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  1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That button is not needed for GA. Simply hold down the home button for that.
    04-04-2017 09:29 AM
  2. robber's Avatar
    Remapped! Boom!

    04-05-2017 06:55 PM
  3. Viscomi4444's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind using Bixby instead of Google now but I don't want both running at the same time. My concern is how much battery life will both of them drain. It's one or the other for me.
    recDNA and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-05-2017 07:41 PM
  4. robber's Avatar
    Bixby can be completely disabled.
    04-05-2017 07:55 PM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    All these bixby haters. Haven't even tried it yet but know all about it. Gimme a break. Samsung is just giving their buyers options. Don't like it? Don't use it!
    ol_jackburton likes this.
    04-05-2017 10:36 PM
  6. daddyd302's Avatar
    All these bixby haters. Haven't even tried it yet but know all about it. Gimme a break. Samsung is just giving their buyers options. Don't like it? Don't use it!
    Too bad they didn't give us an option to purchase one with that stupid bixby button.
    The Phone Company likes this.
    04-06-2017 11:29 AM
  7. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Too bad they didn't give us an option to purchase one with that stupid bixby button.
    But if you can remap that button then it could be very handy.
    04-06-2017 12:51 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I had a talk with a Samsung employee (got to try both phones, one word: Awesome) and he told me that the Bixby button will be customizable through an update.
    "will be____through a future update". I can't tell you how many times I have heard those words only to find said update never arrives. I must admit it is usually when a phone has a lousy snapshot camera (like my v20) that you hear it will be fixed in an update. It won't be.
    04-06-2017 01:00 PM
  9. kikbxr1969's Avatar
    Did not take long for a method to be found.
    https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/06/...n-if-you-dare/
    04-06-2017 01:46 PM
  10. cert15z's Avatar
    How to remap Bixby key. (Video)

    04-06-2017 01:48 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    Wow. The S8 hasn't started shipping yet and Bixby's has not even been given a chance. It was a big risk for Samsung.
    04-06-2017 01:58 PM
  12. ZayMoney's Avatar
    I can't believe people are complaining about a damn virtual assistant. Don't use it. You don't have to
    04-06-2017 02:04 PM
  13. The Phone Company's Avatar
    Don't use it? From Samsung's own web page:

    "Bixby Talks: Bixby knows your phone’s apps and how to use them."
    "Bixby sees: Bixby lives inside your Camera, Gallery and Internet to give you a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at"
    "Bixby learns your routine, so you’ll always have the right content ready when you need it. From your recent messages and upcoming events, to your next Uber ride and daily news—Bixby pulls the most important information from different apps"
    How exactly do you not use it? Please explain…
    04-06-2017 06:59 PM
  14. The Phone Company's Avatar
    What we need to do is disable it FULLY, not just the button that executes Bixby. It's still running "under the hood"
    04-06-2017 07:44 PM
  15. Cellphone Fiend's Avatar
    Currently there is no way to disable Bixby from spying through your camera and eavesdropping. I went to Settings --> Applications --> Bixby, and found the "DISABLE" button is grayed out. The only thing I could do was "FORCE STOP" but Bixby would restart in a few seconds. If you remap the Bixby button to launch a different app Bixby still runs in the background regardless and will launch if you swipe to the right. Also note that Bixby is running in addition to Google, so now you have 2 Assistant running. I cancelled my pre-order of S8+ and will wait to see what’s up with the Note8 later this year and if they offer the option to disable Bixby.
    The Phone Company likes this.
    04-09-2017 04:25 PM
  16. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Other than your genetics that's as close As It Gets
    04-09-2017 04:54 PM
  17. Rumline's Avatar
    Bixby can be completely disabled.
    How?

    Currently there is no way to disable Bixby from spying through your camera and eavesdropping. I went to Settings --> Applications --> Bixby, and found the "DISABLE" button is grayed out. The only thing I could do was "FORCE STOP" but Bixby would restart in a few seconds.
    I just went to Verizon and Best Buy to check, and sure enough, you cannot disable the Bixby app. The app itself is only 50-80 KB (I can't remember exactly) so I tried showing all system apps, and there are a few others with Bixby in the name. Can't disable those either. All of them except Bixby Vision say that they do not require any permissions, so either they really don't or Samsung has hidden them from the OS and you can't turn their permissions off. Bixby Vision had three permissions that you could toggle: Camera, Internet, and Storage.

    So unless there are other "under the hood" apps that we can tweak permissions on, it looks like the core of Bixby is baked into the S8s. I hope I'm wrong, but this is starting to smell like more of a rootkit than an "assistant".

