If you are searching for the meaning of this package file, it is probably due to the fact that this package appeared in your My Google Activity section as “used com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp.” If you see this activity appearing, you might be worried because you’re using a Samsung device and the activity is showing as Ericsson.
com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp is the Android package file of Ericsson’s Non-SIM Device Server(NSDS) web app for vSIMs that provides secure Wi-Fi calling features on mobile devices where users can make phone calls without a carrier network by connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
This article will help you understand the intricate details behind the functioning of this package, the real purpose of the package, and is it safe to uninstall this app package.
What is com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp used for?
com.sec.vsim.ericcsonnsds.webapp is used to provide Wi-Fi Calling feature on Samsung devices. With Ericsson’s NSDS feature, users can make calls using their mobile number with not only their SIM-based smartphones but also with additional devices like tablets and computers that have Wi-Fi access but no SIM cards.
The NSDS network function allows a SIP client that uses credentials provided by a 3rd party service to access the IMS core network. The SIP client is authenticated during the registration procedure based on HTTP digest authentication.
The Ericsson Service Development Studio(SDS) is used to develop and test IP Multimedia Subsystem(IMS) applications with WebLogic Server that can be used as core network simulators.
This app package works in conjunction with the com.sec.unifiedwfc app package to provide Wi-Fi calling services on Samsung devices.
Is com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp Safe or Is it a Virus?
com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp is a safe application that doesn’t cause any damage to your device. It is not a Virus or Malware that causes intentional harm to your device.
This app is used for Wi-Fi Calling on Samsung devices whose hardware functionality is developed by Ericsson. It is a preinstalled application so there is no need to worry about the legitimacy of the app.
This app doesn’t spy on your data so you don’t have to worry about the app being Spyware. Some people criticize the app package as Bloatware but that’s false. This app performs very important functions and doesn’t consume your system resources unnecessarily so it is not Bloatware.
Can You Uninstall com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp?
Yes, you can uninstall com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp using Android Debug Bridge(ADB), Titanium Backup app, and System App Remover application.
Since com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp is a preinstalled app, you cannot remove it simply by long pressing the app and tapping on Uninstall. To remove this app, you’ll have to use the methods mentioned above.
However, we don’t recommend uninstalling this app because it is required for Wi-Fi Calling services on your phone and if you remove it then you won’t be able to make or receive phone calls over Wi-Fi.
If you don’t want the Wi-Fi calling feature on your device then you can safely remove this app package from your device.
(1) Using 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 and set the USB mode as File Transfer.
Step 12 – You will receive a USB debugging notification on your phone, tap on OK to allow debugging access.
Step 13 – Re-enter the command adb devices.
Step 14 – You should now see the Serial number of your device on the Powershell window.
Step 15 – Run the command adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp and wait for a few seconds. You’ll notice the app has been uninstalled from your device.
(2) Using System App Remover
This method requires you to root to your Android device. You can use our Android Rooting guide. After gaining root access follow the steps below to uninstall this system app.
- Download and install the System App Remover application.
- Launch the application, search for com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp and select this app by tapping on the checkbox next to it.
- Tap the “Uninstall” button to completely remove the app from your device.
(3) Using Titanium Backup
This method also requires you to root your device. You can use our rooting guide mentioned above and after gaining root access follow these steps to uninstall the app.
- Download and install the Titanium Backup application.
- Launch this application, search for com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp and select this app by tapping on it.
- Tap “Un-install” to completely remove the app from your device.
Does com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp Have High Battery Usage?
The com.sec.vsim.ericssonnsds.webapp app doesn’t consume too much battery therefore it doesn’t have high battery usage.
This app runs in the background and only activates when you’re using the Wi-Fi calling feature on your phone. When you’re not using Wi-Fi calling this app stops running and becomes silent.
Normally, the app has very low battery usage and there is nothing to worry about the battery consumption of the app. However, if you’re using Wi-Fi calling to make long duration phone calls then your battery will drain quickly.