What is com.sec.android.daemonapp and How to Disable/Uninstall it?

Android devices especially Samsung is well known for including Bloatware like KLMS Agent that consumes your system resources like CPU and RAM unnecessarily without performing an important function.

But, com.sec.android.daemonapp is not one of those. It is an important system application present in all Samsung devices running on the Android Operating System(OS).

In this article, I’ll explain more about the com.sec.android.daemonapp system app, what is its purpose, and how to disable/uninstall it.

What does com.sec.android.daemonapp mean?

com.sec.android.daemonapp is the Android package file of the Unified Daemon(EUR) system application designed by Samsung that includes Weather, Stock, and News apps for Samsung devices running on the Android OS.

The Unified Daemon system application shows the total data usage from Accuweather.com, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo News. The data is requested by Alarm, Desk Clock, S Planner, Camera, and Briefing app.

This application is present on selected Samsung devices only. You can find this system application by going to Settings > Data usage > Unified Daemon.

Daemon vs Service

A Daemon is a program that runs continuously in the background and handles periodic service requests received by the computer system.

A Daemon program doesn’t have a controlling terminal which means Daemon programs are non-interactive and do not have a Graphical User Interface(GUI).

Some examples of Daemon are inetd, httpd, nfsd, and sshd.

A Service, on the other hand, is a program that responds to requests from other software and performs automated tasks without requiring interaction from a user. A service has a controlling terminal which means it is interactive and has a Graphical User Interface(GUI).

Examples of Services are File sharing applications. A Daemon is a subset of services.

How to Reduce Data Usage of com.sec.android.daemonapp?

The data usage of com.sec.android.daemonapp(Unified Daemon app) differs according to the user’s settings. If you set up more cities in the Weather app, it will require more data to refresh the weather for these cities than if you set fewer cities in the Weather app.

Similarly, if you set up Stocks and Categories for a lot of different companies in the Yahoo Finance app and then it will consume more data.

The data usage of the Unified Daemon(EUR) app depends on the app’s refresh period. The refresh period is the time period after which an app automatically updates its content.

If you choose a low refresh period like 1 hour the app will update its content after every 1 hour so the data usage will be more than if you choose a higher refresh period.

To reduce data usage, you have to select a high refresh period.

The Unified Daemon(EUR) system app has five settings for the refresh period – None, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, and 12 hours. It’s better to select a high refresh period like 6 hours or 12 hours based on your preferences to reduce data usage.

For example, if you want to change the refresh period of the Yahoo Finance app you’ll have to follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Find the Yahoo Finance app from the list and tap on the Settings option(Gear icon) beside it.
  4. Select Refresh time for the app. Make sure to set it high like 6 hours or 12 hours to reduce data consumption.

Repeat the above steps for the Weather app to reduce its data consumption.

How to Restrict Background Data of com.sec.android.daemonapp?

Restricting the background data is another way to reduce the data consumption of apps. As I mentioned earlier, com.sec.android.daemonapp is the Android package of the Unified Daemon app so don’t get confused if you see Unified Daemon in the settings.

1. Go to Settings.

2. Tap on Data Usage.

3. Scroll down and tap on Unified Daemon.

4. Tap on the toggle button to enable Restrict Background Data.

How to Disable com.sec.android.daemonapp?

If you actively use Yahoo Weather and Yahoo Finance apps then changing the refresh period and restricting background usage can help reduce data consumption. However, if you are not using these apps then it’s better to disable the Unified Daemon app. You can disable it using the steps mentioned below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the Ellipsis icon (3 lines) present on the right side.
  4. Tap on Show System Apps.
  5. Scroll down and tap on Unified Daemon.
  6. Tap on the Disable button.
  7. You will get a warning “Disabling built-in apps, may cause error in other apps.” Tap on OK.
Disable Unified Daemon(EUR) app

This will disable the Unified Daemon app, the com.sec.android.daemonapp package file and all the apps associated with it like Yahoo Weather and Yahoo Finance.

Unfortunately, com.sec.android.daemonapp has stopped?

