Android devices may recommend enabling battery optimization for some apps to reduce battery drain. Setting a background exclusion for Malwarebytes for Android version 3, by disabling battery optimization for the app, is required for Malwarebytes to run in the background and protect your device when the app is not open. For more information on required functions and permissions, see Malwarebytes required functions on Android device.
To set a background exclusion by disabling battery optimization:
- On your Android device, open Settings.
- Tap Apps.
- Select Malwarebytes.
- Tap Battery Usage.
- Select Don’t optimize or Allow background activity.
Note: Different devices may have different options to disable battery optimization.