First of all, you all must be wondering what this strange title is and what it even means. Well, it is an android package file actually used in Samsung devices exclusively. This article will focus on what is this Com.osp.app.signin, why it is used, what purpose it serves, and many more details about it. All of you out there with a Samsung phone may be familiar with this. I mean not actually have read it somewhere on your phone. There is also an issue faced by many Samsung users that Unfortunately com.osp.app.signin has stopped working. I am covering the solution for that error message too. So make sure to read this article thoroughly.
- 1 What is com osp app signin
- 2 Is the Samsung app safe to use? Does it affect my privacy?
- 3 Applications of this app
- 4 Can I uninstall the application?
- 5 Unfortunately com.osp.app.signin has stopped
- 6 Final words
- 7 Frequently asked questions (FAQs) –
What is com osp app signin
You can also call it the Samsung app as it is related to the Samsung account app. As is said it is a package file exclusively used by Samsung on its devices. It also serves as a synchronizer for all the other apps and data on Samsung devices. And as the name suggests it has something to do with signing in. so, yeah! It also helps in that. Other words are somewhat understandable but you must be having a rough time figuring out what osp means. Well, OSP stands for Other Service Providers.
And now, you might have got an idea of what does com.osp.app.signin do. The osp basically discovers and searches various service providers for our smart devices. You can consider this app as a synchronizer because that’s what it does. It is used to sync all the data between apps to give you a better experience. An example of where this is used is contacts or other cell services.
This is what I knew about this app, I mean that this much work of it is revealed to people. But the app runs in the background (on its own) and the actual functionality of this app is still unknown.
Is the Samsung app safe to use? Does it affect my privacy?
This question will obviously come into someone’s mind. If they knew there is an app on their device that works on its own, is always active, and most especially if the actual functionality is still to be known. The thing is that you don’t need to worry the app is not some kind of spyware or bloatware. Your privacy is not affected by it. I am going to discuss some other functionalities of this app that will give you relief. (Maybe).
You do need this app for those functionalities that it provides, these functionalities are really important. And if you are concerned that it is running in the background then chill out, it is not using much device resources. One more thing not to worry about is that. Since it is running in the background it is not affecting the backup of your device’s battery. The app is mainly used to provide you with Samsung services.
Applications of this app
Let us discuss some of this application’s features so that you get that this app is not spying on you. Alright here are the applications of this app:
It is one of the major features of this app. With Samsung members, one can get services like support, services, and analysis. Other than these one can also get solutions for other problems for your Samsung android phones. And all of these services are offered by Samsung members also known as Galaxy professionals. And they are there to help you 24/7, isn’t it great?
Find my mobile
We all know of android device manager right? Find my mobile is somewhat similar to it. As the name suggests it is used to find your android Samsung phones. So, in case you lose your phone and are not able to find it. You can take the help of this app. One can do various things with this app to protect their phone. This feature will give you options to control the phone remotely, access the location of the phone (when it is offline too), and most importantly you have the option to block any access on Samsung Pay so, that you don’t get fraud. Also, you can create a backup of your phone with the help of the Samsung cloud.
Having a great lifestyle is nothing less than a boon. Maintaining good health is one of the steps to having a better lifestyle. And this feature is solely dedicated to keeping an eye on the user’s health. This feature can look after your regular steps, bike rides, hikes, and calorie intake and burn. It also provides some facilities for which you have to pay such as, checking your blood pressure, stress level, and caffeine intake. And if you are into fitness you will be glad to hear that this feature has something more to offer. It has many videos relating to stretching, weight loss workout, endurance training, increase in height, and many other programs for fitness.
This feature is for those who have a keen interest in drawings. Samsung PENUP is an app actually that lets one interact with people who are also interested in drawing or something similar to it. It is a kind of social network for these types of people.
Smart manager app
Just like any other manager app Samsung’s smart manager app also plays role in managing the android phone. This app does this kind of thing: keeping an eye on the phone’s performance, looking over the battery’s health, deleting files that are unnecessary, and also scanning for malware from time to time.
