It is not a rare occurrence that our smartphone runs out of juice(battery). When we are faced with this problem it raises many problems in certain circumstances as in an emergency. If this is a problem you have ever faced in life then you will be relieved to know that there is a package in your android named ‘emergency’ to handle this emergency situation so that you never run out of battery on your device when you need it the most. The name of the package is com.sec.android.emergencylauncher. Let’s dive in to know more about this other life-saving feature android has on it and know how to use it.
Table of Content
- 1 Android
- 2 How Android came and conquered?
- 3 What is a launcher?
- 4 What is com.sec.android.emergencylauncher?
- 5 How to turn on the ‘Ultra power saving mode’?
- 6 Features of Ultra Power Saving Mode
- 7 FAQ
The advent of technology began with the introduction of the computing power of the ENIAC, the first computer to be ever built. Starting the construction in the year 1943 and not finishing till the year 1946, the Eniac was being built in the University of Pennsylvania which is quite a shock to me and many others as almost all the times the answer to a question like, “Where was the first computer ever built?”, is generally either Harvard or Stanford. Anyways, shaping the masterpiece of the future in an Ivy League university were J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. The fathers of the first-ever computer ever built were aware that the thing they are building will change the course of humanity for good and will do miracles that would have never happened before.
Slowly but steadily the technology advanced and in the 90s finally we saw a haul in the tech industry. The idea back then was to create a dot-com service that would eventually land some money in pockets. To be a dot-com millionaire was the dream of everyone in Silicon Valley. The founders and associates of major players like Microsoft and Apple had already been declared billionaires by some fancy magazine whose annual subscription was more than I could afford back then. The dot-com bubble burst and then the real image came ahead. Even after that, the creators were creating. Android is such an example of the creation by real creators.
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How Android came and conquered?
The name of the Android OS has been for quite a while now in the tech industry and it is the only major player in the sector. According to The Verge, there are more than 3 billion Android devices running currently at this moment. The only threat that has ever emerged to it is from Apple in the form of iOS but Apple has never been able to overtake Android in the numbers game. The main reason for this is probably because of the limitation in the use of iOS to Apple devices only. Apple’s strict control over the user’s device and the end-to-end closed control over the OS is what has made them lose the numbers game.
The first version of android
The first version of android which publicly launched in 2008 marked the beginning of the good times which the tech enthusiasts have been waiting for quite a long time now. The launch of the first iPhone by Steve Jobs in 2007 was a major breakthrough but due to its end-to-end control over the software made the geeks quite disappointed as they were not able to play and fool around with it. For them, it was just a device that could only be used how the manufacturing company wanted it to be used. If they say that you cannot change how the icons look then you could possibly never be able to change the icons. The same was the case with everything an average consumer would like to play and fool around with.
Then a year later Android made its debut and took the industry by storm. An open-source OS like Android proved to be a blessing for the geeks. The average consumer too was excited because the technology they have been wanting to be got cheaper with every successive Android device launched. The main attraction of the Android was how simple it’s UI was. Another highlight was how it handled the complex tasks and interpreted it to the then ‘not so tech savvy’ public. Android made people realize that they too can be a part of their device and can make the device fit into their character and personality.
Android Vs iOS
The consumers felt welcomed and warmth with Android and a sense of participation in how their device would look and how it feels to work with. The people were happy and the developers of Android were overwhelmed by the response they got from the public. Where iOS was based on pure monarchy, Android came and introduced Democracy to the market and won the battle. Android is still winning this battle due to the new and innovative technologies it has brought and supports. The capabilities with Android are just endless and can be stretched to any level. At any time if you pick an Android and any other OS you will find that handling big tasks like taking measurements of the touch you made on the screen is straight-up easy on an Android
What is a launcher?
As described earlier, the reason Android made it to the top was because it was customizable into anything you wanted it to. In addition to the enormous number of reasons, the primary reason was the Android Launcher. Now, what is a launcher?
As the name suggests, it launches something. But what? Well, a launcher is present in every device with an OS. The purpose of a launcher is to launch the UI of the OS. A launcher is a reason behind the fact that we can see the various icons and widgets on the flashy screens of our devices. Every OS has its own launcher. For Android it’s an Android launcher, for iOS it’s iOS Launcher, and for Windows, it’s Windows Launcher. The advantage here in this field also goes to Android and it’s because it lets you choose and install different launchers that you prefer. Understanding this topic will help you to grasp com.sec.android.emergencylauncher.
Examples of launchers
At this point, I think there’s hardly anything that you can not change about an Android. The preference of the end-user has always been a priority at Android and thus with time innumerable launchers have been launched and published on the play store. With a wide variety from minimalistic themes to the hip hop themes and then back to small things, launchers are now an important part of many users’ lives on the phone. Some examples of these launchers are the NOVA launcher, Google Lawnchair, and many other third-party launchers. The number of launchers has been increasing day by day. If you have a Samsung, Vivo, or Oppo you might see that the device comes pre-installed with a UI developed by the company itself.
