What is ClipboardUIService?

ClipboardUIService or Clipboard User Interface Service is a preinstalled system application on Samsung Android devices that constitutes the graphical User Interface of the Clipboard tool where your copied items are saved.

The application package name of ClipboardUIService app is com.samsung.clipboarduiservice. It is clear from the package name that this system app is developed by Samsung.

Other Android devices also have the Copyboard tool but it is controlled by different system apps on different devices. The ClipboardUIService is an app exclusive to Samsung devices only.

In this article, I’ll explain more about the ClipboardUIService app, what is it used for, why does it keep stopping, and how to fix it.

What is ClipboardUIService App Used For?

ClipboardUIService controls the User Interface screen of the Clipboard tool where you can view your copied items including text and images. These copied items are saved on the clipboard for you to paste them later.

ClipboardUIService app details

When you copy a piece of text or image you will see a popup showing “Copied to Clipboard.” The screen of the Clipboard tool where you can view the copied text and images is controlled by the ClipboardUIService app.

The app that saves your copied items to the Clipboard is the ClipboardSaveService app which is directly related to the ClipboardUIService app.

You access the Clipboard screen on your Samsung device using the following steps.

Step 1 – Tap on the up arrow on 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

Now, you can view all your copied text and images in the Clipboard tool and this screen is represented by ClipboardUIService.

Clipboard UI screen

Is ClipboardUIService App Safe or Is it a Virus?

ClipboardUIService is a safe application and it is not a virus, malware, or spyware. This is an important system application that controls the screen where you can view your copied texts and images.

Such an important system application doesn’t cause any harm to your device and most importantly doesn’t spy on your data or sell your data to third parties.

Also, the ClipboardUIService doesn’t use the system resources of your device like CPU and RAM unnecessarily because it performs an important function so this app cannot be considered Bloatware.

ClipboardUIService Has Stopped Error Message?

When you try to copy and paste some text or image, you’ll occasionally find that the ClipboardUIService app stops working and an error message pops up showing “ClipboardUIService Has Stopped.”

This error happens because the cache files of the ClipboardUIService system app become corrupted or overloaded.

If you don’t clear the app cache for a long period of time chances are that the cache files become corrupt. Also, as the cache files keep on increasing, their total size increases and a time comes when the cache files become overloaded. In such a case, the app starts to malfunction and you get such error messages.

You can get rid of this error message by clearing the app cache. It works in most cases, but if it doesn’t work then don’t worry because I will share some more methods to fix this.

(1) Clear ClipboardUIService App Cache

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

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

(2) Force Stop the ClipboardUIService App

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

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

(3) Factory Reset your Android Smartphone

A Factory Reset erases all the data from your phone and restores your phone to its original state. If you can’t fix the error message using the methods mentioned above then a factory reset will get rid of this error.

Before factory resetting your device, you should backup your data in a Cloud service like Google Drive. After the backup is complete, follow the steps below to Factory Reset your Android device.

  • 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.

(4) Flash Stock ROM(Firmware)

Flashing the Stock ROM(Firmware) will reinstall the device software and should get rid of this error message. It is a complicated process so use it only as a last resort when other methods didn’t work.

To flash the ROM, you’ll first need to download the Stock Firmware files for your device, and then you’ll need a flashing tool to flash the stock ROM.

You can download the stock ROM files from this Firmware download site and use the Samsung Odin flashing tool to flash these firmware files.

Here is a video that shows how to flash Stock ROM on Samsung smartphones using the Samsung Odin flashing tool.

What Permissions Does the ClipboardUIService App Require?

The ClipboardUIService app requires only Phone permission which allows this app to modify phone state, read phone status, and identity.

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

ClipboardUIService Causing Battery Draining Issues?

The ClipboardUIService system app doesn’t necessarily cause any battery draining issues. It consumes a little battery charge only when you’re copying items to the clipboard but it is very minimal and shouldn’t drain your battery.

This app doesn’t consume battery charge when it is idle. It can also consume a minimal amount of battery when you view the copied items in the Clipboard area.

Anyways, if you’re seeing battery draining issues then this app is not responsible for it. If you’re using a Samsung device then it could be caused by the KLMS Agent app from the KNOX security software or other bloatware like the Unified Daemon app.

Can I Uninstall ClipboardUIService?

Yes, you can uninstall ClipboardUIService using a special piece of software called Android Debug Bridge or you can use the System App Remover application but this requires you to root your Android device. However, before uninstalling this app you’ll need to download a third-party Clipboard app.

If you uninstall this app without having any other Clipboard app then you won’t be able to access the Clipboard screen to view your copied texts and images. You can download an app like Clipboard Manager to view the copied items.

Uninstalling system apps are generally not recommended because they are required to perform an important function and uninstalling them could lead to issues with your device. However, the ClipboardUIService is safe to uninstall as long as you download another third-party Clipboard app.

Once you’re ready to uninstall this app you can follow the two methods mentioned below.

1. Uninstall ClipboardUIService Using ADB

ADB is a command line tool that allows you to bring up a Unix shell so you can issue commands directly on the Android device for uninstalling and disabling system apps. You’ll require 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 – Run the command adb shell pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.clipboarduiservice then wait for a few seconds and you’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

To disable ClipboardUIService instead of uninstalling it, you should replace “uninstall” with “disable” in Step 12 of the ADB command mentioned above.

2. Uninstall ClipboardUIService 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 Root guide. After gaining root access follow the steps below.

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

Step 2 – Launch the System App Remover application, search for ClipboardUIService and tap on the checkbox to select it.

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

Conclusion

ClipboardUIService is a system app on Samsung Android devices that constitutes the user interface screen of the Clipboard tool and allows you to view your copied items like texts and images. It is a safe application.

This app may stop working sometimes which can be fixed by clearing the app cache or force stopping the app. This app doesn’t cause battery draining and you can uninstall this app without any issues but make sure to get another Clipboard app to replace it.

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