[PSA] If you’re using OpenVPN or another dedicated VPN app on Android 6.0+, disable the doze feature for that app to help keep the connection stable.

 

Written May 27, 2016

I’ve been experimenting with several different VPNs over the last few months and after seeing some sporadic connections overnight and periods that my phone sits for a while, I think I narrowed part of the issue to the doze feature killing it. In case you’re having the same issue, you might try this yourself.

Settings –> Battery –> (Overflow Menu) –> Battery optimization

Toggle “Not optimized to All apps”. Find the app you want to whitelist, tap it and then choose “Don’t optimize”.

 

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