The App has stopped recording and a straight line appears on the trail
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Have you recorded a trail which track has a straight line?
Did the App stop recording while you were doing a trail?
Most Android devices have optional energy-saving systems which automatically stop Apps that are running in the background when they need resources.
You can also manage this option from your profile -> settings -> uninterrupted recording
Changing your smartphone's battery-optimization settings:
- In the upper header of the screen, click on "Do not optimize the battery" and change it to "All applications"
- Search Wikiloc App among all installed apps
- Click on Wikiloc and select "Do not optimize the battery" and apply the changes by checking "Done".
- It is highly recommended that you also perform steps 2 and 3 with the system applications called Combined Location and Location Services.
Depending on the brand of the device you may need to take specific steps:
Huawei smartphones are provided with some protection to ensure that the battery will last a long time. This protection must be disabled to let the apps continue running while in background mode.
To let Wikiloc execute in
- Open the Huawei system App " phone manager", select the "battery" pictogram. Disable the "Energy saving mode" and the "Ultra saving energy mode" options.
Disable the automatic power management for the Wikiloc App:
- Go to your device's "settings", "Apps & notifications", "Apps"
- Tap the Wikiloc App option
- Tap on "battery"
- Disable the "Ask about intensive consumption"
the "start"section, disable the "automatic administration" and activate all elements on the "manual administration" section .
With OnePlus smartphones it has worked by locking the App:
- Open Wikiloc App
- Click on your device's square button (normally on the bottom-right part). This will open a "recent tap" preview, (red number 1 in the screenshot)your device's "recent tab" button
- Click on the el "lock" symbol on the upper right corner of the app tab to avoid it being forcibly closed by the energy-saving system, (red number 2 in the screenshot).
Xiaomi smartphones are provided with some battery savor protection.
Here is how to disable it:
- Open Settings and go to Additional Settings.
- In Battery and performance, you'll find Manage battery use of applications.
- In this page, you should select the Off option instead of the default Normal option.
Alternative instructions (copied from http://en.miui.com/thread-162531-1-1.html):
- Pull the toggle bar, hold the GPS to reach GPS Settings > Enable "Allow background location"
- Return to GPS settings > Background location access > Allow the App by selecting it
Also, do this:
Settings>Additional Settings>Battery>Manage app battery usage, now disable/turn off the following options.
- Manage app battery usage
- Restrict apps when the battery is low
- Then reboot the device and check.
Also, check this:
Security App>Data Usage>Data Usage Stats, select the apps and check whether "Background data" is allowed or not.
If you are using a Xiaomi Mi5, you can do further configuration:
Security > Battery > Battery saving > Wikiloc > Without Restrictions > Background location > Allow
Open settings > battery > power saving mode > battery optimization > Wikiloc > don't optimize > save
Access Battery settings > App Power Saving > Details > Wikiloc > Disabled
Also, make sure that the global battery saving mode is disabled as well: