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    Default Phones, Computers, & Tablets- Advice Help Thread

    Thought it might be beneficial to have an advice thread to attain help with phones & computers & tablets. I can't be the only one that encounters glitches regularly.

    Right now- My beef is YouTube notifications. Every time I turn the internet on on my phone I get numerous YT notices which take up the whole screen. It's driving me crazy. I'm trying to surf & the notifications keep popping up blocking my view of what I'm reading at the time.

    I previously signed out of the YouTube....but then found out I can't surf & watch without being signed in. Ugh.

    I considered doing a factory reset on my phone so I could start fresh devoid of YouTube & Google tracking notifications, but realized I'd lose my Covid-19 Vaccination Info which is important.

    What can we do?

    Can we surf without Google? I want to dismantle Google altogether.

    Everywhere I surf I'm bombarded with notifications & requests to download apps & whatnot.

    I just want to surf without being interrupted having to click shut all this crap that pops up. It's driving me nuts. Many times there's no X in the corner to close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    What phone you got?


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    Samsung Galaxy mainly but also use my older 2015 LG K7 to surf to avoid draining the battery on the main phone with SIM card.

    I've cleaned up both best I could. Deleted a lot of stuff. I want to keep some of the music & videos. There's no unusual virus or anything that I know of.

    I'm just annoyed by the Google & YouTube notices, & almost everywhere I surf have to click about cookies or they want me to download their app but don't want a bunch of apps.

    Also- Google seems to frequently want to download updates. The download arrow starts up & I click it closed because I don't want new updates. I just want to surf the way it was before.

    It seems to me there is very little control over Google YouTube & Facebook. To use their services have to adapt to the inconvenience.

    I'm just wondering if there's a way to surf without being logged into the Google's.

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    AdBlock Plus extension for Chrome.

    I haven't sat through any YouTube ads or had any notifications I didn't ask specifically set up myself for at least a decade.

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    Isnt there an option to turn off notifications for YT?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    AdBlock Plus extension for Chrome.

    I haven't sat through any YouTube ads or had any notifications I didn't ask specifically set up myself for at least a decade.
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    Isnt there an option to turn off notifications for YT?


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    Thank You for the input. I'll check the Adblock out & double-check YouTube to see if I can simply turn off the notifications.

    It's possible I probably could have tried harder to rectify these issues on my own before posting this thread asking for advice. But there's other stuff too.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Thank You for the input. I'll check the Adblock out & double-check YouTube to see if I can simply turn off the notifications.

    It's possible I probably could have tried harder to rectify these issues on my own before posting this thread asking for advice. But there's other stuff too.

    Thanks again.
    One other thing, if you are using the dedicated YouTube app, you may want to surf videos on YouTube using your browser. I do that and have no issues with pop-ups or notifications and I'm always signed in to my YT account.

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    I use youtube vanced. If you are android, highly recommend you side load it, no commercials, popups, etc

    https://vancedapp.com/

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