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How to Turn Off Bixby on Galaxy S and Note phones

Samsung’s Bixby is a digital personal assistant, which introduced alongside Galaxy S8 devices with a dedicated Bixby button. Since its launch, Bixby extended to more flagship devices and added more functionalities to the phones but as time passed Bixby and its button started to annoy some of its users, who wants to disable Bixby home and Voice.

Why annoyed with Bixby?

Bixby assistant offers four key features: Home, Vision, Reminder, and Voice. Each of these works separately for a different task, which may be useful for users but some of those users might not agree with this thinking because of the existence of ‘Bixby Key’.

The Bixby key placed right below the Volume adjustment buttons and easily in reach of thumb or fingers, which sometimes leads to accidental clicks and launch of Bixby Home or Bixby Voice. Moreover, the button cannot be remapped to other installed apps because it’s an exclusive gift of Samsung to its flagship consumers, Whether you use it or not use it at all.

This whole scenario is a major issue for many users and they choose to forget about the button, hide it underneath a case or jump right on to the web and starts searching for a solution to this problem.


Solution:

Keep this issue in mind, Samsung updated the Bixby app with new features, so users can choose to open Bixby Home as it does currently. Or, can select “No Action” if users do not want anything to happen while “short pressing” the Bixby key.

Follow the instructions below to disable Bixby Home, Bixby Voice, and Bixby Key.

Note: If enabled, Bixby key can also be used to launch the Bixby home while performing these solutions.

Disable Bixby Home

  1. From the Home screen, Tap and hold.
  2. Swipe to Right
  3. Tap the ‘Hello Bixby’ switch to deactivate it.



Disable Bixby Voice

  1. Launch Bixby Home and tap on More.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Tap the Bixby Voice switch to turn off the feature.



Disable Bixby Key

  1. Launch Bixby Home and tap on More.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Tap on ‘Bixby Key’.
  4. Select “Don’t open anything” to disable Bixby Key functions.



Disable Bixby Key on the Galaxy Note 9

If you’re a Note 9 user, you may have seen that above-mentioned option for disabling the Bixby key is not available in the Galaxy Note 9 because it comes with a new Bixby 2.0 and prevents users to disable its key features. Instead of completely disabling the Key, Samsung has recently provided an extra feature which will help users to avoid the button easily.

To apply this solution
  1. Press the Bixby button. You should see the new Bixby screen.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu button in the top right corner.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Bixby key.
  5. Change the setting to Press twice to open Bixby.

In addition to Note 9, you can also use third-party apps like bxActions to remap the function of the Bixby button. Though there is some limitation of supportable features in Note 9 in comparison of other galaxy devices.


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