What is AASAservice?

If you have found the AASAservice app running in the background and don’t know if it’s an important system application then you have come to the right place. So, what is this AASAservice app?

AASAservice is a preinstalled system application on Samsung Android devices that creates backup copies of your system settings and app security policy settings and stores them on your Samsung Account making it easy for you to restore these settings if you hard reset your device or switch to a new Samsung device.

The Application Package(APK) name of the AASAservice is com.samsung.aasaservice and the package path of this app is /system/app/AASAservice/AASAservice.apk

All android apps have a unique identifier that is used to name the package file. The naming convention used is com.developername.appname. If you compare it with the above example, you will find that the AASAservice system application is developed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

In this article, I’ll explain more about AASAservice, what is it used for, why it drains your battery, and can you disable/uninstall it.

What Is AASAservice Used For?

AAASAservice is a built-in system app present only on Samsung Android devices that creates copies of your system settings and app security policy settings and backs it up on Samsung servers using your Samsung account. This helps you to restore backups of your system settings and app policies if you factory reset your device or get a new Samsung device.

When you install a new app, Samsung creates new security policies for the app for example power saving policy, and the AASA Service creates a copy of the security policy and backs it up on your Samsung Account. Similarly, if there are changes in your system settings, the AASA service creates a backup of the new updated settings.

There has been some confusion related to this app where some users thought that this app is related to the American Association of School Administrators(AASA) but this is totally false. It is an educational society that creates apps related to their own society whereas the AASAservice app is a system app on Samsung.

Is AASAservice a Virus/Spyware or It Is Safe?

AASA Service app is not a Virus or Spyware. It doesn’t cause any intentional harm to your device and doesn’t spy on your data or sell your data to third parties.

It is a safe application that creates and stores backups of your system settings and app security policies. However, this app isn’t something without which your device cannot run properly.

This app has high CPU usage, high battery usage and also consumes mobile data without performing an extremely important function that is essential to your device which is why the AASAservice app is considered Bloatware.

Samsung has a history of including Bloatware as system apps like RoseEUkor, Unified Daemon, and others that consume your system resources but don’t perform an important function.

AASAservice Causes Battery Draining?

AASAservice causes heavy battery draining on your Samsung device. You can notice up to 6% or 7% battery consumption by this app.

AASAservice drains your battery because it consumes your device’s CPU to check for updated system settings as well as app policies and to create backup copies. This app also uses your mobile data to store your backup copies on your Samsung account.

battery draining issue

Due to high CPU usage and mobile data consumption, your battery charge decreases and your battery drains very quickly.

How to Reduce AASAservice Battery Draining?

There are several methods to reduce battery draining by AASAservice but these methods can temporarily solve the battery draining issue. If you want to permanently fix this, you’ll have to disable or uninstall this app using the guides mentioned in later sections.

1. Clear AASAservice App Cache

Follow the steps below to clear the app cache of this system app.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the Ellipsis icon(three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap on Show System Apps.
  5. Find the AASAservice app from the list and tap on it.
  6. Tap on Storage
  7. Tap on the Clear Cache button.

2. Force Stop the AASAservice App

Force Stopping can remove all the present background processes of this app and reduce the battery draining until the process starts again. Follow the steps below to force stop the app.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the Ellipsis icon(three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap on Show System Apps.
  5. Locate the AASAservice app and tap on it.
  6. Tap on the Force Stop button.

3. Wipe Cache Partition

Wiping Cache Partition removes all the temporary cache files but doesn’t erase app data and is totally safe. You can wipe the Cache Partition by following the steps below.

  1. Turn off your Samsung Android device.
  2. Press and hold the Power button, Volume Up key and Bixby key(button below Volume down key) together to boot your device in Recovery Mode. If there is no Bixby key then hold Power button + Volume Up key + Volume down key.
  3. Press the Volume Down key several times to navigate below till you find the “Wipe Cache Partition” option and then press the Power button to select it.
  4. Press Volume Down key to highlight “Yes” and press the Power button to select it.
  5. Wait for the process to complete. Once completed, the “Reboot System now” option will be highlighted and you have to press the Power button to reboot your device.

4. Update your System

Sometimes, the battery draining issue can be caused if you’re using an older Android version or an outdated system Firmware. Updating your software to the latest version of Android can fix bugs and errors appearing on your Android device.

You can check for Software Updates on your device by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on About Phone.
  3. Tap on Check for Updates.
  4. If a new update is available, tap on Download and Install.

