1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I can't stand that piece of garbage assistant that randomly keeps popping up thinking I called her and also appears in the Camera app sometimes when I am trying to take a photo.


    She is no different than Micro$h4ft's Cortana so here's how to disable her firstly, and secondly, we can remap that button to launch any app you want.


    1) Install Package Disabler Pro
    2) Enable its admin mode
    3) in the search bar, type Bixby and disable all but the things you see unchecked in the picture below because if we disable those, the Bixby button won't function altogether:






    4) Install Bixby Button Remapper


    5) Run it and enable the accessibility service


    6) Now choose what function you want for your Bixby Button. I chose Flashlight since I can launch the camera by double tapping on the power button quickly but feel free to choose whatever you think you use most
    gknicks and bchain996 like this.
    08-06-2017 01:12 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Does this still work after the latest update? I'm sure it won't in some other update. Yes, another way to disable it will pop up, but still. You do know you can mostly disable Bixby (except for the button) with stock settings, right?
    08-06-2017 02:05 PM
  3. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Does this still work after the latest update? I'm sure it won't in some other update. Yes, another way to disable it will pop up, but still. You do know you can mostly disable Bixby (except for the button) with stock settings, right?
    Well I have the Dual Sim version and my OS is:
    Samsung Experience Version 8.1
    Baseband version: G950FXXU1AQG5

    I just did it a couple of hours ago and it's working.

    So how to disable Bixby completely without this then?
    08-06-2017 03:49 PM
  4. bchain996's Avatar
    Does this still work after the latest update? I'm sure it won't in some other update. Yes, another way to disable it will pop up, but still. You do know you can mostly disable Bixby (except for the button) with stock settings, right?
    I have the latest update on Sprint and it works for me!
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    08-06-2017 03:59 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well I have the Dual Sim version and my OS is:
    Samsung Experience Version 8.1
    Baseband version: G950FXXU1AQG5

    I just did it a couple of hours ago and it's working.

    So how to disable Bixby completely without this then?
    Open Bixby, go to the menu button, then Settings, disable Bixby Voice there and scroll down to disable notifications. Like I said, the only thing you can't get rid of from stock is the button (and Bixby Home), but if you're infuriated by the notifications, just turn them off.
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    08-07-2017 12:38 AM
  6. Tim1954's Avatar
    I have all permissions blocked, firewall blocks everything that has Bixby in it. All access to everything denied. I never get a peep out of him.
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    08-07-2017 01:18 AM
  7. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Does this still work after the latest update? I'm sure it won't in some other update. Yes, another way to disable it will pop up, but still. You do know you can mostly disable Bixby (except for the button) with stock settings, right?
    Package disabler has always worked no matter what update came out, Samsung has never blocked it. The Bixby remapper is the only thing that Samsung blocked and that was only for a few hours while the dev reworked it.
    08-07-2017 07:29 AM
  8. dizzle16's Avatar
    It's not that big of a deal to me
    08-07-2017 10:12 AM
  9. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    It's not that big of a deal to me
    08-07-2017 01:14 PM
  10. deadbeatles's Avatar
    Bixby doesn't bother me because I have deleted the Samsung account associated with my phone. Now, if I want to even use Bixby I'd have to have that account. So for me Bixby is in sort of limbo and in effect doesn't exist.

    I do, however, want to remap the button. I hate the idea of installing 3rd part software to do this though, especially if it's "free."
    08-07-2017 01:20 PM
  11. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Bixby doesn't bother me because I have deleted the Samsung account associated with my phone. Now, if I want to even use Bixby I'd have to have that account. So for me Bixby is in sort of limbo and in effect doesn't exist.

    I do, however, want to remap the button. I hate the idea of installing 3rd part software to do this though, especially if it's "free."
    Afraid of potential spyware and data mining, eh?
    08-07-2017 06:16 PM
  12. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    Bixby doesn't bother me because I have deleted the Samsung account associated with my phone. Now, if I want to even use Bixby I'd have to have that account. So for me Bixby is in sort of limbo and in effect doesn't exist.

    I do, however, want to remap the button. I hate the idea of installing 3rd part software to do this though, especially if it's "free."
    And did it cost, someone would say it should have been free.
    Free isn't inherently bad, but it tends to get a bad press due to how some people opt to make their app "free".

    Afraid of potential spyware and data mining, eh?
    Or they just don't get any benefit from it.
    08-07-2017 06:48 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar


    Or they just don't get any benefit from it.
    Possibly. I just use Assistant and call it a day. .
    08-08-2017 12:49 AM
  14. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I've tried a couple of the different Bixby button remapping apps and I am not impressed. The problem is, Bixby still has to launch before whatever action you choose will happen. I've found this to be slow and wonky. I haven't tried using package disabler first though. Does that make things smoother? I too want it for my flashlight. I might have to give this a whirl.
    08-08-2017 07:33 AM
  15. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I've tried a couple of the different Bixby button remapping apps and I am not impressed. The problem is, Bixby still has to launch before whatever action you choose will happen. I've found this to be slow and wonky. I haven't tried using package disabler first though. Does that make things smoother? I too want it for my flashlight. I might have to give this a whirl.
    even with Package disabler, you will get that brief bixby popping up from the side. I'd take that any time of the day over having that virus called Bixby
    08-08-2017 02:54 PM
  16. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Not working on my Unlocked S8. Bixby was disabled long back. tried both stable and less delay versions.
    08-08-2017 05:05 PM
  17. JeBe4's Avatar
    How to disable Bixby on your Samsung Device and remap the button-screenshot_20170807-102557.jpg

    Bixby is trash, LOL - "dummy" - I am tickled pink LMAO HAHAH
    08-10-2017 09:33 PM
  18. Dark Pixels ll's Avatar
    I feel like the people who disable Bixby are the ones that can't stop talking about it.
    08-10-2017 10:49 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    I feel like the people who disable Bixby are the ones that can't stop talking about it.
    Somewhat yes and no. Some simply jump into the threads where they are asked why by people -- others are here asking how to do it. :P.
    08-10-2017 10:55 PM
  20. Dark Pixels ll's Avatar
    Somewhat yes and no. Some simply jump into the threads where they are asked why by people -- others are here asking how to do it. :P.
    I just find it funny. I use Bixby a few times a day. Mostly for alarms, reminders and hands free stuff. Other than that it hardy affects me enough to talk about it. It's settled into another Siri. Just sitting in the background until I need it.
    08-10-2017 11:02 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    I just find it funny. I use Bixby a few times a day. Mostly for alarms, reminders and hands free stuff. Other than that it hardy affects me enough to talk about it. It's settled into another Siri. Just sitting in the background until I need it.
    Yep and some don't feel the need to use it or want it. It really isn't any different then other apps from the past. Some people really just do not want them.

    I personally don't have anything against it in terms of it being an Assistant (or AI) that can gather info .. It is more I have been using Assistant and have other products that integrate with Assistant so it is just better for me to use. I just simply have never accepted Bixby terms so it doesn't work on my phone.
    08-10-2017 11:05 PM
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    09-06-2017 08:41 AM

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