DontKillMyApp: Make apps work

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About this app

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 at

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 (
Updated on
Jun 2, 2021

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5.54K reviews
J Bou
April 27, 2022
I have not seen any ads at all. This It's a very specific use case for an app that does one thing and it does it well. If you need verification that your phone is or is not killing your applications this will Give it into you. Simply run the benchmark and it will tell you the results at the end. Great work on the app thank you very much.
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April 5, 2021
I finally tried a short benchmark test, which delivered a result of 100%. I've done reading on how to go into Settings to keep apps running. So far l'm pleased & learning new things. I need my multiple GPS, navigation, and topo mapping apps to work all the time (w/out "sleeping") for safety in the field, and this should let me periodically check on that. As well continuing to learn the new Android system idiosyncrasies. Great app!
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Bob Findler
July 3, 2022
Unclear what actually transpired. 🤔 I ran the App overnight, while I slept. My Huawei Mate 20 was disconnected from it's USB-C charger (as recommended). There was zero usage (as recommended) while asleep for the duration of the 'Benchmark'. In the morning, results showed 100% in 3 categories having been processed. Yet, there was zero information provided as to the results found during any of those 3 categories processed. As a consequence, I have no idea what transpired let alone improved. = 3*
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Urbandroid (Petr Nálevka)
July 4, 2022
Hello Bob, the app schedules series of background tasks and alarms, and then evaluates the expected vs. executed. 100% means the phone executed all tasks, lower percentage means some form of restrictions. You can read more in (⁝) → How it works, or at, where you also find guides how to fix it on your phone.

What's new

Dark theme, Danish translation (many thanks!)