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How to completely disable Bixby on Samsung Galaxy Phone

Samsung has announced that their Galaxy S8 has an assistant called Bixby. Though this might seem very convenient, there are some users asking how they could disable it. With Galaxy S9, Note 9, Galaxy S10 and Note 10 more users became more vocal on how to shut Bixby out. With Galaxy 20 and Note 20, the same issue again has resurfaced, users asking how to disable Bixby. Do not worry Samsung users, getting rid of Bixby is possible.

Why do you want to disable Bixby?

For Samsung phones that has Bixby, the button is right under the volume keys and directly opposite the power buttons. For the bigger phones like Galaxy S10+ and Note 10+, this often leads to pressing accidentally Bixby launches.

On Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20, the power button has been combined with Bixby button which made it more complicated.

What phone do you have?

If you have Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, Galaxy S9 or S9+ or Galaxy S10 series, it would be slightly more difficult to disable Bixby as your power button is separate with Bixby button. Do not fret as it is still possible to do it.

On the other hand, if you have Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S20 or Note 20, disabling Bixby is a little bit different but also easier as its power button and Bixby button is the same.

How to disable the Bixby button?

For Galaxy Note 10, S20 and Note 20 series, as mentioned above, Bixby is turned on by default. Activating Bixby home is easy and to do it is simply by double pressing the power button. Activating Bixby Voice on the other hand, all you have to do is press long the power button. If you are annoyed and irritated with Bixby, luckily, both home and voice could be disabled easily.

1. Swipe down on the notification shade.

2. Tap the power menu button found on the quick settings panel

3. Tap side key settings on the power menu.

4. Change double press interaction to quick launch camera or open app

5. Take note if you select open app, tap the cog button and select an app to open with double press.

– Change the press, hold interaction to power off menu

How to remove Bixby home from home screen?

1. Go to the home screen.

2. Hold down an empty space or you could also pinch your fingers together until the menu appears.

3. Swipe right to reach the left home panel.

4. Disable Samsung Daily.

Putting Bixby in its place

Samsung’s devices are something to look forward to and each and every device being launched is definitely an improvement compared to its previous launched devices. With Bixby being incorporated as an assistant in Galaxy S8 and in later models, unfortunately, many still prefer Google assistant over Bixby. Many users also have been looking for ways to disable Bixby and If you are one of them, we hope that this article has been able to help and guide you in disabling Bixby.