We have been carrying out extensive testing on multiple Android phone models to identify any issues that Android users may have when using Carv and to find work-arounds where possible.

When testing the following Android models, no problems were detected:

  • Google - Pixel 4a, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL

  • Huawei - P9, P30

  • LG - G7 ThinQ

  • Motorola - G6, G 5G Plus, G5

  • Nokia - 7.2, 8

  • One Plus - Nord, 6

  • Samsung - Galaxy Note S8, S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A70, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy A21s

  • Sony - Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ2, Sony Xperia XZ

  • Xiaomi - Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro, MI A2 lite

If your model is not on this list or the lists below it does not mean that it is not compatible. In testing, we have chosen a range of phones to try and give us a good indication of which variances work well and which have problems. If you see a model similar to yours above, such as the generation before, we would not anticipate any issues using Carv with your phone.

The following models require battery whitelist settings to be enabled and, where possible, app locking in order for Carv to function effectively:

  • Huawei P20 Pro - Battery Whitelist

  • OnePlus 5T - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Oppo A9 - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Oppo AX7 - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Oppo Find X2 Lite - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Oppo Reno Z - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Realme X2 Pro - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 - Battery Whitelist

  • Xiaomi Poco F1 - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Xiaomi Mi 9 - Battery Whitelist & App lock

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 - Battery Whitelist & App lock

For more information on how to enable battery whitelist and/or lock your app please click the link below:

We transmit data from your Carv trackers to your phone 20 times per second over Bluetooth. The following devices have been shown to be unable to meet this demand, and therefore we do not recommend using Carv with these models:

  • Samsung A12 and other similarly priced Samsung phones

  • Huawei P30 lite

  • Nokia 1 Plus

  • Honor 8X

For more information on this issue please see this support article.

The following phone models are also incompatible with Carv due to a Bluetooth bug:

  • Moto g8 range phones

  • Moto g30

  • Samsung Galaxy A5

  • LG V20

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