Android 10 has become very efficient at making your phone’s battery last longer. The way it is achieved is by optimizing the battery and apps are prevented to use too much of the battery charge when the phone is not actively being used or when the apps are sent to the background. By default, it prevents apps from running all the time in the background so as to limit their battery use. This results in a much improved battery life per charge cycle, but at the risk of sending the background apps to sleep.
One problem with this setup is that when Android puts the apps to sleep in order to save the battery, these apps no longer fetch your email messages, text messages or other notifications, you do not receive messages instantly and the phone checks the new messages only when you unlock the screen.
If you want all of your important apps to keep running in the background, then you can follow these simple steps in your Android smartphone:
- Launch Android settings app, scroll down and select Battery from the settings.
- Tap on Advanced settings or professional settings.
- Tap on Battery optimization from the newly opened screen.
- Tap on any app that you want to keep running in the background and choose Not optimized for its setting.
Apps that are set to be “optimized” will be put to sleep by the system in order to save the battery charge. Apps that are set to be “not optimized” will keep running and may result in draining your battery quicker depending on their background activity. You should set apps like email clients and messengers to be “not optimized” so that you can receive your messages instantly without any delay, otherwise your smartphone will check for new messages only when you launch those apps manually.