UPDATE: We are registering a significantly increased number of app closings on Samsung’s Android Pie. The notes show that the adaptive battery of much more eager apps is finished than the original Android.
After 3 days, an unused app can no longer start from the background (e.g. alarms no longer work). Imagine that you no longer use your alarm clock for a weekend +1 day and peng! No ringing! We strongly recommend disabling the adaptive battery and putting the options for apps to sleep as described below.
IMPORTANT: The latest feedback indicates that even if these options are deactivated, Samsung may be reactivated after a firmware update!
GALAXY S9 / S10
Battery optimization is activated by default. In some situations (e.g. app update, OS update), the settings are also reset to the default settings, so that they always have to be switched off. Below you will find screenshots of the exemplary procedure for the Galaxy S10. Please let us know your feedback if it also works for S9 (or others). Thank you!
The menu of sleeping apps is the sniper's nest for Samsung's app killing guidelines. Make sure to follow the instructions very carefully to prevent the apps from exiting.
- Deactivate Put unused applications to sleep
- Disable automatic deactivation of unused applications
- Remove the BikerSOS app from the list of sleeping apps
- Disable background restrictions for your app
1. Start device maintenance in the phone settings
2. Choose battery
3. Select the 3-point menu -> Settings
4. Deactivate all settings (except for notifications)
5. Choose Sleeping Apps
6. Remove all apps from the list with the dung bucket icon
WARNING: Ensure that unused applications are put to sleep and that unused applications are automatically deactivated. Otherwise, Samsung will put the BikerSOS app back into sleep mode after a few days (3 by default), even if you woke it up manually!
GALAXY S8 & OLDER
With the launch of the flagship Galaxy S8 (and some previous experiments), Samsung made a flawed attempt to extend battery life, the App Power Monitor.
To ensure that the BikerSOS app works correctly, please list it in the App Power Monitor.
How to do it:
Open Settings> Device Maintenance> Battery and below is a list of your most commonly used applications. You can manage apps individually or in a group by selecting them and then tapping the large Save Power button. Apps that are asleep appear in the list of sleeping apps below (tap to expand the list). If you keep scrolling all the way down, you will find unmonitored applications. These are apps that are specifically to be excluded from the battery monitoring app (whitelist).
If you are in the Unmonitored Applications menu, you can tap the 3-dot menu to add or delete applications from the list. Instead of dealing with all of this, you can simply switch off the function of the app power monitor completely, since it hardly affects the battery life and only serves to impair the normal function of your Galaxy phone.
It's exaggerated and in some cases, misleading, with scaremongering to keep you dependent on Samsung software if other Android devices get along without them.
FOR OTHER SAMSUNG TELEPHONES THE PATH CAN LOOK LIKE THIS:
Phone settings> Applications> select three point menus (top right corner)> Special access> Optimize battery consumption> Find the BikerSOS app in the list and make sure that it is not selected.