Disabling Samsung Battery Optimization

Samsung users can follow one of these two instruction sets to allow Ethica to work while not open. Not all of them are needed for a given phone. In fact, depending on the version of the phone, only one of these two instruction sets apply to a participant's device.

We cannot be sure which settings apply to a given participant. So participants are asked to try one of the following instructions, and if it does not apply to their phone, they can try the next one.

Instruction Set 1

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Device Maintenance.
  3. Tap on Battery.
  4. Tap on the three-dot menu on the top right-corner.
  5. Choose Advanced Settings.
  6. Switch off App power monitor.

Instruction Set 2

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open Device Care.
  3. Tap on Battery.
  4. Tap on the three-dot menu on the top right-corner, and open Settings.
  5. Switch off Adaptive Battery.
  6. Switch off Put unused apps to sleep.
  7. Switch off Auto-disable unused apps.
  8. Tap on Sleeping apps
  9. If Ethica is in the list, delete it using the trash icon on the top right corner.