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Can I Turn OFF Bixby On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus?

For those that have bought the new smartphone by Samsung, you could be asking can I turn off Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus? The reason for this is that both Samsung’s Bixby and Google’s “OK Google” are very similar you really only need to use one of them. If you prefer using Google’s “OK Google” on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, you can this guide on how to get it to work.

In addition, some users have suggested that they don’t like any of the virtual assistants and would prefer to just disable Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. If you’re one of these people, below we’ll explain how you can turn off Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.


Disable Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

The process to disable Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus is easy with the home button. Read the directions below to learn how to turn off Bixby:

  1. Power on your smartphone.
  2. For several seconds, press on the home screen.
  3. Swipe left and tap on the toggle to turn off Bixby.
  4. Now go to the home screen and you’ll have disabled Bixby.


Completely turn off Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

If you want to turn off disable and disable Bixby on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus for good, the steps below will provide with instructions on how to do this:

  1. Power on your smartphone.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Select Applications.
  4. Tap on All Applications.
  5. Look and select on the Bixby application.
  6. Tap on Disable, a pop up will show up saying “Disabling built-in apps, may cause errors in other apps”  tap Disable.


After you’ve turned off and disabled Bixby, some apps could not work correctly as these are some times connected with Bixby. If something goes wrong for you because of this, you can just follow the steps above again to turn Bixby back on again. Hopefully after reading the guide above, your question of “Can I turn off Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus?” has been answered.

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