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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by bobwfd, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. bobwfd

    bobwfd Lurker
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    Can someone please tell me why "samsung internet" is showing in my google history when I never use "samsung internet" app to search? I only use google chrome. Thanks
     



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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    The app is probably using Chrome in the background, and/or is tied to another app that you do use and then it uses Chrome and or Google to do whatever.

    Things like this are a perfect example as to why I do not use Google, Chrome, or any of the like.

    I also don't like browsers or other apps that do stuff behind my back, ie. 'background', unless I put the apps there for a purpose- other than what makes the phone and internet work.

    Anyway, on some devices, Chrome is actually what serves as Android System Webview- the Android app that lets other apps show web content.

    This could be how Samsung Internet (even if you never use it, it is probably doing something in the background) is getting online.

    Try going into developers options and changing the webview from Chrome to Android System Webview if it isn't already.

    If that is not it, and you do not use it, then disable Samsung Internet if you are able to do so.

    A great browser to get off of the Google spyware train is Lightning.

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/acr.browser.lightning/
     
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  3. bobwfd

    bobwfd Lurker
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    Thank you very much
     
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