Android installation packages are named in the format com.company.appname, where the company tells the origin or the company of the app, and the appname generally tells the name of the app. When going through the File Manager of your Android phone, you might have come across various such packages, one of which is com.android.incallui.
If you have come across this package and don’t know what this is then this article is going to solve all your queries. In this article, we will be discussing what com.android.incallui package is and whether it is harmful or not.
What is com.android.incallui?
As the name may suggest, com.android.incallui is a system default package for the calling interface. This means all the interface features that you see on your phone’s dialer app are because of this package.
It is an essential component of an Android phone/table that decides on the complete UI/UX of the app. Everything from the num pad arrangement to the color pallet is controlled by the com.android.incallui.
Mostly, the caller interface package on Android goes by the name com.android.incallui, but if you have a Samsung phone or tablet then you may see a different package with the name com.samsung.android.incallui.
But why different packages on Samsung and other Android devices? It is because most of the Android phones use Google Dialer, whereas Samsung devices use their own proprietary dialer and not the Google Dialer.
Is com.android.incallui Safe?
Many people at first glance think of it as spyware or a virus, but it is not. Com.android.incallui is a system package on Android phones and is safe. You need not worry about this package as it is there just to manage and control the interface of the dialer app on your Android phone.
Should I Remove com.android.incallui?
Well, you cannot remove the com.android.incallui package like any other normal app. For this, you will have to root your phone and remove the dialer app on your phone. But you need not do that unless you want your phone to be deprived of the basic calling functionality. Even if you try removing the com.android.incallui package without removing the dialer app, this will ruin the interface of the dialer. So there’s no point removing this package.
Does com.android.incallui Cause Unusual Battery Drain?
No, com.android.incallui does not cause any unusual battery drain. In Android devices, unusual battery drain is caused by the apps and services that keep on running in the background and utilize the system resources. However, com.android.incallui does not run in the background without the user’s permission. This only works when you open the dialer app to make a call or when you receive a call.
How to Fix com.android.incallui Not Working?
System default apps work fine without any issues, and there are fewer chances that you experience some issues with the com.android.incallui package. However, if you are facing some issues with the calling app because of com.android.incallui package, then here’s what you can do to fix it-
1. Restart your Phone
The first thing that you ought to do if you face issues with the com.android.incallui app package is restarting your phone/tablet. Press and hold the Power button and then tap on the Restart to restart the device.
Once your device restarts, see if you still face the issue or not. If you still face the issue, then move to the next step in this article.
2. Clear Cache of Package
The next thing that you can do is clear the cache of the package. This will solve all the issues that were being caused due to the corrupted cache of the com.android.incallui package. Here’s how to do it-
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Here, tap on the Apps option.
- Look for InCallUI or com.android.incallui app here, and tap on it.
- Now, tap on Clear Cache to clear the cache of the app.
3. Update System Software
If the issue is still not solved then we suggest you update your system software. If the current system software version is riddled with bugs, then that can cause this issue. Check if your device has a software update available and install it. Below are the steps to do so-
- Head to the Settings of your Android phone/tablet.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings, and tap on Software Update.
- Now, tap on Download and Install to check for updates.
- If any update is available, then install it.
Note- The above steps work for the Samsung phone/tablet and may vary for other Android brands.
That’s all about the com.android.incallui package on Android phones. If you come across this package while browsing the root directory of your Android device, then you need not worry about it as it causes no harm to your device. Apart from that, we have also discussed how you can fix the issue that you may encounter with the com.android.incallui package.