How to disable Flipboard Briefing on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge

How to disable Flipboard Briefing on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge
Samsung has had a My Magazine feature on its smartphones ever since the Galaxy S5. It's a panel, which is filled with news from various sources, personalized to the phone owner's taste. My Magazine was later renamed to Flipboard Briefing and permanently resides in the leftmost homescreen.

If you like to get your news delivered to you this way – it's a great tool, for sure. However, users that don't read Flipboard will soon find the panel to be a bit of a nuisance. It's very easy for one to swipe to it by mistake, which usually creates a second or two of delay while the phone loads the headlines up. It also places hard limits on how far left or right you can swipe, whereas, if it's disabled, the user can flip through homescreen in an endless succession.

So, disabling it is easy and here's how to do it on a Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Good one thanks!

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Must be a slow news day to make an article on this in June 2015.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

its Sunday. they are always slow.

4. theo14461 unregistered

I disabled Flipboard on my Note 4. Seems just a little less less laggy.

5. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Found out how to do this months ago cause this program is the biggest piece of s**t Samsung has installed.

6. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I disabled it on day 1 I got the phone.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love it, will not be disabling it.

10. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

It may run great on your s6 edge, but man this thing is very slow on the Note 4's old TW.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Just root it and you good to go. When I used to own my note 4 rooted I've removed even Air gestures Lol.

11. cult67

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Works for the Note 3 as well.

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