This also provides a secure folder to you. In this folder, you can keep all of your videos, photos, files, data, and even apps. Anything stored in this folder will be secured with the Samsung Knox. Samsung Knox is a security platform that ensures you that all the data that you store in this folder will be kept safe from any malicious harm. You get three options in this folder they are: folder list, manage all the photos and passwords and manage folder. It is a great way to minimize the use of your phone’s storage. You can keep all the essentials here and your phone will be free with some storage too.
So, these were all the features that Com.osp.app.signin provides. Now, you know that it is always running in the background and it is not running for anything. It is really important especially if you are updating to a new phone. Like it can help you transfer all the data from your old phone to a new one. Data like contacts, photos, videos, files, and all.
But all these features all also in a normal android phone so, one more thing to point out is that. You can also set up your new phone similar to the old one. Like you can use the browser with your preferred settings (that you used on your old phone). It also helps you to get the latest update on newly launched (or existing) products by Samsung. And you can go back to the minor settings too. Like the way, you did set your keyboard and calendar.
Can I uninstall the application?
Well, it depends on how you are doing it. Because if you try to uninstall it the way you do other apps then you will fail. Because there is no direct uninstall option for you. Now, that I have mentioned the “direct” then you must have gotten an idea that there is definitely another way. We all know that we can’t uninstall system applications, we don’t have permission for it. But have you heard of Root? Rooting is the way to uninstall any system app. In case you don’t know anything about roots then read the FAQ section of the article. If you wish to root your phone then do read the next para. If you have already rooted your phone then head to the howto uninstall app section.
How to root an android phone
If you want to root your phone then you will also need a laptop or pc. Also, you need to download a third-party app that will help you to root your phone. There are many apps on the google play store to root your phone. Download any of them. Before beginning the root process make sure to make a backup of your data. And also charge your phone about 80% charge should be enough. Now follow the steps that I have mentioned to proceed further.
- Open the third-party app that you installed on your phone to root it.
- It will ask you to enable USB debugging mode. Enable it. The USB debugging is under the developer option. Note- to enable the developer option you need to click multiple times on the Software version option under the About phone section.
- Now, connect your device to a PC with the help of a USB cable.
- After you connect it to the PC the root option will be available on the third-party app on your phone. Click on the option and root your phone.
- Follow the instructions of the app and there will also be an option on the app to check whether your phone is successfully rooted or not.
- Also, you should not disturb your phone while it is rooting.
One can also root their phone without a PC but it is not a good way. There are many one-tap root applications available on the play store. That lets you root your phone without any PC or laptop. But beware of them. Many of those apps are not safe and can cause danger to your phone. Therefore, always use a PC/laptop to root your phone.
How to uninstall the app
Now that you have rooted your phone then why not uninstall the Com.osp.app.signin app as well. But to clarify one more thing if you uninstall this application. Then all the features that I listed above in the article may malfunction or some of them not work at all. So, only uninstall the app if you are ready to let go of these features. Now to uninstall a system app you will need a third-party app. You can search on the google play store you lots of system app remover applications. I recommend using Titanium backup or NoBloat Free. you can download any app. The process to uninstall system apps is different for every third-party app. Here, I am sharing the instructions in the Titanium backup app as it is popular. Here are the instructions:
- First, open the google play store and download the titanium backup app if you haven’t already.
- Open the Titanium backup app. After opening the app it will ask you for permission. Click on the Grant option to proceed further.
- Now at the top, there is an option of Backup/Restore. Click on it.
- The list will open up. Find the Com.osp.app.signin app in the list. Once you find it simply click on it.
- Now you need to swipe towards the right from the left side of the screen.
- Then tap on the Backup option. Don’t think about skipping it if you don’t want your phone to be unstable. Although the backup option will not ensure that it may not malfunction after uninstalling the app. But it is wiser to click on the backup option.
- The third option is Un-install! Click on it to uninstall the app.
- A warning pop-up will appear. Click on the YES option to finally uninstall the app.
