How To Switch OFF/ON Magazine Feature On Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are amazing devices and we all know this. These smartphones are ranked at the top of the list with one of the most powerful SOC out there. The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with an AMOLED Screen, Bezel-less Display and a whole lot of other stuff. Now, that’s just hardware on paper. When it comes to software it also has a few tricks up its sleeves. One of which being the Magazine Feature which we shall be discussing extensively in this article.

Magazine Feature

What is this Galaxy S9 Magazine Feature?

The magazine feature on the Samsung Galaxy S9 lets you Customize your lock screen and add a lot of things to suit your Preference. This feature makes it possible for your add as many apps and widget as you like to your lock screen. To access your magazine menu just slide left on your lock screen. Here you will be able to add so many things to the screen.

From photos to quotes to sports or business news and so much more. If you are a social person you can also Customize the widgets to support notifications from apps like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and more.

However, all these come at a price. If you add way too many Widgets, it will inevitably consume more of your battery than usual. Not only that, it will also take a chunk out your RAM for constantly running in the background, Syncing and getting Updates/Notifications.

All these might be why it is best to turn it off, that is if you want to preserve your battery. You can also choose to leave it on if the notifications are more important than your battery. Whichever might be the case, just follow the steps below to turn on or turn off the magazine Feature on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.

How To Switch OFF And ON Magazine Feature On Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Press and Hold an empty spot on your home screen (not lock screen). A menu should show at the bottom of the screen.
  • From the menu, you can Select the one you want to Customize from the Options – Wallpaper, Widgets, My Magazine.

  • Now to turn it on or off. Click on the Gear Icon of the home screen settings and un-tick or tick the magazine Feature. Depending on if you want the feature or not.

If you turned it off, then you would no longer see it on your lock screen. If not, then your battery and RAM would sure take a beating, especially if you are the social type with a lot of Widgets and Apps notifications on the magazine Feature.


My advice would be to turn off the magazine Feature completely on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 plus. This is because it drains your battery and also takes up a lot of RAM while in use. So if you have no choice but to use this feature, then make sure the widgets used is reduced to the barest minimum.

But if you got a power bank and use the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus that has about 6GB of RAM then you would probably wouldn’t notice the battery drain or the RAM usage.

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