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How to Set Up and Use Standby Apps in Android 9.0 Pie

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to use standby apps in Android 9.0 Pie devices. You can find standby apps in developer options on your phone. The main purpose of Android Pie stand by apps bucket is to improve power management and extend the battery life of your devices. It will use to save battery to manage the apps thay depends on how you use the particular app. You can see four categories including Active, Working Set, Frequent and Rare options. By default set each apps standby bucket in Android Pie 9.0 devices. Also, manually set up standby apps in Android Pie 9.0 devices. You can control unnecessary running apps in the background in Android Pie 9.0 using App standby buckets.

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How to Use Standby Apps in Android Pie 9.0

To change the standby apps category in Android 9.0 Pie devices, first of all enable developer options in your android P devices.

Step 1: Swipe down the notification shade and tap Settings in your android Pie.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap the System.

Step 3: Tap About phone.

Step 4: Tap Advanced at the end of the screen.

Step 5: Scroll down until the end of the page and tap on Build number 7 times or Tap Build number until seeing the below the message.

Now you can view this message: You are now a developer!

Let see steps to use standby buckets in Android 9.0 Pie devices.

Android 9.0 P developer options

Step 1: Go to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer options.

Step 2: Scroll down up to the Apps section at the end of the page in developer options.

Android P stand by apps bucket

Step 3: Tap Standby apps.

You can see a list of apps (Show below screenshot) and it’s by default set App Standby status.

Change Standby bucket in android P

Step 4: Tap any app you want to change the Standby bucket in Android Pie 9.0.

Now you can see below given four options with all apps standby status in your devices.


Already using this app in your android devices set this Active bucket.

Working Set

You can use app for your work only that including in this android P Standby bucket such as camera, clock, Google chrome and more.


This android P frequent bucket added apps that you working on regular intervals but not a daily basis.


Set apps that you can’t use often in your device. You can use this bucket type of apps after a long time in your devices.

How to use Standby apps in android P 9.0

Step 5: Choose options from above given four categories you want to set.

Now manually change standby bucket apps in Android Pie 9.0 devices.

And that’s it. I hope you will enjoy viewing the use of standby apps in Android Pie 9.0. If you are facing any kind of trouble then just comment it below section. Feel free to share this android Pie trick with your friends.

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