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User Guide on How to Disable Bixby on Galaxy

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Written by Hassan Abbas

Disable Bixby on Galaxy: Samsung declares the Galaxy S8 with its onboard assistant. However, Bixby, people have been asking for ways to deactivate it and forget the button ever existed in the first place. With the Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 9, that refrain became even louder. And with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 launched in 2019, a whole new generation of customers looked to destroy Bixby. And now with the Galaxy S20, we’re at it all over again.

Why do you want to disable Bixby?

On phones where there’s a dedicated Bixby button, one of the biggest irritation is its placement. The button is located under the volume keys and nearly directly opposite the power buttons. However, on larger phones like the Galaxy S10+ or Note 10+, this sometimes leads to accidental presses and casual Bixby launches. Especially when double-pressing the power button to launch the camera.

On Note 10, Note 10+, and the latest Galaxy S20 series, the power button has been combined with the Bixby button. However, it adds a new level of difficulty to the subject.

What phone do you have?

If you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, Note 8, Galaxy S9 or S9+, Note 9, or Galaxy S10 series, choose the tab to the right. Also, your instructions are particular because you have a power button and a separate Bixby button. As it makes it slightly more complex to completely disable Bixby.

If you have a Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, or one of the latest Galaxy S20 series, your instructions are quite different. Also slightly easier. Since the combined Bixby/Power button means you can disable Bixby fully and never look back. However, you have to log into a Samsung account to do it.

Choose your phone below

Probably it’s because Samsung knows how irritating it was not to be able to fully disable Bixby on earlier phones. Also, maybe it’s just a side effect of combining two buttons into one. But it’s quite easy to fully disable on the Note 10 and Galaxy S20 series.

Not only just you log into a Samsung account, but once it’s disabled you can’t interact with Bixby again. However, If you don’t want to accidentally or on purpose. Here’s how to do it.

How to disable the Bixby button

Out of the box, the Galaxy S20 and Note 10 series have Bixby turned on by default. However, activating the Bixby Home app with a double-press of the power button. Also, activating Bixby Voice with a long-press. Thankfully, you can disable both of these interactions off in one fell drop. Here’s how to disable Bixby Button:

Step 1:

Firstly, Swipe down on the notifications shade.

Step 2:

Click the Power menu button in the quick settings panel.

Step 3:

In the power menu, click Side key settings.

Step 4:

Change Double press interaction to Quick launch camera or Open app.

  • If you choose Open App, click the cog button to choose an app to open with a double-press.
  • Change the Press and hold interaction to Power off menu.

Now you don’t accidentally bring up Bixby while pressing or holding the power button. At last, remove Bixby Home from the home screen.

How to remove Bixby Home from the home screen

Step 1:

Firstly, from the home screen, hold down on empty space or pinch your fingers together until the menu appears.

Step 2:

Then swipe to the right to reach the left home panel.

Step 3:

Now disable Bixby Home (on the Note 10 series) or Samsung Daily (on the Galaxy S20 series).

Putting Bixby in its Place

Bixby has definitely enhanced since its inception in 2017 alongside the Galaxy S8. But while it has its place, Google Assistant is still a good voice assistant for most people. Because it’s built into every Android phone, including the Galaxy S and Note series, it’s quite easy to access at any time by holding down the home button.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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