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How To Deactivate Bixby On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Do you have a Galaxy S8 or even a Galaxy S8+ Plus and you find it difficult to activate the Google Now function? Perhaps if you’d deactivate the Bixby function, which usually turns on with a double tap on the Home button, it will be much simpler.

This equivalent of iOS’ Siri personal assistant is interesting to use, but not all Samsung users rely on it. That’s because most of its common functions, such as the weather insights, searching, making calls are all doable through the Google Now.

If you prefer the last one and you’re willing to give up on the Bixby, we’re going to show you how to do just that. Before we proceed to detail the steps, you should know that on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, you can either turn off the Bixby function, or you can completely turn it off, as in almost deleting it. Let’s have a look at these two options and their main differences:


Option #1 – Turn off Bixby on Galaxy S8 / S8+ Plus

For those that want to disable and turn off Bixby on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, you can do this by following the steps below:

  1. Turn on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap on Applications.
  4. Select All Applications.
  5. Browse and tap on Bixby application.
  6. Select the Disable option, a new message will pop up saying “Disabling built-in apps, may cause errors in other apps” so, tap Disable.


Option #2 – Completely turn off Bixby on Galaxy S8 / S8+ Plus

It’s possible to disable Bixby using the home buttons. This means that Bixby won’t launch when using the home button on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Follow the steps below to learn how to disable Bixby:

  1. Turn on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
  2. Press the home screen for several seconds.
  3. Then swipe left side and tap the toggle to turn off Bixby.
  4. Next go back to the home screen and you’ll be finished.


From this moment on, the Bixby will be deactivated, but you might notice that some other apps start to work inappropriately. If that’s the case, consider reactivating the Bixby for a while and see if the problems persist. Giving up on Bixby can, just like the deactivation process notified you, inflict the proper functioning of other apps.


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