1. terroralpha#AC's Avatar
    i have been out of the android game for a while, my last android phone was verizon's "droid prime". that was about 6 years ago. i decided to try android again and picked up a GS9. here is what's happening:

    -Bixby: I want to keep it on so it will listen to voice commands. something i routinely used on my iphones. things like scheduling meetings with people, setting reminders, etc. i want to do the same here. but Bixy is constantly reacting to everything. i was at a meeting today and the phone started reading about kendrick lamar while we were talking about a bathing suit order from Kohls. at no point was lamar, or any rapper, mentioned. it reacts to the TV. it went ape sh*t on the train ride home. as i am typing on my mechanical keyboard right now, it's reacting to my key presses.

    i disabled the bixby button, tried "training" it to only listen for my voice and turned the sensitivity all the way down. i don't know what to do.

    -battery charging: charging off computers just doesn't seem to work. after over an hour i get like 8 percent while charging off a Dell Precision workstation and my custom built X299 computer. do i really have to plug it straight into the wall to get it to charge properly?

    -battery drain: so far i have 7 apps installed. Delta, All nippon airways, jetblue, virgin atlantic, bank of america, chase and a package tracking app (aftership) that updates a couple of times a day. i had all these and a hundred more on my iphone 6. also have 4 e-mail accounts, 3 of which are exchange servers (push e-mail rather than pull) none of this was never a problem. i go to bed with a fully charge GS9 with all apps shut down. i wake up with a phone that's down to about 55%.... and bixby listening to me put on my socks.

    -screen mirroring: i have a 2018 BMW M550 which has screen mirroring over wifi for android. for some reason the GS9 constantly disconnects. this isn't a problem with an LG phone i tried (no idea what model, not my phone). this car also has apple carplay, which also connects over wifi and has never disconnected. not once.

    so, did I buy a half baked product still in beta or are there ways to fix this stuff? i tried googling, did not find anything useful. there are other issues but i want to focus on this stuff right now.

    thanks
    04-19-2018 09:18 PM
  2. terroralpha#AC's Avatar
    i just sneezed, and totally unprompted bixby reacted with this: Bixby constantly listening, respond to absolutely everything. among other problems.-img_6640.jpg
    04-19-2018 09:27 PM
  3. SDTRMG's Avatar
    that is quite odd I don't use voice so I can't comment on it acting llike that.

    my barley charges off the computer as well, but I know fast charge is not enabled when plug into a pc/mac. maybe someone can chime in here but it's also been a regular or slower charge for me.

    I have a feeling that bixby maybe or battery problem as it seems to always be on/reacting. I have well over 30 apps on my phone and don't experience any unusual battery drain. it's either that or something else draining your battery in the background. Take a look at your battery usage in device maintenance.


    can't comment on the screen mirroring as I've never used it, sorry man.

    the s9/s9+ are amazing devices I wouldn't say it's half baked, may have to just get some settings right. Can be overwhelming coming from ios, as some things aren't as simple.
    04-19-2018 10:31 PM
  4. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    the days of charging a smartphone from a pc are long gone.
    we have massive batteries in our phones and the 0.5A output from a usb port in a pc is simply too low.
    your samsung wall charger's output is 2A so that is four times higher.

    i have disabled bixby but i am pretty sure your battery issue is related to bixby. there must be a setting withing bixby to disable always listening.
    maybe someone who is using bixby can help you with that.
    04-20-2018 05:57 AM
  5. irock1985's Avatar
    i have been out of the android game for a while, my last android phone was verizon's "droid prime". that was about 6 years ago. i decided to try android again and picked up a GS9. here is what's happening:

    -Bixby: I want to keep it on so it will listen to voice commands. something i routinely used on my iphones. things like scheduling meetings with people, setting reminders, etc. i want to do the same here. but Bixy is constantly reacting to everything. i was at a meeting today and the phone started reading about kendrick lamar while we were talking about a bathing suit order from Kohls. at no point was lamar, or any rapper, mentioned. it reacts to the TV. it went ape sh*t on the train ride home. as i am typing on my mechanical keyboard right now, it's reacting to my key presses.

    i disabled the bixby button, tried "training" it to only listen for my voice and turned the sensitivity all the way down. i don't know what to do.

    -battery charging: charging off computers just doesn't seem to work. after over an hour i get like 8 percent while charging off a Dell Precision workstation and my custom built X299 computer. do i really have to plug it straight into the wall to get it to charge properly?

    -battery drain: so far i have 7 apps installed. Delta, All nippon airways, jetblue, virgin atlantic, bank of america, chase and a package tracking app (aftership) that updates a couple of times a day. i had all these and a hundred more on my iphone 6. also have 4 e-mail accounts, 3 of which are exchange servers (push e-mail rather than pull) none of this was never a problem. i go to bed with a fully charge GS9 with all apps shut down. i wake up with a phone that's down to about 55%.... and bixby listening to me put on my socks.

    -screen mirroring: i have a 2018 BMW M550 which has screen mirroring over wifi for android. for some reason the GS9 constantly disconnects. this isn't a problem with an LG phone i tried (no idea what model, not my phone). this car also has apple carplay, which also connects over wifi and has never disconnected. not once.

    so, did I buy a half baked product still in beta or are there ways to fix this stuff? i tried googling, did not find anything useful. there are other issues but i want to focus on this stuff right now.

    thanks
    Ok so basically Bixby is messing up and I suspect that's also what's causing that battery drain if it's always listening... Like I said in the other post do a hard reset and also I suggest trying out Google's assistant rather than Bixby
    04-20-2018 02:22 PM
  6. strikeIII's Avatar
    It sounds like you're be better off using Google Assistant and just prompting it with the "Hey Google" command. Completely disable Bixby. If you happen to do a Factory reset then don't bother setting up Bixby and use the BxActions app to remap the Bixby button.

    Also, sorry can't help with the Android Auto issue as I don't use it as well.
    04-20-2018 06:50 PM
  7. terroralpha#AC's Avatar
    resetting to factory settings is the first thing i tried. i disabled all the bixby garbage and spent the last 3 hours trying to get "OK google" to work, i just can't do it. some of the options are grayed out and can't be enabled. found a bunch of threads on this, like this one here, but nothing suggested is helping.

    i'm calling it quits. no phone is worth this much trouble. going to try a google pixel.
    recDNA likes this.
    04-20-2018 08:48 PM

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