How to Disable Bixby Note 8 or Galaxy S8

Well, Samsung has rolled out yet another Bixby update for the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 as well. This update will still let you turn off the Bixby button on those phones. However, it will also shut down the button’s ability in order to wake up those phones when pressed. We are going to discuss How to Disable Bixby Note 8 or Galaxy S8. Let’s go!

What Is Bixby?

Bixby is Samsung’s attempt in order to create a voice assistant to rival Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant actually. Samsung is actually one of the world’s biggest smartphone makers, which also has a successful line of home electronics. So it’s not really surprising that it would try to create a voice interface to tie them all together as well.

Bixby’s features are really similar to other voice assistants. You can also ask it the weather, set alarms or timers, make phone calls, send text messages, translate languages, do the math, change your phone’s settings, or also create routines of multiple steps as well.

But, Samsung phones all run Android, and most folks prefer Google Assistant as their voice assistant. Because it’s better at answering general-purpose internet queries actually. Google Assistant can also open apps and make calls, although it can’t really change your phone’s settings.

How to Disable Bixby Note 8 or Galaxy S8

The Bixby feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 is actually a handy feature to some of its users, and annoying to others. You can turn it off with following these steps.

Turn off Home Screen

This option will avoid Bixby from showing as a Home screen. It will not disable the Bixby button (See the next option for that).

  • Click and hold a blank area of the Home screen.
  • Then swipe all the way over to the far left screen.
  • Press the little switch in the upper-right portion of the screen in order to turn the Bixby screen on or off

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Turn off the Bixby Button

Method 1

  • Just download and Install the Bixby Button Remapper app.
  • Head to “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Bixby remapper“, and then set it to “On“.
  • Go back to the Bixby Remapper app, click on “Bixby Button Action“. Then select what you want the Bixby button to do actually. You can also set it to do nothing, open Google Assistant, and then open the Camera, etc.

Method 2

Well, this method only works if your Bixby software has been updated to the latest version.

  • First, you have to open Bixby.
  • Press the gear icon and choose to turn the Bixby button on or off.

How to Turn off Bixby on the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S20

  • Head to Settings > Advanced Features
  • Then turn Bixby Routines off
  • Click on the Side Key
  • Toggle off Double-tap or change it to something other than Open Bixby
  • Now change Press and Hold to Power Off Menu

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  • Head to Settings and press the magnifying glass in the upper right
  • Type in Bixby and then pick the entry that says App Info, Bixby Voice
  • Click on the Settings gear in the upper right-hand side in order to get to Bixby Voice settings
  • Then tap on Automatic Listening and change it to Never
  • Click on Voice Wake-Up and turn off Wake With Hi, Bixby
  • Now turn off Use when Phone Locked
  • Then turn off Bixby Dictation
  • Click on Bixby Key and change it to Double Press to Open Bixby
  • Turn off Marketing Notification as well
  • Now head to your home screen and tap and hold it to get the widget-configuration mode
  • Swipe left and toggle off Samsung Daily as well


Alright, folks, I hope you like this article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.

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Also See: How to Enable or Disable Autocorrect Samsung S8

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