Knowledgebase

Recommended Phone Settings for Motivity Workforce Android App

Last Updated:

If you are having issues with jobs being delivered to and from an engineers phone in a timely manner, then barring poor signal, it is likely the settings on their phone could be slowing data transmissing down.

Here are our recommendations to get the best performance from the Motivity Workforce Android app

Switch Mobile Data ON. 
This is paramount for job data to be sent when out of the office.
You can usually find this option under:  Settings - Connections - Data Usage - Mobile Data switch ON

Switch Wi-Fi  OFF
Unless you are explictly using a wi-fi hotspot or a wi-fi only device, we recommend turning Wi-Fi off.
This stops your phone connecting to random Wi-Fi points when travelling about.  A lot of Wi-Fi points require you to sign in to actually get onto the internet.  So although your phone thinks your connected to by Wi-Fi, data will be blocked until your sign-in / register)
You can usually find this option under:  Settings - Connections - Wi-FI switch OFF

Turn off Mobile Data Saver
This is usually under: Settings - Connections - Data Useage - Data Saver OFF

Check the Battery Usage / Background Activity Options
  • Find the Motivity app in the app list on your phone
  • Tap and hold your finger on the app and then choose App Info from the pop up menu
  • Next tap on the Battery option
  • Make sure Allow background activity is switched ON
  • Go back a stage to the App Info page and tap on Optimise Battery Usage option
  • Near the top of this Battery Usage page make sure the drop down option is set to All (and not   Apps not optimised)
  • Press the magnifying glass button at the top right of screen
  • Type Motivity into the search box 
  • You will see the Motivity app appear in the list in the lower part of the screen.
  • There is a little switch show to the right of this.  Just tap on it to make sure it is switched off
Permissions
  • Find the Motivity app in the app list on your phone
  • Tap and hold your finger on the app and then choose App Info from the pop up menu
  • Tap on Permissions and make sure all the switches are ON
GWIndustrial AbseilingAmalgamated LiftsConeworxAtriumExtracairPrecisionGreen coolingAPEXMerlin