What is com.facebook.appmanager?

Android devices that have the Facebook app installed contains several package files whose exact function is unknown. One such service is com.facebook.appmanager which can be seen in your Google Activity as “used com.facebook.appmanager.”

com.facebook.appmanager is the package name of the Facebook App Manager application which is associated with the Facebook app. If you download the Facebook app on your device, this package will be also be downloaded along with it.

In this article, we’ll go deeper into the functions of com.facebook.appmanager, why does it keep stopping and how to uninstall this package.

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What is com.facebook.appmanager Used For?

Facebook App Manager(com.facebook.appmanager) helps users get the most up-to-date version of Facebook apps like Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, including the latest features, security updates, and product improvements, while also helping reduce crashes and improve app quality.

facebook app manager

The Facebook App Manager application runs in the background and checks if all the Facebook apps are working properly or not. It has the permission to automatically download updates that provide better security and improves the overall user experience.

This app also checks for Facebook app crashes and provides crash reports to Facebook servers. This allows the developers of the Facebook team to provide patches and fixes to prevent such crashes.

It is also a part of the two Facebook app packages com.facebook.katana and com.facebook.orca.

Is com.facebook.appmanager Safe or Is It a Virus/Malware?

com.facebook.appmanager is a safe application and it is not a Virus or Malware designed to cause intentional damage to your device.

Some people think that it spies on user’s data and sends data back to Facebook so it should be Spyware but that’s false. This app is not Spyware because it only checks for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram app updates, as well as crashes and it, only sends this data back if there is a crash or issue with the app.

com.facebook.appmanager is part of the Facebook app bundle so it’s totally safe. However, this app might cause performance issues and battery drain since it continuously runs in the background.

How to Delete com.facebook.appmanager?

You can uninstall com.facebook.appmanager by uninstalling the Facebook app, using Android Debug Bridge software, or through the System App Remover application.

For the devices on which the Facebook app is preinstalled, you won’t be able to remove com.facebook.appmanager by simply uninstalling Facebook. You’ll have to use the ADB method or System App Remover method. On the devices where the Facebook app is not preinstalled, you can simply delete Facebook App Manager by uninstalling the Facebook app.

1. Uninstall Using Android Debug Bridge(ADB)

ADB allows you to bring up a Unix shell so you can issue commands directly on the Android device. You’ll need a Windows PC to use ADB.

Step 1 – Go to Settings > System > About phone

Step 2 – Tap on the Build number 7 times to activate Developer Options.

Step 3 – Go back to the main Settings menu and tap on Developer Options to open it.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging by tapping on it.

Step 5 – Download ADB on your PC.

Step 6 – Extract the ZIP file into a folder.

Step 7 – After extracting the ZIP file, open that folder.

Step 8 – Press and hold the shift button and right-click in a blank area.

Step 9 – Click on “Open Powershell window here.”

Step 10 – Enter the command adb devices

Step 11 – Connect your Android device to the PC using a USB data cable. 

Step 12 – Run the command adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.facebook.appmanager and wait for a few seconds till you notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.

2. Uninstall the Facebook app

To uninstall the Facebook app, tap and hold the Facebook app icon on your home screen and tap on Uninstall. Another method is to go to Settings > Apps > Facebook and tap on Uninstall.

3. Uninstall Using System App Remover

This method requires you to gain root access to your device. If you don’t know how to root your Android device then check our Android Rooting guide. After gaining root access follow the steps below to uninstall this system app.

  1. Download and install the System App Remover application.
  2. Launch the application, search for Facebook App Manager and select this app by tapping on it.
  3. Tap the “Uninstall” button to completely remove the app from your device.

How to Disable com.facebook.appmanager?

Disabling the com.facebook.appmanager package will stop it from functioning on the device will remove the package data from your device without harming the Facebook app. Here are two ways to permanently disable this app package.

1. Disable Using Package Disabler Pro

Package Disabler Pro is a package disabler app that can disable built-in system apps which cannot be disabled normally. To use this app you’ll have to root your device and once the device is rooted, follow these steps to disable this app.

