Flipboard briefing, a feature in Samsung TouchWiz, is one dedicated page/panel (the leftmost) showing you latest articles in various categories based on your interest and configurations.
The bad news is that you cannot remove the flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5 totally. But you can disable it easily. This guide shows you how to disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5.
To disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5 home screen, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Enter Galaxy Note 5 home screen edit mode
You can enter Galaxy Note 5 home screen edit mode by one of the following methods:
- tap and hold any blank area in Galaxy Note 5 home screen as shown below.
- or, pinch your fingers in Galaxy Note 5 home screen.
You can do this in any home screen panels, not necessarily in the home panel.
Please check this page if you want to learn more about about the Galaxy Note 5 touch screen gestures.
Step 2: Switch to the leftmost panel
Flipboard briefing is in the leftmost panel of Galaxy Note 5 home screen. So, after entering the edit mode, you need switch to the leftmost panel.
You can switch to the leftmost panel by:
- swiping from left to right on the home screen until you reach the leftmost panel.
- or, tap the screen indicators (as shown in this page) for the leftmost panel until you reach the leftmost panel.
Please note, tapping the corresponding screen indicator does NOT switch to the corresponding panel immediately in Galaxy Note 5. It only move one panel after tapping once. This is a bit annoying.
Step 3: Uncheck the option to disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5
Once you are in the leftmost panel, you can see the the preview of flipboard briefing as shown below.
On top of the preview as shown below, you can uncheck it to disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5.
Step 4: Return to home screen
Tap back button or home button to return to return to normal home screen mode.
How to enable/turn on flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5?
If you want to use Galaxy Note 5 flipboard briefing, you can turn it on at any time by following the similar steps mentioned above. You just check the option, instead of unchecking it, to turn on flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5.
I still cannot cycle through the leftmost panels after turning off flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5, why?
Flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5 is not the cause of the problem.
Galaxy Note 5 does not allow you to cycle through the leftmost and rightmost home screen panels regardless of disabling/enabling flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5. This is different from Galaxy Note 4.
This is one of the most annoying new features in the new TocuhWiz. There are no solutions yet. You have to swipe back once you hit the wall in the leftmost and rightmost panel.
Of course, you may try some third-party launchers which may support cycling through the home screen panels.
Can you turn off/disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems on how to turn off / disable flipboard briefing on Galaxy Note 5, please leave a comment in the comment box below.
The community will try to help you.
For other Galaxy Note 5 features and detailed Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides , please check Galaxy Note 5 how-to guides page.
You may also download and read the official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manual here.