How to turn off Samsung's spammy Galaxy Apps notifications on any Galaxy S or Note model

How to turn off Samsung's spammy Galaxy Apps notifications on any Galaxy S or Note model
In this piece, we'll show you how to turn off Samsung's spammy and ad-like Galaxy Apps notifications on Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and the Galaxy Note 5

In an attempt to differentiate its handsets from the rest of the Android crop, Samsung has created the Galaxy Apps store, an ecosystem that Samsung populates with numerous interesting apps and experiments. 

Unfortunately, Samsung turns out to adopt an aggressive approach in promoting featured items in the Galaxy Apps store. By default, Samsung's app store will sometimes launch notifications that promote 'featured' apps.

One way of stopping what many could see as an abusive practice is to completely deactivate Galaxy App notifications. Unfortunately, however, this will also turn off useful notifications. As such, it's probably worth taking the time to keep Samsung's latest app promotion out of your notification drawer. 

Here's how to deactivate the ad-like Samsung Galaxy Apps notifications on any Galaxy S or Galaxy Note smartphone:

Step 1. Open the app drawer, then find the Galaxy Apps store.

Step 2. Tap the 'More' button, then tap 'Settings' in the top-right corner.

Step 3. Deactivate the 'Push notification' toggle. This will stop the app from launching notifications when Samsung decides to promote a certain item.

Step 4. Since you're here, this could be the perfect place to stop app update notifications. You can do this by deactivating the self-explanatory toggle in the Settings screen.

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30 Comments

1. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I got a Galaxy Tab 4 and I never use Samsung's app store. Theres the Google Play, what's the point?

5. maherk

Posts: 7010; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well Samsung always offer paid apps for free on their store, plus Samsung's core apps are found there. Like the kids mode for example(which is a must for my daughter). Not to mention the Gear store is built in it, so it is a must for anyone who is looking to buy a Gear. And I never received any "spammy" notification, like literally never, and I have never had to disable anything as well. The only notification I usually get is when there is an uodate for an app or something.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Gives an alternative source to support devs and officially get app updates. I installed the Amazon app store on my OnePlus One 'cause fkn google is demanding my driver's license and bank statements for me to simply make use of my gift card balance: https://db.tt/wia5Cem2 Not gonna fkn happen. I never put any personal information in the hands of that spyware, and definitely not gonna do it just to further pay them. Not even a retail store would ask for such information from a complete stranger making a purchase via one of their gift cards, not sure what makes google think they're special enough to ask for such. If a good dev's paid app is on the Amazon store, I buy it there, if not I turn to pirate stores and get what I want. Fkn google's greed is only hurting their devs. With Samsung's store, I'll probably not need to install the Amazon store.

7. maherk

Posts: 7010; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just to give you an example of how awesome the Galaxy Apps store is, I just checked what are they offering now, and under the Galaxy Game Pack section, they are giving away more than $150 worth of apps or credits that you can use. If you have Asphalt 8, you have $40 to spend within the app. This is great for gamers.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You sound like a spokesman. That may not appeal to everyone.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't know why, but this sounds like a scam of some sort. I don't trust any App Store that isn't GP/IOS AP.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's no scam, Samsung just isn't extremely greedy like apple, they actually justify the purchase of their products with immense galaxy gifts worth over $500: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-and-S6-edge-users-can-get-free-content-Galaxy-Gifts-worth-over-500_id68764 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Buy-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-get-575-in-freebies-from-Samsung-Galaxy-Gifts_id53397

18. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

They just build that into the price of the device. There's no such thing as a free lunch. They will most likely get a kickback from people who don't cancel their free 6 month subscription.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

And what does apple "build into the price" of it's devices? Inferior software that's still too dumb to do what even dumb phones were capable of? Weekly 99c giveaway that'll take at least 500 weeks to match what Samsung offers up front? You being negligent about what you sign up for and enjoy a few months of for free doesn't make the value of such offer disappear. They're not gonna hold your hand through out the use of the third-party services if that's what you're demanding to actually appreciate what you get...

23. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Hands down the best after sales support. I can go to an Apple store and get someone to look at my issue there and then. If its a warranty issue they will give me a replacement then and there. If its not I can pay a fee and swap it over. No other manufacturer does that. Stable software that does what it's meant to do consistently. You do realise there are features on iOS that are not present on Android don't you? That so called free software is merely an extended trial, and that's OK. I just wouldn't act like it's free. One thing I wish Apple did would be able to refund a paid app if you uninstall it within 2 hours of purchasing. But that has nothing to do with Samsung.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Microsoft also offers that for the entire Windows Platform, on top of local stores (which don't exist in my local city for neither Apple nor Microsoft), they've had great 3-day device exchange support initiated over the phone, so... Regardless of that, that's all for when you have issues with the device. So, unless you have issues with your device, you don't gain anything from apple...guess that makes sense for them as their devices have consistently had the highest fail rate compared to any other individual OEM: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-phones-failed-at-higher-rates-than-iPhones-in-Q1-study-shows-these-are-the-worst-offenders_id81057 In case you're so gullible and don't bother looking at the data, here's a summary: Failure rate by OS Android: 44% iOS: 25% Failure rate by OEM Apple: 25% Samsung: 0.44*0.43 = 19% Motorola: 0.44*0.14 = 6% Lenovo: 0.44*0.12 = 5% Asus: 0.44*0.06 = 2.6% LG: 0.44*0.05 = 2.2% Regarding "stable software", iOS has consistently had a higher crash rate than the versatile, complex and fragmented Android: http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1G1NSko http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1Gtfq6n And I definitely won't consider an OS that bricks your new device as "stable": http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-is-aware-of-Error-56-bricking-some-iPad-Pro-9.7-units_id81208

28. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Hahaha sounds like you have been burning. Took you 3 days to write that? A+ for effort. F- for my care factor. Sounds like you must live in a rural city and enjoy home brew software that's your prerogative. But most people just want stable, polished software and the ability to go to their local Apple store for after sales support. All the best mate.

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, you're one of the least important things in my life...especially as something iGnorant enough to be calling software that bricks your new device "stable, polished software"...kudos.

24. Cicero

Posts: 1148; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Buying the S4 I have an offer from Dropbox for 2 yrs. That 2 yrs. gone byt I still have the 100GB on Dropbox. Now with S7Edge I receive 100GB on OneDrive. O hope MS will forgot about it when the 2 yrs. offer end like Dropbox did. Thanks Samsung for that. My opinion.

31. advarp

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2018

Your post is worthless advertising for Samsung, a company most of us hate after putting up with their non-stop spammy notifications.

13. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

There is no Samsung Pay support for S7, on Verizon at least. Just got it but couldn't find the app. Google play says it isn't supported. Chatted with a Samsung rep and was told it was coming in a software update. Another tutorial that How to change default apps in Android http://goo.gl/VzfG6e

25. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It's in the play store and works....

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Does anyone know what happened to disabler package pro? The apps gone on google play by the looks of it

26. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I got a update for it a few day's ago..... still there

3. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol perfect timing. The store recommended photo bucket just a second ago

4. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

It really isn't a big deal to me and if I'm not mistaken, doesn't that also deactivate push notifications for apps already on your phone that need permission to update?

8. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Yes it does

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's unnecessary clutter. Samsung should really stop with the clutter and make there stuff optional for download instead of adding so much unnecessary bloat.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You honestly expect Samsung, the king of Bloatware, to see the error of their ways? Not a chance. They are already thinking of new "services" to give you in the Note 6. All of which you will disable immediately because of its less than useful nature.

21. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Samsung believes in features. Fully loaded. If you don't like them , remove then.

14. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes they need to do this to have more RAM and to stop lags. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

15. Unordinary unregistered

You need help

19. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Absolutely agree. Normally you're post I never do.

17. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It's funny. I have it enabled, always had. And I still have not seen any spam on my galaxy phones.....

30. advarp

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2018

@maherk. You're obviously some low-level Samsung lackey.

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