Android™ 8 Battery Settings

The Covenant Eyes app runs 24/7 to monitor your device. Your device’s built-in battery optimizer may flag it and try to shut it down to preserve battery life. This article will help you exclude Covenant Eyes from the battery optimizer on your Android™ phone or tablet.

If you’re unsure which version of Android™ is on your device, read How do I find my device’s operating system?


If your device is using Android™ 8, select your device’s manufacturer:

For LG devices:

  1. Open your Settings app. Scroll down to select “Battery & power saving.”
  2. Tap on “Battery Usage,” and the screen will change. Scroll down and tap “Ignore optimizations.” (On some models, LG uses the title “Power saving exclusions”)
  3. Scroll down until you see Covenant Eyes in the list and a toggle switch for it. Switch the toggle to “On.”

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For Samsung devices:

  1. Open your Settings app. In the Settings app, tap the search field and search for “Battery.” When it comes up, tap “Battery.”
  2. Once you’re in the Battery settings screen, scroll down until you see “Unmonitored Apps.”
  3. From the Unmonitored Apps screen, please tap “Add apps.”
  4. At this point, you should see a list of apps. Find Covenant Eyes in the list and select it. Now, tap “Done” in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. The device will take you back to the list of Unmonitored Apps. You successfully excluded our app from battery optimization if you now see Covenant Eyes in the list. You can close the Settings app.

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Huawei and Xiaomi

Huawei, Xiaomi, and some Samsung devices have unchangeable battery-saver processes that “turn off” Covenant Eyes without the user’s knowledge or consent. Therefore, Covenant Eyes does not work well on these devices, and there is no way to keep the device from “turning off” Covenant Eyes. To learn more, check out the website don’t kill my app.

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