Samsung finally allows you to disable the Bixby key

18 September 2017
The latest update brings an on/off toggle for the dedicated button.

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  • vaibhav

Kristo Radion, 19 Sep 2017it should also enable us to map to another action/app. Come on, ... moreabsolutely correct. one prefers to use music or camera more often then the key should be able to be used for that app. one simple feature that we will appreciate.

  • AnonD-99629

AnonD-701575, 18 Sep 2017Just open BIXBY and you can see on the top. If not just tap the ... moreIt's not there.
It was there when I opened Bixby immediately after updating and I disabled the button. But suddenly all those settings disappeared.

it should also enable us to map to another action/app. Come on, is it too difficult?
For example, i want it to disable touch screen by toggling it via that button. Useful for watching movies, using GPS while riding motorcycle (holding). Edge to edge display is really prone to accidental touches.

The most important feature would have been to remap it as a camera button. Of course Great Samsung put the button on the wrong side, instead of putting it on the other side!

  • FatCat

I already disabled Bixby on my S8. Please allow us to remap the Bixby button with Google Assistant. Poor Bixby...it can't understand my English, nor knows names in my contact. Google know local names which is very impressive!

  • Gibby

AnonD-147910, 18 Sep 2017That's good :) I am sure a patch will bring remapping later on. Yes - it will

  • AnonD-147910

That's good :)
I am sure a patch will bring remapping later on.

  • AnonD-450624

Finally! the samsung is listening.... next is the fingerprint sensor's position.

  • AnonD-701575

AnonD-99629, 18 Sep 2017From where do we get that Bixby Key page that is shown in the im... moreJust open BIXBY and you can see on the top. If not just tap the setting on the top on the bixby page

What completely disable would be better if they make it remappable to something like camera shutter or flash or music player launcher

  • AnonD-307714

Too little to late. I sold my s8 plus because of how irritating it was to keep pressing that damb key and how Samsung kept killing the 3rd party apps that allowed you to change its mapping to some degree. I'm foxing ok on my xz premium but miss the amoled

  • Anonymous

AnonD-261701, 18 Sep 2017Well, Apple allowed Google Maps to be used in place of their hor... moreI think Samsung waited for Bixby voice to come out so people can still call Bixby without the button, if they had disable it earlier no one will touch Bixby at all.

  • AnonD-261701

Well, Apple allowed Google Maps to be used in place of their horrible Maps app that had very poor performance. I am an Android fan, however, I was surprised how quickly they did this change and it took Samsung 5 months to do this.

  • AnonD-99629

From where do we get that Bixby Key page that is shown in the image ?
PS. I have updated the app.

Finally. Next we need remapping.

Hmm, optional for those who want to modifying it.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 18 Sep 2017Well, Sony flagships do have a dedicated camera button, but that... morecan be remapped if your on a custom rom though

with current tech, not possible to get machine 99% catch what people spoken. whenever need to make correction on input, the input time becomes much longer than pure tapping.
i wish someday the phone can be really as efficient as those seen in IRON MAN movie, maybe after 2030.

Currently I had completely forgotten the bixby button, feature on the phone, but manufacturer should keep on improving such tech.

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2017yes this bixby button can become a multipurpose button which can... moreWell, Sony flagships do have a dedicated camera button, but that can't be remapped. Still launching the camera from a button is great and one of the best uses of a dedicated button.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 18 Sep 2017I have always felt Bixby was the answer to a question that no on... moreyes this bixby button can become a multipurpose button which can do anything. All android brands currently dont have this functionality. Will be interesting If samsung includes this functionality to the future update.