If you use a Samsung cell phone, you have probably come across “Samsung Free”. Here you will be able to know what this app is about and what it is for on the cell phone. We will also tell you how you can disable the app if you don’t want to use it.
Samsung Free is a content aggregator that comes pre-installed on Galaxy smartphones. This applies to all Samsung smartphones. OneUI version 3 or higher as well.
The app replaces the Samsung Daily app, which already had the Bixby Home App has replaced. It works similarly to the Google Discover service, presenting a variety of multimedia content from many sources.
The app offers news feeds (provided by upday, formerly Taboola), podcast episodes, games, and even live streaming via the free Samsung TV Plus service, at least in select countries. Similar to the Google alternative, the app can customize certain suggestions based on one’s preferences. However, setting preferences is only an optional feature.
But beware: it is not possible to manually add feeds to the app, like the one shown in NextPit RSS feeds the case is
The free Samsung app is pre-installed by the manufacturer and cannot be simply uninstalled, at least not, without rooting your phone. Also, you can’t turn them off in the app’s settings menu. So the only option is to disable the app manually. All you have to do is follow these three easy steps:
- Long tap on an empty spot on the home screen.
- Swipe the screen to the right until you reach the leftmost page.
- Then turn on the switch at the top “Outside”.
With the same steps, you can replace Samsung Free Feed with Google Discover if you prefer that app.
That’s it for our daily tip. Have you actively used the Samsung Free app so far? Or are you like me and disable the feature as soon as you turn on a Galaxy phone for the first time? Let us know your tips and thoughts in the comments below!
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