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Galaxy S6 users plagued with annoying spam popup – here’s how to stop it

Galaxy S6 Features

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 is easily the most impressive flagship smartphone the company has ever made. It’s packed full of powerful components, a killer screen and dramatically improved software. Meanwhile, the hardware is finally on par with other high-end smartphones thanks to its all-metal and glass construction.

Now, it looks like Samsung has another new feature to set its latest flagship phones apart from its earlier efforts: Spam.

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In a recent article, I called the Galaxy S6 edge my favorite Android phone right now. It likely will continue to be my favorite Android phone for the foreseeable future, as well. The S6 and S6 edge are hardly perfect though, and a new issue has popped up alongside a recent update that couldn’t be more annoying if it tried.

As detailed in a recent thread on the XDA Developers forum, many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users have been plagued by an annoying popup that constantly spams them. T-Mobile device owners appear to be the most widely affected.

A Samsung popup pitching enhanced features appears on the display and asks the user to opt into profile sharing features. If you decline the service, however, the popup will appear again soon after, and it will continue to pester you until you opt in.

Thankfully, there is a way to stop it.

All you have to do is check the box agreeing to the terms and conditions, and then tap the agree button. Yes, this means you’ve just opted into the service. Then, however, you can open the Contacts app and tap on your own profile, which will appear at the top of the list.

Now, simply tap on Profile sharing and slide the toggle to off and you’ll disable the new enhanced features.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.