Despite all the calls to add an option to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 and Note 9, Samsung didn’t add such an option. Instead, the company developed and released One UI to replace TouchWiz with Bixby 2.0 in tow. And guess what! There’s still no option to disable Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S10 and other variants. There are workarounds to somehow ‘disable’ the Bixby button but Samsung made that as difficult as possible so only a few would actually do it.
In this post, I will walk you through on how to disable Bixby on your Galaxy S10. I will guide you every step of the way until that button would no longer call on Bixby when pressed. So, if you’re one of those owners who want to turn off this feature, then continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.
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Why everybody wants to disable Bixby?
Samsung must have spent a fortune developing Bixby and while the new version now offers a lot of features, it just failed to impress everybody. And what made it one of the most dreaded features by some is the placement of the button. It is prone to accidental presses which would wake the assistant up and interfere with whatever you’re doing. Had Samsung used a more subtle way of waking Bixby up instead of a physical button, perhaps a lot of users would appreciate it.
I’m sure the company has its reasons why it won’t allow Bixby to be disabled and why a physical button instead of a more subtle way. But we as owners of this great device also have our own reasons why we want to get rid of this feature.
How to Disable Bixby on Galaxy S10?
As I said earlier, there’s a workaround that will allow you to disable the Bixby button but Samsung didn’t want to make it easier for users who want to get rid of this feature. First you have to log into your Samsung account so that you can disable Bixby home and here’s how you do that:
- Press the Bixby button.
- Touch the Next arrow.
- Now enter your Samsung credentials. If you don’t have one, then you will have to create a new Samsung account.
- If you’re asked to ‘Use your biometrics’ tap ‘Not now’.
- Tap the Next arrow again.
- Review the terms and conditions and tap the Next.
- Tap the Next for the final time.
- And that’s it, you’re logged it.
Now, it’s time to disable or remove the Bixby Home from the home screen.
- From the home screen, hold down on empty space until the menu appears.
- Swipe to the right to reach the left home panel.
- Disable Bixby Home.
And finally, it’s time to disable Bixby button but the best thing we can do about it is disable the single press and make it double-press to open Bixby. When set like this, it would seldom happen that Bixby would launch even if you put the phone inside your pocket.
- Open Settings.
- Tap Advanced Features.
- Tap Bixby key.
- Select Double press to open Bixby.
And now, a single press of the Bixby button will no longer launch it. You have to press the button two times in rapid succession to open Bixby again. It doesn’t remove it from your phone but it prevents it from annoying you.
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