Do you really want to completely get rid of Samsung Free previously known as Samsung Daily from your home screen on your Galaxy phone? If yes then you’re in the right spot. In this guide, you’ll learn how to disable Samsung Free from the home screen on Samsung Galaxy devices.
Meanwhile, in the Android smartphone UI, there is a Discover feed from Google that can be accessed by sliding left on the home screen. Most smartphone manufacturers, on the other hand, replace Google’s Discover with their own unique UI. One such feed is Samsung Free, which is available through Samsung’s One UI.
While having easy access to the free entertainment and information provided by Samsung Free — formerly known as Samsung Daily — can be convenient, not everyone wants it to take up space on their phone or tablet’s home screen.
What Does “Samsung Free” Mean?
The best way to describe Samsung Free is as a content aggregator. News articles, podcasts, live TV, and even games are included in the content. All of the information is included within four tabs on the home screen’s left-most page.
The first tab, “Watch,” displays the Samsung TV Plus service, which is available for free. This is the company’s live television service, which is available on the company’s smart TVs and mobile devices. It’s a mix of traditional cable TV channels and some exclusive streaming channels.
Podcasts are the focus of the “Listen” tab. It’s divided into a number of categories, each having a list of popular and recommended podcasts. A built-in podcast player is also available on the Listen tab. You may even subscribe to podcasts without having to download an additional app.
You’ll find articles from all around the internet under the “Read” tab. It works in a similar way to Google Discover, but with fewer customization possibilities. You may look at trending stories in a variety of categories.
The final tab is “Play,” which is used to play games. The best part about these games is that they don’t require any installation. You only need the “Game Launcher,” which is already installed on your Galaxy device. You may fast explore games by category and pick one to play to pass the time.
How to Disable Samsung Free on Samsung Galaxy
Samsung Free is a stock app that comes pre-installed on all Galaxy smartphones running Android 11 out of the box or that have been upgraded to One UI 3, and it cannot be removed. It is, however, a pretty simple method to prevent it from appearing on the home screen. This is what you must do to disable Samsung Free on Galaxy devices:
- Go to the home screen of your Samsung smartphone.
- Now, long press or pinch in on empty space on the home screen.
- Now, swipe right and you will see Samsung Free screen.
- Here, simply tap the toggle button on top to disable Samsung Free or Google Discover.
Replace Samsung Free with Google Discover
Samsung is introducing an option to replace Samsung Free with Google Discover on the latest handsets that come with Samsung One UI 3.1. Here’s how to go about it:
- Go to the home screen and long press on it.
- Swipe right and you will also see the Google Discover option alongside Samsung Free.
- Select Google Discover and that’s it.
- Go to Settings > Homs screen.
- Add media page to home screen.
- Choose Google Discover.
So this post was all about Samsung Free and how you can disable this on your Galaxy phone. On new phones, however, Samsung Free cannot be totally removed from the Home screen; it can only be deactivated or replaced with Google Discover.