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™ 10, 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™ 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
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.