1. lyric65's Avatar
    I've never used watch on and yesterday the purple notification icon appeared at the top of my screen and kept asking me to set it up. I couldn't never close it. So i went ahead and set it up and the notification icon is still there. Is there anyway to get rid of it without having to go into the app manager and unchecking stop notifications?
    08-11-2013 06:12 PM
  2. Leilan's Avatar
    Settings> show remote control on notification panel
    08-11-2013 06:18 PM
  3. lwenzel's Avatar
    True, I can go into the app and turn off the nification icon....BUT when I reboot it comes back! I never had this problem until recently. Not sure if it was a recent update or what?!?
    08-16-2013 07:59 AM
  4. Aaron Watson's Avatar
    True, I can go into the app and turn off the nification icon....BUT when I reboot it comes back! I never had this problem until recently. Not sure if it was a recent update or what?!?
    Try clearing the app's data/defaults

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-16-2013 09:23 AM
  5. Robert Baragona's Avatar
    This is what I did:

    1. Settings
    2. More
    3. Application Manger
    4. Samsung WatchOn
    5. Remove the check for "Show Notifications"

    This doesn't stop the program from starting on powerup, but it removes it from the notifications.
    08-16-2013 11:46 AM
  6. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I just started having the same problem. Unchecking the notification box only lasts until reboot...

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-16-2013 12:45 PM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Just happened to me when I rebooted my phone. I don't mind it in the drop down because it just makes it quicker when I want to use it but I can go without the icon at the top though. I wonder why it just started happening. I've rebooted a couple times over the past week and never came up before. Weird.
    08-16-2013 02:28 PM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I noticed it about 3 days ago...

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-16-2013 04:07 PM
  9. Dramer77's Avatar
    mine is doing this as well, i emailed the dev from the app page in the play store and told them about the issue, i suggest you guys do it as well... its annoying that it restarts when you restart the phone
    08-16-2013 10:20 PM
  10. cbcarree's Avatar
    This happens to me too!!
    08-23-2013 12:28 PM
  11. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    I started this thread a couple days ago. Might help with more questions. Looks like its just a bug that need to get fixed.

    08-23-2013 01:33 PM
  12. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    This is happening because of an update to the WatchOn app in the Play Store. It may be because of a change in policies in 4.3 (I may be wrong about this, so take it with a grain of salt). Now, I believe apps are required to put a persistent notification in the status bar if they're running (or something to that effect).
    08-23-2013 02:20 PM
  13. ya its me's Avatar
    I have had this same problem. Did not notice it until I opened the app to show someone else and it would not close. Here is what I did:

    > settings > application manager>downloaded apps

    I selected the watchon app. There were two running. The video app and the actual app itself.

    I uninstalled updates on both of them

    Restarted my phone

    It will update them automatically if you have selected. As long as you do not open it again, you should be good to go. Have not had a problem since then.
    11-06-2013 10:11 AM
  14. joksanxfr's Avatar
    I have been having the same issue.

    I like the application and use it quite often to control my tv, But that notification icon and controller in the notification bar is very annoying.

    Disabling until there is a fix.
    11-07-2013 05:30 AM
  15. jmusgrovejr's Avatar
    I figured out how to stop it. Just open the app then hit the menu key. There is a Setting option. Scroll down to the Notification section and change the options.
    dgreening and Ileen Mesa like this.
    11-17-2013 10:54 PM
  16. Elenita Felisarta Ishikawa's Avatar
    Settings>more>application manager>watch on>force stop
    12-08-2013 09:12 PM
  17. dgreening's Avatar
    This worked for me. Even after a reboot. Thanks,
    12-14-2013 03:01 PM
  18. realtalksrealtalks5555's Avatar
    I dont know if it was solved, but there is a much easier way to solve it without disabling or stopping the Watchon app. Just go to the app, I have s4, so I click the menu button and get choices such as: change room, edit channels, settings etc... You want to go to settings, then scroll down and there will be a section titled notifications and you can check or uncheck the option that reads: Show remote control on notification panel. Uncheck that box and you should be set.
    sillydee likes this.
    01-04-2014 12:08 AM
  19. Kieron Shepherd's Avatar
    might not have shut it down 100% but the icons gone so out of sight out of mind and all that thanks mate
    01-04-2014 07:00 AM
  20. sillydee's Avatar
    This actually solves my problem! Thank you!
    Open watchon> settings>Notifications>Untick the box which says "show remote control on notif panel" And turn off "auto display remote control on lock screen".. this is for s4 and android 4.3.
    komunist likes this.
    01-20-2014 04:43 AM
  21. Tzaidi's Avatar
    Hi all I had this problem on my samsung s4. I figured out how to get rid of this annoying app watchon.
    Go to settings, the select the more tab at the top the select application manager the select watchon. THEN SELECT uninstall updates when you Confirm it will ask you to set back to factory default select yes and this will get rid of it on all occasions and any previous settings will be erased for this app.
    02-22-2014 12:52 PM
  22. komunist's Avatar
    YEAH thats solution for sure !!! THANX A LOT!
    05-10-2014 05:57 PM
  23. chuck6961's Avatar
    If you don't use it just disable it.
    05-10-2014 08:56 PM
  24. pegasuslosangeles's Avatar
    To turn it off you need to go to application manager and search ALL. Once you get to Watch on open it and force stop. Don't use the Running Section use the All Section
    12-21-2014 02:09 PM
  25. webulous8311's Avatar
    This is actually an app called, Peel Smart Remote. To remove, perform the following.

    1. Settings
    2. Application manager
    3. locate "Peel Smart Remote"
    4. Select, "Disable"
    Select any prompts to remove data or uninstall all updates.
    02-04-2016 08:30 PM

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