XEQ – Huawei Settings

Huawei smartphones are popular and used by millions of people all over the world. Unfortunately, all of them have one annoying feature: they aggressively close apps when you lock the screen, to save battery power, including apps that you may need to run in the background. XEQ needs to run in background.

Follow these steps to setting up your device to enjoy XEQ without any undesired interruptions.

Step 1. Open your Huawei smartphone’s battery settings

Unlock your Huawei smartphone, and go to its Settings app. Then, tap the Battery category of settings.

Step 2. Access the App launch settings on your Huawei

Now you see many battery-related settings and switches. Here, go to App launch.

Step 3. Manually manage the apps that you do not want Huawei to close

On the App launch screen, you see a list with all the apps that are installed on your Huawei device. With a few exceptions controlled by Huawei, all of them should be set to “Manage automatically,” like in the screenshot below.

This means that your Huawei smartphone is free to force-close any of your apps, as it sees fit, according to its algorithms, each time you lock the screen. Find the first app that you want to configure, and turn off its switch to “Manage manually.” You immediately see a prompt where you are asked what kind of activities you want to allow the app to perform:

  • “Auto-launch” – you allow the app to start itself automatically when you turn on the smartphone, or when it needs to run in the background.
  • “Secondary launch” – you allow the app to be launched by other apps that need it.
  • “Run in background” – you allow the app to keep running in the background for as long as it needs, whenever it needs to do that.

To eliminate all issues, it is a good idea to allow the app to perform all three types of activities, and tap OK. Find all the apps which you want to run in the background, and repeat the same settings. As you do this, notice that they have their switches turned off, and beneath their name, you see the text “Manage manually.” This is good, as it means that Huawei stops killing them each time you lock the screen on your smartphone.

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