Something odd has happened to my phone

  bumpkin 14:26 01 Jan 2019

I have a samsung s4 which I just use for calls and email. My problem which started about a week ago is that it bleeps and when I look to see why messages start flashing up on the screen for a few seconds each but continuous making it impossible to use. Things like "sign up" "google account" "unlock to continue" which I cant do anyway. A restart will get rid of it until next time, 3 or 4 times a day. On one occasion it stopped, giving the message "Peel remote has stopped working" and then it was fine again. Any clues please.

  lotvic 17:19 01 Jan 2019

From Samsung: "The Peel Smart Remote Application is an application that turns your smart phone or tablet into a TV remote"

From click here

"The app has been strongly criticized for blasting users with lock screen ads and overlays."

"In 2017, the app introduced a malign ad practice of unethical lock screen ads and overlays"

Scroll down the page in the link to the bit that shows how to disable it

  bumpkin 18:21 01 Jan 2019

Thanks lotvic, you seem to be spot on having read the link. I can find it on the phone OK but selecting it only makes it ask for my TV make. I cannot find a remove or disable option.

  john bunyan 18:26 01 Jan 2019
  bumpkin 18:36 01 Jan 2019

I asked my son and he seems to have got rid of it. Just hope it does not come back. Thanks for your help in giving me a starting point.

  Forum Editor 22:51 01 Jan 2019

Moved to Digital Home and Smartphones help from Tech Helproom.

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