How to configure Nokia 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 / Apps / Battery / Gentle Wakeup
    Background restrictions must not be applied
    Battery must be not optimized
  • Phone settings / Apps / Gentle Wakeup / Change system settings
    Set to Allow
  • Phone settings / Apps / See all apps
    Tap on the right top corner menu and select Show system
    If you see the app Power saver then select it and tap on Force close. But this will solve the problem only until the next restart. So even better is to delete the app completely because it brutally suppresses any 3rd party apps.

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.


Samsung devices with Android 7 and greater

Samsung devices with Android 5 or 6