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How to avoid seeing ad notifications on Samsung mobiles


If you are tired of seeing ads on your Samsung mobile, we have bad news for you: they cannot be disabled. Luckily, you can avoid being disturbed.

The Samsung Galaxy S21, and especially the Galaxy S21 Ultra have positioned themselves as the most popular mobiles of what we have in 2021. And despite their many positive aspects, they are not perfect mobiles, far from it.

One of his Major problems It is the same that we have been finding in Samsung mobiles for some time: announcements. And the thing is that there are - we are - many who consider that a mobile that costs more than 800, 900 or up to 1,000 euros should not show advertising to their owners.

The worst of all is that there is no totally effective way to disable the appearance of ads on Samsung Galaxy phones. Although there are ways to prevent them from appearing frequently, or from bothering you. We're going to go over all the ways to do it.

Front of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Front of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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Turn off the personalization service to stop receiving targeted advertising

The first thing that every user of a Samsung mobile should do with their mobile is disable the personalization service that allows Samsung to use the collected data to show advertising directed at the owners of their devices.

This service, in general, is accepted by users during initial setup process. Therefore, if it is not too late, you better learn how to configure your Samsung Galaxy for the first time.

But if it's too late, you can always disable the personalization service by following these simple steps:

  1. Open your mobile settings and tap on your username at the top to access the Samsung account settings.
  2. Now, go to the "Privacy" section.
  3. Once there, go to the "Personalization service" section.
  4. Turn off the "Personalize this phone" switch.

You can too delete all data that have been collected and used to personalize the services up to that point. And, if you want, Samsung gives the option to stop customizing all devices that you currently have associated with the same Samsung account.

Eliminate advertising notifications

One of the ways Samsung has to show ads to users of its devices is through notifications push. Without a doubt, it is the most annoying type of advertisingbut luckily it's the easiest kind to disable.

The fastest way is wait for an ad notification to arrive, and at that time perform a long press on said notification. Thus, it will be possible lock forever the notices of the application responsible for displaying the advertisements.

However, it is also possible anticipate and disable ads sent by applications like digital content store Galaxy Store. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the mobile settings and go to "Applications".
  2. Find the Galaxy Store app and tap on it.
  3. In the "Notifications" section, deactivate the switch corresponding to "Promotions".
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These same steps could be carried out with all those applications that have shown ads at some point, such as the Samsung's native weather app or Samsung Health. You just have to repeat the process to block promotional notifications.