How to configure Huawei / Honor phones for Gentle Wakeup

Some phone manufacturers suppress alarms scheduled by Apps. They want to extend the battery time of the devices so they kill processes running in the background and suppress apps which activate themselves.

Even though Gentle Wakeup does not consume any battery when in background and the alarm is marked as a clock alarm some manufacturers still ignore these settings and just blindly suppress everything by default.

Without white-listening the app there is a risk that the alarm does not fire if the app has not been used for a few hours or some days.

Please check if any of the following settings can be set on your phone and adjust them to the recommended value:


  • Phone Settings / Advanced Settings / Battery manager / Power plan
    Should be set to Performance.
  • Phone Settings / Advanced Settings / Battery Manager / Protected apps
    Set Gentle Wakeup as Protected
  • Phone Settings / Apps / Gentle Wakeup / Battery
    Activate Power-intensive prompt and Keep running after screen off
  • Phone settings / Apps / Advanced (At the bottom) /
    Ignore optimisations / Press Allowed / All apps
    Find Gentle Wakeup and set to Allow
  • (Huawei P9 Plus) Phone settings / Apps / Settings / Special access / Ignore battery optimisation
    Select allow Gentle Wakeup App.
  • (Huawei P20) Phone settings / Battery / App launch / Gentle Wakeup
    Set to Manage manually and turn all options on.
  • (Huawei Honor 9 Lite, Huawei Mate 9 Pro) Phone settings / Battery / Launch
    Set to Manage manually and turn all options on.

Here is a list of YouTube video tutorials how to configure specific phones models and devices. If your device is missing you can record the configuration steps (please set your device to English language) with a screen capture app and send the YouTube link to We will include the link in this list.


Huawei P8 Lite

Huawei MediaPad M5 10