Earlier today, the news came through that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Verizon were receiving a minor update. In terms of what the update brought with it, this was best summed up by Verizon as an update which will “optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.” As to be expected, a number of users are now seeing the update arrive on their Verizon Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. However, not to be expected, some users are already taking to reddit to detail that another feature was included in the update and one which was not noted in the original changelog. The feature in question is DT Ignite.
To some, this will be a very familiar name as back towards the end of 2014, DT Ignite substantially hit the headlines and in most cases, not for favorable reasons. For those unfamiliar with DT Ignite, the easiest way to describe what the app/service does, is that it allows carriers to install apps on your device. Some will refer to these as ‘pre-installed apps’, while others will refer to them as ‘bloatware’. Whichever view you take, some users are reporting that they are seeing DT Ignite appearing following the update.
At the moment, there is no word from Verizon on this and so it cannot be verified if DT Ignite is being officially installed as part of the update. Furthermore, some users (on Verizon) are noting that they are not seeing DT Ignite being included with the update. Which would be very strange, as it is extremely unlikely to be heading so some users and not others. Not to mention, even if it is being included with the update, there is no information to suggest that this will lead to further ‘bloatware’ being installed or the inclusion of DT Ignite is in anyway untoward. For now, the only news is that it is being reported as included in the update. If you own a Verizon branded Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, have received the update and would like to check if it is on your phone – then head to settings, then to Application Manager and check through the list. It is also worth pointing out that if you do see it installed on your device in Application Manager, this is also the place where you can disable it if you want. One of the redditors has provided an image of it on their system, which you can see below.