07-14-2017 12:20 AM
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  1. Maknora's Avatar
    One thing I learned owning the S8 is that people do not know how to update Samsung phones properly. They just update the Google play store apps. However you also need to update the galaxy store app under 'My Apps' as well, but 90 percent of the users (probably not you guys) do not even sign in to Galaxy App store. It's unfortunate because the updates really help the phone get rid of bugs and keeps it optimal. Samsung needs to show the public how to do this. How to update the phone dialer, messages, gallery, internet, all these pre installed apps.
    07-11-2017 10:58 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    People just update their Play Store apps because their Play Store apps update automatically. Most people don't even know the Galaxy app store exists, never mind know they should be going in to update it. I don't blame users at all for that... that's all on Samsung. They can update their dialer, messaging app, browsers... ALL can be done via the Play Store like all the other apps on the phone.

    Why do they have an app store in the first place? What's the point, other than to confuse less nuanced mobile users? They aren't going to replace Google, that's for sure.
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    07-11-2017 12:00 PM
  3. Njbrandon's Avatar
    My edge panel keeps saying there's an update but when I try it says update not found
    07-11-2017 12:03 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Why do they have an app store in the first place? What's the point, other than to confuse less nuanced mobile users?
    I'd say there are 2 main reasons: (1) To gain revenue directly from people who purchase Candy Flappy Floopy Bird Crush Saga from the Galaxy Apps Store instead of the Play Store, and (2) Samsung still seems to aspire to having its own ecosystem -- maybe they still think Tizen is the future.
    07-11-2017 12:06 PM
  5. Ecm's Avatar
    The Galaxy Apps settings has a push option, but it seems... quirky. I keep that app icon beside the Play store icon. I'm reminded occasionally to check for updates that way. There's usually a couple.
    07-11-2017 12:17 PM
  6. Troneas's Avatar
    i love updates
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    07-11-2017 01:05 PM
  7. smvim's Avatar
    The established practice for Android apps and services is to update themselves automatically, this sounds more like a fault with the Galaxy App if it cannot update itself without manual intervention.
    Personally, I tend to avoid Samsung apps anyway and prefer third-party apps.
    07-11-2017 01:56 PM
  8. LeoRex's Avatar
    My wife's G6 updates some of LG's junk direct from LG... and those will prompt the user when updates are available. I think you have to opt in to auto updates as well.

    Perhaps there is something in the Google Play Services agreement related to automatically updating apps outside of the Play Store and you can't do it out of the box. Dunno. All that junk should get pushed via the Play Store. Samsung and LG already have some of their proprietary apps updated there, why not do them all?
    07-11-2017 02:04 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    Personally, I tend to avoid Samsung apps anyway and prefer third-party apps.
    Actually, most do. I seem to remember a study from a year or two ago where they tracked usage of Samsung's redundant junk. While it was true that nearly everyone tried them once, I think that something like 97% or thereabouts abandoned them by a week or two after purchasing and rarely touched them again. But that's neither here nor there... if they are on the phone, there needs to be a good method to keep them up to date.
    07-11-2017 02:07 PM
  10. Misterb's Avatar
    There are Samsung apps people use, and don't even realize they do (they just think they are part of Android), such as the camera app, diaper, etc that have updates that are needed
    07-11-2017 02:17 PM
  11. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I use all the stock Samsung apps. The email app is excellent, contacts too, the internet app is really smooth. I prefer these to the stock android ones, group emails etc work so much easier with Samsung apps.
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    07-11-2017 03:30 PM
  12. smvim's Avatar
    Actually, most do. ....
    Note that I did qualify this as 'Personally...' meaning it applies to my own preference. If I had stated something like 'Most people tend to avoid Samsung apps...' than yeah, that would be something that's very questionable. And actually most people miss out on a lot of functionality as they don't even take the time to even dig into the Settings menu of the default apps they do use.
    07-11-2017 03:41 PM
  13. BratPAQ's Avatar
    The established practice for Android apps and services is to update themselves automatically, this sounds more like a fault with the Galaxy App if it cannot update itself without manual intervention.
    Personally, I tend to avoid Samsung apps anyway and prefer third-party apps.
    I believe Galaxy Apps have auto update by default. You just need to login/setup the account.
    07-11-2017 04:07 PM
  14. badcat's Avatar
    I'll tell you why I don't use the Galaxy Apps app. When I sign into it automatically starts a backup to the Samsung Cloud and the option to turn it off is greyed out and can't be changed. I don't want my data in yet another place. The only way to kill it is to remove the Samsung Account which prevents you from updating the apps. I have to figure out why the option to turn off the back up is greyed out.
    07-11-2017 04:09 PM
  15. Ecm's Avatar
    I believe Galaxy Apps have auto update by default. You just need to login/setup the account.
    I'm logged in. App updates are set to "whenever available", and not restricted to WiFi. The auto update process works sometimes, but not always. A bit twitchy.
    07-11-2017 04:48 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There are Samsung apps people use, and don't even realize they do (they just think they are part of Android), such as the camera app, diaper, etc that have updates that are needed
    Wait, Samsung has an app that will change a diaper? Wow, there really is an app for everything.
    07-12-2017 03:34 PM
  17. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Samsung has an app that will change a diaper?
    Must resist...must resist...
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    07-12-2017 03:45 PM
  18. Maknora's Avatar
    The galaxy app store updates the phone dialer and message, email, gallery, so its pretty important to create a Samsung account. I bet you though 90 percent of users don't update their phone dialer or text message app, or any of the core Samsung apps not included in the Google play store. This is unfortunate.
    07-12-2017 03:49 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    One odd thing about the Galaxy Apps Store is that some preinstalled Samsung apps can be updated through either the Play Store or the Galaxy Apps Store. I wonder if it makes any difference which one updates the apps?
    07-12-2017 07:37 PM
  20. JeBe4's Avatar
    more bloatware - two app stores - two this etc. I don't mind the proposition (sale) but have the professionalism to handle rejection - I don't want Bixby - I don't want your invasive apps - I enjoy your hardware - just stop it already
    07-12-2017 07:48 PM
  21. bhatech's Avatar
    May be they should use the much better Google play store to do that just like every other OEM apps. Users shouldn't have to login to multiple app stores from their phone. They don't even properly know the Google play store and just add Samsung app store to confusion which has no business to be there in the first place and Samsung can just use Google play store. But no they have to build their own "s u p e r i o r" ecosystem.
    07-12-2017 07:53 PM
  22. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Don't use Samsung apps w/exception of Edge Panel.
    07-12-2017 10:02 PM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I use the Samsung edge panel, internet launcher, Samsung Pay, Messenger and camera app. And I suspect more people use all of those than not.
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    07-12-2017 10:38 PM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    To gain revenue directly from people who purchase Candy Flappy Floopy Bird Crush Saga from the Galaxy Apps Store instead of the Play Store,
    This just makes me want to Flippy the Bird to Samsung.

    They can update their dialer, messaging app, browsers... ALL can be done via the Play Store like all the other apps on the phone.
    I'm inclined to agree. Why not go through both channels and get everyone? Apparently, I had a Samsung account from I am not sure when, and I had to try to remember it to install a theme on the N5 (which still didn't work). Like another user posted, I have been having issues with annoying reminders about Samsung's Cloud.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-13-2017 12:07 AM
  25. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I use all the stock Samsung apps. The email app is excellent, contacts too, the internet app is really smooth. I prefer these to the stock android ones, group emails etc work so much easier with Samsung apps.
    I like the internet and music apps. The music app is what I settled on last year after trying out many different music apps when got my S7 Edge.
    jamezr likes this.
    07-13-2017 12:56 AM
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