Turn Battery Optimization On / Off - Android® 6.0 and higher (Samsung)

Note Android 6.0 and higher devices include battery optimization features. Refer to the Battery Optimization Features section for more info.

Manage Apps Exempted from Doze Mode and App Standby

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings > Battery.
    Note If not available, swipe screen up or down to access apps screen then navigate: Settings > Device maintenance > Battery.
  2. Tap MORE or the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Optimize battery usage.
    Note If not available, navigate: Battery Usage > Menu icon Menu icon > Optimize battery usage.
  3. Tap the Dropdown menu Dropdown icon (at the top) then tap All apps.
  4. If preferred, tap the app(s) switches to turn on or off.
    Note Apps or services unable to be optimized appear grayed out.


Battery Optimization Features

  • Doze Mode:
    • starts when the device is stationary and not charging and the screen is off.
    • prevents the device from syncing and accessing the network, Wi-Fi from scanning, etc.
    • allows SMS, MMS, phone calls, alarms, and Amber Alerts to still function.
    • stops when the device is moved, the screen turns on, or the alarm clock sounds/vibrates.
    • isn't affected by notifications.
  • App Standby:
    • conserves battery power by preventing apps from accessing networks, syncing, etc. when not in use or not generating any user-visible notification.
    • stops when the device becomes active or is plugged in.


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