Amiko – Tracking issue with Huawei devices

Issue

Your walks may stop unexpectedly because Huawei devices block apps running in the background in order to extend battery life.

Solution

To solve this problem, you need to tell your device that Amiko is authorized to run in the background. The procedure may be different depending on the Android version of your device.

App Launch on some EMUI 8, 9 and 10 devices (Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei Mate 10…)

    • Phone settings > Battery > App launch and then set Amiko to “Manage manually” and make sure everything is turned on.
1. *Phone settings > Battery > App launch*. This feature may or may not be available for all devices or labeled differently.
2. Turn off “Manage all autmatically”
3. Make sure to ENABLE! all toggles.

Also for reliable background processes you may need to uninstall PowerGenie as described below.

EMUI 9+ devices

Classic battery optimization

Open Settings, and search for and access Battery optimization. Touch the little inverted triangle next to Don’t allow, touch All apps, locate and touch Amiko, and select Don’t allow.

EMUI 5.X and 8.X

Classic battery optimization

Open Settings, and search for and access Ignore battery optimization. Touch the little inverted triangle next to Allow, touch All apps, locate and touch Amiko, and select Allow.

EMUI 6+ devices (and some EMUI 5 devices)

    • Phone settings > Advanced Settings > Battery manager > Power plan set to Performance
    • Phone Settings > Advanced Settings > Battery Manager > Protected apps – set Amiko as Protected
    • Phone Settings > Apps > Amiko > Battery > Power-intensive prompt [uncheck] and Keep running after screen off [check]
    • Phone settings > Apps > Advanced (At the bottom) > Ignore optimisations > Press Allowed > All apps > Find Amiko on the list and set to Allow

Huawei P9 Plus

    • Phone settings > Apps > Settings > Special access > Ignore battery optimisation > select allow for Amiko.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite, Huawei Mate 9 Pro

    • Phone settings > Battery > Launch and then set Amiko to “Manage manually” and make sure everything is turned on.On EMUI 4 there is no way out, sorry, but you can ask developers of your apps to implement the workaround described in Developer section