OnePlus Will Be Toning Down Its Battery Optimisation so It's Not so Trigger Happy About Killing Background Apps

By Shabana Arif on at

OnePlus is working on fixing its app and battery management so that its handsets stop killing background apps.

A feature of its OS is that it shuts down background apps and while its not as aggressive as Huawei or Samsung in that department, it's not far behind. The problem with killing apps too early is that you might actually still want to be using them, and while it's a pain in the arse to boot them up again, it's also somewhat counter-intuitive.

The rigmarole of starting the apps back up again can actually be more power intensive on your phone, defeating the object of shutting them down to begin with.

Over on OnePlus' Open Ears forum, the manufacturer has addressed the planned changes to its Oxygen OS, saying it will address "concerns about apps getting killed in the background due to aggressive battery optimisation," which it will fix "in upcoming updates."

So if that's been a bugbear for you, you'll be bugged no longer. There's no word on when the update will drop yet as the blog post only went up this week, but at least we know it's on the way. [Slash Gear]