Disable My Magazine on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to give you a very fast tutorial on how to disable the "My Magazine" feature. Not everyone loves "My Magazine".

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Steps

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    So, to start with, press the 'home button'.
    This will take us back to the home screen.
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    There are two ways to do this.
    The first is we can press and hold the home button, which will give us the 'home screen settings' option. Press the home button to get back.
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    Or, we can press and hold on the screen.
    Which will give us the same function options.
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    Now we are going to tap the 'home screen settings' option.
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    That is going to bring up 'My Magazine', which we simply uncheck that box
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    we can press our home button and you will notice that 'My Magazine' is gone.
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    When we swipe to the right, it no longer brings up 'My Magazine'.
    It is off our Samsung Galaxy S5 or in my case, the Galaxy S5 mini, so there is no more 'my magazine'.
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    If you would like to further get into it and completely remove the 'my magazine' option from your system.
    You can press on 'apps'.
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    Then 'settings'.
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    Alternatively, you can simply swipe down from the top and tap on 'settings' which is the same function.
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    You will go down to 'apps', which is pretty far down the 'application manager' list.
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    Swipe to the 'all' applications list and find 'My Magazine'.
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    Tap on 'My Magazine' and we can turn it off.
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    Uncheck 'show notifications'.
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    Turn off notifications?
    OK.
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    And force stop?
    OK.
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    Clear data?
    OK.
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    Turn off 'My Magazine', so it appears to be off.
    Now let's make sure we have this all taken care of. OK, done.
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    No more 'My Magazine'.
    There we have it, your 'My Magazine' is now completely disabled. Thanks for watching VisiHow, and sorry if 'My Magazine' is bothering you. Have a great day. We look forward to seeing you in our future videos.
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Video: Disable My Magazine on Samsung Galaxy S5

Method 2

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This article is part of the VisiHow series of tips and tricks on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Disable the My Magazine App on your Galaxy S5

My Magazine lets you choose from a selection of customizable contents and news feeds.

For many, the My Magazine app is a useful tool that lets them sift through an otherwise never ending series of daily content updates and news feeds. However, not everyone wants or needs it, and even those who use it regularly sometimes want to turn it off or disable it. This can be for any number of reasons, from improving battery life, to reducing data downloads and preventing roaming fees. Whatever your reasons, this guide will show you how do disable My Magazine on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

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If you're instead looking for tips on how to use My Magazine, or how to get the most out of My Magazine, please reference the linked VisiHow articles for detailed steps and instructions.

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    Navigate to your 'Home' screen by pressing the 'Home' button.
    This button can be found at the bottom of your phone.
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    From the Home screen, swipe through pages until you come to an empty screen.
    If your screens are mostly full, find one with few application icons or widgets on it.
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    Once there, touch and hold any empty area of the screen.
    This will take you to the Home screen Editing Mode menu.
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    When the menu opens, tap on 'Home screen settings'.
    This will take you to the Home Screen Settings menu.
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    From the Home Screen Settings menu, uncheck the 'My Magazine' tick box.
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    You have successfully disabled My Magazine on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    You may now press your 'Home' button, and use your phone as normal.
    • Any time you want to enable My Magazine again, simply repeat these steps, and check the 'My Magazine' box to turn it back on.
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Remove My Magazine from your Samsung Galaxy S5

You can also remove My Magazine, so it won't show anywhere on your phone.

To remove My Magazine from your Galaxy S5, follow these steps:

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    Press the 'Home' key on your phone to return to the Home screen.
    This is the button located on the bottom of your phone, in the center.
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    From the Home Screen, tap on the Apps icon.
    This icon is in the lower right part of your screen, and will open the application list.
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    From the application list, locate 'Settings' and tap it.
    This will open the Settings menu.
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    From Settings, swipe to the Applications menu.
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    Under the 'Applications' menu, tap the Application Manager.
    This will let you view a list of all applications installed on your phone.
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    From the Application Manager, tap on the 'All' tab.
    Then, locate 'My Magazine'.
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    Tap the 'My Magazine' icon to open its application information page.
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    On the information page for My Magazine, tap 'Turn off'.
    This will turn it off. Note that you can also clear and remove data from My Magazine, and clear the cache from here.
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    You have successfully removed My Magazine on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    From here you can press the 'Home' button to return to your home screen and use your phone as normal.
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Questions and Answers

I can't get My Magazine off my phone?

I don't even know why it's not coming off. I've tried like three different ways, and I can't just press "turn OFF" because it doesn't show up as available. It's really annoying, and I want it fixed.

Some S5 devices do have that application as pre-installed.

  • To remove it, you can root your device, turn off Magazine, and uninstall it, but that would mean voiding your warranty.
  • The other method is less intrusive, but less effective, as the application will still take space on the phone.
  • Install Nova Launcher [1] or
  • Apex Launcher [2] to take full control and get rid of annoying Magazine.
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My magazine app doesn't show up in the apps section so I can't disable it? Galaxy 5?

How to get rid of the app?

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Your procedure didn't work. I don't know what else to do other than smash it with a hammer or take it to an exorcist?

I followed the instructions explicitly and went back to home screen and there it was again. I went back to app manager>all apps and there it was running again. This battery sucking demon won't go away.

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