1. Shon123's Avatar
    Weird lock screen while phone is charging-screenshot_20170314-140846.jpg

    Will someone please tell me if this is adware or not? I don't download random apps but found this strange to see when I took my phone off the charger this morning and again when I just put it on my wireless charger at work. This is not my normal lock screen and I have no idea where it's coming from.
    Anyone else experience this?
    03-14-2017 02:15 PM
  2. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    if you tap the three vertical dots on the top right of the screen you will get some options
    03-14-2017 02:31 PM
  3. Shon123's Avatar
    The only option I get is to set the phone to mute
    03-14-2017 03:28 PM
  4. kstoutdog's Avatar
    same thing happened to me this morning... I do NOT install random apps either
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    03-14-2017 03:33 PM
  5. msugrad598's Avatar
    same thing happened to me this morning... I do NOT install random apps either
    Me too! I looked at my list of recently updated apps and none of them are ones that have ads or unwanted add-ons.
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    03-14-2017 04:10 PM
  6. xGODSPEEDx's Avatar
    Same here! I clicked the menu and tapped on "mute phone for now" and then i never saw that screen again! Whats could it be???
    03-14-2017 08:05 PM
  7. Shon123's Avatar
    Same here! I clicked the menu and tapped on "mute phone for now" and then i never saw that screen again! Whats could it be???
    Looks like it may be Peel Smart remote!! That stupid app gets worse with every update. I read the reviews and someone mentioned they were having the same issue! I just uninstalled it so hopefully that'll fix it.
    Marco Assini likes this.
    03-14-2017 09:47 PM
  8. msugrad598's Avatar
    Looks like it may be Peel Smart remote!! That stupid app gets worse with every update. I read the reviews and someone mentioned they were having the same issue! I just uninstalled it so hopefully that'll fix it.
    That could be it. It was one of the apps in my list of recently updated apps.
    03-14-2017 10:24 PM
  9. Marco Assini's Avatar
    I confirm that could be it Peel Smart remote as it was one of the apps in my list of recently updated apps;
    but I have not tried to uninstall it. Is there an option to remove the lock screen and keep the app?
    Weird lock screen while phone is charging-screenshot_20170314-193726.jpg
    Something similar is described in the official Peel forum, but the informations are not complete:
    http://peel.freshdesk.com/support/so...and-stop-watch
    wonderboy_mfy likes this.
    03-15-2017 03:21 AM
  10. Kittenmittn's Avatar
    I don´t think it is Peel. Can it have something to do about new OS coming out soon?
    03-15-2017 05:40 AM
  11. msugrad598's Avatar
    I confirm that could be it Peel Smart remote as it was one of the apps in my list of recently updated apps;
    but I have not tried to uninstall it. Is there an option to remove the lock screen and keep the app?
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    Something similar is described in the official Peel forum, but the information are not complete:
    http://peel.freshdesk.com/support/so...and-stop-watch
    I disabled it because I don't use it anyway, but before I did, I selected mute for now from the 3 dots on the top right and it went away. However, I didn't try plugging the charger in again before I disabled it, so I don't know how long it would've been muted.
    wonderboy_mfy likes this.
    03-15-2017 07:25 AM
  12. msugrad598's Avatar
    I don´t think it is Peel. Can it have something to do about new OS coming out soon?
    It's most likely Peel. Look at the recent reviews in Google Play. Tons of people are complaining about it.
    03-15-2017 07:26 AM
  13. Shon123's Avatar
    I went ahead and disabled Peel Smart (since I can't uninstall it) and it went away so it's definitely that app. There was an update for the app yesterday but I didn't bother updating it to see if it would get rid of their lock screen.
    03-15-2017 07:59 AM
  14. Kittenmittn's Avatar
    It's most likely Peel. Look at the recent reviews in Google Play. Tons of people are complaining about it.
    Thing is, they are also complaining about ads..wich there was none, for me atleast. Also the interface looks nothing the same. It does remind of the Yahoo weather app, however i do not use any yahoo apps nor do i have any installed.
    03-15-2017 08:01 AM
  15. Kittenmittn's Avatar
    Still dont think it is Peel. I have tryed to replicate it getting rid of it by using the option that was present at the top left corner of the lock screen. But reinstalling Peel etc doesn´t make it come back..been looking thru all settings and nothing.
    03-15-2017 08:03 AM
  16. Marco Assini's Avatar
    Selecting "mute for now" from the 3 dots on the top right, it went away. Whatever the application is the source.
    03-15-2017 10:11 AM
  17. DaHui623's Avatar
    I got this too and couldn't figure out where it came from. I did just get Google Assistant the day before. That's not related is it?
    03-15-2017 01:49 PM
  18. Shon123's Avatar
    I got this too and couldn't figure out where it came from. I did just get Google Assistant the day before. That's not related is it?
    No that was my first guess too. It comes from Peel Smart remote. I got rid of the app and the lock screen is gone.
    03-16-2017 08:34 AM
  19. Corinakes's Avatar
    Hi,
    Is any way to unmute after i press "mute phone for now" i try dezactivate, reactivate, update clear cache on peel. Nothing work.
    Thank you.
    03-16-2017 01:45 PM
  20. wonderboy_mfy's Avatar
    It is Peel Smart Remote. Confirmed.
    Shon123 likes this.
    03-16-2017 09:24 PM
  21. januhre's Avatar
    It is Peel Smart Remote. Confirmed.
    I second that
    03-21-2017 02:37 AM
  22. gr00vetek's Avatar
    I second that
    Jumping on the bandwagon... with proof:

    About new Lockscreen Overlay : Peel Help
    03-22-2017 11:42 AM
  23. Gav508's Avatar
    I also got this. Hit the three dots on top right and hit Mute for now. Went away and has not returned. I have not found the app that caused it but I do believe it was an update to weather. Cannot remove weather.
    03-22-2017 05:24 PM
  24. castorscout's Avatar
    I remove PEEL Remote and aparently problem solved, by now
    03-24-2017 09:54 AM

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