33 replies on Stop your Huawei smartphone from killing background apps

  1. Daniel says:

    The app I want to protect is the in-built camera (for astrophotography I need to turn off the screen while the pic is taken), but that app is not shown 🙁 I have a P20, Emui 9.

  2. Mathias says:

    Thank you so much for the help. Every time i went running and used My running tracker it Disabled itself after 15 minuttes and I could understand why. This helped so much

  3. Randy Rodrigues says:

    Thank you so much for this very informative and helpful discussion of how to run apps in the background for my new Hauwei. Runkeeper kept turning off when I was In San Francisco yesterday, and this article explained which settings I should change. Extremely helpful! Thanks!

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      • Tragon ff says:

        Thank you for the guid but in my huawei p smart 2019 this not works why?? I have done many times but it doesn’t work why?? Emui version 10.0 android 10

  4. Matthew says:

    I tried it for Pokömon Go and it didnt help…

  5. Verh Ghudo says:

    It works on apps installed by user, but if for instance you try to do this with Chrome Explorer… You cannot even find it in the list!

    PS.: Tried already on a Huawei P30 Pro, EMUI

  6. lego scientist says:

    Huawei mate 20 pro here, still having issues with it not connecting properly to fitbit tracker which requires connected GPS when I am running.

    I’ve tried all these steps, but still the device can’t connect after 10-15 minutes of running because huawei shut the app in the background (I think).

    Any further ideas?

  7. Adam says:

    Why the browsers in not in the list, when i minimize and maximize the browser start fresh ????????????

  8. Hisham says:

    Not working on P30

  9. D says:

    Still not helping on Mate 20 Pro with EMUI 10. A manually allow apps all 3 checkboxes for running in background. And MIUI still killing my apps. Also I tryied to lock them in task switcher with swiping down an app preview for lock icon and it doesn’t help too.

  10. Larissa says:

    Doesnt work.

  11. Alan Blackstock says:

    You also need to change the battery optimisation setting –
    Settings:apps:apps then tap the triple dot menu and choose “special access”, then “battery optimisation”.
    From there you can choose the apps to exclude from optimisation.
    (“not allowed” means not closed by optimisation feature)

  12. Danny says:

    It doesn’t work on a P Smart 2019. Any other tips?

  13. Michael says:

    Thank you for this! This has been giving me a headache ever since I got my Honor 10 lite. So frustrating to have forms or writing disappear when you look for info on another app, or addresses disappear from google maps unless you keep the screen on.

    Seems to be working better already, I just thought my phone was broken and glitchy!

    • Anonymous says:

      Glad to help. 😉

    • Gabriele says:

      Exactly the same problem. I think the article is talking about Huawei killing the apps when you lock the screen, but here the problem is when I open another app and after 10 seconds I get back to the previous app, it restarts and I lose whatever I was doing. It is really frustrating and these steps don’t seem to work for me, Huawei P smart 2019 with EMUI 10. It really makes the phone useless and single-tasking. Any other advices?

  14. Q says:

    Very helpful, it works perfectly, very easy to understand, thank you very much!!!

  15. Alin says:

    Perfect! Thanks!

  16. Mario Telles says:

    Thank you very much. Ive been tring to solve this problem for many time…I think now its is solved. Tomorrow I will ride the bike using Strava and later let you know.

    Many thanks from Brazil. Be safe.

  17. Marek says:

    Unfotunately STRAVA does not work (it always loses GPS signal after 0,7km and stops recording) on my HUAWEI MATE 10 after upgrade on EMUI 10. Previous EMUI 9 worked properly.

  18. kier says:

    great it helps me.

  19. Siri Stuesjø says:

    This didn`t work…Still it is not eny mark on the app icon for snapchat

  20. Jon says:

    Thank you so much! So clear and helpful and solved the issue I was having with my Fitbit sync.

  21. What a joke says:

    Huawei music app (obligatory for car audio) is on ‘not allowed’ and it still is killed by the system all the time. I know it because at least once a week when I jump into the car the music playback does not start (it hangs on question “do you want to allow push notification” on startup), to which I of course answer no, because I don’t want blink blink sounds killing my songs. It is asked every time if you say no. Mozart would do a blackflip in his grave. This phone cannot even playback car audio OK.

  22. Didier says:

    Nice topic and clear enough to understand.
    I try those settings on my Y6 EMUI 9.1
    Hopefully, it works because that apps killing is really working on my nerves.


  23. Leo says:

    I’m using a p10 lite. I did the process but the app that i want is gmail, witch is not shown! Any tips?

  24. Ali says:

    On Huawei P30 smartphone with Android 10 (EMUI 10), app connects to internet while the screen goes off with mentioned setting but huawei suspend microphone input and cannot get microphone input while sleeping.

  25. Morris says:

    Same for me p20 mate done all the settings and did not want to work for a music app????????

  26. Craig Stapleton says:

    Very useful instructions – thank you!

  27. Gabe says:

    Thanks for the advice, worked like a charm! Now my eBay notifications work perfectly!

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