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"Samsung Updates" quirk
Hey everyone. I've been having an issue with my S4 for the past few months and it's been driving me nuts.
Once a week, give or take, there is an icon in my notification bar for "Samsung Updates" saying that there are apps with updates available. When I tap the icon it vanishes but nothing ever happens. There is no way for me to manually open that app and I have no idea why it behaves that way or if it's an issue other users have encountered.
To my knowledge this has not caused any real issues with my phone and is simply an annoyance and a mystery to me.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
- 12-25-2013, 06:21 PM #2
Re: "Samsung Updates" quirk'From one thing, you learn a thousand things.' - From the Earth Book in the Book of Five Rings
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- 12-25-2013, 08:38 PM #3
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Re: "Samsung Updates" quirk
I had the exact same situation. It started after an update, maybe the 4.3. As far as I could tell, it was not doing either any good or any harm. I wasn't using any Samsung apps that I knew of anyway. Before taking any drastic steps, you could see if the following works for you as it did for me: From the Home screen, tap Menu > Settings > More > Application manager. Scroll to the right till you get the All column and let it populate. Scroll down to Samsung Updates, tap it, and tap the Turn off button. That will add it to your list of Turned off apps. After I did that, it never bothered me again, and I've had no problems with the phone.
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