Keep battery optimization on

To have apps use your device’s battery only when they need to, keep battery optimization on for all apps. Battery optimization is on by default.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

When battery optimization is on

To save battery, apps aren’t as active when:

  • You aren't using your device.
  • You haven’t used the app for a few days.

Apps become more active again with use.

Check that battery optimization is on

To confirm that an app is set to use battery only when necessary:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Tap More More and then Battery optimization.
  4. If an app is listed as “Not optimized,” tap the app and then Optimize and then Done.

Tip: Battery optimization isn’t available for some essential services.

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