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How do I disable Game Booster Notifications?

(Topic created on: 21-08-2021 03:51 PM)
Members_bfF62Fw
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Every time I play a game app on my S10 phone, a notification appears in the notification area from Game Booster. If I press on it, there's no option to disable it. If I choose 'notification settings' I'm told that it was Game Booster that showed the notification but any attempt to disable it from showing notifications is not allowed. The enable/disable slider/button is deactivated. Why am I not allowed to stop this thing (whatever it is) from spamming me with notifications that I'm not interested in? That's the behaviour of malware rather than something useful.

I just want it to stop.

I've googled this a bit and some people suggest disabling the 'game launcher' but that makes no difference. I suspect that's a different thing.

I understand that Samsung think they want to help us with the software they pre-install, but everything should be able to be turned off if the user wants. Microsoft was forced to do it on Windows. Apple are being pressured. Do we need to start a movement to get the EU to ban Samsung from forcing us to use things we don't want to also?

I fully expect this to get no official Samsung staff member to comment on this.

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AndrewL
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@Members_bfF62Fw: Try heading to Settings > Apps > Tap the 3 lines to the right of 'Your Apps' > Show System Apps > Game Booster > Scroll down > Appear On Top > Allow Permission, and toggle this on. Let me know if this helps. 

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Blessed4life
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Hi if you disable the game launcher it will disable the game booster, to disable the game launcher go to advanced features & toggle off game launcher.
https://youtu.be/L1-TXwArutI
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Members_bfF62Fw
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Game launcher has been disabled for months. It doesn't affect game booster. Maybe technically it disables game booster from actively doing anything, but it certainly doesn't disable the booster notifications.

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@Members_bfF62Fw: Try heading to Settings > Apps > Tap the 3 lines to the right of 'Your Apps' > Show System Apps > Game Booster > Scroll down > Appear On Top > Allow Permission, and toggle this on. Let me know if this helps. 

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Kenneth-071
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A temporary fix would be to force close the Game Booster app, if the app isn't running it cannot send notifications. Your only other option would be to disable the Game Booster app via ADB as it cannot be disabled from the phone itself.

If you're interested in the ADB route, I already explained it in this topic here. Just replace the package name mentioned in my post with com.samsung.android.game.gametools.

Members_bfF62Fw
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Thanks. Both those options seem good, but AndrewL's suggestion did the trick 😎😍

Members_bfF62Fw
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Thanks Andrew, that solved it for me. I can't believe I've let it bug me for the last year without trying harder. A few times I've googled it and been disappointed with the results. Hopefully this one rises up the google rankings as it is the answer. It's also somewhere I'd never have 'just found' by poking around. I'll be using that 3-lines-to-the-right-of-'Your Apps' more often now I'm sure 😁