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  1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As already mentioned earlier in this thread, that still doesn't allow one to disable Flipboard. There is a "Turn off" button but it's grayed out and pushing it does nothing. Even pressing "Force stop" doesn't enable one to disable Flipboard. It seems like rooting is the only way to truly get the job done.
    Perhaps I'm missing what you're referring to, but I don't see anything earlier in the thread that discusses being unable to disable Flipboard--only being unable to uninstall it. In the Settings>Apps menu of stock Android, if you select a preinstalled app, I'm not aware of a "Turn off" button. It's either Uninstall, Uninstall All Updates, or Disable. It's true that certain system apps and bloatware won't allow the user to Disable them (Verizon's Backup Assistant Plus comes to mind), but it seems quite odd to me that Flipboard cannot be Disabled. Of course, I don't have a Note 3 myself, so I can't say for sure.
    01-11-2014 11:54 PM
  2. DrSavant's Avatar
    Perhaps I'm missing what you're referring to, but I don't see anything earlier in the thread that discusses being unable to disable Flipboard--only being unable to uninstall it. In the Settings>Apps menu of stock Android, if you select a preinstalled app, I'm not aware of a "Turn off" button. It's either Uninstall, Uninstall All Updates, or Disable. It's true that certain system apps and bloatware won't allow the user to Disable them (Verizon's Backup Assistant Plus comes to mind), but it seems quite odd to me that Flipboard cannot be Disabled. Of course, I don't have a Note 3 myself, so I can't say for sure.
    The fact that you don't have a Note 3, is the exact reason why you should not have posted the above. If you had one, you would have by now known, that Flipboard on the Note 3, works as a part of the "My Magazine" bloatware, pre installed by Samsung - it cannot be disabled, leading to an inability to disable Fliboard - only uninstall updates.

    This has been discussed to death, both here and on xda.

    Right now, the only way out, is to root and then either freeze the app, or install a rom, which does not contain My magazine and Flipboard.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-12-2014 12:43 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm only trying to help. I don't frequent xda, since people there tend to be a little less pleasant than over here. Now that I know that issue, I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for being so understanding.
    01-12-2014 12:49 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The fact that you don't have a Note 3, is the exact reason why you should not have posted the above. If you had one, you would have by now known, that Flipboard on the Note 3, works as a part of the "My Magazine" bloatware, pre installed by Samsung - it cannot be disabled, leading to an inability to disable Fliboard - only uninstall updates.

    This has been discussed to death, both here and on xda.

    Right now, the only way out, is to root and then either freeze the app, or install a rom, which does not contain My magazine and Flipboard.

    Posted via Android Central App
    In the app info screen, you should have Force Stop and Uninstall updates. Uninstall updates may need to be done before disabling the app.
    01-12-2014 12:52 PM
  5. DrSavant's Avatar
    @B.Diddy - nothing personal - it's just that AC, of recent, is full of suggestions in the vein of "I don't know, but it should" - if you are trying to help (same as I do, by the way), it is great and commendable, however please try to do it with facts.

    @Golfdriver - have you personally tried it? Flipboard is an app, which you install, on most phones. On the Note 3 it is preinstalled bloatware (which I, personally, use on daily basis). At the same time, I don't use "My magazine", but that one is a killer this combo cannot be disabled. I can post a screenshot.
    01-12-2014 01:05 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I understand it's nothing personal, but in my function as Ambassador, I always try to help where I can, as well as encourage discussion. It's impossible for any one of us to have every device out there, so clearly we can't speak authoritatively about everything out there. But I think it's still useful to make suggestions based on what I know, because even if it isn't completely applicable to a particular device, it might help steer a person in the right direction. I certainly hope I didn't come across as smug or demeaning--that's always the furthest from my intent. Anyway, as I said, this is something new I've learned, so I will definitely keep it in mind in the future.
    01-12-2014 01:23 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    @B.Diddy - nothing personal - it's just that AC, of recent, is full of suggestions in the vein of "I don't know, but it should" - if you are trying to help (same as I do, by the way), it is great and commendable, however please try to do it with facts.

    @Golfdriver - have you personally tried it? Flipboard is an app, which you install, on most phones. On the Note 3 it is preinstalled bloatware (which I, personally, use on daily basis). At the same time, I don't use "My magazine", but that one is a killer this combo cannot be disabled. I can post a screenshot.
    I was under the impression that there was an update that would allow to disable the app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-12-2014 01:29 PM
  8. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    @B.Diddy - nothing personal - it's just that AC, of recent, is full of suggestions in the vein of "I don't know, but it should" - if you are trying to help (same as I do, by the way), it is great and commendable, however please try to do it with facts.

