What does the Appium Settings apk do?

it installed the first time I ran a test on my phone, it says “keep this service running so Appium for Android can properly interact with several system APIs” but what does it do exactly?

Appium Settings app is used as a helper for Appium to interact with some system services, like geolocation or bluetooth. See https://github.com/appium/io.appium.settings

It must be running while automated Appium tests are running, although it is safe to stop/uninstall this app if the phone is not used for automated testing anymore.

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