Samsung Galaxy S5: Top 16 tips and tricks

Get the most out of your Galaxy S5

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.

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