What is this “com.android.backupconfirm”? – Android

Have you ever encountered the term “com.android.backupconfirm” on Android? Even I was curious about it. How vulnerable is it and is com.android.backupconfirm a threat to your data and privacy? let’s know the answers.

What is com.android.backupconfirm on Android?


com.android.backupconfirm is a dialog popping up when initiating adb backup to confirm the user for a complete backup or restore on Android. The package is a javascript launched by the adb package on Android to intimate the user every time a full backup or restore is initiated.

Is com.android.backupconfirm is bug?

No, com.android.backupconfirm is completely harmless ADB package app on Android and it doesn’t harms your data and privacy. Users often mistake com.android.backupconfirm is malware.

This confirms with the user that a requested full backup/restore operation is legitimate.

Any attempt to perform a full backup/restore will launch this UI and wait for a designated timeout interval (nominally 30 seconds) for the user to confirm.

If the user fails to respond within the timeout period or explicitly refuses the operation within the UI presented here, no data will be transferred off the device.

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Can I Disable com.android.backupconfirm on Android?

No, it is not possible to disable or remove com.android.backupconfirm from Android as it is hard to find the exact package file without root access.

Secondly, it is not a wise idea to remove the com.android.backupconfirm as the package is responsible for backup and restore the valuable data.

How to Fix com.android.backupconfirm on Android?

Usually, the adb package “com.android.backupconfirm” doesnot keeps running on Android and only initiated when a system update or backup/restore is attempted by the user.

Still, if you are getting a continuous pop-up saying “unfortunately com.android.backupconfirm has stopped”. You can always reset the cache of the app to refresh the package. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Android app Drawer
  2. Tap on “sort by” and enable “show system apps”
  3. Here find the com.android.backupconfirm app package and tap to open.
  4. Now, tap on the storage option
  5. Tap on “clear cache” and “clear data”
  6. Restart the device.

com.android.backupconfirm: Final Words

As we discussed above com.android.backupconfirm is a javascript adb package on Android responsible to notify users every time a backup or restore is attempted on Android. It’s always a good practice to backup your valuable data frequently. You can either use cloud backup or take a manual backup.


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