Can you turn off optimized battery?

Answered by John Hunt

To turn off optimized battery usage for specific applications on your Android device, follow these steps:

1. Start by tapping on the “Applications” or “Apps” icon on your home screen. This will open your app drawer, displaying all the installed applications on your device.

2. Look for the three-dot menu button, usually located in the top right corner of the app drawer. Tap on it to open a drop-down menu with various options.

3. Among the options in the drop-down menu, you should see one labeled “Special Access.” Tap on this option to proceed.

4. In the “Special Access” menu, you will find a list of different app permissions and settings. Scroll down and find the option that says “Optimize Battery usage.” Tap on it to access the battery optimization settings.

5. Once you are in the “Optimize Battery usage” menu, you will see a list of all the applications installed on your device. By default, all apps are set to be optimized for battery usage. This means that Android will limit their background activity to save battery life.

6. To turn off battery optimization for a specific app, simply tap on the app’s name in the list. This will open a new window with additional options.

7. In the new window, you will see a toggle switch labeled “Optimize battery usage.” By default, this switch will be enabled (turned on) for the app. To turn off battery optimization for the app, simply tap on the toggle switch to disable it. The switch should now appear grayed out, indicating that the app is no longer optimized for battery usage.

8. Repeat the above steps for any other apps you wish to disable battery optimization for. You can go through the list and customize the battery optimization settings for each individual app according to your preference.

By turning off battery optimization for specific apps, you are allowing them to run more freely in the background, which may improve their performance and functionality. However, it’s important to note that disabling battery optimization for too many apps can potentially drain your device’s battery faster.

Remember to use this feature cautiously and only disable battery optimization for apps that you truly need to run without restrictions.