What is the "keychain" app on my Galaxy Nexus?

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  1. CharlesJS

    CharlesJS New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm relatively new to Android and this is my first post here, although I'm always hanging around picking up hints/tips/info.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM) and recently installed Onavo to monitor my data usage as I only have 500mb on my plan. Whilst taking a look at what apps are using most of my data I noticed that, pretty high up the list, there is a system app called "keychain" which has used 9.2MB this month.

    Can anyone tell me a) what the app is and b) why it's using data? It's not really causing an issue in terms of me nearing my limit, I just have no idea what it's for. Any help is appreciated.
     
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    If I understand everything I have read, Keychain is the process that let's Android store and use Trust Certificates and / or Trusted Credentials. Maybe the process since with the manufacturer or Google periodically and that's why it uses a little data?

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