Android™ 8 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™ 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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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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