So, this was the way to uninstall a system app. You can use this method to uninstall any other system app too. Even though I shared how to uninstall a system app, I do not recommend you to. You don’t know what side effects removing a system appear will bring. Always test your phone after uninstalling a system app. Ensure that your phone is working fine. And if it is not working fine then install that particular system app again.
How to force-stop the app instead
With the Titanium backup App, you could also force-stop the app. I think it will be wiser to force-stop it rather than uninstalling it. It will be better because you don’t have to go through the risk of rooting your phone. In order to force-stop the app, you need to go through the same steps mentioned above. Just a little bit of change is there. Here are the steps to force-stop the app instead:
- As I said you need the Titanium Backup app for it. You are free to use other apps too. The process will not be much different.
- Open the titanium Backup app.
- From the list of apps find the com.osp.app.signin app. There is also a search option. You could also take help of it if you are having a hard time finding the app in the list. Click on the app
- Then click on the Freeze option. Here freeze word is used in the place of force-stop.
Note- if superuser is installed in your Samsung phone. Then it will ask you for permission before freezing the app. Simply click on the Grant option to finish the process.
Unfortunately com.osp.app.signin has stopped
“Unfortunately com.osp.app.signin has stopped” are you also facing this issue? Although this issue is more common on older Samsung phones, there are some new phones that also go through this issue. To solve this issue there are two ways. And I will be showing you both the ways. The methods work for almost everyone but there are some exceptions too. In case, if all the methods don’t work for you, please don’t end up factory resetting your phone. Because factory resetting your phone will not do any good. This does not solve the issue.
Method 1: restarting your internet connection
Whenever you face a technical issue whether it is a small one or really a big problem. You should always opt for the smallest possible solution first. Going for a quick solution will save you time and effort as well. If one is facing issues in an app and that app requires an internet connection to function. Then your first choice of solution should always be checking your internet connection. It is always recommended to use Wi-Fi rather than mobile data. Because the Wi-Fi connection happens to be more stable compared to mobile data. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection then make sure that your mobile data plan is not over yet.
And check its speed this will learn you that the internet connection over mobile data is working properly fine. For a quick restart of your mobile data network, you could use airplane mode. After going through airplane mode not only your mobile data will get refreshed/restarted but it also will be hella fast. (only for a few seconds/minutes though. And to restart the Wi-Fi you could just turn off the router and turn it back after some time. Or you could just disconnect your Wi-Fi and connect to it again after some time. You can connect or disconnect the Wi-Fi there are two ways to do it, through the phone’s settings and the other one from the control panel.
Method 2: force stop and clear the cache of the app
In order to force stop and clear the cache of the com.osp.app.signin app you need to go through some particular steps. Here are the steps:
- Open the Settings of your Samsung phone or tablet.
- Then in the settings menu find the Apps option. Click on it
- Now, in the upper-right section of the screen, there is a three vertical dots icon. Or should I say ellipsis icon?
- Next click on the Show SystemApps option from the list of options
- Then click on the Samsung account option. This will open the Force Stop option. Click on that option and the app will be force stopped.
- Now you need to go to the storage option because you also need to clear the cache. Once you reach the storage option press the Clear Cache option.
These were two ways to fix the stopped working issue. Just in case, if these two don’t work for you don’t need to worry. I have a bonus solution in the bag for you all. You can give a shot at updating the app. We all know the latest versions of the apps contain the solutions for issues found in the previous version of the app. So, moving to the latest version of this app may fix the issue. It is not guaranteed though. Let’s know how can you update the com.osp.app.signin app.
How to update the app
In this app, if there is the latest version available it is going to inform you. And the inform pop-up will appear whenever you open the app. And whenever it informs you of the latest version. You only need to click on the OK button and the new version will begin to download and install on your phone. But if by any chance you want to update the app and you know an update is available. And it is not showing in the app that a new version is available. Then you will need to go through a lengthy process to update the app.
