Have you ever wondered about those unexplained data usages and high battery consumption in our android smartphones?
If you are someone who keeps track of their data usage, I’m sure you might have gone through the predicament on losing huge an amount of cellular data at one time or another.
If you’re a Samsung android smartphone user, then you might even stumble upon the term Unified Daemon. Well, this article is going to help you to save both your cellular data and battery backup for sure.
If you have concluded in the first instance that there should be something wrong with your smartphone, you’re wrong.
Many programs are running in the background of an Android Operating System, that ensures the proper working of the device and better user experience.
These programs are hidden from the user and often tend to consume more of your device resources including, the data and battery.
More specifically, these hidden apps are known as Daemons technically, that causes your smartphone to behave weirdly.
You need not worry about this since it is quite normal for all android smartphones once you’ve understood what daemons are.
What Are Service And Daemon In Android?
Every device will have small programs that run to help in the smooth working of overall software or the operating system in total. These programs are nothing but services.
More technically considering the example of the Android Operating System that uses the Linux Kernel, a “service” is a particular program that is running in the background with no GUI’s or Graphical User Interfaces.
As mentioned before, Daemon is a program or application which is running in the background without having a GUI. A daemon in an android app will be often recognized by the system as com.sec.android.daemonapp which is nothing but its process name.
You might notice the similarity between service and daemon. Well, there is a dilemma about the differences between services and daemons, because services are mostly daemons and daemons are even considered as services too.
Out of all these dilemmas, service often is used to refer to the actions and APIs processed by the daemons. So, ironically Daemon is a program or software which offers to run these services in the background, handling all those periodic service requests of various daemons.
It will run automatically without any manual invocation by its own, to update or upgrade the data on different apps dynamically or in real-time with respect to time and location so that it improves the user-friendly behavior of the selected apps.
Now you have understood what Service and Daemon is, let me introduce you the Unified Daemon.
What Is Unified Daemon?
It is an application that is developed explicitly for only one specific android smartphone brand, which is Samsung.
What Does It Do?
The unified daemon applications are mostly concerned about the productivity and utility of your smartphone apps and widgets.
These programs will manage the working of services in the background so that you will be receiving frequent updates on selected services using your data and battery resources.
Do You Think It Is Needed For You?
So, now you know what a unified daemon does. But, if you are confused that it is really needed for you or not, let me remind you of the uses of this app in Samsung Android Smartphones.
The app on your Samsung device ensures support for several apps like Weather, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Alarm, S Planner (calendar) app, and the camera app.
To be precise, let me explain a situation where you can relate how it works in real. Consider, that you use Accuweather.com and Yahoo News app for finding the latest weather status and to get news in real-time.
These apps may need to run continuously such that it updates the data at certain intervals of time.
Thus, it is very much necessary that the unified daemon must run in the background to ensure that these news and weather apps are provided with updated data.
What Are The Issues With Unified Daemon?
Since the unified daemon is running among your background processes in RAM, it might affect the overall performance of your smartphone, because they are using your device resources.
The battery and data consumption of this app depends on the user. It’ll vary accordingly how often the unified daemon access the apps, retrieve the data from the internet and refresh for updates to provide services that you have preferred.
Normally, the cellular data consumption and running these programs in the background will consume RAM for an unknown amount of time which then incline to drain the battery.
Sometimes, it can also cause the device to hang abruptly with error prompts as Unified Daemon has Stopped.
How To Stop Unified Daemon To Save Data & Battery?
The Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3 and Note 4 has been a lot of issues diagnosed due to the Unified Daemon (EUR) including all those drawbacks listed above and others.
To solve unexpected draining of battery and carrier data issues, we need to do quite simple tweaks that ensure the Daemon programs are not working in the background.
If you predominantly use Wi-Fi to connect internet rather than Cellular Network, and you want to use all those apps over Wi-Fi. You can choose Restrict background data to save Unified Daemon from running in background over Cellular Data.
How To Control It Using Cellular Data?
Restricting the background data will make the unified daemon app will only work while you are using Wi-Fi. Follow the below steps to lower the battery and data use by the unified daemon.
- Go to the Settings and select Data Usage.
- Find the Unified Daemon in the list and Tap on it.
- Now, Enable Restrict Background Data.
How To disable Unified Daemon (EUR)?
If you need not want any of these daemon apps to run on your device, then you can disable it such that it won’t bother you in the future. In order to disable the this app completely, you need to follow the given procedure:
- Go to Apps Drawerfrom the Home Screen.
- Now, open the Settings app from the app drawer.
- In the Settings, find out and open Application Manager.
- Next, under the ALL tab, tap on Unified Daemon.
- Finally, tap on the ‘Disable’ button.
How To Change The Unified Daemon App Refresh Interval?
Now, if you want them to work in idle utilizing your system resources for minimum and restricted amount of time, you can increase the refresh period. Follow the below steps:
- In the Apps and open Settings.
- In the Settings, find out and open Application Manager.
- Now, find the option for change Refresh interval time in each app.
- Select the time that you like to set.
In this way, you can reduce your battery and data usage of the unified daemon app. This will be helpful for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones that won’t let you disable unified daemon completely.
You should also be aware that disabling this feature can make adverse effects on the running of the apps that need its support.
Henceforth, it may lead to automatically stop working of applications which depend on the program, such that you may have to enable the Unified Daemon.
How To Reset Or Re-Enable The Unified Daemon App?
Now, that you understood these weather daemon and other specified apps won’t work by its own in the background. So that if you want them to back to its factory settings, do the following:
- In the Settings, go to App Manager.
- Now, In the ALL tab, open Unified Daemon.
- Tap on the Enable button.
This is everything you can do to reduce the hidden battery and data usage by the unified daemon app running in the background of Samsung smartphones.