Although the UI and the OS is based on the firmware base of android there are still certain subtle and some major differences that the extra layer and skin over Android bring to the table. The extra functionality often comes at the price of your storage and is provided to us in the form of bloatware. The UI skin other than the Android also uses a launcher to do the things it is meant to do. In conclusion, a launcher is necessary to get the UI working.
What is com.sec.android.emergencylauncher?
Just like this article consists of different headlines covering different aspects of a single topic on com.sec.android.emergencylauncher, Any other software is also built using different packages that handle several single operations of it and let the software perform what it is ultimately designed and built for. Any OS has to handle numerous tasks like handling the memory, cache, running apps, rendering the graphics, and projecting the UI. Almost every task you perform on an operating system is done with the help of a package. Likewise Android too has a numerous number of packages installed to carry out different functions. com.longcheertel.Autotest, com.android.bluetooth are some examples of the various packages installed on your android device.
Com.sec.android.emergencylauncher is such a package provided by Samsung in their Samsung devices. Like other packages, it also carries out a certain task for which it is programmed. The main function of the package is to launch an interface that is forced when the battery drain takes place. It is famously known as the ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’.
Whenever your device is running low on juice, turning on this mode kills the unnecessary battery consumption and closes the unwanted background processes that feed on the battery power. This mode is pretty useful as we all love to see the battery health bar at a full 100% all the time. Even our devices love when their battery bellies are filled with power.
How to turn on the ‘Ultra power saving mode’?
Now that you have learned about the ‘Ultra power saving mode’, you might be curious to try it out on your device. Follow these steps to turn on the ‘com.sec.android.emergencylauncher’:
There are two quite easy methods to turn on the “Ultra Power Saving Mode”.
Method 1: Turon ON via icon
Most of the time the ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ toggle is located in the control center and can be turned on from there
Follow these steps to turn on the Ultra Power Saving Mode from the Control center.
Step1 – Open your control center.
Step2 – Look for an icon named ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’.
Step3 – Click on the icon to turn it ON.
Method 2: Turon ON via Battery
The Ultra Power saving mode can also be turned on through the setting app on your device.
Step1 – Open the ‘Settings’ app on your device.
Step2 – On the settings page look for the ‘Battery’ option. In some cases the option might be named ‘Battery and performance’.
Step3 – Open the ‘Battery’ option.
Step4 – Look for the ‘Ultra Power Saving mode’ option and turn it ON. This will ON ‘com.sec.android.emergencylauncher’ package.
Features of Ultra Power Saving Mode
Upon turning on the Ultra power saving mode, you shall see such an interface with limited functionalities. The main aim of this mode is to cut the power usage and make the battery last longer than what it would last on normal scenario usage. Although the functionalities are limited it still supports what I would like to call a cheat feature. There is an option that lets you add the apps that you want to use in the Ultra power-saving mode.
The purpose of this feature is to manually let the user choose and add the apps that they think are essential and use them while in the mode. The mode also changes some activities of the device that drain battery like Haptic feedback which gives the sight vibration sensation while typing and other stuff and also the automatic brightness feature are turned on automatically. All these improvisations help the battery to last longer than usual and save you in emergency situations. This is a pretty useful feature in itself and can come in very handy sometimes.
Q1. What if my device does not have the Ultra Power Saving Mode?
Ans: Most of the Samsung devices since 2015 are equipped with Ultra Power Saving mode but if it is not present on your device. You can always download it from the Galaxy Store.
Q2. How do I check if com.sec.android.emergencylauncher is present on my device?
Ans: You can check the presence of the package with the help of an app named ‘Package name viewer’ on the Google Play Store.
Q3. How do I exit the Ultra Power Saving mode?
Ans: In order to exit from the Ultra Power Saving mode, click on the ‘Exit’ icon on your screen.
Q4. Is this feature available on other devices?
Ans: Yes, this feature is now very common and is present across all sets of devices from different brands.
Q5. Will it affect my app data and other data on my device?
Ans: No. This mode preserves your data and other app data and does not interfere with any of them.
Q6. Will my battery life decrease by using this mode?
Ans: No. Your battery health remains preserved no matter for how long you use the mode.
Q7. How to fix ‘com.sec.android.emergencylauncher has stopped’?
Ans: In case this error pops up when you turn on the power saving mode, restart your device this shall fix the error.
Q8. How do I remove com.sec.android.emergencylauncher’ ?
Ans: com.sec.android.emergencylauncher package can’t be removed from the device normally. To know how to remove it from your device click on this link