1. Dankees's Avatar
    Something called ANT HAL Service is running on my phone and using up a ton of my CPU.

    Is it necessary? How do I turn it off?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Leolene Forever likes this.
    11-21-2014 06:19 AM
  2. Duncan1982's Avatar
    This will provide some information and from my understanding yes its safe to uninstall if you don't use fitness apps that require these radios.

    Perhaps just freeze in case you might require but easy to find again should you delete and then require them.

    http://ant-radio-service.android.informer.com

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    beh and Dankees like this.
    11-21-2014 06:32 AM
  3. varunaX's Avatar
    unfortunately its one you cant disable or uninstall for some reason.
    Dankees likes this.
    11-21-2014 08:43 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    It is related to Bluetooth.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Dankees likes this.
    11-21-2014 09:54 AM
  5. slackerjack's Avatar
    ANT is radio (FM). You have the Sprint variant?

    Posted by my Note 4, or Nexus 9...****, maybe by a Note 2014 ed. or hell...maybe it was this Nexus 4 or 5...oh, snap...there's Nexus 7. okay, I need to clean...
    Dankees likes this.
    11-21-2014 09:55 AM
  6. Dankees's Avatar
    This will provide some information and from my understanding yes its safe to uninstall if you don't use fitness apps that require these radios.

    Perhaps just freeze in case you might require but easy to find again should you delete and then require them.

    ANT Radio Service - Android Informer. This service is similar to the system components that enable other forms of wireless...

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    I use a Jawbone UP24 - could that be doing it?

    Is there a way I can have this only operate at certain times of the day, rather than being on all day?
    11-21-2014 09:58 AM
  7. ark1x's Avatar
    Something called ANT HAL Service is running on my phone and using up a ton of my CPU.

    Is it necessary? How do I turn it off?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hal stands for hardware abstraction layer , this in Operating System language is the part of the kernel that pprovides higher level services and API interfaces for physical devices present in a system. So in one word its what exposes what physical devices u have in your smartphone, including your camera bluetooth and all othee sensors and without this HAL services applications wouldn't be ablw to interact or access this hardware sensors and devices. So dont attempt disabling it
    12-12-2014 08:40 PM
  8. twolastnames's Avatar
    I use a Jawbone UP24 - could that be doing it?

    Is there a way I can have this only operate at certain times of the day, rather than being on all day?
    I would say probably yes, as tons of fitness stuff uses Ant+ for talking to your phone.

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    12-12-2014 08:49 PM
  9. Dominick079's Avatar
    But my only complaint with Android is that we should be able to completely remove bloatware without rooting of course. Most of my disabled apps are from AT&T. The only one I use is the My AT&T app.

    Posted via the AT&T Note 4
    04-21-2015 08:23 PM
  10. ChemMan's Avatar
    You can disable the uber app. They aren't forcing you to use it. Good grief. Lol

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    +1
    razr57 likes this.
    04-22-2015 10:32 PM
  11. Japultra's Avatar
    I have an S6 and have had all ANT services disabled for more than a month and haven't noticed it affect anything.
    BWB8771 and beckylousiana like this.
    06-12-2015 03:43 AM
  12. Arthur Mcbride's Avatar
    Hal stands for hardware abstraction layer , this in Operating System language is the part of the kernel that pprovides higher level services and API interfaces for physical devices present in a system. So in one word its what exposes what physical devices u have in your smartphone, including your camera bluetooth and all othee sensors and without this HAL services applications wouldn't be ablw to interact or access this hardware sensors and devices. So dont attempt disabling it
    07-04-2016 04:26 PM
  13. Arthur Mcbride's Avatar
    All, 'Hal' system apps or files are listed as bloatware, safe to disable, on my. 'package disalbler pro by Samsung' you say that it has control over camera Bluetooth and 3 other sensors as well. I don't use Bluetooth and have it disabled now but I'd please like to know what other 3 sensors that you speak of and there importance to everyday use, if one doesn't use, S Health or anything similar. You sound very much like you know what your talking about, so I respect your opinion and answer. There are 5 files that make up that app, Hal, Hal Ant, ect. I had them disabled for awhile but had another issue with my phone (note 4 running marshmallow) and had to do a factory reset. After reading your comment especially the end, when you stated, 'don't try to disable', I then became concerned about the 3 sensors that you didn't alaborate on and would like to know what they are for before I decide if I will disable them again. Finally I'd like to say that when disabled I didn't seem to experience any problems and would also like to point out that these features were not on the note 3. Sincerely Arthur
    jem126 likes this.
    07-04-2016 04:48 PM
  14. Ramachandra Gaonkar's Avatar
    Hal stands for hardware abstraction layer , this in Operating System language is the part of the kernel that pprovides higher level services and API interfaces for physical devices present in a system. So in one word its what exposes what physical devices u have in your smartphone, including your camera bluetooth and all othee sensors and without this HAL services applications wouldn't be ablw to interact or access this hardware sensors and devices. So dont attempt disabling it
    Thanks for the information
    10-11-2016 01:04 AM
  15. nahoku's Avatar
    Unless you use an app that requires ANT, you can safely disable it. Just use a PC program like Debloater, or an app like Package Disabler Pro and disable all ANT apps... then check to see if anything is affected.

    My Note 4 has been running with ANT apps disabled from practically day one with no effect on any operation, bluetooth or otherwise.
    10-11-2016 04:40 AM
  16. PeteyPub's Avatar
    But my only complaint with Android is that we should be able to completely remove bloatware without rooting of course. Most of my disabled apps are from AT&T. The only one I use is the My AT&T app.

    Posted via the AT&T Note 4
    But you can unbloat your phone. Root the device and then use something like Titanium Backup. The app will let you delete everything, even the apps embeded by Samsung or Boost ( in my case ).
    11-25-2016 12:31 AM
  17. FrontlineMist57's Avatar
    But my only complaint with Android is that we should be able to completely remove bloatware without rooting of course. Most of my disabled apps are from AT&T. The only one I use is the My AT&T app.

    Posted via the AT&T Note 4
    Just use CCleaner
    05-09-2017 06:17 AM
  18. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    Something called ANT HAL Service is running on my phone and using up a ton of my CPU.

    Is it necessary? How do I turn it off?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ANT HAL is the new-and-improved must-have Artificial Intellegence companion for your mobile device. Unlike it's older counterpart hell-bent on destroying it's creators, the new and improved version just eats up precious device storage and resources, all while watching your every move!



    Just kidding of course, it's likely as useful as bloatware like the others are saying. Look up how to root your device if you wish to completly remove it. You should be able to use Greenify to disable the package, but this is not a permanent solution, and won't remove it from your device.
    05-09-2017 06:49 AM
  19. Caleb Neidhardt's Avatar
    My dad has it on his phone.
    11-22-2017 01:59 PM

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