Samsung’s Stock UI apps showed ads for years and the company was often criticized for this. Samsung promised it would begin removing ads from its first-party apps back in August and has already begun doing so, starting with the Samsung Health and Samsung Pay apps. This was confirmed in a reply on Samsung’s Community Forum by the Samsung Health Manager.
Please note that the banner at the top of the Samsung Health app will not be provided from October 1.” (machine translation)
Users in South Korea can now use both Samsung Pay and Samsung Health completely free of ads. One user from the same Community Forum posted the following screenshot of the Samsung Pay app.
More of Samsung’s Stock UI apps are expected to have their ads removed. We are personally excited to have ads removed from “The Weather Channel App for Samsung by IBM”, which is plagued with junky ads.
Users from the Community Forum reported improved experience of the Samsung Pay App, which included faster loading times and quicker payment times now that the app is ad-free.