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Petal120
Level 1: Cadet

How do i remove pocket news?

Hi there,  I have a Samsung S9+ and keep noticing that pocket news is somehow updating on my phone and keeps moving from the location I had it saved, since I can't remove the darn app. Does anyone know of anyway to remove the app as I don't use it and it's annoying that I have to move it whenever I do a phone update.

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Level 23: Superhero

Re: How do i remove pocket news?

Good morning,

You can go into Settings, then Apps and look for Pocket News and disable it.

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Petal120
Level 1: Cadet

Re: How do i remove pocket news?

Thanks ProfessorPhone, I'm unable to disable it as this is greyed out. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance

Level 23: Superhero

Re: How do i remove pocket news?

Hello again, I'm sorry, but I do not know what else to do.

"Stay tuned" as another of the team here may very well know.

Thanks

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"Being 75 years of age, entitles one to be an expert at everything!!"
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Re: How do i remove pocket news?

Hi Petal120, welcome to CrowdSupport.

PocketNews is part of the version of Android Samsung put on their Telstra branded phones, so to get rid of it entirely you'd have to "root" your phone and flash a different version of Android to it. "Root" is a really unfortunate but accurate term for technical reasons, the Android community weren't going to use anything as flashy as "Jailbreak!" Basically it refers to getting access to the "root" of the file system, which in Linux and Unix (on which Android is based) is often displayed with a tree like structure.

 

This shouldn't prevent you moving the shortcut to where ever you want it to be, nor cause it to move back. Haven't got a suggestion for that I'm sorry.

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