I've had Samsung's since the S3. I have the S20 now and honestly I'm just tired of them. The ads are disgusting and an insult really. I literally just ordered a Pixel 4a because I'm kind of hating my S20 anymore. I don't even like the camera on this phone. It's kind of garbage when it comes to motion blur. Really bad processing compared to other phones. I may end up getting a Pixel 5 actually if it isn't oversized...I heard it may be 6.7 inches and I'm kind of tired of huge phones anymore. I think 5.5-5.8 is good. Samsung needs to get their act together. Even the Note 20 announced today is way overpriced for what it is. Samsung needs to switch gears and focus on making more affordable flagships and knock it off with ads. Nobody needs ads in native apps. So gross.
i searched google play to find apps with no ads, i went through alot of apps and then tested each one and found 3 of each that i liked for different reasons. If you decide to use one of these options let me know what you picked and why. Hope this helps someone avoid these Samsung ads.
Weawow [optional donation as in app purchase]
Weather assistant by climacell [premium, in app purchase]
Musicolet music player [no ads] [offline]
Sony | music center
PowerAudio free music player
This is working for me so far. 😁Open music, menu (3 dots), go to settings, go to about Samsung music, go to info button in the top right corner, and go to notifications, block notifications.
I am using Samsung Music version 126.96.36.199 (on Galaxy S20+) without ads for a while. It is one version older than the most current version which is 188.8.131.52.
Ads on Weather App arrived recently, so irritating! I am starting to look into options. OnePlus has trade-in options for purchasing their phone. They accept multiple Samsung phones, but Galaxy S20 is not one of them currently.