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  1. bhameyedoc's Avatar
    I just set my Note 5 on my charging stand a few minutes ago and a message came on the screen asking me to enable "Charge Master" so I can get live news feed while charging my phone. I haven't installed this app, and the message said "This function contains ads," and I was wondering if anyone else had this happen.
    11-10-2016 11:29 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Do you have Clean Master or any other cleaner/battery booster app installed in your phone? If so, disable it temporarily and see if the problem persists.
    11-10-2016 11:42 AM
  3. bhameyedoc's Avatar
    Do you have Clean Master or any other cleaner/battery booster app installed in your phone? If so, disable it temporarily and see if the problem persists.
    No. The notification hasn't come up since that one time, but I'll check out a couple of recent apps to see if it has anything to do with them. Thanks.
    11-10-2016 12:02 PM
  4. manhattan123's Avatar
    I have a Moto X Pure Edition and starting a few days ago when I plug in the charger I get a system alert and a pop-up saying "Enable Chargemaster to avoid overcharging."

    Um, wtf? I thought you couldn't really overcharge, and I never downloaded an app called Chargemaster. What is this?
    11-11-2016 05:41 PM
  5. vlkers7171's Avatar
    No. The notification hasn't come up since that one time, but I'll check out a couple of recent apps to see if it has anything to do with them. Thanks.
    Did you ever find an app with the issue? I just got the pop up as well.

    Edit** Using a pixel XL and dont have anything suspicious installed. Mainly mainstream apps.
    11-12-2016 07:35 AM
  6. SmashleyFC's Avatar
    This came up on my Nexus 6 when I plugged it in today. No idea where it came from and have not seen it before. wtf
    11-12-2016 12:24 PM
  7. whatsup1's Avatar
    I just set my Note 5 on my charging stand a few minutes ago and a message came on the screen asking me to enable "Charge Master" so I can get live news feed while charging my phone. I haven't installed this app, and the message said "This function contains ads," and I was wondering if anyone else had this happen.
    This happened to me today on my pixel phone and it was generated from an app called Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker. It said "Enable Charge Master to prevent over charging!". Uninstalling the app removed the notification.
    11-12-2016 11:27 PM
  8. Matthew Tringali's Avatar
    Same issue. Following this thread hoping someone smarter than me figures out why. I have Droid Turbo 2. Seems to only happen at night when I put it on Samsung wireless charger.
    11-12-2016 11:33 PM
  9. Russel Shouse's Avatar
    Also make sure you have DT Ignite disabled in your apps if you have it.. i thi k its just a verizon thing but it allows them to install apps and ads w out your permission.

    It sounds like maybe there is an antivirus app or something that is causing the prompt. Some music downloaders cause things like this too.
    11-13-2016 07:22 AM
  10. vlkers7171's Avatar
    This happened to me today on my pixel phone and it was generated from an app called Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker. It said "Enable Charge Master to prevent over charging!". Uninstalling the app removed the notification.
    Came here to say the same thing. The same app was the root of my notification. It's Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker by Cheetah Mobile Inc (RoidApp). Not sure if they have more apps, but I'm assuming if they do, they're doing similar BS with that as well.
    11-13-2016 07:34 AM
  11. bcinu's Avatar
    I had the same problem on my Nexus 5X last night. After doing some searches this morning and finding nothing, I plugged in my phone and started looking at the news feed screen that came up. Turns out there was a settings button, and a PhotoGrid app logo in the top status bar. PhotoGrid gave me the option to disable the Charge Master feature, but I decided I did not need an app that was going to include this kind of "feature" so I just removed it. If you don't have the PhotoGrid app, perhaps there are other that are being paid to include this new garbage feature.
    11-13-2016 09:29 AM
  12. DrewKelly94KX's Avatar
    I'm getting this too on my Galaxy S6!

    Where is it coming from?!?!?

