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Need to make sure one app is never put to sleep

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dorlow, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm on call and I have a pager app that catches certain texts and makes my phone go bazzerk if I'm paged. When I go to battery settings and look at the 'apps that wont be put to sleep' the pager app isnt listed so I can't add it. Any idea why?


  2. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you!

    Can you force the app to Stay Awake rather than Never Sleep?

    Activate developer settings:
    • Go into Settings > Software Info > About Phone
    • Tap "Build Number" 7 Times
    Then go to:
    • Settings > Developer Options > Stay Awake
    Let us know if this works!
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    The reason that the app does not appear is that it is most likely a 'foreground' app- an app that is running and made to stay that way.

    Depending upon the device and the memory capacity, along with how much memory the app uses, the system may let it run or shut it down.

    Something that might be possible, depending on the device, is called 'Pinning' the app.

    On some devices, this will force it to remain in the foreground and avoid the OS from shutting it down.
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  4. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It just says when enabling this that the screen will never go to sleep while charging.
  5. marctronixx


    thats not what you want. no need to go into dev options.

    look , what is the name of the app? some apps are more rogue in nature than others so there may be a little hoop jumping to do.
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