The Samsung Galaxy S21 shows advertisements, but you can turn them off. Android Planet explains how to do this in a simple step-by-step plan. You can also use the step-by-step plan if you have another Samsung device that shows advertisements.
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Disable Ads on Samsung Galaxy S21
You may have seen advertisements on your Samsung smartphone. The manufacturer does this consciously, even on expensive models such as the Galaxy S21. With the advertisements the manufacturer earns money or promotes its own services or products. If – rightly – you don’t like the commercials, you can happily turn them off.
Almost all advertisements on Dutch devices come via the Galaxy Store app. Abroad, Samsung also pushes advertisements in many more apps, including the weather app and phone app. That doesn’t seem to happen here (yet?). The step-by-step plan below explains how to stop the advertisements via the Galaxy Store.
- Open the Galaxy Store
Grab your device and open the Galaxy Store app. When you open it for the first time, you will be asked if you would like to receive news and offers. Do not do this.
- Select the notifications
On the home screen of the Galaxy Store app, you will see three dashes at the top left. Click on this and then choose the gear at the top. This will take you to the settings. Make sure News and offers received is unchecked.
- Turn off promotions
Now press Notifications at the bottom of the screen. You will see four categories of notifications, including Promotions. Turn it off. The Galaxy Store app will now stop serving you ads.
More about the Galaxy S21 series
The intrusive ads are a blemish on the Galaxy S21 series, which otherwise leaves a good impression. In our Samsung Galaxy S21 review you can read why we give the device an 8.5. Do you want an even bigger and better model? In our review of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, we call the device ‘the ultimate Samsung smartphone’.
Read more about the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra here.