09-29-2017 05:58 PM
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  1. Ned2350's Avatar
    I'm constantly hitting the Bixby button by accident on my S8+ and I'm seriously considering getting a pocket knife and prying it off. Convince me why this is a bad idea.
    09-24-2017 08:18 PM
  2. modifier's Avatar
    Two things to consider here; buttons have a flange on the back side to prevent them from popping out of the frame and if you remove the button you'll lose your water resistance.

    You might instead consider this article here on AC: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-c...-disable-bixby
    justafew and Tim1954 like this.
    09-24-2017 08:24 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    [Thread moved to main forum.]
    modifier likes this.
    09-25-2017 05:20 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    You might lose any warranty you may have at all.
    09-25-2017 06:47 AM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    Why not just turn the button off now that there's the option to do so?
    blaine07, badcat and Jackhklee like this.
    09-25-2017 06:57 AM
  6. Norg's Avatar
    Why not just turn the button off now that there's the option to do so?
    I still don't have the Bixby update, where are you located and who's your carrier?
    09-25-2017 08:18 AM
  7. shabbs's Avatar
    You should see an update in your Galaxy Apps.
    09-25-2017 10:06 AM
  8. illdini's Avatar
    If you don't have the Bixby update yet, you could use Package Disabler Pro to disable it.
    09-25-2017 10:21 AM
  9. wunderbar's Avatar
    No. It isn't safe.

    Don't do it.

    Your warranty will likely be invalidated, and you will lose water resistance.
    09-25-2017 10:53 AM
  10. LennyHO's Avatar
    I could never understand why anyone would intentionally physically damage an expensive piece of equipment. Please don't do it.
    09-25-2017 03:53 PM
  11. marzfreerider's Avatar
    If you have to ask if it's a bad idea, then that should give you your answer.
    09-25-2017 06:22 PM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    09-25-2017 07:54 PM
  13. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    It would be physical damage eliminating your warranty, would also lose water resistance.

    Depending on how it's actually installed may cause more damage to the phone prying it out.
    09-25-2017 10:04 PM
  14. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I hope this is a joke. That is utterly stupid. Buy an LG.
    dbollman423 likes this.
    09-25-2017 11:58 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'm constantly hitting the Bixby button by accident on my S8+ and I'm seriously considering getting a pocket knife and prying it off. Convince me why this is a bad idea.
    You're not serious are you?
    Eugene Carroll and badcat like this.
    09-26-2017 08:03 AM
  16. Ned2350's Avatar
    I disabled it back to factory and now the button launches the Bixby set-up. Maybe I need to go through the whole setup to turn it off?
    09-26-2017 11:33 AM
  17. Ned2350's Avatar
    Half-joking
    09-26-2017 11:35 AM
  18. Eugene Carroll's Avatar
    Get a case for it (any case with an external button) and remove the button from the case.
    Norg, AL904, bassplayrguy and 1 others like this.
    09-26-2017 11:40 AM
  19. badcat's Avatar
    Why not just turn the button off now that there's the option to do so?
    That's what I did and the button does nothing now. I'm not going to re-map it because then whatever I re-map it to will open every time I accidentally hit it. It is a bad location.
    dov1978 and Eugene Carroll like this.
    09-26-2017 01:35 PM
  20. dov1978's Avatar
    That's what I did and the button does nothing now. I'm not going to re-map it because then whatever I re-map it to will open every time I accidentally hit it. It is a bad location.
    I had the S8 Plus then the regular S8 and I honestly don't think I accidentally hit it more than once. I see loads of complaints about it so I'm certainly not denying people's issue with it. I hated the Finger Print Sensor location whilst many others found it ok so Samsung really need to look at both placements for the S9 I reckon
    badcat likes this.
    09-27-2017 12:34 PM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Just install the following and disable all of bixby, the button will be dead and end accidental pushes.


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ackagedisabler
    09-27-2017 12:53 PM
  22. gernerttl's Avatar
    You might lose any warranty you may have at all.
    Might? You will lose any warranty.
    09-27-2017 04:04 PM
  23. munnarg's Avatar
    Do it. While you're at it, pry out the power button too haha.
    09-27-2017 08:54 PM
  24. badcat's Avatar
    I had the S8 Plus then the regular S8 and I honestly don't think I accidentally hit it more than once. I see loads of complaints about it so I'm certainly not denying people's issue with it. I hated the Finger Print Sensor location whilst many others found it ok so Samsung really need to look at both placements for the S9 I reckon
    I hit it enough to make it a pain. I don't want or use either Bixby or Google now so it's a good thing to just be able to disable it without a third party app.
    09-28-2017 09:22 AM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    No, don't do it! It will void your warranty! Luckily you can disable the Bixby button!
    09-28-2017 09:24 AM
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