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  1. seanmwaple's Avatar
    Just bought Note 8s for me and my wife and they will be here tomorrow. We both have S7 edges and both use (me more than her) google assistant quite frequently.

    Is bixby that bad? Can I turn off bixby and run google assistant? Can you remap the bixby button to go to google assistant? Will google assistant open from the lock screen or the always on display screen unlike the S7?

    Thanks.
    10-09-2017 05:08 PM
  2. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    Jmo,
    Bixby is like that little puppy you teach who becomes the big dog who just runs things.
    Patience and practice and it will be a valuable asset.
    Having Samsung work on remapping the Bixby button, is something that has to be desired, per owner.
    I say leave Bixby alone, others see otherwise.
    10-09-2017 05:16 PM
  3. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I've disabled it once again using package disabler. I here that I keep pressing the bixby button instead of the volume down button AND I hate that when I tried Bixby, I have to hold the button on to say something. I just don't like the way it's set up. I don't even use Google Assistant.
    10-09-2017 06:36 PM
  4. seanmwaple's Avatar
    So you cant just disable it without a package disabler?
    10-09-2017 07:14 PM
  5. missionsparta's Avatar
    ok, answer me this about Bixby...if you tell it to text a person, it always uses the person's last name in the text. Example "Text John Smith Are you home yet?", will result in sending John Smith a text that says "Smith are you home yet?". How are things like thus not fixed yet?
    10-09-2017 08:19 PM
  6. jsk0703's Avatar
    Bixby is misunderstood. It's actually a good tool once you get it trained.
    10-09-2017 08:43 PM
  7. Old g's Avatar
    actually bixby is pretty good don't listen to the naysayers . it's is design to integrate with your phone an too use voice command try it before you just automatically disable it
    pdqgp and iPhoneTHS like this.
    10-09-2017 08:46 PM
  8. Old g's Avatar
    ok, answer me this about Bixby...if you tell it to text a person, it always uses the person's last name in the text. Example "Text John Smith Are you home yet?", will result in sending John Smith a text that says "Smith are you home yet?". How are things like thus not fixed yet?
    I have zero issue with text if you use the proper name in correlations with the text you shouldn't have any problems and you speak clearly
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-09-2017 08:48 PM
  9. Tim1954's Avatar
    I never use it, have killed it without any package disabler and it never bothers me. It's also blocked by firewall.
    I sit around quietly and tap the screen, I'd feel silly talking to a phone... And everyone nearby would hear what I'm doing...
    Some ppl love it tho, so horses for courses
    10-09-2017 09:12 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I can't get Bixby to open when I say "Hi Bixby" no matter what I try on my Note 8.
    10-09-2017 09:21 PM
  11. reinbeau's Avatar
    I had disabled Bixby via the BK program but got curious and re-enabled it. You can use both Bixby and Google Assistant. They both are good at different things. I haven't played with Bixby enough to really teach it anything. But so far I've not been horribly disappointed with it.
    10-09-2017 09:27 PM
  12. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    I never use it, have killed it without any package disabler and it never bothers me. It's also blocked by firewall.
    I sit around quietly and tap the screen, I'd feel silly talking to a phone... And everyone nearby would hear what I'm doing...
    Some ppl love it tho, so horses for courses
    I'm just now getting into setting various quick commands and learning how to efficiently use Bixby, but I don't think I'd ever try to use it when out in public. Aside from the fact that talking to your phone probably looks stupid, I'd imagine that with all the background noises going on, trying to use Bixby would be an exercise in futility.

