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What Is com.sec.epdg?
There is a lot of confusion among mobile users about the term com.sec.epdg and the confusion is increasing as they have started to think of it as a malware program but it is actually a very important system file of a computing device for its proper functioning. So what really is com.sec.epdg, It is an APK application that provides secure access to communication services. In this article, we have given information about the same and how to fix the issue of its stoppage.
ePDG refers to Evolved Packet Data Gateway which is a single framework used in 4G LTE(long-term evolution) network for data and voice resources, especially in mobile phones. It is part of the 4G core component called Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and works together with a non-3GPP network. The ePDG program is responsible for various services like lower call drop rates, higher call transaction rates, better packet data processing for faster data transmission.
Before the evolution of this system, the 2G and 3G mobile services were famous but they had two different domains for data and voice services, circuit-switched (CS) for voice and packet-switched (PS) for data communication. It is a pivotal file of the device which should not be deleted or frozen as they are a harmless and default program for easy functioning.
How to fix the stopping issue?
Commonly, this application stops working on some devices due to some reasons like uncleaned caches or third-party app. Here are multiple ways to solve this issue:
Clear the caches of the App.
- Open the “settings”
- Select “Apps”
- Click on the three vertical dots on the tap and go to “show system apps”
- Look for com.sec.epdg and select the “storage” option
- Click on clear cache
Uninstall apps from untrusted sources
Sometimes the applications installed from untrusted sources may cause this issue. To solve this issue you can boot your mobile in the safe mode that can help in checking if the issue has been resolved or not. Follow these steps to boot the device:
- Turn off mobile
- Hold the power button until it vibrates and flashes the screen
- Instantly release the power button and hold the volume down button until the logo of the company shows up
- “Safe mode” will be visible on the bottom corner of the screen if all the steps have been done correctly
Factory reset your mobile device
- Go to “settings”
- Select “general”
- Under the “reset” option select “factory data reset”
- As you will click on the reset option you will have to enter your phone’s password
- Select “wipe all data” and your device will come in its original form
Flash Stock firmware
If all the above steps are not useful you can use this process. For this, download the stock firmware files and use flash tools for flashing the stock ROM. It is the best one among all as it fixes the issues completely but it is a complicated process so you will have to be sure when you opt for this.
com.sec.epdg is a default program that provides secure access for data and voice transmission over Wi-Fi, LTE, etc. and is present in every Android device. It should not be deleted from mobiles. Sometimes it may cause errors but the issue can be solved by simply following the above-mentioned solutions.