Battery optimization isn't always good for notifications

The Galaxy S10 runs Android Pie, and with Android Pie comes a number of battery-optimizing features that can put apps to sleep, but those same features can cause them to not receive notifications as quickly. Here's how to ensure that your S10 isn't putting your most needed apps to sleep and

How to turn off battery optimization for certain apps

While you can access the battery optimization for apps individually through the app info screen, it's much quicker to go into settings and do it for multiple apps at once:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu button.

    SettingsDevice careMenu

  4. Tap Special access.
  5. Tap Optimize battery usage.
  6. If the dropdown menu at the top of the screen doesn't say "All," tap Apps not optimized.

    Special accessOptimize battery usageApps not optimized

  7. Tap All.
  8. To not battery optimize an app, tap the toggle switch next to that app off.

    AllToggle onToggle off

You can toggle off battery optimization for as many or as few apps as you want. When apps are not battery optimized, they won't be kicked into lower-power or partially disabled modes, so that the apps can keep pinging for notifications and pulling notifications at all times.

How to turn off the adaptive battery

Adaptive battery is one of the low-key heroes of Android Pie, putting apps to sleep or outright disabling them according to how infrequently they're used. If you find it isn't prioritizing your apps well or it's delaying notifications too frequently, you can dig into Settings and just turn it off altogether.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Device care.
  3. Tap Battery.

    SettingsDevice careBattery

  4. Tap the three-dot menu button.
  5. Tap Settings.
  6. Tap the toggle next to Adaptive battery to turn it off.

    MenuSettingsAdaptive Battery

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