Verizon released an OTA update before two days for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that adds some minor features and fixes several bugs. However, users have noticed that the update also installs a service called DT Ignite that allows carriers to quietly install bloatware. This addition went unmentioned in Verizon’s release notes, but fortunately is easy to disable.
DT Ignite has made the news in the past as well. In December 2014, many T-Mobile and Verizon customers discovered that deleted carrier bloatware apps would reinstall as the service has been designed to download carrier apps once a device has been activated, reset, updated or has even been put through a factory reset.
Fortunately, users can find the service in the app list and disable it. Users may need to enable the “Show system apps” option under “More” in order to have DT Ignite show up.