Bixby voices a lot smarter than your standard voice assistant and it supports lot more cool features but for any reason, if you want to Disable Bixby Button than yes there is a way to do that but first we will see some little details about Bixby and what it can do.
Bixby is a lot smarter and more capable than your standard voice command service surely it can connect to a server and respond things from the server but it’s also capable of understanding what’s on your screen meaning it helps you control commands from the simplest of things to very complex strings of commands where you can actually combine more than one application to do one or more things at a time
There are two ways to call on Vic’s fee you can either say hi Bixby even when the phone is on standby and if the phone is locked it’ll prompt you for the voice password that only you and Bixby understand. The other option is for you to press and hold the Bixby key either on your Galaxy s8 or Galaxy Note 8 and this is genius because pressing and holding is like using a two-way radio Bixby will only listen as you’re pressing the button and will respond whenever you let go
You can aspects be the usual tasks like for the weather or flight information etc or specific tasks like for example setting your alarm tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. you can also have it to set appointments for a specific time and date and with a specific name.
There are cases where you just don’t want to fumble with various steps to operate your phone like for example asking it to turn on your flashlight, turn on your mobile hotspot for example leave the screen on for 10 minutes whenever you want to watch a movie if your hands are busy you can ask Bixby to also control your screen like have it scrolled down on a webpage or take a screenshot.
Where Bixby gets really cool is when you ask it to perform specific tasks between applications all at the same time like for example send your latest photo to your son through a messaging application and notice how it automates it opens the gallery finds the photo enables sharing features opens messaging searches for my son within my contacts shares the photo all in a second this is really cool. There are lot more things you can do odd with bixby, whatever as now you decided to disable Bixby and its button lets see how to do this.
How to Disable Bixby in Samsung S8/S8 Plus
There are two scenarios
First Disabling Bixby only on Home Screen so that when you swipe left it will not show up
Keep in mind this will only disable your access to Bixby on the home screen but when you press Bixby Button it will still show up
- To disable it only at home screen just Long press Home Screen or Pinch Zoom>> Swipe Left >> Disable
The second Scenario is when you also want to Disable Bixby Button
- To do this first Go to Bixby and Tap on the menu icon on the top right side
- Go to Settings
- Scroll Down a Little bit
- Tap on Bixby Key
- From the two Option Select Second One which says Don’t Open Anything
Another Way to Directly Disable Bixby is by Pressing settings, this works on Later Bixby Updates
Tap on Settings Icon and Disable Bixby Key
How to Diable Bixby Voice Only:
- Go to this icon
- Than tap on Settings
- Diable Bixby Voice