Can I Disable AASAservice?

AASAservice is a built-in system application so you cannot disable it by simply going to App Settings and tapping on the Disable option. You can disable this app using either a Package Disabler app or the Titanium Backup app. You can use the solutions mentioned below that shows how to disable AASAservice.

1. Disable AASAservice with Service Disabler app

Service Disabler is a Package Disabler app that allows you to disable selected system applications that cannot be disabled normally. Here are the steps to disable this app.

  1. Download and Install the Service Disabler app on your Samsung device.
  2. Tap on the Search button on the top bar and search for “AASAservice“.
  3. Select the AASAservice app and tap on the Disable button.
  4. Confirm your decision by selecting “OK” or “Yes”.

After this app is disabled, the Service Disabler will show the screen like the image below.

Disable AASAservice

2. Disable AASAservice With Titanium Backup App

You can also disable/freeze the AASAservice system app using Titanium Backup but this requires you to first root your Android device. You can read our Android Rooting tutorial here.

Titanium Backup app

After rooting your Android device, follow the steps mentioned to disable this app.

  1. Download and install the “Titanium Backup” app.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Search for AASAservice and tap on it.
  4. Tap on the “Freeze” option.

This will disable/freeze the AASAservice app and stop all the background processes related to it.

Note – If you have the Superuser app installed on your device, you’ll need to grant permission to freeze the app. All you have to do is tap on the “Grant” option and the process will start by itself.

Can I Uninstall AASAservice?

Yes, you can uninstall the AASAservice system app but you cannot do it the same way you uninstall third-party apps. You’ll need to use either the Android Debug Bridge(ADB) software or an app like System App Remover (requires root access) to remove the AASAservice system application.

Even though I don’t recommend uninstalling system apps because they perform important functions in your device, however, AASAservice is bloatware that causes battery draining issues so you should remove it for better device performance. Removing it won’t cause any issues with your device.

You can find both methods to uninstall AASAservice from your device below.

1. Uninstall AASAservice Using ADB

ADB allows you to bring up a Unix shell so you can issue commands directly on the Android device. You can use it to install, uninstall, debug and disable apps. You’ll need a Windows PC to use ADB.

Here are the steps to uninstall this app using ADB.

Step 1 – Go to Settings > System > About phone

Step 2 – Tap on the Build number 7 times to activate Developer Options.

Step 3 – Go back to the main Settings menu and tap on Developer Options to open it.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging by tapping on it.

Step 5Download ADB on your PC.

Step 6 – Extract the ZIP file into a folder.

Step 7 – After extracting the ZIP file, open that folder.

Step 8 – Press and hold the shift button and right-click in a blank area.

Step 9 – Click on “Open Powershell window here.”

Step 10 – Enter the command adb devices

Step 11 – Connect your Android device to the PC using a USB data cable. 

Step 12 – Type the command adb shell pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.aasaservice and press Enter to run this command. Wait for a few seconds and you’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

You can disable this app instead of uninstalling it by replacing “uninstall” with “disable” in Step 12 of the ADB command shown above.

2. Uninstall AASAservice using System App Remover

This method requires you to gain root access to your device. If you don’t know how to root your Android device then check our Android Rooting guide. After gaining root access follow the steps below to uninstall the app.

Step 1 – Download and install the System App Remover application.

Step 2 – Launch the System App Remover application, search for AASAservice, and select the app by tapping on it.

Step 3 – Tap on the Uninstall button to completely uninstall the app and delete its data.

If you run into any issues after uninstalling this app, you can factory reset your device to fix them. Before factory resetting your device, you should backup your data. After the backup is complete, follow the steps below to Factory Reset your Samsung Android device.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Reset.
  4. Tap on Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap on the Reset button and you may need to enter your PIN or password.
  6. Tap on Delete all and your phone will be reset.

What Permissions Does The AASAservice App Require?

AASAservice only uses the Storage permission that allows the app to read the contents of your USB storage and modify/delete the contents of your USB Storage.

AASAservice requires this permission to create and store backup copies of system settings and app security policies on your device’s storage section of the Samsung Account.

You can check all the permissions used by this app by going to Settings > Apps > Show System Apps > AASAservice > Permissions.

Conclusion

AASAservice is a built-in system application on Samsung Android devices that creates backup copies of your system settings and app security policies and stores these backups on your Samsung Account.

It is not a virus or spyware but this app can be considered bloatware because it has high CPU usage and drains your battery without performing an essential function required by the device to run properly.

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