1. GregMargie's Avatar
    All of a sudden this app shows up in my update list on Google Play! This app is not even on my phone and I have never even looked it up on Google Play. I am also suddenly getting Pop Up ads right when I swipe up the lock screen.

    I also keep getting (every day) a notice to update Samsung Link and yet there is never an 'update' it just shows 'open'
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    02-14-2015 04:37 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    nuke it.
    02-14-2015 04:40 PM
  3. GregMargie's Avatar
    nuke it.
    And how am I supposed to do that if it isn't even listed in my apps, or disabled apps?
    02-14-2015 04:51 PM
  4. Karlzweb's Avatar
    Looks like it has to do with some of the health tracking options on the note 4. Here is their site.

    http://www.thisisant.com/consumer/an...ant-in-phones/

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-14-2015 05:20 PM
  5. GregMargie's Avatar
    Looks like it has to do with some of the health tracking options on the note 4. Here is their site.

    http://www.thisisant.com/consumer/an...ant-in-phones/

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thank you, that makes a little more sense. I did open/use/try out the S Health but then after a couple days disabled it. So it's still weird that app shows up in 'updates' on Google play but not as an individual app in apps drawer on my phone.
    02-14-2015 05:33 PM
  6. leerandall's Avatar
    All of a sudden this app shows up in my update list on Google Play! This app is not even on my phone and I have never even looked it up on Google Play. I am also suddenly getting Pop Up ads right when I swipe up the lock screen.

    I also keep getting (every day) a notice to update Samsung Link and yet there is never an 'update' it just shows 'open'
    Both of these were pre-installed on my Verizon Note 4. They cannot be removed altogether, but they can be turned off in Setup->Applications->Application Manager->All page. Select each one, one at a time, and uncheck the Show Notifications checkbox, then push the Turn Off button. On mine, there is also the ANT HAL Service, for which I cannot uncheck Show Notifications or turn off, but I can Force Stop it.
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    02-14-2015 05:44 PM
  7. jlczl's Avatar
    I froze them using Titanium and my S Health app still works fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-14-2015 06:01 PM
  8. GregMargie's Avatar
    Both of these were pre-installed on my Verizon Note 4. They cannot be removed altogether, but they can be turned off in Setup->Applications->Application Manager->All page. Select each one, one at a time, and uncheck the Show Notifications checkbox, then push the Turn Off button. On mine, there is also the ANT HAL Service, for which I cannot uncheck Show Notifications or turn off, but I can Force Stop it.
    Thank you very much! Geesh, I don't know why I didn't think to go there and look to do that! Yes exactly as you described and I did have all three. Turned off the 2 of them, but like you said cannot on the 3rd. Thank you very much!
    02-14-2015 06:29 PM
  9. GregMargie's Avatar
    Yup those two highlighted are pre-installed apps related to S Health and the sensors on the back of the phone. They were listed under "All" in Application Manager until I turned them off (there's also an Ant HAL service listed but it doesn't have the option to turn off) since I don't use S Health or those sensors. Now they're both listed on the far right under "Turned off".

    As to the popup ads, try one of those air push apps from the Play Store to try to find the offending app causing them.
    Thank you! First part, Done!

    Air push apps? Is that what I search for in Google Play? Thanks for the help!
    02-14-2015 06:33 PM
  10. GregMargie's Avatar
    I froze them using Titanium and my S Health app still works fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thank you! Good to know!
    02-14-2015 06:34 PM
  11. GregMargie's Avatar
    Yup those two highlighted are pre-installed apps related to S Health and the sensors on the back of the phone. They were listed under "All" in Application Manager until I turned them off (there's also an Ant HAL service listed but it doesn't have the option to turn off) since I don't use S Health or those sensors. Now they're both listed on the far right under "Turned off".

    As to the popup ads, try one of those air push apps from the Play Store to try to find the offending app causing them.
    So I d/l an app and wow..... These are apps I really didn't want to delete that it shows.
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    02-14-2015 07:06 PM
  12. carlos12001's Avatar
    Those apps are for connecting to wearables. If you'd read the app description it states that.

    Leave them alone.

    Sent from my glorious note 4.
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    02-14-2015 07:38 PM
  13. pappcam's Avatar
    Those apps are for connecting to wearables. If you'd read the app description it states that.

    Leave them alone.

    Sent from my glorious note 4.
    Yep. The description of those apps explains exactly what they are what they're for. Nothing nefarious or sinister going on with those.
    02-14-2015 07:55 PM
  14. GregMargie's Avatar
    Those apps are for connecting to wearables. If you'd read the app description it states that.

    Leave them alone.

    Sent from my glorious note 4.
    Thank you. I'm fine with turning them off then, as I don't plan on purchasing/using wearables. I am as connected as I want to be right now.
    02-14-2015 08:56 PM
  15. carlos12001's Avatar
    Thank you. I'm fine with turning them off then, as I don't plan on purchasing/using wearables. I am as connected as I want to be right now.
    I wouldn't, it may screw up some other function.

    Sent from my glorious note 4.
    Diane66 likes this.
    02-15-2015 11:34 AM
  16. GregMargie's Avatar
    I wouldn't, it may screw up some other function.

    Sent from my glorious note 4.
    Thanks Carlos, no problems since I turned them off, but if any do arise, I can always turn them back on.
    02-15-2015 11:48 AM

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