Samsung is one of the few manufacturers that have resisted integrating the Google Discover feed into its home screen. And instead uses Samsung Daily, which is very similar. But you can disable Samsung Daily on the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It’s actually very simple to disable too.
What exactly is Samsung Daily? It’s the replacement to Bixby Home, and has been on Samsung’s smartphones, starting with the Galaxy S20 release earlier this year. It will show you sports scores, apps to download from the Galaxy Store, news from Flipboard and much more. There’s also some Spotify integration too.
But it’s not for everyone, and here’s how you can disable Samsung Daily.
How to disable Samsung Daily on Galaxy Note 20 series
This process is going to be the same for virtually any Samsung smartphone, running One UI 2.5.
Either pinch in on your home screen, or long press in a blank area on your home screen.
Now swipe over from left to right to bring up the Samsung Daily screen.
You will now see a toggle at the top, next to where it says “Samsung Daily”. Slide that toggle over.
And that’s it.
Now when you go home, you won’t be able to swipe to the left page any longer. As there is now nothing there.
Unfortunately, Samsung does not allow you to replace it with the Google Discover feed, which would be a nice addition. But that’s not possible here.
There is a potential workaround though. As you can install a third-party launcher onto the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and get the Google feed on the left of the home screen. But you’d also lose some of the other features that Samsung has baked into its own launcher. So you’d need to weigh the pro’s and con’s, for your own usage.
This may conserve some battery life for you, but you may also not notice any real differences with battery life when you disable Samsung Daily. Especially if you had never set it up in the first place. It really all depends on how you use your phone too.
If you decide that you want to turn Samsung Daily, you can do so by following the steps above and simply turning the toggle back on. All of your settings are saved, so you won’t need to do anything like setting it back up again. Which is really nice, for those that do want to use it again.