    @Golfdriver - have you personally tried it? Flipboard is an app, which you install, on most phones. On the Note 3 it is preinstalled bloatware (which I, personally, use on daily basis). At the same time, I don't use "My magazine", but that one is a killer this combo cannot be disabled. I can post a screenshot.
    While you're correct that the Note 3 doesnt allow for one to disable Flipboard its still nice that he tried. Android varies so much from device to device that if we were afraid to offer suggestions because we don't own the device than many people wouldn't find a solution. Android isn't iOS and as such sometimes we all need to take a shot in the dark and hope we're correct.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    01-12-2014 01:31 PM
  9. Paul627g's Avatar
    It appears all ill feelings have been put to rest but I do want to add its the role of our Android Central Ambassadors to engage and help out in whatever means possible. They research and make the best educated suggestions they can.

    Many times if it wasn't for them taking a shot at answering a thread it would go unanswered and then a member is left without an answer, in that respect we have failed.

    So we applaud their efforts and at the end of the day its all done on a volunteer basis and they ask for nothing in return except for the occasional " thanks or like ".

    Paul
    Moderator Team Leader @ Android Central.
    01-12-2014 02:13 PM
  10. sam kim2's Avatar
    Once you uncheck the option, "Open using the home key" I found My Magazine to be unobtrusive. (I can't believe that was the default setting, it was constantly popping up unintended the first couple weeks.) I've gotten past the frustration over uninstallable bloatware. I hope one day Samsung allows me to keep S finder from starting when I push the menu button. Never once used it. When I give my phone to my kids for games even for a minute, sure enough they manage to get S finder running.
    01-14-2014 01:55 AM
  11. Pete560217's Avatar
    I have read all of the preceeding thread and would firstly like thank those genuinely trying to help, I too am dismayed by those expressing opinions as to "how it should work" with no practical efforts to further any assistance. So thanks again peeps. None of the above applies to me simply because I "uninstalled updates" and then "uninstalled" flipboard on my Note1 as it was persistently a pain updating everyday, ah had I but read this thread first. My problem is that I have no app to DISABLE but the xxxxxxxx thing keeps trying to reinstall and failing, thereby utilising all my download bandwidth. So, I need to know PRETTY PLEASE :-) how to kill FLIPBOARD or the constants attempts by the OS to reinstall it. And you thought this thread was dead :-). Thanks in advance to those to try and help. Pete
    02-17-2014 06:46 AM
  12. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    If what you want is to stop Flipboard from working completely go into the settings....more...application manager and disable Flipboard. You can not uninstall it because is part of the bloatware but it can be disable.
    It will restart itself on reboot!!!!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    04-09-2014 07:21 PM
  13. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    YOU CAN'T STOP IT !!!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    04-09-2014 07:23 PM
  14. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    The fact that you don't have a Note 3, is the exact reason why you should not have posted the above. If you had one, you would have by now known, that Flipboard on the Note 3, works as a part of the "My Magazine" bloatware, pre installed by Samsung - it cannot be disabled, leading to an inability to disable Fliboard - only uninstall updates.

    This has been discussed to death, both here and on xda.

    Right now, the only way out, is to root and then either freeze the app, or install a rom, which does not contain My magazine and Flipboard.

    Posted via Android Central App
    CORRECT !!!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    04-09-2014 07:27 PM
  15. ehosey2's Avatar
    You can disable the My Magazine application within the MyMagazine settings after you open it and agree to the terms. Then you uncheck the launch from home button option. Then go to application manager and force stop MyMagazine. The best thing to do after that short of rooting is to install a launcher like Nova Prime and you will not have anymore accidental launching of MyMagazine. Just a note about Flipboard. That is a separate application from MyMagazine and is really good and allows you to customize the content of what you want in your Flipboard, not the pre-determined stuff in MyMagazine.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
    04-09-2014 08:31 PM
  16. iN8ter's Avatar
    That's no different than disabling the double press to open S Voice.

    Simple fact of the matter is:

    1. You cannot "Disable" Flipboard
    2. You cannot "Disable" My Magazine
    3. You cannot "Uninstall" either of those without Rooting your phone.

    The End.

