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Samsung introduced a cool feature a few years for all the reading fanatics called My Magazine. With the release of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung has replaced My Magazine with Flipboard Briefing, which is permanently located on the leftmost homescreen page.
The live news feed is probably appreciated by some, but most of us consider the Flipboard Briefing as a nuisance. Whether it is the usual accidental tap or the unwanted data usage to load news posts, taking down Flipboard Briefing can be necessary. Fortunately, there is a simple method on how to disable Flipboard Briefing on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Step 1: Access the editing mode of Galaxy S6 home screen
Tap and hold anywhere on the homescreen of your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge to enter the editing mode. Make sure you press and hold somewhere on the background and not on an app icon to enter the editing mode, or simply use the pinch gesture.
Step 2: Locate the Flipboard Briefing panel
The Flipboard Briefing panel is located all the way to the left (first homescreen page). Hence, you must swipe to the left to view it, or press the double-line icon in screen indicators.
Step 3: Disable Flipboard Briefing
Once you see the first homescreen, tap on the checkbox at the top of the screen to select the Flipboard Briefing app window. Now that you have deselected the checkbox, the news highlights will disappear from your Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge homescreen.
Since the news highlights window is built into TouchWiz, you cannot remove Flipboard Briefing from your Galaxy S7. However, once you have disabled the app from the homescreen, it won’t bother you ever again.
Do you feel that Samsung should drop the idea of forcing Flipboard Briefing on its users? Would removing the news highlight window make the user experience much better than it already is? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or on the Updato forum.
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