How to adjust Battery Optimization settings for different Android devices for Unpluq to work.

For some devices from certain manufacturers, the Battery Optimization can interfere with how Unpluq is supposed to work. Check below for a list of these devices, and an explanation of how to set up your settings to make sure Unpluq can still block your distracting apps.

Why Is This Necessary?

Certain device manufacturers kill apps that are running in the background, while the Android framework prescribes they shouldn’t be allowed to do so. This might make it seem like the app isn’t functioning properly, which is the case for Unpluq and many other apps that use so-called background services. For more information on this, the site https://dontkillmyapp.com/ is quite enlightening.

Read on below to find out how to fix this.

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Huawei.

  • Go to the Android Settings and in the search bar search for “Battery optimization”. Tap Ignore battery optimization > Allowed and select All apps from the drop-down menu.
  • Search for Unpluq and select Allow.
  • Now go to the Android Settings > Battery and disable both the Power saving mode and Ultra power saving mode. Then click on Launch and find and tap the Unpluq app to disable the “Manage automatically” setting. Make sure Auto-launch, Secondary launch, and Run in background are all enabled and click OK.

Samsung.

On Samsung devices, these names may vary, so please contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.  

Samsung devices with Android 11 or higher.

  • Go to Settings > Battery > Battery optimization > All apps > Unpluq > Don’t optimize.
  • Go to Settings > Apps, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) and go to Special
  • Now go to Settings > Device Care > Battery > Power mode and select High Performance (or Optimized Performance).
  • Make sure Put unused apps to sleep and Auto-disable unused apps is disabled.

Samsung devices with Android 9 or higher.

  • Go to Settings > Apps, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) and go to Special Access > Optimize Battery Usage. Change the view to show All apps and make sure to switch off Unpluq’s setting.
  • Now head over to Settings > Device Care > Battery > Power mode and select High Performance (or Optimized Performance).

Samsung devices with Android 8.

  • Go to Settings > Apps, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) and go to Special Access > Optimize Battery Usage. Change the view to show All apps and make sure to switch off Unpluq’s setting.
  • Go back to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery > App power saving (Detail) > Unpluq and toggle this option off. Click Unmonitored Apps > Add apps > Unpluq and tap Done.
  • Now head over to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) > Advanced settings > App power monitor and disable Put unused apps to sleep and set the App power monitor to Off.

Oppo.

  • Go to Settings > App Management > Unpluq > Enable Allow Auto Startup.
  • Tap Power Saver and select Allow Background Running.
  • On Oppo devices that have a ‘Security Center’, open the Security Center app and go to Privacy Permissions > Startup manager > Allow Unpluq.
  • On some Oppo devices you will need to go to Settings > Battery > Others > Unpluq and uncheck all settings.
  • On some other devices, you will need to go to Settings > Battery and storage > Battery manager and turn off Smart power saving. Tap Power consumption details > Optimize for excessive power consumption and uncheck Unpluq.

Xiaomi.

  • Go to Settings > Manage apps and look for Unpluq. There, make sure the Autostart option is On.
  • Now check both App Permissions and Other Permissions, making sure that all options are allowed.
  • As a last step, in Battery Saver, select the No restrictions option.