So, I recently received the Samsung Galaxy S9 as I like the idea of a slim bezel phone without having a notch at the top. However, I noticed that it was having some horrible idle battery drain even in airplane mode with just WiFi enabled. I installed BetterBatteryStats to analyze the issue and it seems to have something to do with the alarms from Google Play Services. So I did a factory reset to try to get the software as fresh as possible, but during the setup process, when updating my apps, I noticed that the Play Store had asked me if I wanted to install applications that I have used on previous devices.
For those of you who disable auto updates for your apps, you’ll find this message in the same area of your updates tab. After recently setting up a new phone, Google has started to recommend that you install apps you’ve used before on other devices. Google was aware of 10 different apps that i used on previous devices. I know there are a number of apps that I always install when I am setting up a new device and it is a pain to go through and search for each of them.