1. anon(8095136)'s Avatar
    I just bought a Galaxy s8+. Yep, I usually buy behind the curve for the cheap. But what is this Bixby? I am used to Google Assistant but Bixby is plastered all over the place. I wish I could get rid of that special screen next to the Home page. Is there a way to uninstall this program. I've followed articles but invariably a place they say to go in settings is not the same on my phone. This happens it seems with everything I purchase. The helps do not match my phone. smh

    I would appreciate any help.
    03-02-2022 05:49 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this from the original Galaxy S forum to the S8 forum.

    Samsung has long tried to create its own ecosystem. It's a way to try to keep customers coming back (i.e., if they become invested in that ecosystem and find it too inconvenient to move away from it), and also a way to push its own services (and therefore increase its bottom line).

    Let me see if @mustang7757 is familiar with de-Bixbyfying a phone.
    03-02-2022 06:24 PM
  3. anon(8095136)'s Avatar
    I appreciate that great guns! I thought I had picked the right forum. Apologies! And thanks!
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    03-02-2022 06:43 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Samsung had S Voice back in the day and actually blocked Google Voice Assistant Voice activation back in the day, then replaced it with Bixby.

    I've still got my Note 8 at home which should have the same version of Bixby, I'll check when I get home if it's possible to fully disable it or not.
    03-02-2022 07:31 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I appreciate that great guns! I thought I had picked the right forum. Apologies! And thanks!
    Download alliance shield x in play store free to disable whatever u want or https://www.packagedisabler.com/
    Which is paid
    03-02-2022 07:59 PM
  6. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Bixby hasn't annoyed me in a long time and it's really changed on the Note 8 since launch.

    I don't have the Bixby screen to the left anymore, some Samsung free crap I've got disabled. Don't have Bixby listed as an app, and it only works while I'm actively holding the side button. Tapping or pressing the button no longer opens Bixby, it needs to be held.

    No idea how to fully disable it, hope Mustangs solution worked.
    03-03-2022 08:48 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Bixby hasn't annoyed me in a long time and it's really changed on the Note 8 since launch.

    I don't have the Bixby screen to the left anymore, some Samsung free crap I've got disabled. Don't have Bixby listed as an app, and it only works while I'm actively holding the side button. Tapping or pressing the button no longer opens Bixby, it needs to be held.

    No idea how to fully disable it, hope Mustangs solution worked.
    Change side key eliminates Bixby popping up.
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    03-03-2022 10:45 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Change side key eliminates Bixby popping up. [IMG=1440x2988]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220303/d51084b3a8e12b054e71e1a236164683.jpg[/url]
    I dont think older models have that option
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-03-2022 10:54 AM
  9. Zorrak's Avatar
    when I had a S8 Bixby never bothered me. it's been a while but I think you can make the Bixby button only activate Bixby if you long press it or double press it? on a S8. Maybe even change what that key does by now.
    I'm really curious what made you buy a S8?
    03-04-2022 11:13 PM

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