Adds Keep Showing Up on Phone
Samsung Galaxy J7 2018, SM-J737A, ATT
Samsung Experience 9.0
This is an extra phone that I picked up new from ATT for $50 back in June of 2018. It is on my plan, even though it is seldom turned on. It has a cell number that one of my family members had, but that person is no longer with ATT. I put my email address on it, just so I could test it out. Other than that, I don't use it. I bought the J7 in case another family member breaks one of their expensive phones. I still use my S3.
Here's what's going on. Within the last week or so, when I turn the phone on, and swipe the lock screen to get to the home screen, the home screen shows up for a second or so, but then the home screen is pushed aside and an add shows up. The adds have been for Candy Crush, Experion credit monitoring, The Princeton Review, and they all have a Learn More button, and an Install button. I cannot not press the back button on the J7 because it is not 'available'. None of the software buttons on the J7 are available. But, the adds do have an "X" in the upper right that will let me close them, and if I do press the "X", I am returned to my home screen.
I have no relationship with any of the add companies.
I have not installed any app on this phone. As I said, I got this phone back in June of 2018, and this did not happen until last week.
Does anyone know why this started to happen lately, and how I can stop it?
I've had the same Experion add show up four times today.