07-02-2017 09:28 PM
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  1. Sapient's Avatar
    Two nights ago, Bixby sent me a notification asking if I wanted to set my alarm for my usual wake-up time...one hour before I normally wake up. Last night it sent me a notification an hour after I went to sleep asking if I wanted to review my schedule for the next day.

    Both of these woke me up. If Bixby must track when I sleep, why is it trying to talk to me when it thinks I am sleeping?

    Package Disabler Activate!
    06-26-2017 10:19 AM
  2. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    I blocked all notifications from bixby on the first one i got they're useless and i don't even care about the voice.most feature from it i've found didn't even work basically..... Imo that's THE biggest fail from samsung this year,seems even after all they went through with svoice they didn't get the memo lol xD (can't buy myself the package disabler for now but for sure doing it soon -.-)
    deadbeatles likes this.
    06-26-2017 10:23 AM
  3. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Wait till Bixby tracks your every geographic location and then sends you ads based on it and who knows who else will gain that information of where you go everyday.
    Also all your internet activities are documented
    06-26-2017 10:37 AM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    lol...your phone already does this without Bixby's help
    06-26-2017 10:51 AM
  5. mundo472's Avatar
    yeah, just go into My Bixby and turn off notifications or give them feedback. didn't you figure out you are a beta-tester if you join the preview??
    06-26-2017 11:04 AM
  6. gregg6942's Avatar
    I haven't had any of these things happen. So far,for me, it has been a good experience .
    kevinpleasants and jbjtkbw007 like this.
    06-26-2017 11:15 AM
  7. Sapient's Avatar
    yeah, just go into My Bixby and turn off notifications or give them feedback. didn't you figure out you are a beta-tester if you join the preview??
    Really? Joining a beta test makes me a beta tester? Why didn't anyone tell me?

    Allow me to apologize to the universe for not liking something I was testing. If I had understood that I was testing Bixby, I would have declared everything is perfect.

    In all seriousness, I thought the story was kind of funny. I am shutting Bixby down, though, because I have not found it useful, and managing the flaws is annoying.
    Qc_Anubis likes this.
    06-26-2017 11:53 AM
  8. GRUNT11B's Avatar
    I'm not having any issues with Bixby. I actually love it! It actually works like a true Assistant
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-26-2017 11:53 AM
  9. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I disabled it all again yesterday.

    At first I disabled the Bixby home stuff and left the long press button for voice commands. After playing with it for a few days I personally don't see any benefit for it and it was more of an aggravation.
    06-26-2017 11:56 AM
  10. alexcapone's Avatar
    yeah, just go into My Bixby and turn off notifications or give them feedback. didn't you figure out you are a beta-tester if you join the preview??
    'LL
    06-26-2017 12:03 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wait so .. was it notifications it gave you or it started speaking out loud while you were sleeping?
    06-26-2017 12:03 PM
  12. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Yeah I got those notifications too. The thing is, the notifications don't do anything except open the Bixby app. They don't bring you to an alarm card or present you with anything to review. More stupid app design by Samsung.

    Annoying enough I switched away from the Samsung launcher altogether just to get something useful on the left most home screen.
    06-26-2017 01:25 PM
  13. mikefiori1's Avatar
    Those are notifications from bixby home. In the drop down notifications menu slide the notification slightly to the right and you'll see a gear icon. touch that and turn notifications off. That won't disable the other parts of bixby.
    sweetypie31 likes this.
    06-26-2017 01:44 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah I got those notifications too. The thing is, the notifications don't do anything except open the Bixby app. They don't bring you to an alarm card or present you with anything to review. More stupid app design by Samsung.

    Annoying enough I switched away from the Samsung launcher altogether just to get something useful on the left most home screen.
    Ah. A simple notification would never bother me. I sleep like a rock so people could spam text me and it won't be waking me up haha :P.
    kevinpleasants and Qc_Anubis like this.
    06-26-2017 01:53 PM
  15. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Wait till Bixby tracks your every geographic location and then sends you ads based on it and who knows who else will gain that information of where you go everyday.
    Also all your internet activities are documented
    Google does this already
    raino and raves68 like this.
    06-26-2017 02:25 PM
  16. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I sleep like a rock so people could spam text me and it won't be waking me up
    I'm gonna remember that. Just in case...
    06-26-2017 02:28 PM
  17. mundo472's Avatar
    Really? Joining a beta test makes me a beta tester? Why didn't anyone tell me?

