Being an android user, you must have come across various apps on your phone, that you have not installed by yourself. The first thing that comes to your mind is, ‘how did this come here? Is this a virus? Is my android phone safe with these apps in it?’ In short, absolutely yes! Android devices come with a lot of pre-installed apps that take care of various system procedures. These apps are not viruses or spyware or bloatware. Especially if you are a Samsung device user, you must have come across com.sec.android.daemonapp, com.sec.Android.app.camera, and many more. Com.sec.bcservice is one such pre-installed application found in Android smartphones by Samsung.
The pre-built apps in android devices are generally arranged in packages, so what you actually see are the package names. Each such application is associated with a vital system function. They run in the background, making sure your phone functions normal. Hence, they consume your device battery. Sometimes, malfunctioning of com.sec.bcservice and other similar applications cause a lot of battery drainage and device lag. Uninstalling or force stopping or disabling them helps, but it may stop some or the other important background task on your phone.
So, in this article, we will be looking at com.sec.bcservice – first we will discuss about what is com.sec bcservice, then look at its functionalities. We will also see if we can force stop or disable it and errors regarding com.sec.bcservice. Last but not the least, we will look at how to stop the ‘Unfortunately, com.sec.bcservice has stopped’ error. Let’s get started right away!
- 1 What is com.sec.bcservice?
- 2 How to check if com.sec.bcservice is running in the background?
- 3 How to check if com.sec.bcservice is draining device battery?
- 4 What is the purpose of com.sec.bcservice?
- 5 How to fix the “Unfortunately, com.sec.bcservice has stopped” error?
- 6 Conclusion
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions
What is com.sec.bcservice?
It is a pre-installed, system application on Android smartphones. It is associated with the process related to calls. Let us break the terms down and look at each term separately to understand what is com.sec.bcservice completely.
- Com: com stands for ‘compilation.’ It is the prefix used for all pre-built android applications on your device. The android package names that contain necessary system applications generally start with the word com.
- Sec: sec is the abbreviation used for Samsung electronic products. You are definitely not going to find the term ‘sec’ if your handset is not of Samsung company.
- Bcservice: bcservice is the installed package on your android phone, sized about 42.40 MB. This is the main package that deals with call procedures on your phone. It performs its activities in the background itself, without your intervention. Hence, you would see it running in the background. If you are wondering why it has ‘Phone calls’ permission, then you already have your answer. The com.sec.bcservice app is one of the main apps that handles the call process of your phone. So, it will have telephonic access by default.
Many such system apps of android are associated with font and styling and other operations. Some of them are bloatware as well. However, com.sec.bcservice, like many other apps is a necessary and vital application for your phone. Keep reading to know more about the same.
How to check if com.sec.bcservice is running in the background?
To function properly, com.sec.bcservice will always run in the background as soon as your device is turned on. Like any other system app or manually installed app, you can check whether com.sec.bcservice is running in the background or not. You can follow the following simple steps to achieve it.
- Go to the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll down and go to ‘Apps’, then click on it.
- Click on ‘Show system apps.’
- A list of system applications that are already pre-installed on your device is shown. You can scroll down to find com.sec.bcservice and see its current status. You can also find the app in the ‘Running apps’ section.
- You are not allowed to disable the com.sec.bcservice app (more on this later). However, you can force stop it or clear data in case you are facing problems regarding this pre-installed android app. Keep reading to find out how to get rid of the ‘Unfortunately, com.sec.bcservice app has stopped’ error.
How to check if com.sec.bcservice is draining device battery?
This is one of the primary concerns of android users. Sometimes due to temporary bugs or app malfunction, the system apps consume a lot of power while running in the background. To check if com.sec.bcservice is draining your battery, you can proceed as follows. However, please note that the steps might not be exactly same for all Samsung devices.
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Go to ‘Battery & Usage Stats’ or ‘Battery & Performance’ or a similar option.
- Click on it, then select ‘Battery Usage Stats.’ Here, you will get a list of apps along with a percentage of how much they have consumed your battery.
- Scroll down and search for com.sec.bcservice. Here you can check the percentage of how much power it has consumed.
Another way to check whether com.sec.bcservice is draining a lot of battery is as follows.
- As usual, go to Settings of your phone first.
- Then, scroll down and click on Apps. Then select System Apps.
- From the list of system apps, scroll down and select com.sec.bcservice.
- Here, you will get all the details regarding the app. How much storage space it has consumed, how much data it has consumed, and how much battery it has been consuming.
- Click on ‘Battery’ option. Here, you will see a detailed analysis of how much battery the app has been consuming. It is generally between 5-10%. If the consumed percentage is above 10%, then the app might be consuming a little too more than its expected power consumption. In that case, you can clear data and cache of the app and then restart your device. The steps of doing so are mentioned in a later stage.
What is the purpose of com.sec.bcservice?
