Samsung Push Service: What It Is and How It Works

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Samsung Push Service is an app that sends brand-specific notifications to your Samsung phone. It might already exist on your phone, but if it doesn’t, you can download the app from the Google Play Store and start using it right away.

The instructions included in this article may not be exactly the same for all Samsung devices, but they should fairly similar.

Why Might You Want This App?

If you use several Samsung apps, you might be happy to know that Samsung Push Service gives you push notifications for all of them.

When an app in the Samsung family has new information, you’ll see it through the Samsung Push Service. As a result, this app can be an easy way to stay in the loop about all things Samsung.

What Are Push Messages?

A push message is a notification that pops up on your screen even when you’re not using an app. Samsung push messages come up on your device in several ways. They display in your phone’s notification bar, show application icons at the top of the screen, and generate text-based notification messages.

How Do I Access Samsung Push Service?

To specify the kinds of notifications you see, go to Settings > Apps > Samsung Push Service. If you don't see it in your app list, tap the three-dots > Show system apps, then scroll down and tap Samsung Push Service.

Apps, Three-dot menu, and Show system apps in Samsung Settings

From there, you can adjust the app's Notifications and Permission settings.

Samsung Push Service, Notifications, and Show notifications toggle on in Samsung Settings

Potential Downsides of Using Samsung Push Service

If you’re thinking about buying a new phone, you’ll want to know that Samsung is the brand behind some of this year’s most anticipated phones. However, some people aren’t happy the Push Service app is factory-installed on many of them.

Unnecessary apps are particularly frustrating when phones lack internal space, making users do everything they can to delete items they don’t need.

There are also reports that the Samsung Push Service sends advertisements to the gadgets, but there’s nothing in the official description of the app that presents ads as a possibility.

Avast included it in a 2017 report about Android phone apps and mentioned explicitly that Samsung Push Service depletes resources by draining the battery.

Users also say they continuously get notifications to update the app, and that those reminders annoy them.

How to Disable Samsung Push Service

To disable Samsung Push Service, go to Settings > Apps > Samsung Push Service > Notifications and tap the Show notifications switch to turn all notifications Off.

Notifications and Show notifications toggle in Samsung Push Notification Settings

Disable Mobile Data Usage for Samsung Push Service

If you solely use the internet on your phone by relying on its data instead of a Wi-Fi connection, you can disable Samsung Push Service so that it won’t run unless you’re on Wi-Fi.

  1. Go to Settings and tap Connections.

  2. Tap Data Usage.

  3. Tap Mobile data usage.

    Connections, Data usage, and Mobile data usage in Samsung Settings
  4. Scroll down and tap Samsung Push Service.

  5. Tap the Allow background data usage toggle to turn it Off.

    Samsung Push Service and Allow background data usage toggle Off in Samsung Settings

A Tip for Disabling Samsung Push Service

If you’re sure you want to do away with Samsung Push Service for good, you should know that deleting it will require downloading a third-party app.

Samsung Push Service is bundled within the Samsung Apps application. So, if your phone asks you to update Samsung Apps, it’ll reinstall Samsung Push Service without your knowledge. Then, you’ll need to go through the steps above again.

  • Is the Samsung Push Service worth it?

    It can be, depending on your needs. You'll have to decide this for yourself, but unless you regularly use many Samsung apps, it's likely not worth spending your battery life and processing power.

  • Does the Samsung Push Service drain your battery?

    It could. Some users have expressed issues with the service cutting down battery life. However, on today's modern Samsung phones, the service isn't likely to be a significant power drain unless you have installed a large amount of Samsung apps.

  • Does removing the Samsung Push Service have any downsides?

    It can. If you don't use Samsung apps, you won't notice a difference. If you do, you won't get push notifications from them, so you will have to monitor any Samsung apps yourself.

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