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Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Deactivate Flipboard Briefing

The Flipboard Briefing is a great application that you can use to read feeds and news. However, due to personal reasons you might want to deactivate the Flipboard Briefing on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone.


Reasons for Disabling Flipboard Briefing on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

The Flipboard Briefing is a special version of Flipboard app for Samsung devices. Samsung Company is making efforts to make the Flipboard Briefing on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus a personalized magazine. This will ensure that you can get news updates from everywhere and anywhere around the web based on your preferences. I want to honestly admit that the Samsung’s Flipboard Briefing features some great and amazing visual designs for your preferred stories.

The only problem is that there is only one dedicated panel for the Flipboard Briefing that is pre-installed on the Homescreen of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone. This app occupies the left most screen panel on the Galaxy S8 home screen.

This app is similar to what you might have come across as the Google Now page. This page is found in Google now launched. However, Google Now is more intelligent and useful.


To disable the Flipboard on your Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ Plus you might follow in the following groups of people:

  1. Flipboard is not your favorite app
  2. If your preferences lie in widget styled apps that enable you to insert the app on any home screen pages and to also resize it.
  3. The standard Flipboard app is just sufficient for you
  4. If you want to be able to browse through all the panels on your Homescreen. Flipboard prevents you from scrolling through all the panels.
  5. You have privacy issues on your application

You will be happy to know that you can actually disable the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.

Disabling Flipboard Briefing on Your Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus

Follow the instructions provided below to disable Flipboard briefing on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:


Step 1: Go back to the home screen:

If you would like to go back to the home screen while using some apps;

  1. Click on the Home button
  2. Alternatively, click the back button. Depending on the app you are running, you might have to click the back button severally.



Step 2: Get into the Galaxy S8 home screen Edit mode

You can tap and hold any empty space on the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S8.


Step 3: Browse to the Panel for Flipboard Briefing

At this point, you have to navigate to the Flipboard Briefing panel. This is a leftmost button on the screen. To navigate to this panel;

  • Tap on leftmost screen indicator as illustrated above
  • Alternatively, you can swipe to the right side of the screen until you come to the Flipboard Briefing panel.


Step 4: Disabling the Flipboard briefing on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. As soon as you get to the Flipboard Briefing Panel as I have shown above, you should see a toggle near the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Toggle the switch to the left and this should disable the app on your Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
  3. To enable the app again, simply toggle the switch to the right.

Step 5: Going back to the normal home screen mode

Simply click on any empty space on your Homescreen if you would like to exit from the edit mode for the home screen. You can also exit the home screen edit mode by tapping the back or home button. Follow similar steps to enable the Flipboard Briefing on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.


How to completely disable Flipboard Briefing on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

This far we have come, it is only from the Homescreen that we have disabled the Flipboard Briefing. At this point, it is still possible to receive some annoying notifications from the app. We are going to disable the Flipboard Briefing entirely from your Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8+ Plus by simply following the steps below;


Step 1:  Go to Application Manager

To get to the application manager, go to the Settings and open Applications. From here you can locate the Application manager. From here, you can find a detailed guide on how to use the Galaxy S8 App Manager.


Step 2: Activate the show system apps options

Corresponding apps are set not to be seen by default since they were installed as system applications. Click on More buttons and tap on Show System apps.


Step 3: Disabling the Briefing app

You should now be able to find more apps from the list as shown above. The Briefing is the Flipboard Briefing’s corresponding app. Tap on Briefing as we have shown above and from the App info page of the briefing app, click on Disable. A pop-up page will appear as shown below.

Disabling built-in apps may cause errors in other apps.

To continue, simply click on Disable. From here, you should be able to find that the Disable button turns to Enable. This means that you have disabled the application. This page will also allow you to check all apps that have been disabled on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. You should not worry anymore about annoying notifications on your Galaxy S8 from Flipboard Briefing because it has been completely disabled.


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