DontKillMyApp – Make apps finally work properly even if you do not own a Pixel

[App] DontKillMyApp – Make apps work

DontKillMyApp  The official DontKillMyApp app is here – make apps finally work properly even if you do not own a Pixel.

Helps you set up your phone background tasks so that your apps can finally work for YOU even when not looking at the screen right now.

See how is your phone doing and test different settings with DontKillMyApp benchmark.


DKMA benchmark: Measure how aggressively is your phone killing background apps
Guides: Get actionable steps to overcome most background process restrictions
Make a change:️Help smartphones stay smart by sharing your benchmark report to

DontKillMyApp is a benchmark tool to see how well does your phone support background processing. You can measure before setting up your phone, then go through the setup guides and benchmark again to see how much has your phone been slacking in the background.

You can share your report through the app to the maintainers of the website who compile it and base the overall negative score on it.

How does the benchmark work? (Technical!)

The app starts a foreground service with a wake lock and schedules repetitive task on the main thread, a custom thread executor and schedules regular alarms (AlarmManager.setExactAndAllowWhileIdle). Then it calculates executed vs. expected. That’s it!

For more details check the code. The app is open source available it

This app is open source and this project is maintained by volunteers who care about the Android ecosystem, feel the current pain and want to make it better.

Special thanks to Doki (

DontKillMyApp user reviews :

Didn’t work as claimed. My phone” killed sandbox “the app itself cannot fix or revert the system restrictions – only user can disable them in the system settings. This app is only a testing tool, that will evaluate the performance of the background processes on your phone”-Developers
  • Urbandroid (Petr Nálevka)
  • UPDATE: Hello Jay Thomas, this is exactly how the app works. It is a guide how to setup your phone and a diagnostic tool to test your setup afterward. For details please contact support[at] Petr Nalevka CEO @ Urbandroid

The measurement report for my tablet is 100% for 2hours test. So I can rest assured that the running apps in my tablet can carry out their tasks uninterrupted and unhindered and my tablet is not killing tasks just to save battery unnecessarily. Of course I presume that you are experts who know their job and are reliable! Thank you.

First run was one hour on Galaxy A50. All 3 benchmark ratings were 100%. I have a lot to learn about the issue of big biz assuming it knows what is best for me.

Apparently my Samsung M51 scored 100% on a 1h run which was surprising. I haven’t enabled any battery saving features in my device and I’m still getting amazing battery backup.

Tried the app as my phone (Umidigi S3 Pro) keeps shutting down YT Music app exactly five minutes after closing the screen.Ran the benchmark for three hours and it came back 100% so I’m non the wiser why that app stops running.Apart from the graph I can’t see much more use this app is.
  • Urbandroid (Petr Nálevka)
  • Hello Dave, not all processes are treated equally, especially apps with higher battery usage might have different treatment from restrictions. Did you disable the system restrictions on the phone? They are usually hidden in Battery section in some sub-menu.

I only got app today and I don’t pretend to know enough to properly rate it but, I kinda dig it I let the app have it’s way with my phone for a couple of hours and a report was generated and said my Note 20 was OK So far, so good

Great app. Shows how bad Samsung is (score close to 20% on the S20).

This app is stupid. Doesn’t do anything to help the average everyday Joe that just wants to know why their phones isn’t working properly, nor does it fix it. After 8 hours of benchmarking, it just shows some stupid graph with a short explanation on how to read it that just amounts to jibberish. The graph rendering is too small to distinguish anything EVEN on the big screen of a surface duo… I can’t imagine it for a phone with smaller screen. Also, after done… This app just thanks you, sorry
  • Urbandroid (Petr Nálevka)
  • Hello Habib, the graph serves only as a graphic representation, how the background processes were managed during the benchmark. The app cannot fix the background restrictions – we wish it could! Only user can change the system settings -and the app gives you a guide. If you need more details, please contact support[at] Thank you.

One the best app to test your phone on the best mark scores… And to know how your functionality works.

Does what it says on the tin. I ran it on Poco M2 Pro which has MIUI 12 (for Poco) for a score of 94%. Looks like MIUI is improving. I ran it for 1 hour though, will also try longer benchmarks later.

App works great! Exactly as described and I’d recommend it to anyone trying to make the most of their phone!

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