You need to search on the web and find a legit website that has the latest version. Then download and install it. All this is a manual process way worse as compared to the in-app update isn’t it? Now that you don’t have to go through this hardship to find a website that has a newer version. I am sharing a link to the website where you will get the latest update. You only need to download and install it. Follow my instruction to make it even easier for you. Here:
- First and most important is the link to the website that has new updates to the app. Here, https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/samsung-electronics-co-ltd/samsung-account/samsung-account-2-2-03-87-release/samsung-account-2-2-03-87-android-apk-download/
- Be sure to download the latest version of the app.
- After downloading the app you need to do some settings on your phone. Therefore, open the Settings of your Samsung phone.
- Now, go to the Biometric and security option. It is just above the privacy and location option.
- Then in the Biometric and security options menu, you will see an option of Install unknown apps. Click on it
- After clicking on that option a list will open up. Now, in this list, you need to find and tap on the browser that you used to download the app.
- Then toggle on the Allow from this source option. You need to turn the button to the right for it.
- Then go to the app you downloaded on your phone. Click on it and proceed to install.
- Once the installation is complete give your phone a quick restart and check if the issue has been resolved or not.
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So, this was all about the com.osp.app.signin app. Hope you get that the app has this much access over your phone for a valid reason. I have listed every piece of information that was available on this app. But if you wish to know more about it then there is an option. You can reach out to Samsung customer care support. They are the only ones who can give answers to all of your questions. Think about the services you will lose before uninstalling the app. We do not recommend it at all.
If you still want to get rid of this app you could force stop it. It will save you from rooting your phone. Do let us know if you wish to know anything more about this app. We will share the information we have. You can also reach out to us for any issues you are facing on your phone or pc. If you liked the article please consider sharing it with the ones who are in need.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) –
These are some questions that are frequently asked by people related to this topic.
No! You don’t need to worry about your privacy with this app. Your data is secured. It is not shared with anyone. And to make it clear what the app does with your data. It just uses it to get you access to applications. And also refreshes all of your data related to Samsung and google. But if you are still concerned you could uninstall or force stop this app. Although there will be consequences to it. I have shared information regarding both above in the article. You can confirm it from the Samsung customer care services too. One more thing, this app is not malicious spyware. It causes no harm to your data and phone.
Rooting is a way to gain ultimate control over your phone. As the name suggests “Root” takes you to the initial state (kinda). I mean you have like a developer control (not talking about the developer mode). You can customize the phone without any limitations. Install any app, enhance the battery and phone’s performance, and update to the latest version of android even if it was not allowed by the manufacturer before. And one can do more than these. All of these seem fine right? But the rooting methods also carry some risks.
You put your phone at risk by rooting because your phone is less secure after it gets rooted. If your phone is new then you should definitely think twice before rooting it. Because the instant you root it, it runs out of warranty period. And you can also mess up with code resulting in the phone not working fine or not completely working at all. Alright, these were some things I wanted to clear out about the root process. Now, if you still want to root your phone and uninstall the com.osp.app.signin app. Then I am guiding you on how to root your Samsung phone.
This app is specially installed on your phone to keep an eye on the latest updates. It is an updated monitor app for Samsung phones. And no need to worry about this app too. Because it is neither spyware nor malware. The app is built to always work in the background. Your experience won’t be disturbed.
The only time it will be out in front is when an update is available for your phone. And it will be like a pop-up so one can easily ignore it if they don’t want to update at the moment. You can also call it bloatware. If you wish to remove it or force stop it. Then it is not possible. It is a must-have app for your phone. One should let it be on their phone, after all, it is not causing any harm. If it gives any issue then you can look it up on the internet and you will get a solution for it easily.
Another amazing app by Samsung. The Samsung android forest app is especially for the people like me. I meant if you have a hard time focusing on your work and you end up wasting your time on your phone. Then this app will come in handy for you. This app will help you stay focused on your work. The app is based on a cool concept. What you do is plant a seed. And whenever we plant a seed in real life what do we do? Wait for it to grow. Similarly here after planting a seed you don’t disturb your phone. And patiently wait for the tree to grow (focus on your work). The less you disturb your phone the healthier the tree will be. Fun, isn’t it?