Android uses hundreds of small subprocesses running in the background to collect data and make the apps function without a problem. Much of Android runs because these processes do the heavy lifting behind the scenes.
In this article, we’re talking about com.sec.android.daemonapp, what it is, what it does, whether or not the app is safe to use and everything else you need to know.
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Com.Sec.Android.Daemonapp is the package name of a daemon app found on Samsung devices running Android. The app bridges data pulled from various servers and the respective apps that show said data.
Common utility apps like weather, news, and finance, among others, use this daemon to constantly fetch updated data from their respective servers and show it to you. Some widgets also use the daemon in the same way, to keep their information updated.
This package was developed by Samsung, as evident by the SEC abbreviation in the package name, which stands for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Remember that this is purely a daemon and not a service. The major distinction between the two is that the service may occupy your GUI from time to time to show information or take input while a daemon quietly runs in the background and only responds when an app calls.
Is it safe?
It’s common practice for threat actors to disguise malware as legitimate services whether they’re made for Android, Windows or any other platform. However, since Samsung makes the package, you can rest assured that it’s safe to use.
Also read: What is ‘Com.Samsung.Android.Messaging’?
How to fix errors caused by Com.Sec.Android.daemonapp?
Just because it’s a system app that doesn’t mean it can’t run into problems from time to time. If you’re experiencing problems with the package, try out the following steps to see if that helps.
Restart your phone
Restarting your device is one of the easiest and most hassle-free ways you can use to resolve seemingly random issues. Restarting the device loads all the required drivers and system files necessary for operations again, and this can get rid of any random crashes.
Clear the package cache
Corrupt cache files are also responsible for a lot of crashes. Try clearing the app’s cache to see if that solves your problem.
- Head over to the settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
- Tap on View all apps.
- Find Com.Sec.Android.Daemonapp in the list and tap it to proceed.
- Tap on Storage & cache.
- Tap the Clear cache and Clear data buttons to clear the cache and any other stored data.
Restart your phone, and the crashes shouldn’t happen again.
Update your OS
A system update will often resolve any crashes or errors you’re facing in the operating system. Updating it can eliminate all such matters if there’s a bug in the OS or an issue with the current software version installed on your phone.
- Open your phone’s settings and scroll down to System.
- Tap on Advanced.
- Tap on System Updates.
- Your device will automatically start downloading any available updates.
Wait for the updates to download and install and for your device to reboot.
This might sound drastic, but as a last resort, you can try factory resetting your phone to resolve the issue.
- Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on System.
- Tap on Advanced.
- Tap on Reset options.
- Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
- Tap the final confirmation and wait for your device to reboot.
This should help fix any problems with the package.
Can you uninstall it?
A major question with many preinstalled and bloatware apps on your phone is whether or not you can uninstall the package or app. In this case, you can’t unless you root your phone. We don’t recommend uninstalling the app as it can cause other apps on your phone that depend on the package to stop working as expected.