What is Samsung Visit In?

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

Samsung is an Android manufacturer that has developed its own user interface elements and features to set itself apart from other Android phones. Its core UI is called Bixby, and Samsung has a number of system apps that enable it to function. Among these is Samsung Visit In, an app that allows the company to track your phone's location and notify you about offers and coupons.

A few weeks ago, Samsung updated its privacy policy. One Redditor read the document, did not like what they saw, and posted a link to it on r/android. The thread quickly blew up, with users expressing outrage at the invasive collection of personal data.

The policy outlines what kinds of information Samsung will collect and share. It includes the standard fare, like contact details, device settings, and app downloads. But it also lists things like your credit card information, usernames and passwords for third-party services, photos, voice recordings generated during voice commands, and more. Samsung says it uses your data for a variety of purposes, including delivering ads, communicating with you, improving their products and services, and complying with applicable law.

It also mentions that Samsung may sell your data to third parties. Fortunately, it states that you can opt-out of this by going to Settings and selecting "Application manager" and then selecting Samsung visit in. From there, you can uninstall the app. To avoid any accidental deletions, it's a good idea to back up your phone before deleting any system apps.

David Sunnyside
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