1. Realityhurts82's Avatar
    Theres this little remote control icon on my samsung note 4 screen that i can drag but when i click on it i freezes my phone. Need help removing it.

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    02-04-2016 09:38 AM
  2. uestraven's Avatar
    You just replied on my other post about this same issue. I just figured it out. Its the stupid Peel Smart Remote app. You have to disable it.
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    02-04-2016 10:57 AM
  3. Realityhurts82's Avatar
    Thanks for the information.. i was a bit worried that it was something worse..

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    02-04-2016 11:01 AM
  4. uestraven's Avatar
    Me too. I work at Cablevision and I basically had the entire lab trying to figure i out lol
    02-04-2016 11:11 AM
  5. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    I updated the peel smart remote app on my GS6 and after i rebooted the phone it showed up on mine as well. Pretty annoying if you ask me that they did that. I dont and have never used the app and for them to update the app and then force that on me is pretty lame.
    02-04-2016 11:30 AM
  6. coty5mel's Avatar
    How do we unfreeze it so we can uninstall that terrible app!?? Thanks!
    02-04-2016 03:40 PM
  7. soongtype's Avatar
    I have an S6 and I had to do a soft reset, which was holding power + volume down. Then my phone restarted and I was free to uninstall. Not sure if you restart the same way on a note.
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    02-04-2016 06:50 PM
  8. kmdport's Avatar
    Make sure to hold it for >10 seconds
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    02-04-2016 10:36 PM
  9. Mozamina's Avatar
    Oh thanks !!!! Been trying to figure out how to restart since my screen is completely frozen !
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    02-05-2016 09:26 AM
  10. JMitch1976's Avatar
    Same thing was happening with my S6. I came here to figure out what was going on. While I was reading (about 10 minutes ago) they released another update. It seems to have taken care of the issue for now. I looked at the reviews on Google Play and it looks like tons of other people were having the same problem.
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    02-05-2016 09:15 PM
  11. Rahim Ladha's Avatar
    I took out the Sim card and for what ever reason that worked to disable the app. wifi was already disabled. I was then free to uninstall. Thanks for the post. this was frustrating as hell to figure out.
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    02-06-2016 09:07 PM
  12. The_RedNinjA007's Avatar
    open your apps, long press the peel remote then drag it to info, then uninstall updates then disable ^_^
    02-07-2016 02:48 AM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    Theres this little remote control icon on my samsung note 4 screen that i can drag but when i click on it i freezes my phone. Need help removing it.

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    Like others have said, it's the Peel app. If you just want to disable the widget from your screen, go to the Peel app icon press on it, settings.
    Go down, you'll see Quick Remote Widget, turn it off. That's it!

    If you don't use it and want to disable it, go to settings, applications, all, scroll down to the Peel smart remote, uninstall updates, after that, uncheck the show notifications box than disable.
    That's it! It won't bother you again.
    02-07-2016 10:38 AM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    I use it all the time at home, it's a great app but I understand that it could get annoying for those that don't use it.
    little remote control icon on my samsung note 4 screen.-1454863529247.jpg

    Sent From my Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 Edge
    02-07-2016 10:45 AM
  15. Robert Lyle's Avatar
    Thanks, I couldn't find what was responsible for doing this until I looked it up.
    Hard to believe it completely freezes the OS of the phone forcing us to power cycle the device.
    It just popped up one day and started making trouble for me.
    02-08-2016 08:07 PM
  16. Benwho91's Avatar
    You just replied on my other post about this same issue. I just figured it out. Its the stupid Peel Smart Remote app. You have to disable it.
    Thank you so much...
    02-08-2016 10:41 PM
  17. Jfishvelaz's Avatar
    Theres this little remote control icon on my samsung note 4 screen that i can drag but when i click on it i freezes my phone. Need help removing it.

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    I have the same problem, but instead it's a hangman round icon.
    08-15-2017 10:01 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have the same problem, but instead it's a hangman round icon.
    See response to your other thread: https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...ml#post5924863
    08-16-2017 12:45 AM

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