Android™ 12 Battery Settings

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.

If you’re not sure which version of Android™ is on your device, check out How do I find my device’s operating system?


If your device is using Android™ 12, select your device’s manufacturer:

For Google Pixel devices:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. From the Settings app, tap “Apps.”
  3. On the Apps page, find and tap “Covenant Eyes.”
  4. On the App info page, tap “Battery.”
  5. On the Battery usage page, tap “Unrestricted.”

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.