The official DontKillMyApp app is here - make apps finally work properly even if you do not own a Pixel.

Helps you set up your phone background tasks so that your apps can finally work for YOU even when not looking at the screen right now.

See how is your phone doing and test different settings with DontKillMyApp benchmark.

• DKMA benchmark: Measure how aggressively is your phone killing background apps
• Guides: Get actionable steps to overcome most background process restrictions
• Make a change:️ Help smartphones stay smart by sharing your benchmark report to

DontKillMyApp is a benchmark tool to see how well does your phone support background processing. You can measure before setting up your phone, then go through the setup guides and benchmark again to see how much has your phone been slacking in the background.

You can share your report through the app to the maintainers of the website who compile it and base the overall negative score on it.

How does the benchmark work? (Technical!)

The app starts a foreground service with a wake lock and schedules repetitive task on the main thread, a custom thread executor and schedules regular alarms (AlarmManager.setExactAndAllowWhileIdle). Then it calculates executed vs. expected. That's it!

For more details check the code. The app is open source available at

This app is open source and this project is maintained by volunteers who care about the Android ecosystem, feel the current pain and want to make it better.

Special thanks to Doki (

From version DontKillMyApp 2.5:

Dark theme, Danish translation (many thanks!)

All versions
DontKillMyApp 2.5
June 2, 2021


Uploaded:June 2, 2021 at 11:00AM UTC

File size:2.46 MB


DontKillMyApp 2.1
September 16, 2020


Uploaded:September 16, 2020 at 12:20PM UTC

File size:4.41 MB


DontKillMyApp 2.0
August 25, 2020


Uploaded:August 25, 2020 at 8:50AM UTC

File size:4.4 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.7
July 11, 2020


Uploaded:July 11, 2020 at 4:57AM UTC

File size:4.22 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.6
July 2, 2020


Uploaded:July 2, 2020 at 5:29PM UTC

File size:4.21 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.4 (Early Access)


Uploaded:June 29, 2020 at 4:24PM UTC

File size:4.15 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.3 (Early Access)


Uploaded:June 26, 2020 at 4:28PM UTC

File size:4.15 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.2 (Early Access)


Uploaded:June 26, 2020 at 4:07AM UTC

File size:4.13 MB


DontKillMyApp 1.0 (Early Access)


Uploaded:June 24, 2020 at 9:25PM UTC

File size:4.15 MB