1. mellandroid's Avatar
    The following services Bixby service, Bixby routines, Bixby vision, Bixby,voice all appscannot be disabled on the phone and have several permissions active such as location , camera and microphone. In Android 9 these services could be disabled and permissions removed.

    Why are these apps not not removalble? I know from review many peopel do not like Bixby.

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    06-28-2020 04:33 PM
  2. cardboard60's Avatar
    Samsung could loose sales to their phones over Bixby.

    I had the people at Best Buy to disable Bixby.

    I really, really like Google.

    But I think they are getting to big and need to fall for a couple yrs. They are being controlled by their workers.
    And not listening to the people.

    Let the Chineese come in and sell Huawei phones and help with the internet.

    Down size Google.
    Maybe 1/2 of their sales force go home.
    I could handle it.
    06-28-2020 04:46 PM
  3. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    You can certainly change permissions by tapping on each individual permission and select disable.
    06-28-2020 04:51 PM
  4. cardboard60's Avatar
    Samsung has spent millions to develop Bixby.
    Think they want bixby to replace google.
    Think they want bixby to control a lot of Google.
    06-28-2020 05:15 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Same advice I gave you in other threads , Package Disabler Pro
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    06-28-2020 07:22 PM
  6. cardboard60's Avatar
    Same advice I gave you in other threads , Package Disabler Pro
    I am not paying for apps
    06-28-2020 08:09 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am not paying for apps
    Don't
    06-28-2020 08:34 PM
  8. mellandroid's Avatar
    The purpose of the thread is to point out the issue which I think is a hidden attempt to by pass security.

    A update to Android 10 is performed and then a preinstalled Bixby is placed on the phone which cannot be removed by the average user and permissions which also cannot be disabled.

    As for Package disabler Pro how does that compare to ADB?
    06-29-2020 08:20 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    The purpose of the thread is to point out the issue which I think is a hidden attempt to by pass security.

    A update to Android 10 is performed and then a preinstalled Bixby is placed on the phone which cannot be removed by the average user and permissions which also cannot be disabled.

    As for Package disabler Pro how does that compare to ADB?
    Adb if you want put back you'll need to run the commands again , this app on and off effortlessly
    No computer or commands.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-29-2020 08:23 PM
  10. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I have no idea why you would think Bixby as an attempt to bypass security. Perhaps you can elaborate?
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    06-30-2020 04:00 AM
  11. mellandroid's Avatar
    The reason permissions have been put on the Operating system is so the user can decide what access to give an application.

    In the case of Bixbyy on Android 9 you could disable all permissions and I can't remember if you could disable it. Samsung clearly sneaked this application in Android 10 with fixed permissions which can no longer be removed. The range of Bixby apps have permissions like contacts, microphone etc.. This is a security risk because I do not use the app and not only do I not have the option to remove Bixby because its preinstalled but now the permissions are fixed. This makes it a security risk because if any other app or routine calls out to Bixby to do anything because the permissions are fixed it may activate the microphone or view contacts.
    07-01-2020 09:07 PM
  12. cardboard60's Avatar
    I have no idea why you would think Bixby as an attempt to bypass security. Perhaps you can elaborate?
    Why did Samsung spend millions to develop Bixby.

    If I'm spending my money.

    Why do I have to have Bixby shoved down my throat.

    Phone companies are starting to run over consumers to me.
    07-02-2020 06:23 AM
  13. cardboard60's Avatar
    As BAD as I dislike the IPhone...

    Does Apple pull stuff like this on their consumers..
    07-02-2020 06:40 AM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    when you look at Bixby on Google , and how to deactivate it.
    All you mostly get is what it does....


    Would you want to have to deal with Bixby on your phone.

    Or letting the Chinese in and using their Huawei phones in if they would go to a universal unlocked phone.

    I don't do banking on my phone.

    I'm tired of somebody else telling me the Chinese are trying to take over.

    If they are..

    Wouldn't it be better to sit down with the Communist and talk to them, instead of fighting with them.
    Put stiff penalties on them..
    We need trade with them..

    How are we ever gonna get it if its a constant fight ..
    07-02-2020 06:51 AM
  15. mellandroid's Avatar
    Apple does. For example on a MAcbook pro Siri cannot be simple turned off without going to the setting configuration. Unlike wifi and others which can be disabled from the top menu.

    What they do is give you the option but make it difficult or non intuitive to find.
    07-05-2020 01:09 AM
  16. mellandroid's Avatar
    Carboard60 I agree and I don't mind samsung placing the software on the phone but the user should be able to say I don't like it and uninstall or at the least disable it but this cannot be done.

    This makes it a security risk since it cannot be disabled and permissions cannot be deactived.
    07-05-2020 01:11 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Samsung is not a Chinese company. It is a South Korean company. South Korea is not a Communist nation.

    Samsung phones come with Bixby. If you do not want Bixby, then you'll need to purchase a phone that isn't from Samsung or purchase Package Disabler Pro app, which allows one to disable Bixby.
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    07-05-2020 02:23 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Carboard60 I agree and I don't mind samsung placing the software on the phone but the user should be able to say I don't like it and uninstall or at the least disable it but this cannot be done.

    This makes it a security risk since it cannot be disabled and permissions cannot be deactived.
    Bixby not a security risk, you downloading a 3rd party app outside playstore is a security risk.
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    07-05-2020 03:07 PM
  19. cardboard60's Avatar
    I know samsung come from South korea.
    07-05-2020 03:18 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    I know samsung come from South korea.
    Good
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    07-05-2020 04:35 PM
  21. mellandroid's Avatar
    Galactic Zoo. That is the problem, I cannot change the permissions they remain as they are and cannot be denied.
    07-07-2020 03:44 PM
  22. mellandroid's Avatar
    I have included one of the permissions as a example but Contacts,location and storage permissions cannot be denied.

    The storage permission cannot be denied it is greyed out.

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    07-07-2020 03:54 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have included one of the permissions as a example but Contacts,location and storage permissions cannot be denied.

    The storage permission cannot be denied it is greyed out.

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    Have you disabled it? Through PDP or computer adb commands?
    07-07-2020 08:38 PM
  24. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I have included one of the permissions as a example but Contacts,location and storage permissions cannot be denied.

    The storage permission cannot be denied it is greyed out.

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    It appears that would affect device operation.
    07-10-2020 06:34 AM
  25. mellandroid's Avatar
    No I have not used PDP or adb to try to disable the permission because I expect no app to overide the operating systems options to disable a Apps permissions. Especially Bixby several people complained and disliked the application.

    Can you disable this service without the use of addional software?
    07-10-2020 06:22 PM

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