Samsung Galaxy S5: Top 16 tips and tricks

When you swipe left from the home screen, Samsung's My Magazine widget pops up. This aggregates news content and is customisable so you can see sports, tech, business or entertainment news updates.

However, this feature might not be welcome for all users and you can switch it off. Go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager. Scroll down to My Magazine and turn it off.

The transition effect is also best turned off if you're after speed and longevity, and the on/off option can be accessed by holding down the multi-tasking button and selecting "Home Screen Settings".

This article was first published on 10/04/14 and has been updated multiple times (most recently on 11/03/2016) to reflect new information that has become available since its original publication.

Zach Marzouk

Zach Marzouk is a former ITPro, CloudPro, and ChannelPro staff writer, covering topics like security, privacy, worker rights, and startups, primarily in the Asia Pacific and the US regions. Zach joined ITPro in 2017 where he was introduced to the world of B2B technology as a junior staff writer, before he returned to Argentina in 2018, working in communications and as a copywriter. In 2021, he made his way back to ITPro as a staff writer during the pandemic, before joining the world of freelance in 2022.