What is ClipboardSaveService?

ClipboardSaveService is a preinstalled system application on Samsung Android devices that saves your copied texts, links, and images in the Clipboard.

Every Android application has a unique package identifier that is used to identify the app in Google Play Store and in your device. The application package(APK) identifier of ClipboardSaveService.apk file is com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice.

The ClipboardSaveService app works in conjunction with another related Clipboard system application called ClipboardUIService. Both these system apps are exclusive to Samsung devices only.

In this article, I’ll explain what is the purpose of ClipboardSaveService, why does it keep stopping and how to disable it.

What Is The ClipboardSaveService App Used For?

The ClipboardSaveService app is used to save your copied items including text, images, and links in the Clipboard tool.

When you copy a piece of text, image, or link, the “Copied to Clipboard” popup appears. These items are saved on the Clipboard by the ClipboardSaveService app for you to paste them later.

ClipboardSaveService App Details

The Clipboard tool contains all the items that you copied till now. All of these files are saved on your device which can take up significant storage space.

These saved items in the Clipboard can be viewed by opening the Clipboard tool from your Samsung Keyboard. The screen which shows you these copied items is controlled by the ClipboardUIService app.

Is ClipboardSaveService Safe or Is it a Virus?

ClipboardSaveService is a safe application and it is not some sort of virus, malware, or spyware. This is an important system application that saves all your copied texts, images, and links in the Clipboard tool.

This system application doesn’t cause any intentional harm to your device and doesn’t spy on your data or sell your data to third parties. It also doesn’t infect your device with malware.

The ClipboardSaveService doesn’t use your CPU unnecessarily so this app cannot be considered Bloatware.

How to Disable ClipboardSaveService?

ClipboardSaveService is a system application so you cannot disable this app by simply tapping the “Disable” button under App Settings. To disable ClipboardSaveService, you have to use a Package Disabler app.

Package Disabler apps allow you to disable selected system applications that cannot be disabled normally. I recommend using the Service Disabler app but you can also use the BK Disabler app.

Here are the steps to disable the ClipboardSaveService system app using a Package Disabler.

  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 “ClipboardSaveService“.
  3. Select the ClipboardSaveService app and tap on the Disable button.
  4. Confirm your decision by selecting “OK” or “Yes”.

ClipboardSaveService Has Stopped?

When you try to copy a piece of text, image, or link, the ClipboardSaveService app might suddenly stop working and an error message pops up showing “ClipboardSaveService has stopped.”

This error generally occurs because the cache files of the ClipboardSaveService system app have become corrupted or overloaded.

If you don’t clear the app cache for a long time the number of cache files keeps on increasing, and the cache file storage folder becomes crowded. So, when you try to open an app, the device takes more time to access the cache file of that app because it has to sift through a lot of files.

Sometimes, during sifting, the device is unable to locate the cache file of the app because it doesn’t have enough system resources. That’s when it declares that your cache files have become corrupted.

Also, as the size of the cache files increases, the free space in the cache files storage folder keeps reducing, and there comes a time when there is not enough free space to store the files so the cache files become overloaded

In both these cases, the app starts to malfunction and you get such error messages.

You can get rid of this error message by clearing the app cache or by trying some other solutions which have been mentioned in the next section.

(1) Clear ClipboardSaveService App Cache

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

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Tap the Ellipsis icon (3 vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  • Tap Show System Apps.
  • Find the ClipboardSaveService app and tap on it.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap the Clear Cache button.

(2) Force Stop the ClipboardSaveService App

Force Stopping an app does fix malfunction and error messages in apps. Here are the steps to Force Stop this app.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Tap the Ellipsis icon (3 vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  • Tap Show System Apps.
  • Find the ClipboardSaveService app and tap on it.
  • Tap the Force Stop button.

(3) Delete Saved Files in the Clipboard

All of your copied files are stored in the Clipboard which could cause problems when you’re copying new items into the Clipboard due to lack of free storage. To prevent this, you’ll have to delete the previously saved files in the Clipboard by following the steps below.

Step 1 – Tap on the arrow button in the top right corner of your Samsung Keyboard.

Tap on the up arrow in Samsung Keyboard

Step 2 – Tap on the Clipboard tool.

Select Clipboard

Step 3 – Delete all your saved items in the Clipboard by tapping the “DELETE ALL” button.

clipboard saved images

(4) Factory Reset your Android Smartphone

If the two methods mentioned above didn’t get rid of the error message then you should factory reset your device. A Factory Reset erases all the data from your phone and restores your phone to its original state so it will remove this error message.

Before factory resetting your device, you must backup your data in your Samsung Cloud or Google Drive account. Once the backup is complete, follow the steps below.

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Reset.
  • Tap Factory Data Reset.
  • Tap the “Reset” button and you may need to enter your PIN or password.
  • Tap Delete all and your phone will be reset.

What Permissions Does ClipboardSaveService Require?

The ClipboardSaveService app doesn’t require only any permission. When you check the permissions tab for this app you’ll find the writing “No Permissions Required.”

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

Does ClipboardSaveService Cause Battery Draining?

The ClipboardSaveService system app doesn’t cause any battery draining issues because it consumes very little battery charge only when your copied items are saved into the Clipboard. Apart from this, it doesn’t consume battery when it’s idle or when you’re pasting copied items.

If you’re getting battery draining issues then this app is not responsible for it. If you’re using a Samsung device then the battery draining issue may be caused by the KNOX Security app or some other app that has high CPU usage or cellular data usage.

Can I Uninstall ClipboardSaveService?

Yes, you can uninstall the ClipboardSaveService app using either the Android Debug Bridge software which doesn’t require you to root your device or you can use the System App Remover application but to use this app you’ll have to root your Android device.

Before uninstalling this app you’ll need to download a third-party Clipboard app that manages all your copied items and saves them to the Clipboard so you don’t face any problems while pasting them.

If you uninstall this app without having any other Clipboard app then your copied items won’t be saved to the Clipboard and you won’t be able to paste them. You can download an app like Clipboard Manager to replace the original Clipboard apps.

Uninstalling system apps are generally not recommended because they are preinstalled on your device to perform an important function and removing them could lead to issues with your device.

Conclusion

ClipboardSaveService is a built-in system app on Samsung Android devices that saves your copied texts, images and links in the Clipboard. It is completely safe.

You can disable this app using any Package Disabler app but you’ll have to install another Clipboard app that replaces the saving function of the ClipboardSaveService app.

It does stop working sometimes which can be fixed by clearing the app cache and it is not found to cause battery draining issues.

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