    I set up some quick commands so that the phone can automate several tasks at one time and I think things like that will be pretty useful. In it's current state it could never fully replace the need to physically hold and navigate your phone, but so far I'm digging what it's doing.
    10-09-2017 09:35 PM
  13. Toxa's Avatar
    I just tried Bixby and I'm loving it! Wrote this using Bixby 😁
    dlgus, SilasOne and Forgewizard like this.
    10-09-2017 09:39 PM
  14. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    I can't get Bixby to open when I say "Hi Bixby" no matter what I try on my Note 8.
    Go into Bixby settings and turn up the sensitivity.
    10-09-2017 09:41 PM
  15. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Never worked right out of the box, answer to question, yes it's that bad
    10-09-2017 09:44 PM
  16. edubb256's Avatar
    ok, answer me this about Bixby...if you tell it to text a person, it always uses the person's last name in the text. Example "Text John Smith Are you home yet?", will result in sending John Smith a text that says "Smith are you home yet?". How are things like thus not fixed yet?
    I have exactly the same problem.
    10-09-2017 09:45 PM
  17. pool_shark's Avatar
    I'm giving it a chance. It has issues sure, you would think after having s-voice for so long some of these things would've been working.

    Samsung's Bixby can't initiate playing music with Samsung's music player, that's just bad.

    Bixby can control device functions though, like restarting the phone, and toggle settings, and it does other assistant things like searching the internet, tell jokes (bad jokes, but still), gives weather forecast, game scores, etc.

    The main reason I liked s-voice over google assistantwas because "ok google" sounds stupid, but with s-voice you could set it to respond to whatever you choose. I hope an update to Bixbybrings that back.

    When people say they feel silly talking to their phone, it reminds me of when people refused to use bluetooth headsets for the same reason.
    10-09-2017 09:48 PM
  18. gyounk's Avatar
    I like bixby. I don't use google assistant at all.
    10-09-2017 09:49 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I like bixby. I don't use google assistant at all.
    I'm with you. I use Bixby for just about everything. I don't use Google Assistant at all really.
    gyounk likes this.
    10-10-2017 02:12 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm with you. I use Bixby for just about everything. I don't use Google Assistant at all really.
    I'm the opposite
    10-10-2017 03:07 AM
  21. pdqgp's Avatar
    I think Bixby works great for controlling phone commands/functions. I've set up a series of controls for my settings that I find great. In terms of gathering me content from the internet, I use Google Assistant as it works far better. It even kicks Siri's butt IMO. I'm constantly showing my wife as she attempts/uses Siri on her phone how Google not only pulls down better information, it's lightening fast and it reads you the info too. Lots of times Siri simply says "here's what I've found on the web", etc....

    Bixby though, great for settings and customizing your phone.
    romiust likes this.
    10-10-2017 06:18 AM
  22. cert15z's Avatar
    Bixby is great. I think when it gets more refined, it's going to be a excellent feature.
    gyounk likes this.
    10-10-2017 07:49 AM
  23. dlgus's Avatar
    Just bought Note 8s for me and my wife and they will be here tomorrow. We both have S7 edges and both use (me more than her) google assistant quite frequently.

    Is bixby that bad? Can I turn off bixby and run google assistant? Can you remap the bixby button to go to google assistant? Will google assistant open from the lock screen or the always on display screen unlike the S7?

    Thanks.
    There are Bixby threads, but here is my take: I have in my hot little hands a 1000 dollar piece of computer equipment. To pay that kinda $$$ and not at least TRY to use everything it can do seems a waste. So, I tried Bixby, and so far, I love it.
    reinbeau, SilasOne, gyounk and 2 others like this.
    10-10-2017 11:28 AM
  24. dlgus's Avatar
    I can't get Bixby to open when I say "Hi Bixby" no matter what I try on my Note 8.
    Check to see where your voice wake-up is set. Mine was on low. Raised to medium and it's fine.
    10-10-2017 11:30 AM
  25. dlgus's Avatar
    I'm just now getting into setting various quick commands and learning how to efficiently use Bixby, but I don't think I'd ever try to use it when out in public. Aside from the fact that talking to your phone probably looks stupid, I'd imagine that with all the background noises going on, trying to use Bixby would be an exercise in futility.

    I set up some quick commands so that the phone can automate several tasks at one time and I think things like that will be pretty useful. In it's current state it could never fully replace the need to physically hold and navigate your phone, but so far I'm digging what it's doing.
    It can be difficult outside, but I don't worry about looking silly.. everywhere you look, someone is talking to their phone.
    w7sg likes this.
    10-10-2017 11:34 AM
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