I set my phone down a lot, but when i go to pick it back up, there seems to always be some sort of advert on the screen. Now, ive checked and stopped all events running in the background, yet the phone still does it. Kind of annoying, and puts strain on battery life, especially when youre working and cannot manage your cellular phone 24/7, as the screen lights up when these ads pop up, and it wont turn off unless you dismiss the ad.
Why is this? I pay you guys for service, i pay for my cell phone, yet, you guys still find it necessary to run ads? Like, just now, whule typing this post, an ad popped up for "Wish" i dont need Wish, i dont like the app, but itll keep on doing it over and over again. Its relentless and annoying. Its making me very dissatisfied with your company.
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it took alot of researching, downloading apps, opting out and google and you tubing, but I finally got to hopefully the core of the problem. LIVERAMP. yep...no matter how many times i opted out this company still had free rein on my phone. But guess what...if you go to liveramp.com/opt_out/ you can actually opt out. you will need your AD ID and your Device ID to opt out (another fun and time consuming ordeal, but worth every minute!) These are located under Settings..Google services...Ads...Your advertising ID, and Settings...about phone....Status...IMEI. :) Good luck!
Kill the pop ups!
Scroll to the bottom of the page and press the “Permenantly Opt Out” button
Check the “i am not a robot” box in the captcha box.
Then enter your GMAIL e-mail address that is on your phone. BINGO! Pop ups are dead.
A lot easier than searching for ad Id’s and device Id’s. Thank you to the poster who pointed me to Live Ramp.
I'm having all these problems and them some! My wife decided to add the flashlight to our smart phones while we were driving down the road! Later that day, we both started getting pop-up ads, one after another, very annoying. One is Score Card! I can't answer my phone and neither can I dial a phone number without one or two, primarily Score Card, popping up, causing me to miss calls and taking 2-3 minutes to clear, so I can call or return a call on my phone!! This is my privacy, my phone, and my service dollar!!! I need it stopped now!! Sincerely, Lynn
To find out which app is pushing ads you need to "long press" on the advertisement itself which should tell you which app is the culprit.
From there you can disable or uninstall the app in Settings/Applications.
If the offending app is a system app you will have to enable Developer options and use ADB to either disable or remove the app from your user directory.
The best option would be to download an app that will help you scan the device for any additional malware that could be pushing these adds to the device.
My Cricket phone is less than 1 week old and i get ads all the time.. when texting, making phone calls ect. Is this a thing with Cricket? is this the reason its so cheap/affordable?
I must be a little slow because I can't figure out how to start a new post...but I followed the guys advice and went to the OPT out thing...FOUND my ad number (ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUSLY LONG NUMBER) and put it in, maybe this will work maybe not...but I just paid my bill TODAY and will NOT be paying the next one, I will take GREAT PRIDE in SMASHING the phone I have on the pavement when I get my new phone and plan in 3 weeks...thanks a lot for nothing Cricket...nice commercials though...