1. AC Question's Avatar
    The update to KitKat arrived on my Verizon Galaxy S3 last week. Since then, no matter how often I dismiss it, a badge keeps reappearing in the notification bar. The notification reads "Security policy updates - The latest security update has already been ...." I went into Settings and turned off automatic security policy updates but it still happens." It's very annoying to be told repeatedly that no update was needed when I didn't ask for one. Even if I had automated updates turned on, why would I want it to notify me every time it checks for an update and one *isn't* there?
    07-04-2014 11:02 PM
  2. zaptor99's Avatar
    I have an S4, and having the same issue since yesterdays. Probably something wrong with Samsung servers.
    07-05-2014 10:38 AM
  3. haldroidx's Avatar
    The problem went away almost right after my original post. It happens that it went away immediately after I replaced the battery. The old battery had become slightly bloated with age, causing the back cover to keep popping off. Either the two issues were connected or it's coincidence.
    07-05-2014 12:00 PM
  4. voltron8myHat's Avatar
    I am having the same issue with my S5.
    "Security policy updates The latest security policy has already been applied. No further action is needed."

    If that's the case, why am I reminded three or four times a day?!

    I would REALLY like to know how to disable this notification, but I can't seem to find any information anywhere.
    08-12-2014 02:48 PM
  5. j_ronlyme's Avatar
    S5 same thing security upday. It is disabled and notifications turned off. Really annoying verizon
    09-08-2014 09:09 PM
  6. hybucket's Avatar
    I just started getting a daily prompt about a Samsung Security Update for Android on one of my S3 phones (but not on the other). I did a search to see if this was legit, and found a few things on it (like something about Samsung Knox app, which does not appear in my app drawer), but nothing on how to disengage this annoying prompt every day. Is there any info on this, and why it is doing it to just one phone (both are on Kit Kat, on AT&T)?
    09-12-2014 11:32 AM
  7. Julia Hoffman's Avatar
    Me too, on my Verizon Galaxy S3. A few days ago I saw a notice demanding that I update my Security Policy. I did that, and now get constant, repeating notifications at the top of my screen, saying "Security Policy Updates Your security policy has been updated to the latest version. No further action is needed." I hope a solution is found before I hurl my beloved phone across the room and cross over to the dark side.
    12-19-2014 03:34 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Samsung and AT&T and Verizon have modified Android to be a corporate workplace operating system. Knox is part of that. (And about the worst way to do it that I can think of. Even Safestrap would be better.)

    As for why one is doing it and the other isn't, not anything more than guesses without seeing the phones. Same baseband versions? Same kernel dates?

    If you want to root the one with the notifications, you can run Xposed Installer with the Notify Clean module (from Xposed Module Repository) to tell it to not show that notification (or any notification that annoys you - I have about a dozen I'm using it to kill).
    12-19-2014 06:25 PM

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