1. martin1592's Avatar
    I'm planning on buying either the S8 or S8+ when they come out but being able to use the bixby button for something other than bixby is extremely important to me.

    Does anyone know if it can be reprogrammed to do something else? Like mute/unmute, take a photo, open an app, anything other than bixby since I have zero interest in controlling the phone with my voice or using these routine "cards" or any of that stuff.

    Thanks!
    03-31-2017 05:47 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I hope so. It seems useless, maybe map it to the camera with root or something. But good luck rooting because it's stupid
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    03-31-2017 06:27 PM
  3. martin1592's Avatar
    I hope so. It seems useless, maybe map it to the camera with root or something. But good luck rooting because it's stupid
    I have no plans of rooting it, don't really need that for anything, but that button... I cant understand how no one who has reviewed the phone has mentioned anything about it so far.
    03-31-2017 07:01 PM
  4. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I saw a quick review on YouTube where you double press the " Bixby " button and the camera will pops up.
    03-31-2017 07:28 PM
  5. martin1592's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I saw a quick review on YouTube where you double press the " Bixby " button and the camera will pops up.
    Not exactly what I'm looking for but that's good enough, at least I'll have some use for the button! Thanks

    If anyone knows if the bixby function can be removed from it, let me know!
    03-31-2017 08:00 PM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I sure hope so, who need s a "Bixby Button"
    03-31-2017 08:38 PM
  7. martin1592's Avatar
    My understanding is that most functions operate by just saying hello Bixby. The button is in case you want to show it something with your camera and then get information on it.
    First thing I'll do is turn off everything related to Bixby as I'm not interested in that at all, but I dont want to buy a phone with 4 hard buttons and have no use at all for 1 of them :/
    03-31-2017 09:12 PM
  8. ODog2323's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I saw a quick review on YouTube where you double press the " Bixby " button and the camera will pops up.
    I'm pretty sure that's the power button with the double press to launch the camera. Unless the Bixby button can be mapped to do the same.

    Either way, hopefully that whole feature can be turned off. No interest in it here!
    04-01-2017 04:04 PM
  9. Wizzy's Avatar
    I'd really doubt if you can launch the camera or remap the Bixby button. They want you to use it and not have the option to turn it off.
    04-01-2017 04:21 PM
  10. ODog2323's Avatar
    There was a way to disable S Voice wasn't there? I'd assume they've got to offer a way to at least suppress Bixby.
    04-01-2017 09:52 PM
  11. Wizzy's Avatar
    Yes, but they added a special hardware button for Bixby and put a lot of time and effort into it. Not so for S-voice.
    04-02-2017 02:38 PM
  12. CCNasty's Avatar
    First thing I'll do is turn off everything related to Bixby as I'm not interested in that at all, but I dont want to buy a phone with 4 hard buttons and have no use at all for 1 of them :/
    Agree 100%

    **** on Bixby. Plus they put that hard button opposite the power button. I was so happy when they finally lowered the power button instead of it being directly across from the volume rocker. Smh
    04-02-2017 03:23 PM
  13. martin1592's Avatar
    Question answered in this video (9:25):
    The Bixby button can NOT be changed to do something else, at least not straight from the settings.

    I'm not sure if I want to buy it anymore :/
    04-03-2017 07:16 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Question answered in this video (9:25):
    The Bixby button can NOT be changed to do something else, at least not straight from the settings.

    I'm not sure if I want to buy it anymore :/
    I'm sure it can be disabled, then you just have an extra button to not press.
    04-03-2017 07:54 PM
  15. marlin29311's Avatar
    I'd go out on a limb and say that anyone with Package Disabler Pro will probably be able to disable Bixby.
    04-04-2017 10:53 AM
  16. strikeIII's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to only if you root your device.
    04-04-2017 11:16 AM
  17. marlin29311's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to only if you root your device.
    Package Disabler Pro works without root - I currently have all of the Edge screen stuff disabled on my S7 Edge without root.
    04-04-2017 01:11 PM
  18. robber's Avatar
    Bixby button can be remapped with "all in one gestures" from the App Store! It also can be completely disabled.

    There is a video on YouTube that shows google now (not assistant) replacing Bixby. Plenty good enough for me!
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    04-05-2017 07:59 PM

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