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.
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If your device is using Android 11, select your device’s manufacturer:
For Samsung devices:
- Open the “Settings” app
- In Settings, scroll down and tap “Apps.”
- In Apps, scroll down and tap “Covenant Eyes.”
- On the App info page, tap “Battery.”
- On the Use details page, tap “Optimize battery usage.”
- On the Optimize battery usage page, tap the arrow next to “Apps not optimized.”
- On the drop down menu, tap “All.”
- On the Optimize battery usage page, scroll through the list of apps to find Covenant Eyes, and turn the toggle switch for Covenant Eyes off.
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.