For many Android users it may be a big issue that they can’t get push notifications from the most popular messenger Whatsapp (or many other apps that push notifications in your phone notification drawer. It may be quite bothersome if you don’t receive an urgent message because of this issue.

Why am I not able to receive real-time notifications from several instant messengers

It is because system in-built task manager kill all 3rd party running application in background and they will not be running anymore until you start the app again. To prevent an app from auto-killing you need to add it to protected apps. Different Android UIs have different options to do so;

A general idea to keep your important apps running all the time and keep them safe from device force-closing robot

1- Add the app to auto-start

2- In power management (battery options), make the app an exception of auto-killing

Meizu phones (running on Flyme OS)

It is very easy to fix this issue in Meizu Smartphones like MX4 Pro, MX5, M2 Note, Meizu Pro 5, Meizu MX6 etc.. To prevent force-stop of any app running in background, you need to activate auto-launch for it.

  • On your phone display, locate the option “Security”
  • In “Security” panel go to “Permission” > Auto-Launched apps


  • In Auto-launched apps section you can enable or disable auto-launch for any app including Whatsapp, Hike, IMO, Skype, WeChat, Viber or any other app that push instant messages
  • Again go to Security > Power > Standby Management > Set the desired app to run in Standby Mode

Xiaomi Phones (MIUI OS)

  • Step 1 – Go to Phone Settings > Auto Start. Here enable auto-start for desired applications
  • Step 2 – Again go to phone settings > Additional settings > Battery > Manage Apps battery usage > Choose Apps > Choose your desired app from teh list and click on it > Set “No Restriction” for the chosen app

In the similar ways, you can resolve this issue for various Android UIs such as EMUI, VIbe UI etc.