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Flipboard. I don't use flipboard, but it keeps costing me money.


My sammsung Galaxy 3 has a flipboard app that is stuck attempting to download something. It won't finish downloading, it's stuck at 97%. It's sucking up data and battery power for, like, 9 hours now. do I have to throw my phone in the toilet to fix this? It's just a money sink.

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Try closing and reopening your phone? Or just uninstall the application via the settings?
I removed the updates, uninstalled flipboard, shut the phone off and restarted it. It's still churning away at trying to finish the download.
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Go to: Settings > Apps - look for 'All Apps' and scroll down to Flipboard and tap on it. You should see a button that will allow you to disable the app - tap it. You can't uninstall Flipboard unless you root the S3, (you can only uninstall the updates, when the app 'sees' the missing updates, it automatically attempts to download the updates again). Disabling the app should prevent this.
I did that. I ninstalled the update first. Still going. Still 97%. I don't have wifi here, I have an internet stick for my laptop. My phone is plugged in to my laptop, but it isn't getting internet from it. I'm hoping it will finish the download when I go to work in the morning and connect to wifi there.
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Rick Fischer wrote:

I did that. I ninstalled the update first. Still going. Still 97%. I don't have wifi here, I have...

You lost me. [b]Disabling Flipboard prevents it from downloading updates. By your first post, I thought you didn't want to use Flipboard any more.
Rick Fischer wrote:

I did that. I ninstalled the update first. Still going. Still 97%. I don't have wifi here, I have...

It was already downloading at 9:00 this morning. It's been stuck trying to complete the download all day. It's 7:45 p.m. here, and the download is not complete(97%) I disabled flipboard after I got home from work at 5:00 and plugged in to the charger. Shut off and restarted 3 times. It's STILL trying to finish the download. I don't need the app,don't want it, it keeps coming back when Samsung sends me another download/upgrade/price increase. I'm really starting to hate the app, it's like being followed by my ex.
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Rick Fischer wrote:

I did that. I ninstalled the update first. Still going. Still 97%. I don't have wifi here, I have...

Unfortunately, Flipboard is there to stay as it is a 'system app' and cannot be deleted using conventional app removal methods. I guess you'll just have to wait and see if the download completes over Wi-Fi and then disable Flipboard from that point forward.
Rick Fischer wrote:

I did that. I ninstalled the update first. Still going. Still 97%. I don't have wifi here, I have...

Nice. Had an incoming text delayed by 6 hours today. She's pissed at me, and it's this damn flipboard.
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Didnt like the s3 sucks battery horrible phone

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