standard Samsung Devices Can Break pcTattletale

Samsung has heavily modified Android and added additional security features.  They will alert the person you are watching that pcTattletale is running.  To make matters worse they have a “system optimizer” app that will shut down pcTattletale from time to time.  Once the system optimizer shuts down pcTattletale we can not restart the app.  You will not be able to see any more recordings until you reinstall pcTattletale.  Let’s disable both of these so pcTattletale can run without being bothered by Samsung.

TIP: Samsung has also decided to remove the System UI tuner.  Make sure to read how to remove the Chromecast Icon so you can get that off your phone too.

To get started open up settings:


Now look for the “Security” section:


Turn off “App Permission Monitor”:

Now go back to the settings screen and look for “Device Maintenance”:

Click on “Battery”:


Click on the 3 dots on the upper right then pick “Advanced”:

Now Turn off App power monitor:


You are all set.  Make sure to restart the phone so it can see all your new changes. If pcTattletale has already stopped recording make sure to remove the old app and install it again.