This is a tutorial on how to disable Bixby button on the new Samsung phones. The new Bixby button released in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has made its way to the recent Galaxy Note 8 as well. Facing controversy, here’s a simple guide on how you can disable the Bixby button altogether on either the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus or the Galaxy Note 8. Users have criticized Samsung for creating a dedicated button to launch the brand’s virtual assistant, which in itself carries some flaws. Fortunately, however, you can set the Bixby button to be completely disabled. There are a couple of steps involved in the process but once its done, many users would be relieved. To disable the Bixby button, read ahead for a complete guide.
One major drawback in the process is, you can’t reassign the button. You can either completely disable it or set it to open the Bixby button, no in between. A silver lining is that you don’t need root or any modification, this can easily be done with the normal User Interface. Are you tired of Bixby accidentally being opened up when you don’t need it? Learn how to disable Bixby button the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and the newly announced Galaxy Note 8.
How to Disable Bixby Button on Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8
This guide would NOT require you to root your phone or to modify the system, rather, this guide would show you how to access the button settings which are adequately hidden in the User Interface. Also, once you disable the Bixby button, you can re-enable it afterwards back to opening Bixby assistant.
Once disabled, your Bixby buttons becomes just like your Power button. Unfortunately, Samsung does not allow you to map the button to perform some other function, i.e. using it as the camera button.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 1 – Access Bixby assistant by pressing the Bixby button.
Step 2 – At the main screen of Bixby, tap the Settings icon at the top right of the screen.
Step 3 – The option to switch Bixby key on or off will show up once you press the Settings icon. To turn OFF the Bixby key, tap the sliding button as shown below.
That’s simply it! Now whenever you push the Bixby button, your phone will turn on the screen as if you pressed the Power button of your phone. This works with the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or the Galaxy Note 8.
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