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@Voice stopped by system to "save battery"

Sometimes Android system is killing background processes to "save battery". We cannot fix this issue in @Voice app code, because system actions take precedence over any demands from app code. You, the user, may prevent this by adjusting system settings. Please try the following:

Open Android system settings - Battery - find "Battery optimization" setting (it may be under the 3 vertical dots menu at top-right) - switch the view to show all apps. Find @Voice app on the list and set it to "Not optimized". On some Android devices these options may be named differently or found in different places, so examine all of the settings to find the one that kills background processes.

Please also read below if you have one of the following phones:

If you find out how more on how to fix this issue on other phones, or have better instructions for the owners of the phones mentioned above, please email us the details. We will post them here as well. You may also read more about these problems on the Don't kill my app! website.

Google (Pixel, Nexus)

Please also read more on the Don't kill my app! website.

 

Huawei

If you have a Huawei phone - they usually include a non-standard system option named "Memory cleaning" or something similar. This option kills apps running in background even if "Battery optimization" above is set correctly. Please disable Huawei's "Memory cleaning" completely to avoid this problem. It IS NOT a standard Android function, but something Huawei adds, to later advertise how long their batteries last... At the cost of stopping apps which you need running when the screen is turned off.

On newer Huawei with Android version 9 (possibly also higher) visit Android System Settings - Battery - App launch - find @Voice on the list of apps and press it. Make sure that at least "Run in background" option is enabled, or keep all enabled.

Please also read more on the Don't kill my app! website.

 

Lenovo

For an app to work in the background:

It does not matter if the battery/power optimization is on or off in Settings -> Apps -> Your app -> Battery.

Please also read more on the Don't kill my app! website.

 

Oppo

If you have an Oppo phone - there are some non-standard battery management options. The following information was shared by a user of Oppo AX5 phone with Android 8.1, but may also apply to other Oppo models and system versions:

Two settings were adjusted resulting in the problem being fixed.
 
1) System Settings - Battery - Smart Power Saver.
Smart power saver controls apps running in the background. This was turned off.
 
2) System Settings - Battery - Custom Power Saver - @Voice - Allow Background Running.
When "Allow background Running" is checked then a checkbox below named "intelligent restrict Running" is unchecked in the same action.
 
Either or both of these actions have fixed the problem.

 

OnePlus

This info was sent by a user with OnePlus 5 with OxygenOS 9.0.4/ Android 9: It seems that OnePlus still kills background apps after setting "do not optimize" in the battery settings, unless you lock the app. This is done by pressing the "Recent apps" button at the bottom of screen, pressing the three dots button on @Voice app, then selecting the lock icon.

Please also read more advise on OnePlus phones on Don't kill my app! website.

 

Nokia

We found the following suggestions on the Don't kill my app! website:

From now on, background apps should work normally and use the standard Android battery optimizations.

Still 3rd party alarm clocks or any task scheduling of foreground tasks at a particular time won’t work. We do not have any solution for this at the moment UPDATE: in our preliminary tests it seems that force stopping or uninstalling the Power saver app also fixes alarms and starting of foreground services.

 

Meizu

Adjust your settings:

Please read about possible solutions at Don't kill my app! website. 

 

Samsung

Please read about possible solutions at Don't kill my app! website.

 

Sony

Never use Stamina mode if you want your phone to do something useful when you are not actively using it.

Try to make your app not battery optimized in Phone settings > Battery > Three dots in the top right corner > Battery optimisation > Apps > your app.

Please read about possible solutions at Don't kill my app! website.

 

Xiaomi

Please read about possible solutions at Don't kill my app! website.