Samsung push service is an app on Samsung android phones used by the Samsung Android system to send brand-specific notifications to the Samsung phones.
This article explains all about Samsung push service on android. What type of notifications, Samsung push service is accountable to send? Do you really need it? And what are the permissions the Samsung push service has on your Samsung Android phone?
What is Samsung push service?
Samsung push service is an app on Samsung android phones used to send brand-specific notifications to the device. The Samsung push service provides the notification service only for Samsung services (Galaxy Apps, Samsung Link, Samsung Pay, etc.) on Samsung devices.
Without Samsung push service you will not be able to get the pop-up notification on your Samsung phones. You can always download the app from Goggle Play store.
But, what is a push message or notification and how does it work? Let’s find the answer.
What Are Push Messages?
A push message is a notification you receive on the mobile in form of pop-up even you are not using the apps. A Samsung push notification is triggered automatically in several ways.
A push message can show up in several formats like a notification bar, show the app icon on the top of the screen and generate the text-based pop-up as well.
However, push message has nothing to do with the error messages caused by the app and Android system.
How does push notification work?
A push notification is quite different from the pop-up you receive on your android phones. A push notification is accountable to show the notification in form of text, pop-up, or bubble for the apps installed on the device only.
This notification includes the update notification, new messages notification, Cricket score pop-up, Weather alert, social media chat bubble etc.
Also, in order to send the notification about the app, it is required that the installed app has the privileges to run in the background and in some cases internet access as well.
How to Disable Samsung Push Service
However, the Samsung push service is not an essential app and can be easily disabled or uninstalled from the device. But, still, it is a useful app that you should not consider uninstalling.
Follow the steps below to uninstall the Samsung push service
- Go to Settings on Samsung Android device.
- Open App drawer/ Applications manager.
- Tap on three horizontal lines to open menu.
- Select Show system apps.
- Locate Samsung Push Service and open it.
- Tap on either the Disable or Force Stop button.
This will kill the Samsung Push Service and prevent it from running in background. At time of frame, if you decide to enable it back, you can simply enable it back by following the same steps.
Some users have reported that disable or force stop button is not active on their device. As the Samsung Push Service is a system app and probably the Android system might not allow you to disable or kill the process. In such you need to restrict background access to the app.
Follow the steps below to restrict background data usage.
- Open settings and go to connections.
- Now go to data usage.
- Tap on Mobile data usage and locate Samsung Push Service in the list.
- Tap to open the app and toggle the switch off for the setting Allow background data usage.
As the app uses the internet data to send the notification for new updates is fetched by the app database. Restricting the background data usage for the Samsung Push message will keep the app from triggering it to send the notification.
Samsung Push Service-FAQ
How can you use push service?
Push service is an app-associated service on a mobile phone that is accountable to send important notifications about the apps like weather, messages, and updates as well. Without an active push service, you will not get a notification from any app installed on your device.
Is it possible to uninstall the Samsung push notifications service?
You can’t uninstall the Samsung Push service as it’s a system app that is accountable to send push notifications. But still, you can disable the Samsung push service to stop the push notification.
Does the Samsung Push Service drain your battery?
Samsung Push Service keeps running in the background hence uses battery on the device. Also, Samsung Push Service needs internet access to trigger the pop-up notification.
Samsung Push Service is a system app on Samsung android phones and tablets used to send app-specific notifications on the device. The notification is called push notification and can be in form of pop-ups, text messages, and bubbles. It is associated with the installed apps on the device and doesn’t require any special permission. However, Samsung Push Service is a system app but you can disable it without affecting the normal operation of the devices. But, disable it will prevent the installed apps on the device to show any notification that includes new message, chat notification, update and other notifications. Samsung Push Service keeps running in the background but doesn’t cause a fast drain of the battery. But, it may use internet data.