I have bluetooth headphones (Anker) which include a play/pause button. This button only works when the phone (Nokia 3.1) is unlocked.

How can I enable bluetooth media buttons to work when the screen is locked?

  • Is this behaviour noticed for a particular app you are using to play music? Maybe that app is getting dozed - try removing that app from battery optimization
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 9:21
  • How? I can't see per-app stuff in the battery section of the settings
    – spraff
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 14:55
  • I am on Android 10. You need to locate battery optimization in settings - similar to this techrepublic.com/article/…
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 15:00
  • This is better - dontkillmyapp.com
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 15:05
  • Also if you are using any battery saving apps, disable or uninstall them
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 15:08


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