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Exchange Services App is a process developed for the users of Microsoft Exchange email. The app status by default whenever you open Microsoft Exchange.
If you are not a very frequent user of Exchange Services and don’t use a Microsoft Exchange email account, you can go to settings and then disable the app from the Applications list.
You must have noticed that the Exchange Services app is a part of the SMSRelayService. So, what exactly is SMSRelayService? It is a process that is apparently required for text messaging.
Now, the question is, if you delete Exchange Services and the SMSRelayService, will you stop receiving text messages? Although you can not delete either Exchange Services app or SMSRelayService on Android without rooting your phone, if you have a rooted phone running on Custom ROM, you can delete both the services. For the answer, no, you will still receive and be able to send text messages even if you delete the Exchange Services app on Android or the SMSRelayService process. You will also be able to get emails through the application.
Will you find an error if you delete the Exchange Services app?
Most users who are running their Android devices on a custom ROM should face no problem after deleting the Exchange Services app or the SMSRelayService process. However, a miniscule number of users report that when you go to the e-Mail application, after deleting the Exchange Services app, you will find an error notification that says ‘exchange services have stopped working’.
This should not be a matter of concern since you will get your emails through the application.
How to disable or permanently uninstall Exchange Services app?
I’m fighting with the exchange services on my Samsung Galaxy S4. They can render the phone unusable, draining even 40-50% of battery during the day. I’ve deactivated the Exchange account mail synchronization, and I’m constantly killing the app when I notice it’s running, but it keeps respawning which is extremely annoying. And if I don’t notice, I can find myself outside without battery power to do other things I need.
Keeping the Exchange Service on your device can drain a significant amount of battery. If constantly killing the app does not work (it keeps respawning), then you should try permanently disabling or uninstalling it.
The simplest (yet not so simple) way to do so is to root your android device and then uninstall unwanted services and applications using a third-party uninstaller.
However, we have another way to help you remove or disable Exchange Services app, if you do not want to root your Android device:
One way to disable or permanently delete Exchange Services app on your Android device is to clean cache memory via Recovery mode:
Steps to clean cache memory via recovery mode:
- Turn the device off.
- Press and Hold the Volume Up + Home + Power button to go to recovery mode.
- Navigate to the “wipe cache partition” using volume down button and select it using the power button.
- Once the cache is wiped successfully, navigate to the “reboot system now” option and select it using the power button.
How to remove an Exchange Account in Microsoft Exchange email?
Below we have enlisted steps to remove an Exchange Account on the following devices:
1. On iOS
Follow the steps below to delete an Exchange account from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. These instructions are for smartphones running iOS 5.5 or later.
- Navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. The Accounts window will appear.
- Tap the Exchange Account you want to delete on the Accounts page.
- Scroll down and hit the Delete Account button. A warning popup titled “Delete Account” will appear.
- To finish, click Delete Account. Your Exchange account has been successfully terminated.
2. On Android
To delete an Exchange account from your Android device, follow the steps outlined below. These instructions are for devices running Android 2.2 or higher.
Note that each Android version may differ slightly, and the Exchange account will most likely appear as a Corporate Account.
- Navigate to ‘Applications’ > ‘Email.’ The Email window will appear.
- Bring up the settings menu on the ‘Email’ screen and select ‘Accounts.’ The ‘Accounts’ screen will be displayed.
- Hold down the ‘Exchange Account’ that you want to delete until the ‘Menu’ window appears.
- Click ‘Remove Account’ in the ‘Menu’ window. A warning window titled ‘Remove Account’ will appear.
- To conclude, tap OK or ‘Remove Account’ on the ‘Remove Account’ warning window. Your ‘Exchange account’ has been successfully terminated.
3. On Apple Mail
To remove an Exchange account from Apple Mail, follow the steps outlined below.
- Launch Apple Mail.
- On the top menu bar, select Mail, followed by Preferences. The Preferences dialogue box will appear.
- Click Accounts in the Preferences window. The Accounts window will be displayed.
- Click the minus sign in the Accounts pane, then click the Exchange Account you want to delete (-). A Remove caution window will appear.
- To conclude, click Remove or OK in the Remove warning window. Your Exchange account has been successfully terminated.
4. On Open Apple Calendar.
- On the top menu bar, select Calendar, followed by Preferences. The Preferences dialogue box will appear.
- Click Accounts in the Preferences window. The Accounts window will be displayed.
- Click the minus sign (-) below the Exchange Account you want to delete in the Accounts window. A Remove caution window will appear.
- To conclude, click Remove in the Remove warning popup. Your Exchange account has been successfully terminated.
5. On Outlook 2011 (Mac)
To remove an Exchange account from Outlook 2011, follow the steps outlined below:
- Launch Outlook 2011.
- Click Accounts from the Tools menu. The Accounts window will be displayed.
- Click the minus sign (-) below the Exchange Account you want to delete in the Accounts window. A warning popup for deleting will appear.
- To conclude, click Delete in the Delete warning popup. Your Exchange account has been successfully terminated.
How to stop Exchange Service app from forwarding copies of messages?
When you join an Exchange account to your Android phone via ActiveSync, some phones may begin forwarding a copy of every SMS message (e.g., text message) that the phone gets to your email account. This feature will differ amongst phones.
To turn off this feature:
- Open the ‘Email’ programme on your phone.
- Tap ‘Settings,’ then ‘Accounts,’ then ‘Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.’
- Then, under the ‘Common’ settings group, select ‘Settings,’ and then tap your email address.
- Scroll down and uncheck ‘Sync SMS’ under the ‘Server’ settings group.
How to Disable the “App Is Running in the Background” Notification on Android 8.0
Officially the “App Is Running in the Background” notification cannot be disabled in Android 8.0. A developer from the developer community built an app called “Hide ‘running in the background’ Notification,” to disable the notification.
Follow the steps given below to install the “Hide ‘running in the background’’ Notification,” app:
- Download the from the app store or from a trusted website, install the app and grant Notification access to the app.
- Complete the app setup with a few clicks and the app is ready to be used.
- Now you can easily enable and disable app notifications easily with this app.
How to Disable the “Is Using Battery” Notification in Android 8.1?
For android devices like Pixel 2, or other android devices running on Android 8.1 like Nexus 6P, and 5X, google included an easy way to disable the “Is Using Battery” notification completely.
Here are the steps to disable the notification:
- When the notification appears on the screen, slide it to the right and tap on the gear icon.
- Turn toggle off. Now this will completely disable the notifications from all apps.
- In case if you want to enable notifications, pull down the notification shade and tap on the gear icon. Scroll down to Apps and Notifications.
- Locate the “See all apps” option and tap on it. Tap on the three dot overflow menu button and then choose “Show System”.
- Scroll down to “Android System” and then tap on it.
- Tap on the “App Notifications” and toggle the “Apps Consuming Battery” option to on position.