  1. Download and Install the Package Disabler Pro app on your Android device.
  2. Search for “com.facebook.appmanager” using the Search button in the top bar.
  3. Select this package and tap Disable.
  4. Confirm your decision by selecting “Yes.”

2. Freeze Using Titanium Backup

You can freeze/disable system apps using the Titanium Backup but this also requires your device to be rooted. After rooting your Android device from the guide mentioned above, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the “Titanium Backup” app.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Search for com.facebook.appmanager and tap on it.
  4. Tap “Freeze” to disable the package.

Unfortunately com.facebook.appmanager Has Stopped?

Sometimes, when the Facebook App Manager stops working suddenly an error message pops up that reads “Unfortunately com.facebook.appmanager has stopped” or “com.facebook.appmanager has stopped working.”

There are various reasons why the Facebook app or com.facebook.katana application package could stop working.

1. Corrupted or Overloaded Cache Files – If the app cache isn’t cleared for a long time the cache files become corrupted. The cache file storage folder can store a limited number of files so when the size of the cache files becomes more than what could be stored, the cache files become overloaded which leads to these error messages.

2. No Free Memory Available – If there’s not enough free memory on your device then the app might stop working suddenly. It happens on devices with low RAM because the device cannot provide enough Free RAM for the app to work.

3. App Issue – These error messages could also occur if there is an internal app issue with the Facebook App Manager.

You can fix the “com.facebook.appmanager” has stopped issue by using the following methods:

(1) Clear Facebook App Manager Cache and Data

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the Ellipsis icon(three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap Show system apps.
  5. Find Facebook App Manager and tap on it.
  6. Tap Storage.
  7. Tap Clear Cache
  8. Tap Clear Data.

(2) Force Stop Facebook App Manager

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the Ellipsis icon(three vertical dots) in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap Show system apps.
  5. Find Facebook App Manager and tap on it.
  6. Tap Force Stop.

(3) Uninstall Facebook and Reinstall it

If the error messages are occurring due to an internal app issue with the Facebook app then you should uninstall the app from your device and re-install it.

To uninstall the app long press on the Facebook app icon on your home screen and tap on Uninstall. Another method is to go to Settings > Apps > Facebook and tap on Uninstall.

Once the app is uninstalled, reinstall the Facebook app from Google Play Store and this should hopefully fix the error messages.

(4) Factory Reset Your Device

A Factory Reset erases all the data from your phone and restores your phone to its original state. It can fix the annoying error messages popping up.

Before factory resetting your device, you should backup your data on Samsung Cloud or Google Drive. Once the backup is complete, follow the steps below to Factory Reset your Samsung Android device.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Reset.
  4. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset and you may need to enter your PIN or password.
  6. Tap Delete all and your phone will be reset.

com.facebook.appmanager.unprotected api access

Facebook App Manager provided API Access to developers who want to use the Facebook App Manager API on their apps to use Facebook logins, Facebook data for making their apps personalized for users. It also shares important offline events and customer actions that improve your overall app experience.

com.facebook.appmanager Battery Drain?

com.facebook.appmanager runs continuously in the background to check for updates related to security and performance while also checking for sudden crashes. While running, it consumes your CPU and cellular data that causes your battery to drain quickly.

battery draining issue

The only way to prevent it from draining your battery is to disable the application or uninstall the application. You can use the methods mentioned previously to disable/uninstall this app.

What Permissions Does com.facebook.appmanager Use?

Facebook App Manager uses the following permissions:

  1. Download files without notification
  2. Full network access
  3. Run at startup
  4. Receive data from Internet

1 thought on “What is com.facebook.appmanager?”

  1. Can this app still run if I don’t use Facebook and I have Un installed the app? Also, I have noticed that some company’s that are on fb, can show you there fb posts without you yourself having a fb account. Is this a reason that the app manager would come up on my Google as being used?


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