How Can I Remove Mdnsd From My Android? It’s Draining My Battery!

remove mdnsd from android deviceHow Can I Remove MDNSD From My Android?

Are you an Android user experiencing major battery drain?

Have you noticed an application called mdnsd on your phone?

Do you want to get rid of it?

My wife had an issue with this recently where her phone battery would be fully charged in the morning and be down below 20% within 3 hours.  She doesn’t have a bunch of games and frivolous apps on her phone, so we couldn’t figure out why there was a problem.  When we checked Settings and looked at Battery, we found something called mdnsd that was running all the time and draining her battery.

After looking at countless online forums, we got nowhere.  Most of them pointed to Mozilla Firefox as the culprit and offered a solution…but she doesn’t have Firefox on her phone, so we got nowhere.  If you’ve been in the same situation and also gotten no help from your smart phone provider, I’ve got some help for you here.  BTW…the T-Mobile rep my wife saw wouldn’t even look at her phone and told her she just needs to get a new one – I wish I had been there.

Steps to Remove MDNSD:

  1. If you have Freeflight 3 or other minidrone software go here for your solution.  If not, then go to step 2.
  2. To eliminate Firefox as a possible cause, remove Firefox from your phone and restart.
  3. Go into Settings and touch the Battery button.
  4. If mdnsd does not show up here, you have fixed the problem.  If mdnsd is still showing up…
  5. Go to the Google Play Store and download the CCleaner app.  It’s free.
  6. Install CCleaner on your phone and then open it.
  7. Touch the Analyze button and wait for the analysis to show up.  It could take several minutes
  8. mdnsd showed up in my wife’s Documents folder.  If you don’t see it in yours, check Downloads and any other folders that show up.
  9. Select mdnsd for removal or select the whole folder for removal if you don’t need it.
  10. Touch the Clean button.
  11. Restart your phone after Cleaning finishes.
  12. Mdnsd should be gone!

Props to my wife Delores for figuring this out and sharing it!  I hope it works for you:)

Thank you to Matthew Gatlin for the Freeflight 3 solution on his website.

4 responses to “How Can I Remove Mdnsd From My Android? It’s Draining My Battery!”

  1. I can’t find the mdnsd when I check under Documents or Dowloads… any other ideas on where it might be hiding?

    It’s been draining my phone for 3 weeks now, ever since I downloaded the Uber app, which I quickly uninstalled within 24 hours after noticing my battery life completely drain within just a couple hours.


  2. If your battery is being drained by mdnsd
    Look for the app android beaming services and remove the update. This will end the issue on a galaxy note. Took forever to find it but it was an update that put mdnsd on my phone and it suckered the life out of my battery. I called a tech support and they told me it was my battery. They also said that mdnsd was an android op system.

  3. Well folks, I had a long talk with Samsung tech support and voiced my displeasure with mdnsd. I was told that was bundled android software that was unremovable. Supposedly, a 6.0 software update was supposed to be along shortly that would fix this. I’m now seriously thinking about kissing Samsung goodbye and going with an iPhone!

  4. I found that the mdnsd problem for me was caused by an app called Wemo which controls remote electrical switches. I had previously removed Firefox as suggested by other forums and I don’t use Facebook. Turning the phone off and charging it fully before turning back on again made mdnsd disappear from the battery discharge list but it would return again every time I ran Wemo. I decided to try changing the permissions for mdnsd and to do that I had to root my phone. I initially tried removing mdnsd from the \system\bin folder but that stopped Wemo running altogether so I changed the permissions using an app called Root Browser. The permissions were changed to read, write and execute for the ‘owner’ and just execute for ‘others’ and ‘group’. I can now see mdnsd appear as a name in the list of programs in memory using an app called ‘Simple System Monitor’. So far this seems to be working for me. I’ll be back if a problem occurs in the future.

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