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

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Android devices are known for prebuilt Bloatware and Adware apps that consume CPU/RAM and storage space for now reason. However, com.sec.android.daemonapp is a completely different application and usually does not create any kinds of issues. In this article, we have explained everything related to this app, including how you can disable it. 

All About com.sec.android.daemonapp

Before we explain what is com.sec.android.daemonapp, you need to understand what is a Daemon, and what’s the difference between Daemon and service. 

Daemon vs Service

daemon is a computer program that runs in the background without any controlling terminal. In simple words, daemons are not interactive and do not have a GUI (graphical user interface). 

A service is a program that responds to requests from other softwares and sometimes performs automated tasks without user interaction. That’s why daemons can be considered services, but there’s a minor difference between them. 

What is com.sec.android.daemonapp?

The com.sec.android.daemonapp is the package of Unified Daemon, a system application by Samsung designed to provide support for Weather, Stock, and News app. Unified Daemon shows data usage from Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, and Accuweather.com. According to Samsung, the data is used by Alarm, Briefing app, Camera, Desk Clock, and S Planner. 

How to reduce data usage by these apps?

Data usage depends upon the settings of each user. For example, if you set more cities in the Weather app, the data usage will be higher than someone who has fewer cities set in the app. To reduce data usage, you can change the refresh period of the apps. In the app setting the refresh period for each app can be set from none to 12 hours.

For example, if you want to change the Weather app’s refresh period, Go to Settings  Apps > Click on the Gear icon next to the app’s name and select the refresh time based on your preferences. 

How to restrict background data?

Restricting background data is also one of the ways to reduce data consumption of the apps mentioned above. 

Go to Settings Data usage > scroll down and tap on Unified Daemon > enable Restrict Background Data.


How to Disable the Daemon App

Changing refresh period and restricting background data are both good ways to reduce data consumption, but if you think the app is useless for you, it can be disabled in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap on Unified Daemon (If you have an Android 4.2. the app should be in “All Apps”).
  3. Tap on “Disable” and then accept the warning.


How to Uninstall the Daemon app

Android devices do not provide an uninstallation option for system apps, but you can root your device to get privileged control and uninstall the Daemon app using a third-party system app remover. Keep in mind rooting your device will void the device warranty. Some devices can be rooted without a computer, and some may require a proper rooting process using a Windows computer. Below we have mentioned both ways, but we recommend trying without a computer first. 

Root without a PC

  1. Download and install the KingoRoot app on your Android device.
  2. Launch the app and tap on the Root button.
  3. Wair for the process to complete and your device will be rooted. 

Root with a PC

If the Kingroot Android app fails to root your device, it will ask you to try the computer version of KingoRoot. You can download it from the link attached below and follow the steps:

  1. Download and install KingoRoot on your Windows PC.
  2. Go to Settings of your Android device > System > About phone. 
  3. Keep tapping the Build number until you see the message “You are already a developer”.
  4. Go back and select Developer options.
  5. Turn on USB debugging and OEM unlocking. 
  6. Connect your Android device to the PC with a USB cable.
  7. Launch the KingoRoot app.
  8. Click on the root button (it may take some time to root your device).
  9. Once the device is rooted, you can disconnect it from the PC. 
  10. Download and install System App Remover on your Android device.
  11. Launch the app, search for com.sec.android.daemonapp, and check the box next to it.
  12. Finally, tap on the uninstall button to completely remove the app.


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

“Unfortunately, com.sec.android.daemonapp has stopped” error is pretty common with old Samsung devices and can be a really annoying experience. To fix this, you can force stop the Daemon app and then clear app data. Below we have mentioned the steps to do it, keep in mind if this does not work, you may have to disable the app or factory reset your device. 

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap on com.sec.android.daemonapp or Unified Daemon.
  3. Tap on the “Force Stop” button and then tap on ok if you get any warning. 
  4. Once you force stop the app, “Clear Data” to remove cache and other app data.


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