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Sorry Samsung. I know you really wanted Bixby to be the next Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa – but it just is not. Burying the option to disable the app will not change that. Sure, Bixby has some redeeming qualities, but there are many who do not want it to be shoved down our throats. Bixby is right there in.

Bixby is right there in. You're wondering what's the point? the settings. While this is true for many, this has not been the case with the Galaxy Note 9 and a few other device. So, the path to get there is not totally intuitive, and it can be frustrating when the app constantly pops up like a pushy salesman. For the first time, the Bixby update with an option at least partially disables the button is now your way soon, if it is already.

To ensure you have many options at your disposal as possible, make sure Bixby is up-to-date. You can access the Bixby app by pressing the dedicated Bixby button. Tap "More Options," which is represented by three vertical dots in the right corner. Select "Settings" and scroll down to find the "About Bixby" option. If you receive a popup that is not updating, tap "Update" to start the process. Alternatively, you can manually press "Update" from the About Bixby screen.

Method 1
: Disable Bixby Button from Settings

So if you do have the option to disable Bixby from Settings (lucky you ), here's how it's done. Launch the Bixby Assistant by pressing the unnecessarily large button located on the left side of your Samsung. In the upper-right corner of your screen, you'll see the Settings icon, which resembles a cog or gear. How to Completely Disable Bixby on Your Samsung Galaxy ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>

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So you can go to the Bixby Menu (three vertical dots stacked in the upper-right corner) to get to Settings. Once you've tapped the Settings option, scroll down to find the "General" section. Select "Bixby key." Now you can "Do not open anything."

If you ever decide you want to turn this back on, long -press any blank space on your home screen, then swipe over the right and make sure the toggle next to "Bixby Home" is enabled. Then, press your home button and swipe over to the leftmost page (Bixby Home). Bixby key.

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Method 2: Turn Off Bixby Voice via Settings

Bixby Voice is available from Bixby's home settings, so it makes sense to address Voice before Home.

Start by launching the Bixby app. If you've disabled the button, you'll need to open Bixby by swiping to the right on your home screen until you reach Bixby Home. If you've disabled Bixby Home, you may have to go back to the Bixby Home toggle. If you're using a third-party home screen, you'll have to switch back to Samsung Experience Home to do this.

Once you're inside the Bixby app, tap the three vertical dots into the top-right corner. Go to Settings. Swipe down to locate the "Voice" section. How to Completely Disable Bixby on Your Samsung Galaxy ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>

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Again, if you Bixby Home is enabled by long-pressing any empty space on your home screen and swiping over to the right, then enabling the toggle. Bixby Voice toggle back on.

Method 3: Disable Bixby Home with a Long-Press

Afterwards, hit your home button and swipe back to the leftmost home screen page. Bixby is still popping up like a pesky fly, the culprit is Bixby Home. This Bixby service resides on the left side of your home screen, ever so eager to assist. To get rid of it, long-press any blank space on your home screen. How to Completely Disable Bixby on Your Samsung Galaxy ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>

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If you ever want to to turn this feature back on, simply repeat the steps above, but set the toggle to the "on" position instead.

Bixby Home is tied to the Bixby key and to the default Samsung Experience launcher. Therefore, if you disable the key using Method 1 above, and use different launcher, you will not be bumping into Bixby's home on accident anymore.

So as an alternative to Method 3, you can simply install a new home screen app to disable Bixby Home's dedicated page. Two of the best third-party launchers are Nova Launcher and Action Launcher. Nova is smooth, light, and customizable; with the option to create actionable widgets and shortcuts. Action can give you some taste of Android Pie's features. How to Completely Disable Bixby on Your Samsung Galaxy

(1) Nova Launcher, (2) Action Launcher

Method 5: Disable Bixby Packages

You may have been thinking about Bixby App Manager. Yet if you visit Bixby through Settings -> Apps, you'll only find the option to disable is grayed out. Really? Bixby is that critical?

Bixby can be disassembled, but these apps are quickly shut down by Samsung. Bixby – we recommend using ADB to disable Bixby and any other bloatware you want to remove. Google is SDK tools to try this.

Once you've got your computer set up, you just need to hook up your computer and install it, just find all of the packages with the word "Bixby" in their name and disable them. Not only wants to disable the Bixby key, but it wants to remove Bixby Home, Bixby Voice, and Bixby Vision in one shot.

Method 6: For Samsung Note 9 Users Running 2.0.36.14 or Later

For Note 9 users, there's some good news and bad news. The bad news is that you can not disable the Bixby key completely (unless you use Method 5 above). The good news is that you can change the settings. You can now choose the Bixby activation button to require a double-tap instead of a single-tap to open.

To check it out, try pressing your Bixby key. Then visit the three-dot menu to the upper-right, and select Settings from there. Tap "Bixby key." It's here that you can opt to "press twice to open Bixby." Hey, it's a step in the right direction, at least.

Perhaps you'll discover that you miss Bixby, and want it back. Bixby, only this time sliding the toggle to enable it instead. Bixby Home first, in order to make easier access to the other Bixby settings.

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