Many Samsung phone and tablet users have become increasingly concerned about using their phones with the SilentLogging Android in their mobile devices. In fact, there are lots of questions concerning the Silent Logging app. Perhaps you want to know what it is, the permissions it has, whether you can uninstall it, and what to do when it comes to a lot of power and drain your phone. Get the answers to all these questions by reading this article.
What is SilentLogging app?
SilentLogging android refers to the built-in app that comes with Samsung phones and helps backup the calls and SMS the user has. By tracking the calls and SMS, Silent Logging keeps them safe for backup and copying them to a new device.
The pre-installed app comes with the package name of com.sec.modem.settings, which is why it is useful for the Samsung Android modem settings.
Is SilentLogging Android legit?
Samsung Android device users are concerned about the legitimacy of the SilentLogging app. Interestingly, the Silent Logging app is a legit app despite all these claims and doubts. Its extension/package name is com.sec.modem.settings, and bears the word ‘sec’ such as com.sec.epdg. Sec means Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, meaning that it is approved by Samsung.
The installation in Android devices happens with VoLTE (voice over long-term evolution) technology, which uses the IP Multimedia System (IMS) for transmission. Such a transmission is entirely wireless.
How useful is Silent Logging for your phone (advantages)?
Are you wondering what the use of the SilentLoggging app on your Android phone is? It’s not just you; many people ask the same question. Silent Logging, like the name, suggests logs silently into the internet to be able to backup all calls and SMS you make.
Backup is important, especially when you are buying a new Android device, and you wish to have this information in the new device. That’s when you come to appreciate the Silent Logger app. To run such backups, your device’s kernel is key.
It refers to the codes stored in a protected area within the device to ensure that other programs do not overrun them.
SilentLogging App and Battery Draining
One reason making many people, not like the SilentLogging app is that it consumes a lot of battery. Of course, the screen and the Android system apps consume battery the most, but the Silent Logging app up comes next. This is because the app has to work in the background to gather the necessary information.
Besides, battery consumption also results from the app using up the Android device’s CPU and RAM, all of which need power and drain the phone’s battery.
People go about the fast battery consumption by clearing the phone’s data and force-stopping the app, which only temporarily helps. In no time, the app restarts, and battery consumption goes back to normalcy.
How To Fix SilentLogging app on Android?
There are several ways of fixing the SilentLogging app. They include;
1. Force stopping the app
As mentioned previously, some people Force stop the SilentLogging android app to fix the problem of battery consumption that comes with the app or any other app including rootpa. Although it will not help permanently, it is critical that you know it.
To Force stop the Silent Logging android app, select ‘Settings’ from the menu. On the options, click ‘Applications’ and proceed to Silent Log on Android. Click the top three-dot ellipsis, and from the two options, choose Force Stop. Battery consumption reduces temporarily.
2. Clearing cache (data)
The other way of fixing issues with the SilentLogging or scpm client app is by clearing data. This, too, is not complicated and follows simple steps almost close to the above.
Select ‘settings from the menu and click on ‘Applications.’ On the list displayed, pick on the Silent Logging app. On the three-dot ellipsis, choose ‘Storage’ then ‘Clear data.’
3. Silent Loggging disabling using Titanium backup
Sometimes, the two options may not work for a person, and he would wish to uninstall the app. There’s good news with this. Although uninstalling a built-in pre-installed app is not a walk in the back, it is possible to disable it. Therefore, if you want to disable SilentLogging, a person must do backup with Titanium.
Before this, you need to root the device in a process known as Android rooting. Once done, download the Titanium backup app from Playstore, install, and launch it.
On its search icon, type com.sec.modem.settings or Silent Logging app. Select the ‘Freeze’ option, and the app will freeze or be disabled. Disabling the app using Titanium backup stops all the processes related to the app running in the background and fixes issues.
Some Samsung apps have the Superuser app, and you will need to select the ‘Grant’ option to give the app permission to disable SilentLogging with Titanium backup.
Can a person uninstall the SilentLogging Android app?
Often, you might try to uninstall the SilentLogging android app. Of course, this is not advised since the app being a system app, is needed for the device to work. In fact, your calls and SMS will not be backed up when you uninstall the Silent Logging Android app.
The app is built-in and the pre-installed system type, so uninstalling it like the com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim app is not easy. However, the option of Android Debug Bridge (ADB) or the System Application Remover. All two options will need root access. Here are the two processes explained;
1. Uninstallation using ADB
To uninstall the SilentLogging app using ADB, you need a Windows PC. With this, you create a Unix shell for the device, which you can use for disabling, installing, and uninstalling system apps.
- Click ‘Settings’ then ‘System’ and ‘About phone.’
- Tap on the ‘Build Number’ seven times until the Developer Options are activated.
- Go to ‘Settings,’ then ‘Developer Options’ and ‘USB Debugging.’
- Download ADB on the PC and open the zip file.
- Once the zip file is extracted, and the folder is opened, press and hold the SHIFT key and double-click on a blanks space.
- Click ‘open PowerShell window here’ and enter ‘adb services.’ Use a USB cable to connect the device to the PC.
- Type ADB shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.sec.modem.settings on the phone and the Silent Log Android app will be uninstalled.
The same procedure can be used to disable the app, only that ‘uninstall’ will be replaced with ‘disable’ in the last step.
2. Installation using Android App Remover
You can easily fix issues with the SilentLogging app using Android App Remover. The only prerequisite is rooting your device. If you are unsure how to go about this, go through the Rooting guide in the manufacturer’s manual. Once done, follow the steps below to uninstall the Silent Log android app;
- Go to Playstore and download the System App Remover app.
- Open it and use its search button to get the SilentLogging app.
- On the checkbox that appears, click check.
- Select the ‘Uninstall’ option, and the app will be uninstalled and all its data cleared.
What is Silent Logging app permissions?
For the SilentLogging app to work, it must have several permissions. There are at least four basic permissions the app has, including access to all the apps. You can click on the app information and learn about all these permissions.
Is Silent Logger a virus?
Some people say the SilentLogging app is a virus such as OMACP. They add that the app is suspicious and try getting rid of it. Still, it is good to know that the app is not a virus. Moreover, approved by Android hence quite safe for your phone.
SilentLogging Android is a built-in pre-installed app that helps the phone track SMS and calls and backup them. Although some people may think of it as suspicious, it is actually safe and legit. Its only disadvantage is that it consumes the battery. The app can be fixed in several ways, as detailed in the write-up.