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How to disable Flipboard Briefing on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

BY H. Parvez / February 24, 2017
BY H. Parvez / February 24, 2017 / Devices, How To

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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.

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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.

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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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Source: GadgetGuideOnline


  1. I consider it unwise to force a news service on users. I prefer to choose my sources for my self and think that this contributes to the “big brother” image that sticks to Google more and more.

  2. > Do you feel that Samsung should drop the idea of forcing Flipboard Briefing on its users?

    Put it this way, I’ll never buy another Samsung Android device again. It’s not just Flipboard being forced upon us but it’s certainly one of the worse offenders. What on earth is wrong with allowing users to choose which software they want to use on their own device? If I want my new Galaxy Tab A to work seamlessly with my other Android (mainly Nexus) devices, and if I want to utilise all of its resources, I’ve pretty much got to root it and risk bricking the damn thing.

    Would you believe another Briefing alert just popped up while I was typing this? This is truly ridiculous.

    1. Samsung has been getting a lot of hate for including all these unwanted additions in their phones, but I’ve actually seen an improvement over time. Sure, I’d love it if they stopped altogether and sold at least one phone with stock Android, but slow improvement is better than nothing, I guess.

      BTW, for future Samsung slamming feel free to open up a thread on our forum: http://forum.updato.com/

  3. The damn thing should be removed it is not relevant to me. Why do they force these bloody things on people.

  4. The damn thing should be removed it is not relevant to me. Why do they force these bloody things on people.

  5. I still get the Briefing notifications even though I disabled the Briefing widget on the left home screen.

  6. This unwanted app runs down my battery and is a nuisance. Please make it an option.

  7. This does not effectively stop the flipboard app from bothering you. I receive a notification almost every day from the flipboard app, even though I have it disabled and when I go to play store under flipboard it even offers to install it on my device, as if it wasn’t installed. I am seriously thinking about rooting my device because of (mainly) this. The rest of the Samsung bloatware apps do not help convince me not to do so. I for one will not be purchasing another Samsung phone, especially since the S8 has gotten rid of the best features and added some really annoying ones. The curved edge is horrible and makes the screen more likely to brake, the physical home button is gone, the options button has given way to app selection which in its time was accessed by long pressing the home button. Bixby, no matter how well that feature will work, will never be anything else than an A.I. assistant. And let’s face it. nobody really has any need or patience for that stuff, which makes it really dumb to dedicate a physical button to it. Especially since Samsung seem so hellbent on getting rid of physical buttons! All in all, I really do not like where Samsung is going with it’s devices. Sorry for the rant, just had to get it out of my system!

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