Android Battery Optimization

When running the SDK on Android 6 and higher, it is recommended to ask the user to disable battery optimization for your app. This makes sure that SDK detections continue to work properly when the device is in Doze mode. This is particularly important with manufacturers like OnePlus and Nokia (HMD Global) who customize Android to do aggressive battery optimization, keeping the device in Doze mode longer than intended.

Additionally, on Android 9, disabling this will prevent Adaptive Battery from bucketing your app based on usage and restricting background processing, all of which that can impact the detection quality of the SDK.

After explaining to the user about the benefits of disabling battery optimization, call the disableBatteryOptimization() method of the Sentiance class. This will trigger a system dialog asking the user to allow disabling battery optimization for your app.


The Sentiance SDK does not define the REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS permission required for this feature. You must therefore explicitly add this permission to your app.


Please note that Google Play policies prohibit apps from requesting this permission unless the app's core functionality is affected. For more information about the supported use cases, see here.

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