How to turn off Briefing screen on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Briefing page is a special screen designed for reading news from Flipboard. It comes with Samsung Galaxy devices out of the box. Somebody may like it, but personally I think this is a quite intrusive promotion of the service to take a whole dedicated screen for this. You may also prefer to remove it from your home screens. This is how to turn off Briefing on Android. We will show how to do it on Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 SM-T585. turn off Briefing screen on Android

How to disable Briefing and remove it from Home Screens

  1. Tap and hold on the screen:

    tap and hold to enter home screen settings

    tap and hold to enter home screen settings

  2. Swipe to the Briefing screen:

    swipe to the Briefing

    swipe to the Flipboard Briefing screen

  3. Tap the toggle to turn off the Briefing Screen and finally remove that Flipboard news screen:

    turn off the Briefing screen

    Disable Briefing on Android

No more Briefing screen:
Flipboard news screen disabled That’s it.


  1. This does turn off the briefing screen, but (in my case) briefing is still active and sends me notifications. Is there a way to turn this off as well? Cause i can not find briefing in the notification-settings…

    1. Settings, Apps, Application Manager, Briefing. You can turn off notifications from here, or disable the app.

  2. I still get the annoying notifications. I go to Settings, Apps, but there’s not Application Manager. I’ve searched settings thoroughly in the hope of finding something similar with no luck. I have a Galaxy Tab S2.

      1. Thank you for replying. Unfortunately there isn’t a “More” to click on. I’ve looked for it under Settings, and Settings -> Apps. I’ve also done a search using the magnifying glass icon and searching for all variations of “sys apps” and I’ve searched the built in User Manual. Nothing! I have Android version 7.0.

      2. I think I’ve sorted it! Go to Settings -> Apps, then click the three vertical dots in to top right corner. Select “Show system apps” from the menu that appears, select “Briefing”, then “Notifications” then move the switch to disallow them. One might also click on “Disable” after selecting Briefing.

  3. Thanks Tony, I had the same problem trying to find the switch, have followed your post and seems to work so far.

  4. After a great deal of juggling with my J5 phone I think you have shown me how to do it.
    Many thanks.

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