The Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen can be disturbing
In Galaxy Note 3, you get the annoying My Magazine on the home screen when you swiping up from the home button. In Galaxy S5, this My Magazine was moved to a dedicated page in the home screen.
In Galaxy Note 4, Samsung gives up the My Magazine because the the reception was probably not good as expected.
Now a Flipboard briefing page is added on Galaxy Note 4 home screen. Flipboard is a nice app for reading and news aggregating on Android and iOS. You can put a widget on your home screen if you want.
The problem is that, if you don’t turn off the Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen, you cannot “rotate” the home screens: once you flick to the Flipboard briefing page, it will not go to next home screen and you have to flick back.
So, the implementation is really a failure, although the idea is good.
This is very disturbing if you get used to scrolling the home pages without flicking back.
You can easily turn off Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen
Luckily, Samsung knows a lot of Galaxy Note 4 owners may hate this feature, so Samsung made it easy to remove the Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen.
In home screen editing mode, under home screen settings, you can turn off Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen.
Step-by Step guide on how to turn off Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen
Step 1: enter Galaxy Note 4 home screen editing mode
In any of the home screen pages, tap and hold any empty area to enter home screen editing mode in your Galaxy Note 4 as shown below.
In Home screen editing mode, you can customize the home screen, add apps and widgets to the home screen, manage apps and widgets on the home screen. We will have other tutorials to cover these.
Step 2: uncheck Flipboard briefing in the Home screen settings
In Galaxy Note 4 home screen editing mode, tap Home screen settings.
In the new window, un-check Flipboard Briefing.
Step 3: Return to home screen.
Tap the back button twice to return to home screen.
Now you turned off Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 4 home screen. If you really need it, you can turn it on following the similar steps.
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More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available at Galaxy Note 4 how-to guides page.