Samsung finally allows you to disable the notorious Bixby key

Dear Samsung fans, I think you’ll love this one. Almost a month after Samsung’s Personal Assistant Bixby was made available worldwide, the Korean company decides to listen to the woes of their fans who have requested the ability to change the button mapping.


During this month there were a lot of users who preferred not to use Bixby at all, and only got bothered when they accidentally pressed the key. According to findings from Sammobile, the latest Bixby update allows Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note8 owners to turn off the dedicated key for it. 

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According to sources, the latest Bixby update adds a toggle that turns off the dedicated key. That way any accidental presses will not launch the AI service, and it will be available only through swiping left on the home screen.

You can also still summon the assistant with “Hello Bixby” and make it try to recognize objects, give you weather updates and traffic reports. .

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