How to disable bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Disable Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S9

With intelligent assistants gaining momentum in the past few years, Samsung doesn’t want to be left behind. It is doing everything it can to make a good impression and Bixby is one such step towards achieving that goal. We all know how bad Bixby is when it comes to assisting users with providing answers from the internet, however, it seems to be doing well as far as helping users with in-phone functionalities is concerned. If you’re that user who would like to disable Bixby and keep using Google Assistant for most of the time, here are some ways in which you can disable Bixby.

Disable Bixby Button

Samsung started adding a dedicated Bixby button and that seems to be annoying a lot of users. Disabling that button is really simple as Samsung provides that option through settings. Here’s how –

  1. Open Bixby home.
  2. Tap config icon located at the top right corner.
  3. Tap the toggle to disable Bixby (this option should be visible now).

The Bixby button has two features. The first one is with a single press which launches Bixby home. We just disabled that. The second is activated when that button is pressed for longer time. It launches Bixby voice which still annoying. If you want to disable Bixby Voice

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Disable Bixby Voice

  1. Open Bixby home (once again)
  2. Tap on the three dot icon (sitting beside the config icon)
  3. Tap on settings
  4. Scroll down and you’ll see an option called Bixby voice
  5. Tap on this toggle to turn off Bixby voice.

Disable Bixby home

If you remember correctly, we opened Bixby by swiping to the left from home screen. If you want to disable that part of Bixby home too, there’s a way to do it too.

  1. Long press on the empty area on your home screen.
  2. This will open home screen settings.
  3. Swipe to the leftmost home screen settings.
  4. Tap on the toggle located at the top right corner.

That’s all folks. We’ve disabled Bixby in every way possible. There are several ways in which you can map Bixby button to open different apps or even to the Google Assistant. Here’re some apps that you can use to remap it.

image credits – techcrunch.com

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