Samsung starts removing ads from its basic first-party apps like Weather, Health, Samsung Pay and Theme
It should be pointed out that while the banner ads are no longer seen on the Samsung Pay app, there is still a “Featured section” that includes offers. But that is in line with the app’s use as a mobile payment system. If the ads do not disappear from the first-party apps on your Samsung handset, you might need to “force stop” them to remove them from these apps.
To force stop the app on your Samsung device, go to Settings > Apps and scroll to find the name of the app that you want to stop. Tap on the name of the app and tap on “Force stop” located in the bottom right corner. A pop-up menu will appear stating that if you stop the app, errors could occur. Tap on “OK.” Reopen the app and the ads should be gone.
Samsung customers complained about paying big bucks for a premium device only to be persuaded to spend more
At the time Samsung announced back in August its plan to drop the ads from the four basic first-party apps, the company said, “Our priority is to deliver innovative mobile experiences for our consumers based on their needs and wants. We value feedback from our users and continue our commitment to provide them with the best possible experience from our Galaxy products and services.”