Android™ 8 Battery Settings

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.

If you’re not sure which version of Android is on your device, check out How do I find the Operating System I have on my device?


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 do a 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. You should then be taken back to the list of Unmonitored Apps. If Covenant Eyes is now in the list, you’re done. Close the Settings app.

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