    Lastly, Flipboard is not useful if you use Google Play Newsstand for the same functionality. It's nothing but yet another News Reader application with a different user interface, but redundant functionality to what Newsstand offers. I personally use Flipboard, someone else may just want to use the Google app and disable Flipboard because it's not used. Two reasons why I personally don't think this is a big deal (I have never seen Flipboard show "obscene content" BTW, but then again that is subjective):

    A. Flipboard is a pretty tiny application, and
    B. It doesn't run in the background unless you set it to Auto-Refresh

    Hide the Application or put it in a Folder and just don't use it. It should not bother you.

    No different than a default app that goes unused on any other OS. I think people overreact to most "bloatware."

    And I do agree that it's a pretty poor policy to not allow people to disable that app. It was certainly possible on every other Samsung device it came pre-installed on (but those didn't have My Magazine).
    04-11-2014 04:16 AM
  17. wendy5001's Avatar
    Unfortunately Nova launcher disables things like being able to see how many texts or emails you have. Otherwise I love it but that was a deal breaker for me.
    Actually that's incorrect, add TeslaUnread and you will see your unread texts and emails. Thanks.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    04-11-2014 09:01 AM
  18. ehosey2's Avatar
    ^ That.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
    04-11-2014 09:07 AM
  19. oOOOo's Avatar
    Was turning off FLIPBOARD only to have it reappear. Repeatedly. But it looked like SAMSUNG APPS was putting it back - not the PLAY STORE. So I dug into SAMSUNG APPS. There is an option to not automatically update apps which looked promising. But I was a little perturbed by this time, so (after research failed to turn up any red flags) I turned off SAMSUNG APPS via home ... left key ... settings ... more ... application manager ... swipe to ALL column ... select SAMSUNG APPS ... Force Stop (ok) ... Turn Off (ok) ... uncheck Show Notifications (ok). I did do a reboot - which I think was when SAMSUNG APPS repopulated stuff I had killed. So far so good. Probably until the next OTA anyway. Looking at a few more "S" apps to kill. But I'll wait a while rather than kill a buttload then wonder what messed stuff up.

    (This was on an S4. I *think* it applies. I do realize this is under the Note 3 header. Certainly some folks on this thread were walking the same path with me relative to FLIPBOARD - and the hardware is closely related. Only place I found a good match on the FLIPBOARD issue. So ... thought I'd share what appears to be a good result. Hopefully, respectfully, not violating device thread purity all that much.)
    04-28-2014 01:23 PM
  20. anon8380037's Avatar
    Flipboard and My Magazine don't bother me.

    They may bother Swipe typers, but I don't and I never need to swipe upward in the homescreen.
    Flipboard notification is off, (true thats all you can do in App Info 'cos it'll come back) and has only 12kb of cache -
    My Magazine has only 280kb in storage.

    No battery, cpu or data hogging.

    I was nervous of both at first as I was on limited data. I may use it more. Currently it's asking me to log in, so that's good!



    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    04-28-2014 02:10 PM
  21. bobatolmsted's Avatar
    Choose a home screen without Flipboard. Pinch the screen and hold until the edit screen comes up. Grab the Flipboard icon and move it to the trash can at the top center of the screen. When asked if you want to delete it click yes. It takes about 30 seconds.
    06-09-2014 01:50 AM
  22. jpr's Avatar
    Choose a home screen without Flipboard. Pinch the screen and hold until the edit screen comes up. Grab the Flipboard icon and move it to the trash can at the top center of the screen. When asked if you want to delete it click yes. It takes about 30 seconds.
    That does not uninstall it or disable it. It just deletes the icon from your homescreen.
    06-09-2014 01:52 AM
  23. bobatolmsted's Avatar
    For a Tab 3, go to page 23 of the manual Adding and Removing Home Screen Panels. Follow the instructions. You don't have to disable Flipboard since you can trash and delete it. It won't come back unless you reinstall it. Trust me, I just did it. It took about 30 seconds.

    - - - Updated - - -

    So what? I haven't seen it since.
    06-09-2014 01:57 AM
  24. jpr's Avatar
    For a Tab 3, go to page 23 of the manual Adding and Removing Home Screen Panels. Follow the instructions. You don't have to disable Flipboard since you can trash and delete it. It won't come back unless you reinstall it. Trust me, I just did it. It took about 30 seconds.
    I have no idea about a Tab 3, but this is the Note 3 forum, and you can trust me, it will not work on a Note 3.
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    06-09-2014 01:59 AM
  25. Rubus Roo's Avatar
    It just re-activates itself when you reboot like the rest of Samsung's installed software. I have learned to live with it.
    06-09-2014 02:04 AM
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