Get your phone ready to run with these tips

It’s important to verify your GPS and power settings before May 3. 

The App will show you how. When you log in, a GPS and power settings indicator will appear. Even if both are green, please check the settings below to be 100% sure that all will work well. If either one is red, click the "Adjust settings" button to get things right.

Every device is different, so we’ve put together a rundown of tips specific to a variety of phone brands, from iOS to Androids.



For Apple devices, you need to set the access permissions to Location Services information to “Always”.

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Privacy” > “Location Services” or select “GPS & Notifications” in the World Run settings menu.
  2. Make sure that Location Services is on.
  3. Scroll down to find the app.
  4. Select “Always”


  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Sony
  • LG
  • One Plus
  • Google
  • Lenovo
  • Other Android Devices

Many new Android smartphones use a Smart Manager or similar power saver that can affect a phone’s GPS tracking accuracy.

Disabling the power saver and optimizing the Android phone’s standard settings often solves the problem for devices running Android 6 or higher.

Disabling power saving on Android devices:


Disable the power saver on Nokia devices

  • Go to phone settings > apps > see all apps
  • Tap on the top-right corner menu > show system
  • Find power-saver app in the list, select it and force close. It will remain disabled until the next restart


Disable battery optimization on Samsung devices 

  • Open the phone’s settings and select Applications
  • Tap the three dots in the top-right corner
  • Select “Optimize battery usage” 
  • Find World Run on the list and make sure it’s NOT selected (no battery optimization)
  • Some Samsung devices need additional adjustments in Power Manager – the setting has to allow background services (“optimized” or “power saving OFF”) – see clip


Disable the power saver on HTC devices

  • Open the phone’s settings
  • Tap power
  • Tap off to deactivate the power-saving mode

Disable optimization (for Android 6 or higher) on HTC devices

  • Open the phone’s settings, then tap power
  • Tap battery optimization
  • Tap not optimized > all apps to see the complete list of apps
  • Find World Run in the list > tap don't optimize > done


All models from EMUI version 8.0

  • Open the phone’s settings and select “Battery”
  • Select “App Launch”
  • Scroll to the World Run App and set it to “Manage manually” (slide left)
  • Enable “Auto-Launch”, “Secondary Launch” and “Run in background”
  • Confirm with “OK”

EMUI 6+ devices (and some EMUI 5 devices)

  • Phone settings > Advanced Settings > Battery manager > Power plan set to Performance
  • Phone Settings > Advanced Settings > Battery Manager > Protected apps – set your app as Protected
  • Phone Settings > Apps > Your app > Battery > Power-intensive prompt [uncheck] and Keep running after screen off [check]
  • Phone settings > Apps > Advanced (At the bottom) > Ignore optimisations > Press Allowed > All apps > Find your app on the list and set to Allow

Huawei P9 Plus

  • Phone settings > Apps > Settings > Special access > Ignore battery optimisation > select allow for your app.


Disable the power saver on Sony devices

  • Open your phone’s settings
  • Select battery
  • Tap STAMINA mode
  • Choose Never

Disable optimization on Sony devices (for Android 6 or higher)

  • Open your phone’s settings
  • Tap battery
  • Select the three dots in the top-right corner
  • Click battery optimization
  • Select apps then World Run


Disable the power saver on LG devices

  • From the home screen, select apps
  • Select settings from within the apps tab
  • Tap general
  • Select battery & power saving”
  • Toggle battery saver off

Disable optimization on LG devices (for Android 6 or higher)

  • Open the settings menu on your device
  • Tap battery & power saving
  • Tap battery usage
  • Tap ignore optimizations


Disable the power saver on One Plus devices

  • Open your phone’s settings
  • Tap battery
  • Toggle the battery saver off

Disable optimization on One Plus devices (for Android 6 or higher)

  • Open your phone’s settings
  • Tap battery
  • Select battery optimization
  • Find World Run in the list of apps and select it
  • Select don’t optimize


Android P

Make sure you have not restricted the World Run app in the following setting:

  • Settings > Apps > select “World Run” > Advanced > Battery > Background restrictions.

Pie and pre-Pie

  1. Go to your phone’s settings
  2. Find apps and select World Run
  3. Tap advanced > battery > battery optimization
  4. Change view to all apps
  5. Search for your app
  6. Choose not optimized

Make sure settings > apps > World Run > advanced > battery > background limitations is not enabled.


For the World Run app to work in the background on a Lenovo P2:

  • Enable the padlock icon for World Run in the right-top corner in the app overview.


Most Android phones use a power saver/optimization found in settings. Please make sure the World Run App is excluded from the energy-saving mode and that optimization is disabled.

Some devices may have apps installed that disable GPS services or terminate background apps to reduce battery use and improve system performance.

Apps to look for: Advanced Task Killer and Juice Defender. Please disable or adjust the settings of these apps to allow the World Run App to receive GPS information during long periods of background operation.

If the information above does not answer your questions, feel free to contact us using the Contact Form.