1. diagoro's Avatar
    Apologies if this has been covered before.

    I'm finding that there are numerous times where Bixby is suggesting phrases and words when I type in various forms of chat, or typing in email. It's very intrusive, and takes up important screen space (without a means of 'clicking x to remove option'.

    I recall reading a review a few months back stating there was no way to fully disable Bixby, any idea how to alt least disable these automated intrusions?
    10-05-2017 11:30 AM
  2. srvctec's Avatar
    Apologies if this has been covered before.

    I'm finding that there are numerous times where Bixby is suggesting phrases and words when I type in various forms of chat, or typing in email. It's very intrusive, and takes up important screen space (without a means of 'clicking x to remove option'.

    I recall reading a review a few months back stating there was no way to fully disable Bixby, any idea how to alt least disable these automated intrusions?
    I installed BK Package Disabler at the suggestion of someone here on the forums. Paid the $2 and couldn't be happier with it as it allows you to completely disable Bixby and even remapping the button as well. I just left my button dead. I also used the app to disable a bunch of bloatware that had no disable or uninstall options. The app doesn't require root, either.

    There is a thread here about all of this- just do a search.
    w7sg and jimd1050 like this.
    10-05-2017 12:10 PM
  3. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    another vote for BK Package Disabler. bye bye Bixby!
    jimd1050 and srvctec like this.
    10-05-2017 03:34 PM
  4. Stealthieone's Avatar
    Interesting I've never had bixby suggest words or phrases
    debdroid1a and kitmo like this.
    10-05-2017 03:42 PM
  5. reinbeau's Avatar
    I bought it to, but I actually like Bixby. Got rid of a lot of bloatware though.
    toenail_flicker and srvctec like this.
    10-05-2017 04:13 PM
  6. Methos1979's Avatar
    Yep, just bought the BK app. Bixby killed but button remapping doesn't seem to work. Anyone had any issues getting it to work for them?
    10-05-2017 05:39 PM
  7. srvctec's Avatar
    Yep, just bought the BK app. Bixby killed but button remapping doesn't seem to work. Anyone had any issues getting it to work for them?
    Did you reboot your phone after the remap? I didn't try to remap mine, just about did but decided I didn't want any other app accidentally opening either, using up my battery without me knowing about it until I pull my phone out again.
    10-05-2017 05:44 PM
  8. Methos1979's Avatar
    Did you reboot your phone after the remap? I didn't try to remap mine, just about did but decided I didn't want any other app accidentally opening either, using up my battery without me knowing about it until I pull my phone out again.
    Yes, tried rebooting and several other things. Nothing.
    10-05-2017 05:54 PM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Yep, just bought the BK app. Bixby killed but button remapping doesn't seem to work. Anyone had any issues getting it to work for them?
    Bixby Button Remapper worked for me, but I uninstalled it after BK app.
    10-05-2017 06:17 PM
  10. Toxa's Avatar
    you can just swipe out , activate Bixby home, go to that app, disable everything, and then disable Bixby button. after that is done, disable Bixby home, and you're done
    10-05-2017 06:44 PM
  11. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    I disabled Bixby & remapped the button. I Hated the idea of having a dead button... I paid for the Pro Version and used my laptop for quick easy setup! Now I single press for Flashlight (No Lag) & long press for Screen Capture. Best couple bucks I've ever spent...

    bxActions
    10-06-2017 05:09 AM
  12. diagoro's Avatar
    Yep, just bought the BK app. Bixby killed but button remapping doesn't seem to work. Anyone had any issues getting it to work for them?
    I was able to disable Bixby, but the button mapping didn't take. Now I just have a dead button.
    10-06-2017 08:27 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Absolutely you can! I've heard that Bixby is not a very fun feature for a lot of Samsung users!
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    10-06-2017 08:34 AM
  14. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Absolutely you can! I've heard that Bixby is not a very fun feature for a lot of Samsung users!
    for me Bixby is just like everyone setting up their own app store. a great idea in the moment, but the only one that keeps your purchases device to device is Play. Sammy and Lenovo both delete apps or remove permissions to some of their offerings over time that are associated with specific devices. made that mistake with Lenovo. never again. So Ok Google is the equivalent of Google Play, in that regard, and if you have it, another one by another party on the same device is overkill and dumb. imo. waste of space and a button.

