So you're listening to Spotify on your Note 10+ and holding it for a second to talk to someone. About a minute passes and you press the play button on your wireless headset … but nothing happens. That's because Samsung has already killed the Spotify app. Here's how you can prevent this.
Since the One UI update, Samsung's process management has become very poor in the background. According to Don's Kill My App, it's the second most aggressive OEM skin. While previous versions recognize that your music app should not stop even when it's stopped, it will stop after a few seconds on Samsung devices with One UI. This is done to save battery life, but what does the battery life extend if you can not hear music with it?
: Exclude Spotify
The first method only protects Spotify from the aggressive behavior of the Note 10 battery-saving measures. Open the settings and select "Apps". Then tap on the three dots in the top right corner and select "Special Access". Choose Optimize Battery Use and choose All from the drop-down menu. Now deactivate the button next to Spotify. Problem solved! But maybe you'd like to go one step further …
The other method is to disable Samsung's aggressive background process management altogether. Note that this affects the battery because fewer apps run in the background on one user interface. We recommend monitoring the battery discharge after a few days. If the impact is significant, undo this method and use method 1 instead. However, if that works, you will not have to worry about it even if you want to switch the music streaming service.
To do this, open the settings and select "Device Maintenance". Select "Battery" and then the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. Select "Settings" in the submenu. Disable the Adaptive Battery and Hive Unused Apps buttons. And that's it. The next time you hear Spotify and stop your music, you can resume it at any time by clicking the Play button on your headset.