Stop Huawei P Smart 2019 from killing my apps

If you have Huawei P Smart, you may have noticed its annoying tendency to kill third party background applications randomly, even those set to be managed manually:

Settings -> Battery -> App launch

The auto-launch setting does nothing also (at least on my phone using excellent Blokada and Auto Auto-Rotate applications).

To fix this you need to follow the steps outlined here. I didn’t have PowerGenie app installed, but I did have something called hwaps, and uninstalling it fixed my problem with Huawei P Smart 2019 randomly killing background applications and not starting them on phone start.

Uninstalling hwaps using adb

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