How to restrict apps in android P 9.0

Android P 9.0 add several new features such as Gesture navigation control, Android Dashboard, App timer, lockdown, Simulate a display cutout/Notch, Digital wellbeing, App action, Standby apps, Slices, Adaptive battery and more. But in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to restrict apps in android P 9.0. This android P restrict apps feature block apps to monitoring your device network and background activity.

In your android devices, several apps can use battery in background even not use. To save battery in android P, stop app from using battery in background. After restrict apps from your accessing your network activity, that app may not work properly and notifications may be delayed. Also use Adaptive battery to extend battery life in android P 9.0 devices such as Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and other non-pixel devices such as Oppo R15 Pro, Nokia 7 plus, Vivo X21UD, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiomi Mi Mix 2S and more..

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How to restrict apps in android P 9.0

First of all find apps that consuming more battery and usage more data while running in the background. You can see app usage data in android P 9.0 using battery settings. Let see step by step process to restrict apps to access data in android P.

Step 1: Swipe down notification shade from any screen and tap Settings icon

Step 2: Tap Battery

Battery usage data in android P

Step 3: Tap Three vertical dots (Menu) at upper right corner

Android P battery usage settings

Step 4: Touch Advanced battery usage

Now you can see app usage data since full charge in your android P 9.0 devices (Show full screenshot).

Advanced battery usage by apps in android P

Step 5: Find app usage more battery and open it

Background restriction in android P 9.0

Step 6: Tap Background restriction under Manage battery usage

You can see pop-up message on your device screen: Restrict app?

How to restrict apps in android P 9.0

Step 7: Tap Restrict

Now this restricted app can’t use battery in background and improve battery life in android P 9.0 devices.

Restrict apps in android P 9.0

Step 8: To remove restriction, tap Background restriction again

Step 9:  Tap Remove

After remove restriction, this app will be able to use battery in the background. You can also see your android P restricted apps using adaptive battery settings. Follow below given settings to check android P restricted apps list.

Restricted apps in android P 9.0

Settings > Battery > Adaptive battery > Restricted apps

Restricted apps may not work properly and that app’s notifications may be delayed also in your device.

And that’s all. We hope this makes it clear how to restrict apps in android P 9.0. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. We’ll respond as soon as possible. Don’t forget to share with others, if you found it helpful.

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  1. What can I do when “Battery usage data is not available” is shown?

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