How to disable Flipboard Briefing on the Samsung Galaxy S6 / edge

How to disable Flipboard Briefing on the Samsung Galaxy S6 / 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 of delay while the phone loads the headlines up. There is also a general belief that the Briefing panel may cause the phone to lag from time to time, due to it taking up resources to download news. We'd rather not back that statement as of yet, as we find the Galaxy S6 to run pretty well, even with Flipboard on. However, we can definitely see why users who don't read it would rather have the Briefing off.

Hiding the panel on the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge was not hard, though the option was slightly hidden. In the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge's slimmed down interface, the option to turn off Flipboard Briefing is even easier to access and switching the feature on and off takes mere seconds. Check out the slideshow below for full instructions.

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Article formatting is totally broken guys

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe they're trying out a new thing! Like PhoneArena Portal, whatever that is.

3. waddup121 unregistered

Phonearena Portal, hah

4. jessehackshaw

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

I never liked the feature. I prefer my screen to go full circle.

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