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How to keep apps running after the screen is turned off on the Honor 5X

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GamerCore, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. GamerCore

    GamerCore Android Enthusiast
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    The honor 5X is home to some pretty great power management settings. The problem is, sometimes it can be a little aggressive in how it manages which apps are running in the background while the phone is sleeping (screen is off).

    Thankfully, Huawei provided an easy way to whitelist specific apps you've downloaded on Google Play so they wont be closed immediately after you turn off the display. The feature is called "Protected Apps" and here's how you can find it and start protecting some (if not all) your apps.

    1. Open the Settings app
    2. Scroll down to Protected apps
    3. Toggle background apps you want running while screen is off

    By selecting the Menu button down at the bottom, you can quickly add or remove all them from protection if you prefer to go that route. We'd recommend protecting apps like launchers, music players, messaging apps that actually need to run in the background in order to function.

    If you're unsure of what to pick, we'd recommend protecting all the apps you download from the Google Play Store.

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I've been using this phone for over a month, and other Huawei phones for 10 months. Until the EMUI task management is improved I'd recommend protecting all apps, and toggling protection off for any that act up.
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  3. dmcaissie

    dmcaissie Newbie

    Um, my Honor 5X doesn't seem to have a protected app setting in the settings panel. Any idea of where else I can look for protected apps on my Honor 5X? What I'm trying to do is get Messenger to exit instead of always being on. Thanks for any ideas/suggestions!


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