I’m not sure I have such a thing. My phone has an “auto-start manager” and in it I’ve allowed most apps to run in the background. Today I even had it open in the foreground for a minute and saw it counting about 1 step for every 3-4 real steps, Google Fit also counted more accurately.
(I also have a “power saver” but it’s always on “normal” mode. There’s an option to automatically switch to “super saving mode” when battery is less than 10% but I don’t have it enabled and my battery was full anyway.)
BTW I’m the same person who left the feedback on the Play Store saying this game makes me hate myself. I’ll leave future feedback on this forum unless I want to update the star rating on the Play Store.
I think you’re not very concerned with the ethical problems that come with trying to create an addictive game, so I’ll keep that type of criticism to myself.
I updated the game today (before today’s little walk outside) and I was able to play, but now several hours later – I’m not sure what happened – it just shows me the little dancing coin like it’s loading, but it remains stuck and I’m not able to play. I think God heard of my plight and just forced me to stop playing.
Also: the update included a bunch of little people with coins on their heads sometimes – but it’s not possible to tap them when they’re walking behind other people. I think it’d be better if we could just tap the coins or tap through the people in the front. I feel dumb for waiting on the little people to walk faster.
Often it seems when I upgrade, for example, the Noodle cafe, then the little notice that comes up says that some entirely different store was upgraded. I haven’t noticed yet which store actually gets upgraded (how the numbers change).