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Samsung removes advertising from its own apps

The first users report that they no longer see advertising in Samsung apps on their Samsung smartphones.

Samsung has started removing ads from its own apps for Samsung smartphones. This is reported by the verge, citing a South Korean Samsung forum. In the USA, too, the first users are said to be reporting that their advertising has disappeared in their applications.

On a Samsung smartphone in the editorial office, we can no longer discover any advertisements in the weather app or in the themes application, among other things. The ads are imported via a server update, so users do not need to update the apps on their smartphones.

However, users may have to close the affected apps via the system settings. The next time you restart the application, the advertisements should be gone. It is not known whether Samsung will deactivate advertising for all apps at the same time.

Samsung had announced removal after user protests

Samsung has thus fulfilled its announcement from August 2022 to remove the advertising. Previously, more and more users had complained that Samsung’s own apps show advertisements on smartphones, even though the devices sometimes cost over 1,000 euros.

Affected applications include the weather app, Samsung Pay, and themes, which can be used to design the user interface. In addition, users had also reported that they were shown advertisements in system notifications. Apparently, the objections of the users led to a change of opinion at Samsung. “We value the feedback from our users,” said the company in a statement at the time for The Verge.

“Our main concern is to offer innovative mobile solutions for our customers based on their needs and wishes.”