Don't like the Samsung Galaxy S5's My Magazine? Here's how to disable it

Don't like the Samsung Galaxy S5's My Magazine? Here's how to disable it
Samsung's My Magazine on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is similar to HTC's BlinkFeed. Both offer you updates from a selected group of social media websites and news feeds. While HTC waited until Sense 5.5 to give those with the feature the ability to disable it, Sammy is giving Galaxy S5 users the opportunity to disable My Magazine right off the proverbial bat.

The process is simple, and if you want it to be, My Magazine could be out of your hair within minutes if not seconds. First thing you need to do to cancel this magazine subscription is to launch the settings application on your Galaxy S5. Scroll all the way down and under the Applications setting, tap on Application Manager. Swipe to the All section, scroll down to the "M's" and click on My Magazine. Click on Turn Off, and then confirm your actions by tapping on Ok.

All you need to do to bring back My Magazine is repeat the process and you'll be given the option to turn on the feature. Now that wasn't too hard, was it?

source: AndroidCentral

Related phones

Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



25. onephone

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Easy directions. Simple enough. Already done that with many other apps Actually. but Someone please explain why that is not an option for me. I see the "turn off" Button, but it is dimmed and won't allow me to push it.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung should pay people to use stuff like "My Magazine". All MM is is a wrapper around Flipboard so Samsung can mine what people read and sell their reading habits to governments, intelligence agencies, advertising companies, and other large data buyers. To their credit, Samsung at least allows people to turn off this wretched junk. On my Note 3, I had to install new launcher to get rid of this garbage. On the Note 3, MM was also hardwired to double press of the home button.

12. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Ahm... actually there is amuch easier way. Zoom out on the home screen - select home screen settings (to the right of the widgets) and you a have a switch right there. You can change the home screen animation there too.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung is always a couple of steps ahead of HTC and seems like they always will be.

14. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

not sure how many steps are exactly consider as couple of steps, or how many more brainless naive Horrible-Talking-Company-fans keep on bashing for the sake of bashing, but at least my Samsung does not have any ugly thick bezel, hopeless camera with endless gimmicks (UltraMyFoot), and complicated UI supposedly inspired by Windows but failed miserably.

21. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

you should use the phone before yo say stupid things...

20. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

how? this feature was already on the htc one and it was implemented better

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

or you can just long press the home screen > home screen settings > uncheck "My Magizine"...

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They mean not to run(if) in background in vain.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

My Magazine is really negligible when it comes to using system resources. it's just a gussied up app launcher. it depends on other apps for it's functionality. i turned it off on my S5 via the homescreen settings on day one and it hasn't run at all. the file itself is only 108KB and even if it were something more you know this thing is powered by a Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM right?

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You got a S5? Welcome to the club! ;)

18. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

did u own a galaxy s5??

19. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

which one is better gs5 or htc one??? i am confused of the reviews.I wanted to buy a new mobile i prefer samsung but seeing all the comments on gs5 maked me confused

22. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

it depends the s5 has a better, camera, screen, and a lot of different features. the m8 has a more streamlined ui, great battery life, and awesome speakers. i suggest playing with them in person first since you have a chance to play with them before you make you decision.

5. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Just give us stock android 4.4.2. We don't give a f**k to bloatware

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Do not you worry, iboy . It will be Google Edition , too. It was for S4 Google Edition(stock android) and 5-6 ppl already bought it. The millions enjoy the great functionallity of TW and feel happy.

23. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

some people dont like touchwiz, just like some dont like sense, or the have no need for the features in touchwiz

4. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

don't click on the damn article if it bothers you or doesn't interest you, it is as simple as that

2. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Root your phone and delete it even , I don't care about your spam alike article......

3. SleepingOz unregistered

You had the freedom to ignore it yet you cared enough to open it and post a comment.

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This article is for those iboys that desided to jump on the Samsung's boat , because of the great S5 . They liked, (and brag about) the simplicity of the icrap they used to have. They don't like the brain pressure. So shut up.

17. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

LOL brain pressure ._.

1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

PA is posting inch by inch article about s5 UI....

11. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Lol. Tomorrow PA will post an article how to uninstall downloaded apps on S5.

24. orthik

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Disable all junk using this free app, in google play called "package disabler"and good thing about it is no rooting is needed , I am using it on my s4 and s3

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