Original topic:

Why does the preloaded weather app show ads

(Topic created: 02-03-2021 07:52 AM)
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Galaxy S20
This is basically an app that I have paid for as part of buying the phone.
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ThatDudeDez
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Galaxy S20
very annoying. mine does it also on the weather app and samsung pay.
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Brittanywray
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sdneidich
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Galaxy S20
No, it does not. Ads are still there, just no longer customized.
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SamsungQue
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Galaxy S20

Do the ads still appear when your phone is in safe mode?

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sdneidich
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Galaxy S20
Yes.

Screenshot_20210507-165943_Weather_46.jpg

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sdneidich
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Galaxy S20
Good news, I have a solution.

Go to your Settings, Connections, More Connection Settings, and enable private DNS. Set your private DNS to dns.adguard.com

This effectively blocks most ads at the DNS level, and fixes ads like the one in weather.
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rodstone25
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Galaxy S20
Note 20 same thing with preload weather App, Ads Can't get away from them,LOL
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Brittanywray
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FrS10
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Galaxy S20
Yeah, obnoxious, I use Forecastie instead.
No ads in weather or music on my Tab S7 so far, though!
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