How to disable Bixby button on Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8

During the official launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last April, the button dedicated to Bixby on these two smartphones did not receive much attention for French users. This button is supposed to quickly summon Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. But until last month, Bixby Voice was only available in South Korea. That’s why in France the button only let you go to Bixby Home, the menu that lets you look at the most important information from different apps.

After the global launch of Bixby Voice, it is finally possible to use this button to call the voice assistant. However, Samsung’s artificial intelligence still does not speak French, and only English-speaking users can benefit from its features. So for most users this particular button is practically useless, especially since it can be easily pressed accidentally.

Galaxy S8, Note 8: Disable Bixby button easily

Unfortunately, until now Samsung does not allow users to remap the button to give it another function, like launching another app. Some third-party apps have allowed this, but Samsung has been quick to ban Bixby’s remap apps. This brutality of the South Korean producer brought him many criticisms, but it seems that the controversy is finally over.

now at least finally possible to disable Bixby button. The latest update adds a new switch to Bixby Home to decide whether to launch the menu when the custom button is pressed. For this you need:

  • Open the Bixby app
  • Tap the “Settings” gear icon
  • At the top, you will get a notification allowing you to disable the key.
  • If not, you need to update the Bixby app.

In any case, it is still possible to access Bixby Home by swiping left on the smartphone’s home screen. Likewise, Bixby Voice can be summoned by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds. We regret that Samsung has not yet allowed this button to be remapped, but it is still a positive change. for now, update is deployed On Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. However, some users who have updated do not yet have access to this new key.

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