Samsung at it again: users getting unsolicited Note 9 ads on their older Galaxy devices

Every smartphone user hates to get ads through notifications. It's one of the main reasons for games and apps to be uninstalled and totally nuked in their reviews. What's even more annoying is when you get such notifications from your service provider or even your phone's manufacturer — a.k.a. the people you trust will value your user experience most.

Samsung is known for sometimes being a bit too aggressive in advertising its new products to current customers and it seems the company is at it again now that the Note 9 is coming out.

Found on Reddit, user "AlanRosenthal" has just reported that they have gotten a pop-up notification to buy the Galaxy Note 9. It doesn't even appear to be a part of a promo or a discount offer — just an outright "pre-order now" message.

Now, in Samsung's defense, you should be able to opt out of such ads by either going into Settings → General → Marketing Information and disabling any option that says you consent to such messages, or — if that doesn't work — try to look for a "Samsung Ads" app in Settings → Apps and uninstall that one.

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Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI


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