A common issue with the Unified Daemon system app is that sometimes it stops working and you get an error message “Unfortunately, com.sec.android.daemonapp has stopped.” This error message appears randomly and some users have complained that it pops up every few hours.

This error is caused due to corrupted app cache. If you haven’t cleared the Unified Daemon app cache for a long time, chances are the cache files have become corrupted and it’s causing the app to crash resulting in this error message.

How to Fix “Unfortunately, com.sec.android.daemonapp has stopped” error message?

You can fix this error by clearing the app cache or force stopping the app. You can do it using the steps mentioned below.

Step 1 – Go to Settings.

Step 2 – Tap on Apps.

Step 3 – Tap on the Ellipsis icon (3 lines) present on the right side.

Step 4 – Tap on Show System Apps.

Step 5 – Search for com.sec.android.daemonapp or Unified Daemon and tap on it.

Step 6 – Tap on Storage.

Step 7 – Tap on the Clear Cache button.

Step 8 – Tap on the Clear Data button.

Clear Unified Daemon app cache

If this doesn’t fix the issue then tap on the Force Stop button. You will get a warning and all you have to do is tap on OK to proceed.

How to Uninstall com.sec.android.daemonapp?

com.sec.android.daemonapp or Unified Daemon is a system app so you cannot uninstall it directly like other apps. To uninstall it, you have to use Android Debug Bridge (ADB) which doesn’t require root access, or the System App Remover application which requires root access.

Uninstall com.sec.android.daemonapp 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 com.sec.android.daemonapp 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 –user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp and press Enter to run this command. Wait for a few seconds and you’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

Uninstall com.sec.android.daemonapp 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 mentioned in the next section. After gaining root access follow the steps below to uninstall the Unified Daemon app.

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

Step 2 – Launch the System App Remover application, type com.sec.android.daemonapp or Unified Daemon in the Search barand select it by tapping on it.

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

How to Root Your Android Device?

If you run into any problems while uninstalling com.sec.android.daemonapp from your device without gaining Root Access, you should root your device to get more control and easily uninstall any system app.

Most Android devices can be rooted easily with an Android app while some new generation Android devices don’t allow it. In that case, you’ll need to root your devices using a Windows PC.

Root Android device

I’ll recommend you first try rooting your device without a computer using an Android app like Kingo Root. If it doesn’t work then you can root your device by connecting it to a Windows computer and using an app like Dr.Fone or Kingo Root PC.

How to Root an Android device without using a PC

Here are the steps involved in rooting your Android device using an Android app without having to use a Windows PC.

Step 1 – Download and install the Kingo Root app on your Android device.

Step 2 – Launch the app and tap on the “OneClickRoot” button.

Step 3 – The rooting process will start. You will need to wait for the rooting process to complete.

If rooting fails, then you will have to root your Android device by connecting it to a Windows computer using the Dr.Fone software or the Kingo Root PC software.

How To Root an Android Device using A PC

Here are the steps involved in rooting your Android device using a Windows PC.

Step 1 – In your Android device, Go to Settings > SystemAbout phone.

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

Step 3 – Once Developer Options is activated, go back to the previous menu and tap on “Developer Options.”

Step 4 – Turn on “USB debugging” and “OEM unlocking.”

Step 5 – Download and install the Dr.Fone software on your Windows PC.

Step 6 – Connect your Android device to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 7 – Launch the Dr.Fone software and click on the Start button.

Step 8 – Wait for the software to detect your phone and find a proper way to root your phone.

Step 9 – Once Dr.Fone is ready to root your Android phone, click on the “Root Now” button to begin rooting your phone.

Step 10 – After your device is successfully rooted, you can disconnect it from the PC.

Conclusion

com.sec.android.daemonapp is the APK file of the Unified Daemon app that includes Weather, Stock, and News app for Samsung devices like Yahoo Weather and Yahoo Finance. These apps consume a lot of data which can be reduced by restricting background usage or changing the app refresh period.

If you don’t use these apps, you can disable the Unified Daemon app without running into any issues. Sometimes, this app stops working and you get an error message. It can be fixed by clearing the app cache.

You can uninstall this app using ADB or System App Remover with the detailed guides mentioned in this article.

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