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Samsung One UI 5.0: Switch Samsung Free to Google Discover

Samsung Galaxy S21 March 2023 update

Samsung tries to give its users a diverse experience and offers different functionalities from other manufacturers. Taking the innovation into consideration, it offers a great application for users called Samsung Free which democratized the place of Google Discover.


Samsung Free is a content aggregator that comes preinstalled on Galaxy smartphones, it’s gathered your everyday media essentials in one. And combines your TV, games, news, and podcasts into a preloaded, and costless source of content.

Accessing the Samsung Free on your Galaxy device running One UI 5.0 is very easy you can access it with just a single rightward swipe. But some users want to switch to Google Discover as they find it more convenient than the Samsung Free application.

One UI 5 Samsung Free

One UI 5 Samsung Free

Samsung Free is a convenient place for all your TV shows, news articles, and fun games, it offers you four different tabs in the program section including Watch, Listen, Read, and Play. You can choose from them according to your preference.

On the other hand, the Google Discover feature lets you receive updates on all of the things you love, like your favorite news sites, sports teams, or hobbies. You’ll see all kinds of articles based on your interests. You can personalize Google Discover by choosing your preferred updates in either the Google app or Google Chrome browser.

How to switch from Samsung Free

  • From the Home screen, touch and hold a blank portion of the screen.

  • Now swipe right, the page will be split between Google Discover and Samsung Free.
  • Choose your desired option.

  • The next time you swipe right from the Home screen, your desired option will appear, whether it’s Google Discover or Samsung Free.

To turn off both services

  • Touch and hold a blank portion of the screen.
  • Now swipe right.
  • Tap the switch next to On at the top of the screen.
  • This will turn off Google Discover and Samsung Free.

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