    and I'd much rather have a dead button than one that activates accidentally all the time. very annoying.
    10-06-2017 08:53 AM
  15. msndrstood's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm that you can use the verbal voice command (cheese) to take a picture after disabling Bixby with the BK app? I have disabled every one of the Bixby packages and keep getting the popup that states verbal commands cannot be used when Bixby voice is enabled.
    10-06-2017 11:06 AM
  16. Methos1979's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm that you can use the verbal voice command (cheese) to take a picture after disabling Bixby with the BK app? I have disabled every one of the Bixby packages and keep getting the popup that states verbal commands cannot be used when Bixby voice is enabled.
    I use "Capture" but confirmed that it does work with Bixby disabled. But you have to have the option enabled in the camera settings.
    10-06-2017 11:33 AM
  17. msndrstood's Avatar
    I use "Capture" but confirmed that it does work with Bixby disabled. But you have to have the option enabled in the camera settings.
    I have the option checked then I try the camera and it rechecks itself every time. I'll try another word besides cheese.
    10-06-2017 11:34 AM
  18. Methos1979's Avatar
    I was able to disable Bixby, but the button mapping didn't take. Now I just have a dead button.
    Are you on Verizon, like me? Maybe it's a Verizon thing...

    Anyone else out there on Verizon that was able to get the button re-mapping to take on the BK Disabler? Still nothing from the devs...
    10-06-2017 11:34 AM
  19. msndrstood's Avatar
    I just tried it again and got the Bixby wake up voice message again. This sucks. I use that feature all the time.

    Update: I searched the disabler package again and way, way down the list is Bixby voice wake up, checked that, rebooted and now it works. Sheesh!
    10-06-2017 11:39 AM
  20. dlgus's Avatar
    Apologies if this has been covered before.

    I'm finding that there are numerous times where Bixby is suggesting phrases and words when I type in various forms of chat, or typing in email. It's very intrusive, and takes up important screen space (without a means of 'clicking x to remove option'.

    I recall reading a review a few months back stating there was no way to fully disable Bixby, any idea how to alt least disable these automated intrusions?
    OMG, Iam having such FUN with Bixby! Did you know she raps? I've taught her the names of my dogs, how to turn my wi fi on and off, set alarms....
    kevinpleasants and msndrstood like this.
    10-06-2017 02:54 PM
  21. Methos1979's Avatar
    Are you on Verizon, like me? Maybe it's a Verizon thing...

    Anyone else out there on Verizon that was able to get the button re-mapping to take on the BK Disabler? Still nothing from the devs...
    Okay, I figured it out. Basically had to un-disable everything Bixby and then just go into the settings and do the Bixby remap. Now it works. I thought I had to do both. I have chosen to have the button bring up Contacts. I should probably have it be Facebook since that is the most used app but I just can't bring myself to do that!
    10-07-2017 11:23 AM
  22. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I just can't bring myself to do that!
    10-07-2017 11:38 AM
  23. andrew kb's Avatar
    Hi,
    Visited before looking for a solution. Finally found it myself. I went through and completely disabled all bixby functions in settings/apps/systemapps. That didn't help as some things are not able to be disabled so I turned off all permissions to all bixby apps cleared all their storage and disabled background data and even disabled advanced features on the bottom. I'm not sure which one disabled the alarm gimmick but after clicking disable to the apps you can actually disable it didn't fix it so it's one of the permenant apps
    I did not disable bixby vision because I use it once in a while. It doesn't affect anything.

    If you don't use bixby then just disable everything
    04-30-2018 01:18 AM

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