Poweramp stops/pauses when in background or when screen is off

  • this can happen if some task killer/battery optimizer/task manager kills Poweramp while it's in background. Please add both Poweramp and Poweramp Full Version Unlocker (if installed) to the task killer/battery optimizer/task manager exceptions list
    • standard Android / Pixel firmwares
      -long press app icon / (i) / Battery / Unrestricted

  • for some Chinese brands, where background execution is often limited in non-standard way, you may need to enable background execution for both Poweramp and Poweramp Full Version Unlocker (if installed) in device settings => Apps => Poweramp
    • Huawei Pie/10:
      - device Settings / Battery / App Launch / Poweramp - UNCHECK. Ensure Run in background is checked  in the popup. Then please do the same for Poweramp Full Version Unlocker - UNCHECK, if you have it (system can't distinguish apps from plugins)

    • Xiaomi:
      - device Settings / Installed apps / Poweramp / Battery saver / No restrictions
      (same for Poweramp Full Version Unlocker, as it's considered as the same app as Poweramp)

    • Samsung:
      - device Settings / Apps / Poweramp / Battery / Allow background activity (check)
      If you have Poweramp Unlocker, do this for the Unlocker app too (as it's considered as the same app as Poweramp)

    • see https://dontkillmyapp.com for more examples

  • some custom ROMs (Android 5-9) require Settings => Misc => Tweaks => Use Wakelock option to be enabled

Note: Unlocker app should be added to exceptions lists (if installed) as Unlocker is loaded to the same process and Android kills at process level - so both Poweramp and Unlocker are killed together.