    Allow me to apologize to the universe for not liking something I was testing. If I had understood that I was testing Bixby, I would have declared everything is perfect.

    In all seriousness, I thought the story was kind of funny. I am shutting Bixby down, though, because I have not found it useful, and managing the flaws is annoying.
    Lol. I love sarcasm. No, I actually do. The beta thing is a pia for sure, Sapient. If you're taking up a spot though (not everyone who wanted one got one)...just sayin.
    kevinpleasants and Wbutchart1 like this.
    06-26-2017 02:37 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm gonna remember that. Just in case...
    Haha :P. My brain is tuned to know what to ignore and what not. I have had alarms and such go off from the gf each morning and I don't budge but if my dog lays her head on my bed and slightly whines I am up instantly.
    06-26-2017 03:42 PM
  19. 103Softail's Avatar
    Is Bixby female? Haha
    06-26-2017 04:20 PM
  20. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Those are notifications from bixby home. In the drop down notifications menu slide the notification slightly to the right and you'll see a gear icon. touch that and turn notifications off. That won't disable the other parts of bixby.
    Thanks. I was trying to figure out how to disable the notifications . couldn't find the settings in the app. They don't bother me. I just don't need them since I don't use Bixby.
    06-26-2017 04:43 PM
  21. deadbeatles's Avatar
    Wait till Bixby tracks your every geographic location and then sends you ads based on it and who knows who else will gain that information of where you go everyday.
    Also all your internet activities are documented
    The sad thing is that this is true whether you agree to the terms of service or not.
    06-26-2017 04:48 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    The sad thing is that this is true whether you agree to the terms of service or not.
    Sends you ads?
    06-26-2017 04:50 PM
  23. deadbeatles's Avatar
    Sends you ads?
    Hmm. I have never agreed to the terms of service for the Samsung Account. In fact, I deleted my Samsung Account online. There isn't really a way to do it from the phone. BUT, the phone assumed I still had the account and will from time to time ask me to sign in. Of course, signing in requires that I agree to the terms of service for Samsung Customized Interactive Services (ads), which I refuse to do. But, I still got what I assume were some ads (notifications) about Samsung apps that I should be using. Like "Samsung Connect can help you, blah blah" "Samsung Game thingie can do...whatever"

    Are these the ads you mean? Because I got them even though I never agreed to the TOS for Samsung Customized Interactive Services and have deleted the Samsung account associated with my phone.
    06-26-2017 05:01 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hmm. I have never agreed to the terms of service for the Samsung Account. In fact, I deleted my Samsung Account online. There isn't really a way to do it from the phone. BUT, the phone assumed I still had the account and will from time to time ask me to sign in. Of course, signing in requires that I agree to the terms of service for Samsung Customized Interactive Services (ads), which I refuse to do. But, I still got what I assume were some ads (notifications) about Samsung apps that I should be using. Like "Samsung Connect can help you, blah blah" "Samsung Game thingie can do...whatever"

    Are these the ads you mean? Because I got them even though I never agreed to the TOS for Samsung Customized Interactive Services and have deleted the Samsung account associated with my phone.
    No I was just curious as to what you meant. I do have a Samsung Account but I haven't agreed to the Bixby terms since I don't plan to use Bixby .. therefore Bixby hasn't sent me anything at all in the form of ads or anything.
    06-26-2017 05:03 PM
  25. deadbeatles's Avatar
    No I was just curious as to what you meant. I do have a Samsung Account but I haven't agreed to the Bixby terms since I don't plan to use Bixby .. therefore Bixby hasn't sent me anything at all in the form of ads or anything.
    From what I can tell, Bixby has not sent me any ads, per se. After the last update it sent me notifications basically telling me I need to use Bixby. I cleared them and I haven't gotten another one. I don't plan to use Bixby. It's pretty useless as it is now and I don't see it ever becoming useful.
    06-26-2017 05:09 PM
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