Samsung introduced it’s Super Flagship device, Galaxy S9 and S9+, both the devices have best in class specs like Dual Aperture Camera, Super Slow-Mo videos with 960 FPS, AR Emoji and many more. Samsung features it’s personal assistant Bixby, with the Galaxy S9 and a dedicated button to activate Bixby as in previous Galaxy S8 series. Samsung’s own personal assistant works good, but some users like Google Assistant more than other assistants. Mainly because it’s a little more intelligent than Bixby, and comes with integration with the every Google app. But it’s not a big trouble, you can use Google Assistant in Galaxy S9, you just need to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9. So, here’s
How to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9
STEP 1 –
First of all, you need to disable the physical Bixby button. Samsung Galaxy S9 series has a dedicated button to activate Bixby like Galaxy S8 series, this button does nothing but only used to launch Bixby. So, after many complaints by Galaxy S8 users, Samsung finally allows to let users disable the physical Bixby button last year. This can be done easily. Firstly, hit the button, to launch Bixby and tap on the gear icon at the top, which will open a toggle, as shown. Simply tap on the switch to Turn it off. Doing this will Disable the Bixby Button.
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STEP 2 –
The next step to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 is to disable the Bixby voice commands. The Bixby button isn’t the only way you can command Bixby, the another method is to talk to Bixby, by saying “ Hi, Bixby” , to command and get responses back. So, to disable Bixby’s voice chats, swipe over to the left of your home screen to launch Bixby, then tap on the three-dot more menu at the top and open the settings menu, search and select the Bixby Voice option. You just need to turn it off, to stop Bixby to respond on “Hi, Bixby” commands.
STEP 3 –
The above two steps will d the half of the job, the last step to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 is to disable Bixby Home. To disable Bixby Home just tap and long press on any empty section of your home screen and then continue swiping tabs to the right to find the last panel on the left. Here, you’ll find the toggle to manage Bixby Home, simply tap on the switch to turn it off completely.
If you’ve done all the above, you’re done with steps to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9. The same step can be done on Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 or any Samsung device having Bixby. This is the simplest step which doesn’t destroy Bixby with its roots from Galaxy S9, you can have it back, just revert the process back.
All this doesn’t mean that Bixby is not a successful AI program. Samsung is expanding Bixby to other devices like TVs and smart home appliances to create a wider Bixby ecosystem. Samsung is also working on a Bixby-powered smart.
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