How to disable the Bixby button on a Samsung phone

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable the Bixby button on a Samsung phone. With disabling the Bixby button, I mean, remove it from the power button.

Bixby is a virtual assistant developed by Samsung.

It's Samsung's version of Google Assistant and Siri.

You can interact with Bixby using your voice, text, or taps.

It's deeply integrated into the phone, which means that Bixby can carry out a lot of the tasks you do on your phone.

One thing that I don't like is that Samsung put Bixby on what used to be the power button on the side of Samsung phones, which means that if you double-press or press and hold the side (power) button, Bixby will appear instead of the power menu.

Fortunately, you can change this, and on this page, I will show you how to do this.

How to disable the Bixby button on a Samsung phone

1. Open your phone's settings.

Samsung phone settings

2. Tap on Advanced features.

Samsung phone Advanced features

3. Tap on Side key.

Samsung phone side key settings

4. Under Double press, you tap on Quick launch camera or Open app.

5. Under Press and hold, you tap on Power off menu.

Disable Bixby button on a Samsung phone

The Bixby button is now disabled. So it's now removed from the power button, which means that if you double-press or press and hold the power button on the side of your Samsung phone, the power off menu will appear.


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References:

Samsung.com: What is Bixby?

Samsung.com: Bixby

AndroidCentral.com