This guide will explain how to disable app notifications on the Galaxy S8. If you don’t want to get bothered by dozens of notifications every day you’ll be happy to know they can all be turned off. Whether that’s regular apps notifying you or the Samsung Galaxy App store.
Users get notifications from apps and weather, the Google Play store for updates, and from the Galaxy App store which manages some of Samsung’s core services and features.
Sometimes these notifications are useful, but most of the time they’re unnecessary or promotional ads from the Galaxy App Store. Follow our steps below to clean up your Galaxy S8 and get rid of all those app notifications.
How to Disable App Notifications on the Galaxy S8
Samsung allows Galaxy S8 users to control app notifications completely. With options to toggle them on and off on an app-by-app basis. Meaning you can go down a list and disable app notifications on any app you’d like.
- Head to Settings from the app on your home screen, app tray, or by pulling down the notification bar and tapping the gear-shaped settings button
- Select Notifications
- Toggle the All Apps button at the top of the list
- Scroll through and turn off app notifications on any app you’d like
Additionally, you can tap on the name of the app instead of switching the on/off switch for more options. Some of these include showing notifications silently, to keep noise to a minimum while at work. You can choose to show or hide notifications for that specific app on the lock screen, and even a priority option. This last one will make sure notification sounds work no matter what, even if you’re using Do Not Disturb mode.
How to Turn off Galaxy Apps Notifications
Another step is turning off app notifications for the Galaxy App Store. Features like the Always-on display, camera modes, and other Galaxy features receive updates here. However, the constant notifications and ads aren’t needed. Make sure you turn notifications off here too.
- Find and open Galaxy Apps in the app tray
- Tap the (3-lines) menu button near the top right of the screen
- Select Settings from the pop-up menu
- Uncheck “Show updates on notification panel”
- Next, turn off Push notifications for ads and promotional materials
We recommend keeping auto-update apps enabled, especially if you turn off the update notifications. Otherwise, you won’t know about software updates and new features or improvements available for some of the core features of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
After following the two sets of instructions above you’ll no longer constantly get notifications from each app, and the Galaxy App store won’t bother you anymore. This will give you a better experience on your Galaxy S8, keep your phone clean, and give you more control over your device.
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