Android™ 9 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™ 9, select your device’s manufacturer:

For Google Pixel devices:

  1. Open the Settings app and select the “Battery” option.
  2. On the Battery page, tap the three vertical dots in the upper, right-hand corner. Select the “Battery usage” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Find and tap the Covenant Eyes app on the Battery usage page.
  4. The operating system should bring you to the Covenant Eyes app page. Tap the “Battery optimization” option.
  5. When you get to the Battery optimization page, scroll through the list to find Covenant Eyes. If it is not there, hit the down arrow that is located in the upper, right-hand corner and 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 devices:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and select the “Device care” option.
  3. In the lower left corner, tap the “Battery” option.
  4. Scroll through the list and select the Covenant Eyes app.
  5. At the bottom of the Covenant Eyes App usage page you should see an option called “Put app to sleep.” When it is blue, it indicates that the operating system will put Covenant Eyes to sleep when it feels it is not in use. You need to slide the switch to the off position so the OS is not allowed to put the app to sleep. Once this is done, you can close out of the Settings app.

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For LG devices:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and select “Battery” from the menu.
  3. Select “Power Saving Exclusions” from the menu.
  4. Find Covenant Eyes on the list and make sure the toggle is on.

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.

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