Although the Google Play Store is the go-to place for any Android smartphone user looking to acquire applications (with more than 2 million applications available for download as of February 2016), over the years several smartphone manufacturers have launched their own app stores, and Samsung along with the Galaxy Apps store is no different. The Galaxy Apps store was created by Samsung as an alternate ecosystem and as a way to distance itself from the competition, and while it doesn’t replace Google Play Store by any stretch of the imagination, it can offer some interesting promotions and / or applications from time to time.
But not everything about the Galaxy Apps store is perfect, and Samsung Galaxy S or Galaxy Note owners may have already been faced with rather aggressive Galaxy Apps notifications for promotions and featured items. Intrusive notifications can turn off many smartphone users, and can annoy even happy Samsung customers owning the brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge or the Galaxy Note 5 – all of which are very powerful premium terminals from which you would expect a premium user experience. However, the good news is that there is an easy way to disable push notifications for the Galaxy Apps store, and you can do so on a Samsung Galaxy S or Galaxy Note device by following the simple step below.
First of all, you will need to open the Samsung Galaxy Apps store application on your device. Next, tap the “More” button and access the “Settings” menu in the upper-right corner of the screen. Now to the last and most important step: simply tap to disable the toggle associated with “Push notification”, and this will prevent the Galaxy Apps store application from bothering you with notifications regarding featured items and so on. In addition, if you wish to disable notifications for the Galaxy Apps store altogether you can do so by turning off update notifications from the app’s “Settings” screen. Just keep in mind that if you disable this option, in the future you may be required to apply Galaxy Apps store software updates manually before you will be able to use the application properly.