How to disable Android Marshmallow's energy saving Doze feature for apps of your choice

How to disable Android Marshmallow's energy saving Doze feature for apps of your choice
Among the most popular new features that Google added to Android Marshmallow is Doze. This is sort of a 'standby' mode for applications, which lets them drift into a leisury state of executing background processes. Interestingly, Google made it so there's no way to turn Doze on and off, but users are still free to exclude certain apps from the functionality so they can be absolutely sure they won't miss out on any updates from certain applications.

Naturally, disabling Doze for a number of apps means that the feature won't be as effective as it is when it's acting system-wide. But on the upside, you will be getting all the notifications, messages, updates and extra infos from the applications that matter to you. Mind you, though, some app developers can actually set some processes as high-priority ones, which means they become un-Dozeable.

In this brief tutorial, we'll show you how to make use of the freedom given to you by Google to activate and deactivate Doze for specific apps. Head to the slideshow below!

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16 Comments

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

What are some important apps that shouldn't be optimized?

4. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Usually you want to make sure things with timers and alarms are left alone.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i would hope google would be smart enough and program the system not to automaticly include alarms and that stuff. but who knows

9. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Google stock apps, sure. I can see problems with downloaded apps. A lot of apps, like greenify or glimmer, have a troubleshooting warning regarding it.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

true, it looks liek google as given developers controls to make parts of their app undozeable so thats good, So i would assume a lot of those alarm clock apps and stuff will push out updates to avoid those issues.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If the devs wrote their apps with the right APIs, everything works fine Alarms are excluded And the high priority notifications are also excluded Some apps, can be excluded from power savings by default (e.g. messaging apps) Other apps can ask the user to be exclude them (e.g. Tasker and Cerberus) Greenify works fine for me, I even have Aggressive Doze mode enabled

13. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

"If" is important.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not really If they are too incompetent to something so basic, I'd be surprised their app is even installed on my phone

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

message apps so people can still get through to you and you get notified when it happens. I could care less about normal facebook notifications getting pushed but the messager app i would need that to be pushed through, Main email?

3. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Wrong spelling of Marshmallow in the title and url!!!

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

They've been misspelling quite a bit, lately.

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Other than alarms, why would you want to disable this? Are we this hopelessly wired that we can't stand to get an email notification 30 minutes late?

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

somethings are important

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why would you want to do that? Doze is one of the best new features in Marshmallow, and it's really effective.

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Let alarms and messaging apps be spared by Doze!

17. vivek.wadhwa

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

This feature saved my Nexus 5 from being sold.

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