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Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 users can now disable the Bixby button entirely

November 5th, 2017 at 9:51 AM
Galaxy S8: How to disable Bixby button

When Samsung announced that it would launch its own virtual assistant called Bixby alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, we were skeptical. When we actually got our hands on the phone and tried it for ourselves, we were disappointed. Not only was Bixby a subpar virtual assistant compared to the likes of Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri but Samsung went as far as to put a dedicated button on the phone just for activating Bixby.

In September, Samsung finally caved and gave S8, S8+ and Note 8 users the ability to stop the button from opening up Bixby. It was a long time coming, but this week, the company took matters a step further by giving users the ability to deactivate the button altogether. If you disable the button now, it won’t even wake the phone when you press it.

As SamMobile notes, the option to disable Bixby has been around since September, but the button was still active. Pushing it would wake the phone, which many users found frustrating. No one really needs two power buttons, and many users were hitting the button accidentally. This is the fix they’ve been waiting for.

If you want to download the latest Bixby updates (and banish the button’s functionality from your phone once and for all), just open Galaxy Apps on your Samsung phone, tap the three dots in the top right corner, then tap My apps > Update > Update all. Once you’ve installed the necessary update, you can head to the Bixby Home screen and find the Settings menu to disable Bixby and the button. No more waking your phone up on accident.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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