Bixby As everyone already knows, it is the virtual assistant that Samsung has developed for its smartphones, however, many of its users prefer to use the Google one rather than the brand’s own. For this reason, today we are going to teach you how to remove or disable Bixby from your Samsung Galaxy phones.
Before continuing with this small tutorial you should take into account that Bixby does not work at all when you are not signed in to a Samsung accountSo if you are not using the Samsung account for any other company services, just sign out.
How to disable or remove Bixby from the side button on your phone
By default, Samsung Galaxy phones are configured so that when the device’s side power key is pressed, the virtual assistant is invoked, but if this configuration is not to your liking, we will show you how to change it.
- We open the power menu
- Then, we scroll to the bottom of the screen, until the option «Function button settings»
- Then a menu will appear, in that menu we go to the second option that says “Keep pressed”, there we choose which option we want to appear when we press and hold the power button.
- In our case we are going to choose «Off menu»
How to disable “Hey Bixby” detection
In the same way that the Google Assistant listens «ok google“, Samsung assistant can also listen”Hello Bixby«. It’s a pretty unique sounding phrase, so you’re not likely to accidentally turn it on, but if you want to turn it off, follow these steps.
- Open the Bixby app
- Open side menu
- Tap the settings icon
- Turn off the Voice activation setting
With these steps you can get rid of the samsung virtual assistantbut if you want to keep Samsung’s virtual assistant enabled just follow the same steps but instead choose Activate Bixby and enable Voice Activation.
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