Picture this, you set two alarms for 6.30 am because you have a job interview. The only problem is, you woke up at 8 am because your Android phone thought it wise to kill all the background processes including your alarm app.
That is how aggressive some phone manufacturers are when it comes background processes.
In their defense, they do this to increase the battery life on a smartphone by using software optimizers to cut down on unwanted usage. Sometimes, it does a good job, especially for applications like Facebook. However, it can also become quite aggressive to a point where some of your important applications like Gmail suddenly stop running.
To shed light on the issue, the guys at Urbandroid launched a website called Don’t kill my app to show off the top offenders.
Check them out:
Nokia takes the lead (shocking, right?), while OnePlus ranks second worst, followed by Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, Sony, Samsung, HTC, stock Android, and “Other vendors” — Tecno and Infinix, I see you!
However, the good news is that DontKillMyApp.com also provided a way to fix this issue for each manufacturer, for example, you could force close the ‘battery protection app’ on some Nokia devices that have this enabled:
To check out the processes for other devices click here.
Over to you guys, how well does your current smartphone handle background processes?