    I just set my Note 5 on my charging stand a few minutes ago and a message came on the screen asking me to enable "Charge Master" so I can get live news feed while charging my phone. I haven't installed this app, and the message said "This function contains ads," and I was wondering if anyone else had this happen.
    11-13-2016 03:15 PM
  13. DrewKelly94KX's Avatar
    Aw, crap! I have Photo Grid and I really like that app. I'd hate to uninstall but it sounds like I may have to.
    11-13-2016 03:18 PM
  14. 3696's Avatar
    Damn. I really like Photo Grid. Anyway to disable it or do I need to completely uninstall the app to get rid of the Charge Master notification?
    11-14-2016 03:01 PM
  15. bgblktruck's Avatar
    I went into the settings and unchecked the box for "notification". Looks like it worked.
    debdroid1a and bhameyedoc like this.
    11-14-2016 06:43 PM
  16. Brandybb's Avatar
    Same issue happening to me with the Photo Grid app, except it continues to engage the "charge master" setting even after I turn it off in the settings menu. The frustrating thing is that my phone didn't fully charge last night while i slept and I only can assume it was because the stupid charge master thing was running the whole time. I think the only way to fully resolve the issue in my case is to completely remove the app. Way to go, Photo Grid developers!
    11-15-2016 08:46 AM
  17. hangtenboy's Avatar
    Photo Grid is installed on my phone as well. I never really used the app, but now that I know it's going to try to trick me to DL some worthless app, I will be deleting it and placing a review on Google Play store about this. I suggest others do the same!
    11-16-2016 06:51 AM
  18. CaraCM's Avatar
    I just realized it through the app I use to make collages, Photo Grid.

    EDIT: just noticed this has already been pointed out. Oops.
    11-17-2016 09:39 AM
  19. Androiduseronetwothree's Avatar
    I just realized it through the app I use to make collages, Photo Grid.

    EDIT: just noticed this has already been pointed out. Oops. http://forums.androidcentral.com/ima...es/redface.png
    Thanks to those who pointed out it was photo grid.

    Pushing adverts like this which are not immidiately obvious they are adverts is not ok, especially when it preys on the non tech-savvy with BS like "enable to prevent overcharging" there is no such thing. This is equivalent to the malware on your PC that pretends you have a virus to make you install adware.

    Please make sure you make Photo grid well aware of how unacceptable this is by leaving them a 1 star review on the play store.
    11-17-2016 08:09 PM
  20. Lavamantis's Avatar
    This happened to me today on my pixel phone and it was generated from an app called Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker. It said "Enable Charge Master to prevent over charging!". Uninstalling the app removed the notification.
    Yes, this is it. The app is kind of good tho, so I kept it installed and just disabled it's notifications.
    11-18-2016 09:32 AM
  21. diffie12's Avatar
    I just set my Note 5 on my charging stand a few minutes ago and a message came on the screen asking me to enable "Charge Master" so I can get live news feed while charging my phone. I haven't installed this app, and the message said "This function contains ads," and I was wondering if anyone else had this happen.
    I had this pop up as well. I'm certain it's from me redownloading snapchat, as it said it contains ads.
    11-19-2016 07:57 AM
  22. dougdraws's Avatar
    I read somewhere that anything by Cheetah Mobile was not to be trusted. I'll see if I can find it and put up a link.
    11-20-2016 11:01 PM
  23. Heeyyouuguuys's Avatar
    This happened to me today on my pixel phone and it was generated from an app called Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker. It said "Enable Charge Master to prevent over charging!". Uninstalling the app removed the notification.
    I thought the charge master pop-up was a new samsung feature, so I clicked enable. It took me to Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker.
    11-21-2016 10:36 PM
  24. Shoesmom's Avatar
    The same thing happened to me today after I added the app Photo Grid: Photo Collage Maker by Cheetah Mobile. I uninstalled it immediately!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-26-2016 03:57 PM
  25. delovelady's Avatar
    If you long-press the notification, the app that sent it will be revealed. In my case, it was PhotoGrid.

    You can also disable notifications for that one app (photogrid), and then not be subject to such ads.

    Hope that helps.
    12-02-2016 06:37 AM
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