Enable background player on Huawei devices

Several media player apps like VLC and NewPipe have problems with background players on devices with Huawei's EMUI 8 interface. These problems are caused by a new battery saving policy which blocks particular background services. To make NewPipe work properly, you need to except it from the battery optimization.

  1. Open the Phone Settings
  2. Enter the Apps section
  3. Enter Advanced section
  4. Enter Ignore battery optimizations section. On some devices this is called Except battery optimization
  5. At the top of the list select All apps
  6. Select NewPipe and allow to ignore battery optimizations