The com.sec.bcservice app primarily handles the calling process on Samsung android devices. Immediately after the device boots, the app starts itself and continues running in the background. It is the most active during incoming or outgoing calls. When this app malfunctions, you will get a very frustrating popup error ‘Unfortunately, com.sec.bcservice has stopped.’ This error is frustrating because it does not let you perform any other activity on your phone. To make things worse, this app deals with calling procedures. Consequently, all incoming or outgoing call services get temporarily suspended on the device level. It obstructs you from calling others or receiving any calls. In a while, we will be looking at how to stop and get rid of this error.
How to fix the “Unfortunately, com.sec.bcservice has stopped” error?
The ‘com.sec.bcservice has stopped’ error is caused due to multiple reasons. There may be a temporary glitch or bug that is causing the error. Malfunction of any other system app supporting the com.sec.bcservice app can also cause this frustrating error. The consequences of this error are pretty bad. Sometimes it also leads to consumption of a lot of RAM and device battery. The following steps can also be followed if you find out that the app is consuming too much space or battery of your device. You can follow these few simple steps to fix the ‘com.sec.bcservice has stopped’ error.
1. Force stop the application:
Force stopping a system application is not recommended, but it is the first option to fix any error related to it. Whenever you face an error related to a pre-installed app, it bars you from using your device for any purposes. Hence, force stopping the problematic application may get you out of the infuriating situation quickly. Here are the steps to force stop com.sec.bcservice app.
- Open Settings on your android device.
- Go to ‘Apps’ or ‘Apps Manager’, then click on it.
- Click on the menu (three horizontal lines) present at the top right corner of your device.
- Then, click on ‘Show system apps.’
- Scroll down and find com.sec.bcservice in the list of installed system apps.
- Click on it to open. Then, tap on the force stop button to force stop the app.
- Restart your android device to check if the problem persists.
2. Clear cache and data of the com.sec.bcservice app
If the problem is occurring due to a temporary bug, clearing the cache and data of the app can help you get rid of it. To clear all data of the app, here are the detailed steps to follow.
- Head to the Settings app on your android smartphone.
- Go to Apps > Show System Apps > com.sec.bcservice.
- Click on ‘Storage.’ Here you will find all the data regarding how much storage space this app is consuming on your device.
- Scroll down and at the bottom of the screen, you will see ‘Clear Cache’ and ‘Clear data’ options. Click on ‘Clear data’ to clear all data or on ‘Clear cache’ to clear cache of the app.
- Then restart your phone. The problem must have been fixed by now.
3. Download and install the com.sec.bcservice apk online
If none of the above methods work to fix the ‘com.sec.bcservice has stopped’ error, you can try downloading the apk online. However, this is quite a risky step since many sites make you download malware under the disguise of such android system apps. So, make sure you are downloading the com.sec.bcservice apk from a trusted source. After downloading it, click on ‘Install.’ If prompted to install app from unknown source, click ‘Yes’ and proceed. After the app is installed, restart your phone. If the problem persists, then you have one last option to fix it.
4. Perform a factory reset on your phone
This is the ultimate solution to solve any error related to system apps on android smartphones. Also, there is a cent percent guarantee that it will stop the error, but at the cost of all your phone data. Please note here that performing a factory reset will remove all the data from your device. This includes your contacts, accounts, app data, images, videos, documents, and other media.
So, make sure to back your important files up in an external hard drive before going ahead. Following are the steps to perform a factory data reset on your android phone. Also, the process takes a significant amount of time to complete. Hence, make sure your phone has ample charge before proceeding to perform a reset. You can also plug in your device while it happens.
- Open the Settings app on your Samsung device.
- Scroll down and go to ‘Backup and Reset.’
- Click on it. Then, click on ‘Factory reset.’
- Here you will get a warning that if you proceed, all your data will be gone. Make sure you have a backup of your important data. Click on ‘Erase all data.’ Wait for the procedure to complete.
- After it is complete, your phone will restart and function like it’s brand new. Also, the problem will get solved.
We now come to an end to our discussion regarding the com.sec.bcservice app. We have discussed about what is com.sec.bcservice, why it’s found on your Samsung device, whether it is a virus or not. Also, We have looked upon its purpose, and various ways of how to stop the ‘com.sec.bcservice has stopped’ error.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since com.sec.bcservice is an essential system application on your android smartphone, you cannot disable it. You will not get any disable option when you open the app in the System apps list. As mentioned earlier, it is only possible to force stop the app and/or clear its data. It is not even recommended to attempt to disable a system app, because disabling a system app will harm your device. The processes associated with the app will malfunction and you will not be able to fix it. It is, however, possible to disable com.sec.bcservice after rooting your android device. If at all needed, you have to follow the entire procedure with utmost care. Any wrong step will lead to device malfunction.
No, com.sec.bcservice app on your android smartphone is not a virus or malware or bloatware or trojan. As aforementioned, it is a vital system application that your android powered Samsung device uses for call related procedures. The app may collect data regarding calls but everything stays in your device. Some antivirus apps may detect com.sec.bcservice as a virus, but you need not worry because it is not so.
However, if you have downloaded and installed com.sec.bcservice from an apk, it may be a virus. A lot of downloadable apk files online are actually malwares. After you download and install them, they start running on your device and secretly steals all information. But if you have not installed it from an apk and it was already there pre-installed, then you need not worry.