Promised Earlier this year, Samsung was removing ads from its first-party mobile app. To date, you will not see company ads for Samsung Pay, weather, themes and health. Reports of changes begin to be filtered first Samsung’s Community Forum In South Korea, with 9to5Google And Tizenhelp Marking posts later. Engadget saw a change when we updated the software on one of our Galaxy Flip 3 review units.
Almost universal across apps, you will no longer see banner ads. The only exception to this rule is Samsung Pay where a section of the main offer is dedicated to special offers, but in the context of the software it is understandable. If you still see ads on your Samsung phone, it looks like you can proceed with the update using the Force Stop functionality on Android to manually re-launch Pay, Weather, Health and Theme apps.
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