turn off the Bixby button

Do you also accidentally press the Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8? A new update will finally turn off the Bixby button.

You can now turn off the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8!!

Samsung is doing everything this year to put his new virtual assistant in the sun. Bixby has a prominent place on the major Samsung smartphones of the year. On both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, the company placed a physical button on the side of the device that allows Bixby to open at any time.

Not every user is as happy as the button is directly below the volume buttons. As a result, it may happen that you accidentally press it on the key. Then you will immediately see the Bixby Home overview and disappears the app that was currently open.

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Earlier this year, there were apps that could change the functionality of the Bixby button. For example, it became a shortcut button that enabled you to open the camera or favorite app. However, Samsung quickly blocked those apps. Now the company seems to think differently. With the latest Bixby update, you can disable the button.

How to turn off the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8?

Make sure your smartphone is equipped with the latest Bixby version. To do this, open the app at the top right of the three dots for the menu, then select Settings. At the top, touch ‘About Bixby’ to retrieve any updates.

Then you return to the Bixby Home overview. There you press the gear icon on the upper right. In the menu that appears in the picture, turn off the ‘Bixby key’.

That’s why Bixby does not completely disappear from your smartphone. The Bixby Home overview can still be found by swiping on your home screen to the left. And if you have set Bixby Voice, you’ll get that voice-assisted assistant if you hold the button for longer.