You may have noticed if you buy a Samsung handset that it frequently auto download bloatware apps without your consent. It affects the company’s inexpensive and mid-range devices more frequently than its flagship models.
Sadly, there isn’t a single button you can press to prevent the Galaxy Store from installing these apps on your phone automatically. However, there are some things you can take to address this issue. Here are 2 ways to block your Samsung phone from downloading apps without your permission.
Disable Galaxy Store App Permissions
Remove the Galaxy Store’s app permissions to stop it from installing apps on autopilot. Go to Settings > Apps > Galaxy Store > Permissions to accomplish this. Here, choose Don’t allow next to permission under Allowed. After this, you’ll get a pop-up; just tap Don’t allow.
By doing this, the Galaxy Store app will have a difficult time downloading files and using other phone resources. The program will request permission again when you remove the permissions and launch it. To reject them, make sure to tap Don’t allow on the pop-up.
Turn Off All Galaxy Store App Settings
You can disable all Galaxy Store app settings in addition to disabling permissions. Return to the app information page, Settings > Apps > Galaxy Store to begin. Here, deactivate the following options:
- Disable Remove permissions if the app isn’t being used.
- Set as default by selecting it, then turn off Open supported links.
- Toggle off Allow background data usage and Allow data consumption while Data Saver is activated by selecting Mobile Data.
- Toggle off Allow permission by selecting Change system settings.
- Turn off Allow from this source and select Install unknown programs.
- In the store, pick App details. When the app page opens, select the three dots menu at the top and deselect Auto update.
How to bring One UI 6 Weather Insight Widget to your Galaxy’s Home screen
Samsung One UI 6.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements to the Galaxy devices. One of the most useful features is the Weather Insight Widget, which provides a comprehensive overview of the local weather conditions.
The Weather Insight Widget shows the current temperature, humidity, air quality, UV index, and wind speed, as well as the forecast for the next 24 hours and 7 days.
It also alerts the user of any upcoming severe weather, such as storms, snowfall, rain, or heat waves. The widget helps the user stay well-informed and prepared for weather changes.
You can easily add the Weather Insight Widget to the home screen of the Galaxy device. Here are the steps to follow:
- Tap and hold the blank space on the home screen until the options menu appears.
- Click on the Widgets.
- Scroll down to find Samsung Weather.
- Press the Weather option.
- Tap on the Insight from the list of widgets.
- Click on the Add option.
Now, you can drag and drop the widget to the desired location on the home screen and resize it if needed. Once the widget is added, the user can edit it by tapping on the settings icon on the top right corner of the widget. The user can also access more details and tips by tapping on the widget itself.
Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center
What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.
Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:
Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches
- It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
- Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
- Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.
Display’s touch sensitivity is too low
- Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
- Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
- If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.
Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input
- Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
- To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
- For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.
Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles
Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.
One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.
Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version 220.127.116.11 via mega.nz (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.
- Always On Display v18.104.22.168 — Download [mega]
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