1. jbird68's Avatar
    Lately, everytime I use my Droid Z Play phone to make or answer a call I have noticed a pop up ad will appear. Most of the time it's a citi bank credit card ad. It has become very annoying. I can't figure out where it is coming from. I don't think I should be seeing ads show up when I use the phones standard calling features.
    02-11-2017 06:24 PM
  2. matthewkuhl's Avatar
    Is it a third-party dialler?
    02-11-2017 07:19 PM
  3. jbird68's Avatar
    No. It is the stock dialer.
    02-11-2017 07:20 PM
  4. dby2011's Avatar
    I have nothing like that on my Droid Play. Has to be an app you installed.
    02-11-2017 08:10 PM
  5. Clocks's Avatar
    It's an app you installed
    02-12-2017 10:02 AM
  6. jbird68's Avatar
    I thought it was the avast antivirus app. But I uninstalled it and still get the ads.
    02-12-2017 10:19 AM
  7. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Lately, everytime I use my Droid Z Play phone to make or answer a call I have noticed a pop up ad will appear. Most of the time it's a citi bank credit card ad. It has become very annoying. I can't figure out where it is coming from. I don't think I should be seeing ads show up when I use the phones standard calling features.
    Sorry, but I can't stop laughing. Finally, someone with a question concerning a phone to.................... make call phone call. 😁
    jbird68 and dwainewheeler01 like this.
    02-12-2017 12:39 PM
  8. Icemax60's Avatar
    There is an app called DT ignite that can push ads through to any app. It can also be used to push app installs through from your cell provider. It's a really nasty app and could use lots of data if you keep it on.

    To turn it off you need to show system apps and them disable it.
    02-12-2017 01:10 PM
  9. Icemax60's Avatar
    It's pre-installed on a lot of carrier sold devices
    02-12-2017 01:11 PM
  10. jbird68's Avatar
    I turned the DT ignite off. Will see if it works. Hope this is it.
    02-12-2017 01:52 PM
  11. jbird68's Avatar
    That didn't work. How can you find what is generating the ad?
    02-12-2017 02:40 PM
  12. Icemax60's Avatar
    If it's a 3rd party dialer then that may be the problem. I have the stock dialer and I never get any ads.
    02-12-2017 02:46 PM
  13. jbird68's Avatar
    It was the stock dialer. I just installed Drupe and like it. But it still uses the stock phone dialer to actually make the call. Still getting ads.
    02-12-2017 02:53 PM
  14. Icemax60's Avatar
    Are you getting an ad right after you hang up?
    02-12-2017 02:55 PM
  15. jbird68's Avatar
    Yes
    02-12-2017 03:26 PM
  16. Icemax60's Avatar
    There must be an app you have that has permissions to your dialer that is "sensing" you using your phone and showing you ads. The fun part is finding which ad is doing it and either disabling it's dialer permissions or deleting it altogether
    02-12-2017 03:28 PM
  17. Icemax60's Avatar
    App* not ad sorry
    02-12-2017 03:29 PM
  18. jbird68's Avatar
    Think I figured it out. I use the TouchPal keyboard. I just went through apps and started denying permission to my phone. I tried a few before I got to the TouchPal app. I made 4 calls and hung up and I haven't got the ad since.
    02-12-2017 03:51 PM
  19. Icemax60's Avatar
    Sweet. Glad you found the app pushing ads.
    02-12-2017 03:58 PM
  20. jbird68's Avatar
    Me too. I also went to the play store and dropped my 4 star rating for TouchPal to a 3 star because I really like the keyboard for it's themes. I don't mind ads when I am using the keyboard because it's free. But to push them to other apps is really not cool.
    02-12-2017 04:02 PM
  21. Icemax60's Avatar
    Try Swiftkey. I have used it in the past and really like it. It has themes and is really nice.
    spwexler likes this.
    02-12-2017 04:04 PM
  22. jbird68's Avatar
    I tried it before but I really like TouchPal better. Haven't tried Swift key in a while and can't remember exactly why I liked it better.
    02-12-2017 04:08 PM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad you found the culprit. I've seen TouchPal mentioned numerous times when it comes to this kind of behavior. It troubles me that HTC went ahead to make it their default keyboard on the HTC 10.
    02-13-2017 02:05 AM

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