitor and protect you, so the battery optimizer may flag it. This article will help you find and exclude Covenant Eyes from the battery optimizer on your Android™ phone or tablet.
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- If your device is using Android™ 12, follow these steps.
- If your device is using Android™ 11, follow these steps.
- If your device is using Android™ 9, follow these steps.
- If your device is using Android™ 8, follow these steps.
If your device is using Android™ 10, select your manufacturer:
For Google Pixel devices:
- Open the Settings app and select the “Apps & Notifications” option.
- On the Apps & notifications page, select the “Advanced” section.
- Find and tap the words “Special app access” to move to that section.
- The operating system should now offer you the “Battery optimization” option, select it.
- 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.
- Scroll through the Battery optimization list. Locate and select the Covenant Eyes app.
- A pop-up menu should appear; select “Don’t optimize” from the list and tap “Done.”
- Once you hit “Done,” “Not optimized” should then display underneath Covenant Eyes.
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:
- Open the Settings app and tap “Device care.”
- On the Device care page, tap the “Battery” option.
- On the Battery page, tap “Battery usage.”
- In the Battery Usage list, find “Covenant Eyes” and tap it.
- Make sure the “Put app to sleep” toggle switch is in the off position.
Excluding Covenant Eyes from the “Optimize battery usage” setting:
- Open the “Settings” app and select “Apps” from the menu.
- Choose “Covenant Eyes” from the list.
- Choose “Battery” from the menu.
- Choose “Optimize battery usage” from the menu.
- Choose “Apps not optimized” and from the drop-down, tap “All.”
- Scroll down and select “Covenant Eyes” from the menu.
- Make sure the “Optimized battery usage” toggle switch is in the off position.
A note about Huawei and Xiaomi
To increase battery efficiency and market long battery life to the public, some Android™ manufacturers build background processes into their devices that automatically turn off “unnecessary” apps. This means that some apps, like Covenant Eyes, are often disabled by the device without the user’s knowledge or consent.
Huawei, Xiaomi, and some Samsung devices have battery-saver processes that may try to “turn off” Covenant Eyes. At this time, there is no workaround to keep some Android™ phones from “turning off” apps that it deems unnecessary. To learn more, check out the website don’t kill my app.