Sometimes while you are working on your smartphone or playing a game suddenly the screen goes black and everything stops.
The screen says “Unified Deamon stopped running”
Or maybe the error is shown to you on your notification bar and doesn’t go away even when you cancel it.
Contents Of This Article
- 1 So, What is Actually the Unified Deamon App and What does it do?
- 2 Problems related to Unified daemon
So, What is Actually the Unified Deamon App and What does it do?
Unified daemon app is a background application which is pre-installed in your smartphone and it helps to manage intervals of data usage by other system apps like the weather widget or news updates applications.
What it does is, it controls the refresh rates of such applications which require constant data usage to update their data and content.
It is used to control the functioning of mainly inbuilt applications of an operating system like camera or Alarm or a weather widget and calendars etc.
So, like all other smartphone applications sometimes this unified daemon stops working.
It can be due to a lost connection or maybe due to some virus or an unwanted file or restricted data usage access to the application.
You will not find this type of application in all the android devices, but especially in Samsung devices running on Samsung experience UI in some selected models, this application can be seen.
Unwanted High Data Usage
Sometimes this inbuilt application seems to have a hefty share of your battery/data usage. Although the main aim of this application is to provide support to the other apps which require internet access on a regular interval. It controls the intervals for different applications. It is like a data manager.
But the problem arises when this manager itself consume a whole amount of data.
To solve this problem of excess data consumption by Unified daemon app you can do two things.
You can clear the cache and restart the applications because sometimes the apps get stuck due to some error which makes it consume more data.
You can change the data access to custom or completely restrict background data. In this case, your applications which were previously automatically updating will now update only when you open them or click on them.
To restrict background data usage
Go to Setting>>Apps>>Unified Daemon App>> Disable Background data usage.
Unified Daemon stopped running
Sometimes the Unified Daemon app stops working and an error is shown on your screen. This occurs due to loss of internet connection because it needs an internet connection to update the applications and if it receives a faulty internet then the application crashes sometimes.
It can also happen due to a virus file which is wrongly installed on your smartphone.
To make this error go away you can do this.
You can change the refresh rate of the applications. In this way, the application will re-configure itself to the settings and start working again.
To change the refresh rates
You can get to Settings of each application which uses this Unified Daemon. Generally, all the applications which come inbuilt in your smartphone are connected to the Unified Daemon.
For example Weather widget, email, Alarm, Calendar etc.
You can set the refresh rate to
- 1 hours
- 3 hours
- 6 hours
- 12 hours
Or you can Disable the app and Enable it again.
To Disable this app
Go to Settings>>Application Manager>>Unified Daemon>>Disable
This will make the application re-configure its settings to the default and any faulty error will automatically get deleted.
If you face the problem again and again then make sure to scan your smartphone with an antivirus.
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