Use My Magazine on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today we are going to teach you how to turn on the My Magazine feature on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Steps

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    To start with, let us go ahead and swipe our device to get access to our home screen
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    We are going to press and hold the bottom soft menu button
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    That is going to bring up our screen options. Now, let's press the home button and I will show you another way to do this.
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    You can also press and hold anywhere on the screen and it will give you the same feature
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    At any rate, we are going to tap on the home screen settings button
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    Then once that opens, we are going to tap on My Magazine
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    "View all My Magazine updates in one place on the home screen. We are going to tap that one time. Then all we need to do is press the back button twice. We could have also just pressed the home button to get back to the home screen.
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    You will now notice that we have a little icon next to the little home house here
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    Let us tap that in order to open My Magazine
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    As you can see here, we have a little welcome message
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    "Welcome to My Magazine. This is your personal magazine and it delivers content based on your interests." This also requires a network connection and if you do use your mobile network, you could end up spending a little more money. I recommended keeping things setup for Wi-Fi, but it depends on where you live.
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    Let's click next
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    It is going to load the terms of use
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    We are going to have the terms of use and a couple of options to click. You can read that. I am going to click on I agree. If you do not agree, then you cannot use it.
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    Privacy policy, again you can read it, I am just going to click on I agree
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    It probably says they will send me marketing and advertising because I love that stuff. I really do not but that is why I have a strong SPAM folder.
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    Drag down to refresh and let it go
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    This will refresh this thing. We have arts and culture, news, business, new and noteworthy, photos and design, sport, and there are social options as well.
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    You can tap on these three little dots and it will give you the setting menu
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    Tap on settings
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    From the settings menu you can select what you want from the options here
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    There is a whole section of social media including but not limited to: Flickr, Google , LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.
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    Any of these that I would want to put directly onto the My Magazine page
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    I can also have them auto refresh on load.
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    Now none of our content is working with My Magazine
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    That may be because I need to set something else up with it. Therefore, our content is not working. I guess it needs to synchronize properly. My Wi-Fi signal is not so hot at the moment.
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    At any rate, this is your My Magazine option
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    Pressing the back button will take you back to the home screen.
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    To return to My Magazine you can also swipe right
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    Alternatively, swiping to the left while on the My Magazine screen will return you to the home screen
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    For those of you who like this setting, then this is the My Magazine setting and you can set up anything you like with it
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    Use it to your heart's content. Thank you for watching VisiHow, have a great day and I will look forward to providing some more helpful tips and updates for you in the near future. Bye-bye.
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Method 2

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

How to Access and set up My Magazine on your Galaxy S5

If this is your first time using My Magazine, you'll need to set it up, and personalize your feed.

My Magazine is your personal magazine on your Samsung Galaxy S5. It allows you to organize and choose contents based on your own personal preference, sorting feeds and updates and displaying them on a dashboard. The Samsung Galaxy S5's 5.1-inch screen then makes it easy to view and read news updates and articles in their original sizes.

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This article will teach you the basics of how to use My Magazine, and all of its feeds. If you would like to get even more out of this feature, you can find more detailed steps and instructions in our article on how to get the most out of My Magazine, or you might instead want to how to disable My Magazine.

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  1. 1
    Go to your Samsung Galaxy S5's Home Screen by pressing the Home button once
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    From your Home Screen, swipe to the right to access My Magazine.
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    This will take you to the welcome page
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    Here, you will receive a short description of the My Magazine application, and the requirements for it to function properly. When you're done reading, tap on the Next button to proceed.
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    Now you should see the Terms of Use page
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    These are the My Magazine terms and conditions, and the privacy policy. To proceed, place a check mark in the 'Agree' checkbox for both Terms and conditions, and Privacy policy.
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    Once both Agree checkboxes have been checked, tap on the Start button
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    This will activate My Magazine, and allow you to start using it.
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    You have just set up My Magazine, and learned how to access it, by swiping to the right
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    • Setting up is a one-time action. On your next access to My Magazine, you will be able to use the features right away.
    • My Magazine requires an internet connection to work. You should be either connected to a WiFi network, or to a data connection. Depending on your internet plan, using your carrier's data connection may incur additional charges.
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How to Use My Magazine on your Samsung Galaxy S5

Now that you've set up My Magazine, it's time to see how it all works.

To use My Magazine, follow these steps:

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    Pressing the Home button once
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    This will take you to your Home Screen.
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    Swipe to the right
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    This will open My Magazine.
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    You will be taken to the main page of My Magazine
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    Here you will see News feeds and Social feeds that you can select from.
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    You will want to set your feeds to auto refresh when the My Magazine is opened
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    To do this, tap on the 'Settings' icon in the upper right of My Magazine's main screen.
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    From Settings, tap the checkbox for 'Auto refresh on opening'.
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    An alert will pop up
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    This alert will inform you that updating information on My Magazine will require a connection to the internet. If you are using your data connection, you may incur charges.
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    Tap the 'OK' button to continue
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    Choose your preferred news feeds
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    This is done by selecting from the list of available news topics.
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    Now choose your preferred social feeds
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    This is done by selecting from the list of social network news feeds.
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    When you want to view a specific tile on My Magazine, simply tap it to open the tile.
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    To navigate through your magazine, scroll your way vertically up or down
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    To quickly to go back to the top of the feeds, tap the title of the page
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    You can also reorder tiles on My Magazine
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    To do so, simply touch and hold the chosen tile, and then drag it to the desired location and release it.
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    You can also refresh the feeds on My Magazine
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    Just go to the top most part of your feed, and swipe down. Release to refresh My Magazine.
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    You have successfully learned how to use My Magazine on Samsung Galaxy S5
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    You may now press the 'Home' button to return to the main screen of your phone, or continue browsing My Magazine.
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Source Citations

  • Seven tips on customizing your Samsung Galaxy S5: CNet (accessed April 23, 2014)
  • Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S5: PC Mag (accessed April 23, 2014)
  • Tips for Using My Magazine on the Samsung Galaxy S5: Dial a Phone (accessed April 23, 2014)

Questions and Answers on using My Magazine for the S5

How can I get My Magazine back after I deleted it?

I accidentally deleted My Magazine on my new Galaxy S5. How do I get it back?

If you have accidentally deleted the My Magazine application from your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these steps to put it back:

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    Go to your Home Screen.
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    Select Apps.
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    Go to Settings.
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    Go to Applications.
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    Open the Application Manager.
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    Select the All Tab.
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    Tap on My Magazine.
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    Tap Turn On.
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    You should now have My Magazine working again.
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How do I add My Magazine to my S5?

I can't find My Magazine anywhere in my Galaxy S5. Where can I get it?

You can add My Magazine to your Samsung Galaxy S5 by following these steps:

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    Go to your Home Screen.
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    Press and hold an empty spot on the screen.
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    When the Home screen editing menu appears, tap the bottom right option of 'Home screen settings'.
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    Check the tick box for 'My Magazine'.
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    You should now have access to 'My Magazine'.
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I want to view my saved articles. Its not letting me. What am I doing wrong?

Is there a specific button to press? Did they remove that ability?

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My magazine screen comes up but it is empty?

My magazine screen comes up but it is empty and when I go to the settings screen it only has social and non of the news categories that it used to have. I have just upgraded to Lollipop

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