    I'm not going to give up hope yet, but unless someone figures out how to turn off intercepting of SMS, phone calls, monitoring the microphone etc, I'm going to cancel my preorder.
    04-10-2017 05:28 PM
  18. The Phone Company's Avatar
    All these bixby haters. Haven't even tried it yet but know all about it. Gimme a break. Samsung is just giving their buyers options. Don't like it? Don't use it!
    "How Bixby gonna be useful"
    Not useful to us, but useful to "them". Those who watch you through your front facing "selfie" camera and check your stress levels through the 'heart rate sensor'. Just making sure you aren't deviating from the grid and trying to escape the matrix. Think 'pre-crime".
    1984+33=NOW!
    04-10-2017 06:48 PM
  19. The Phone Company's Avatar
    Currently there is no way to disable Bixby from spying through your camera and eavesdropping. I went to Settings --> Applications --> Bixby, and found the "DISABLE" button is grayed out. The only thing I could do was "FORCE STOP" but Bixby would restart in a few seconds. If you remap the Bixby button to launch a different app Bixby still runs in the background regardless and will launch if you swipe to the right. Also note that Bixby is running in addition to Google, so now you have 2 Assistant running. I cancelled my pre-order of S8+ and will wait to see what’s up with the Note8 later this year and if they offer the option to disable Bixby.
    Great minds think alike… I am seriously considering canceling for the exact same reason. Total intrusion, yet the masses lap it up as they do Iris Scanner, Face Recognition, Fingerprint Scanner. Absolute lunacy.
    04-10-2017 06:52 PM
  20. The Phone Company's Avatar
    How?


    I just went to Verizon and Best Buy to check, and sure enough, you cannot disable the Bixby app. The app itself is only 50-80 KB (I can't remember exactly) so I tried showing all system apps, and there are a few others with Bixby in the name. Can't disable those either. All of them except Bixby Vision say that they do not require any permissions, so either they really don't or Samsung has hidden them from the OS and you can't turn their permissions off. Bixby Vision had three permissions that you could toggle: Camera, Internet, and Storage.

    So unless there are other "under the hood" apps that we can tweak permissions on, it looks like the core of Bixby is baked into the S8s. I hope I'm wrong, but this is starting to smell like more of a rootkit than an "assistant".

    I'm not going to give up hope yet, but unless someone figures out how to turn off intercepting of SMS, phone calls, monitoring the microphone etc, I'm going to cancel my preorder.
    For those with eyes… now we are starting to see what they meant when they said the S8 will be different to what we used to think of as a 'smart phone'. We were lead to believe it was because of the screen and no physical home button, but they knew what they meant and they knew what they wanted us to think they meant. I am seriously considering canceling my pre-order.
    I don't need some advanced monitoring of my personal photos and such. **** I need my privacy!
    04-10-2017 06:57 PM
  21. EMGSM's Avatar
    Don't use it? From Samsung's own web page:

    "Bixby Talks: Bixby knows your phone’s apps and how to use them."
    "Bixby sees: Bixby lives inside your Camera, Gallery and Internet to give you a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at"
    "Bixby learns your routine, so you’ll always have the right content ready when you need it. From your recent messages and upcoming events, to your next Uber ride and daily news—Bixby pulls the most important information from different apps"
    How exactly do you not use it? Please explain…
    Sounds like the early stages of the "Cyberdyne System" which we all know is responsible for creating the ultimate AI...the Terminator
    04-10-2017 07:25 PM
  22. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    For those with eyes… now we are starting to see what they meant when they said the S8 will be different to what we used to think of as a 'smart phone'. We were lead to believe it was because of the screen and no physical home button, but they knew what they meant and they knew what they wanted us to think they meant. I am seriously considering canceling my pre-order.
    I don't need some advanced monitoring of my personal photos and such. **** I need my privacy!
    Break out the tinfoil hat and quit taking nudes then.. like your photos and other information isn't already being monitored by Google Facebook, apps, wireless network providers and so on.
    04-10-2017 07:29 PM
  23. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    For those with eyes… now we are starting to see what they meant when they said the S8 will be different to what we used to think of as a 'smart phone'. We were lead to believe it was because of the screen and no physical home button, but they knew what they meant and they knew what they wanted us to think they meant. I am seriously considering canceling my pre-order.
    I don't need some advanced monitoring of my personal photos and such. **** I need my privacy!
    this phone is not for you, going forward there are going to be fewer and fewer phones for you. the world is moving in a different direction then you are.
    keno101 and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-10-2017 07:54 PM
  24. keno101's Avatar
    It is because they are trying to beat Google at one of Google's core competencies and given their track record it is highly unlikely they will succeed. This is the same company that delivered S voice.

    Why they dump which must be considerable resources into development of these kinds of things is beyond me. I won't even try this!
    Plenty of features google doesn't have. I mean i see your shoes take a pic and order from Amazon without searching. See an interesting landmark want to know more take pic and info comes up all without searching google. Im thinking ill use bix a lot.
    04-10-2017 08:01 PM
  25. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I'm re-mapping the dedicated button ASAP. Bixby is trash, no need when you have Google assistant.
    Aquila and plumcrazy like this.
    04-10-2017 08:05 PM
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