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SCPM client is Samsung’s system app that is related to another system app. We have covered frequently asked questions and have explained how to fix the SCPM stopping issue.
SCPM Client Meaning?
SCPM client stands for Smart Certified Project Manager; it is an Android system app developed by Samsung. The exact functionality of SCPM is unknown, but according to some sources, it enforces power-saving policies in Smart manager.
Is SCPM Safe?
As mentioned before, it is a system app by Samsung; it’s perfectly safe and does not cause any issues for most people.
Can You Disable the SCPM Client?
System apps can’t be disabled like other third-party apps because system apps are usually responsible for important functions. By uninstalling some system apps, you can start experiencing usability issues, or a device can become completely unusable if the app is crucial. But there are still some ways to disable system apps; we have mentioned them later in this article.
What Permissions Does the SCPM Client Use?
SCPM does not require any permission; you can check it yourself by following the steps mentioned below:
- Go to Settings
- Tap Apps
- Tap the ellipsis icon (three vertical dots on the top right)
- Tap Show system apps
- Finally, tap Permissions
How to Fix SCPM Client Keeps Stopping Problem?
Method 1: Restart your device
The first thing you should do is, restarting your device. To restart your Android device, press and hold the power button and tap on “Restart,” then tap on it again, and your device will restart in less than a minute.
Method 2: Reset app preferences
- Go to settings
- Tap Apps
- Tap on the ellipsis icon (three dots on the top right side)
- Tap Reset app preferences and then finally tap Ok.
Method 3: Uninstall Android System WebView
- Open Google Play Store
- Search Android System WebView using the search bar
- Tap on it and uninstall it if it’s already installed
- Once done, go to your device Settings
- Tap Apps
- Tap the ellipsis icon (three dots on the top right side)
- Tap Show system apps
- Search and open the SCPM client app
- Tap on Storage
- Finally, tap Clear cache
If it does not work, try clearing app data instead of only cache.
Method 4: Check for Firmware update
Sometimes updating the device firmware can fix app stopping issues. The steps for checking updates can be different depending upon your Android OS. Go to settings and search for Software Update and then check if there is any update available; if there is, download and install it, and hopefully, you will not see the SCPM client has stopped message again.
Method 5: Wipe Cache partition
Wiping cache partition clears temporary files and other residual files; after wiping the cache partition, the device starts running smoothly, and it also fixes malfunctioning apps. The steps for wiping cache partition are mentioned below.
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold the Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down
- The Recovery Mode menu will open up, use the volume buttons to navigate the menu, and the Power button to select Wipe Cache Partition
- Finally, Restart your device
Method 6: Factory reset your device
Note: Factory resetting your device will format the device’s data. Before you factory reset, make sure you backup your device.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap General management.
- Tap the Reset option.
- Tap Factory data reset.
- Finally, tap the Reset button and enter your screen lock if there is any.
What to Do If Nothing Works
Factory resetting should work for most people, but if it does not work, there is still a way to fix the stopping problem.
You can flash the stock firmware, and we are sure it will fix the problem. Samsung offers a firmware flashing tool called Odin. You can download Odin on your computer and then download the firmware files of your device model and find a proper guide or watch a youtube video to figure out how it’s done.
The process is not that complicated even for people with little tech knowledge, if you are not confident enough to do it, we recommend you take your device to the nearest authorized repair center and ask them to do it for you.
How to Disable SCPM Client?
Note: We don’t recommend disabling the SCPM client since it’s a system app; as mentioned before, there is no exact information about its exact functionality; all we know is it’s related to Smart manager, so we believe disabling it will cause problems with Smart manager. But if you still want to disable it, the methods are mentioned below:
Method 1) Use a third-party Android app
Multiple third-party apps can be used to disable the system app, but one of the most popular apps is Package disabler pro; even though the app costs £2.5/ year but it can be used to disable system apps without rooting your device.
You can download the package disabler app from Google play store or from their official website; for some reason, most people recommend you download it from their website, so it’s a personal choice. Once you download it, install it, and you will be able to find and select the apps you want to disable.
Method 2) Android debug bridge (ADB)
Android debug bridge is a debug tool that lets you communicate with an Android device; it requires a computer, and the steps can be confusing if you have no experience and tech knowledge, but if you follow all the steps carefully, you should be easily able to disable it.
The steps can be found here, or you can find a guide of your choice. You will have to type a command and write the package of the SCPM client app to disable it; the package name is com.samsung.android.sm.policy