How to officially remove Lockscreen Ads on Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Now that Amazon has announced that their Prime Exclusive Phones will no longer have ads on their lockscreens, updates are beginning to roll out to existing devices that removes ads. If your device hasn’t received the update and you don’t want to wait, you can remove the ads yourself by sideloading this APK file (mirror) onto your phone. It’s an official update from Amazon to the offers app that is already on your device. This APK was pulled from a Moto G5 Plus, but it should also work on other Prime exclusive Phone makes and models.

  1. K Barlow says:

    Would this work with Fire Tablets too?

  2. Masterblaster says:

    The update is pushed through the Amazon Offers App on the Prime Phones. Update your software to see the lockscreen removed. It was pushed on my Moto e, Moto e plus and Moto G4 phones.
    But the real question is why did Amazon abandoned their own software?

    • AFTVnews says:

      I think it’s because nobody sees lockscreens anymore. Fingerprint readers on phones are so fast now that you’ve usually unlocked the device before you’ve even brought it up to your eyes. There’s no point in having lockscreen ads that hurt phone sales when they’re not even being seen by anyone. I bet we’ll see a different way for Amazon to monetize these discounted phones within a year.

      EDIT: To clarify, I don’t think existing phones will get new ads. I think future Prime Exclusive Phones will have something other than just Amazon apps installed.

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