Just because you have a device from Samsung, like Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, and not an Apple device, it doesn’t mean you don’t get a virtual assistant. In case you didn’t know, the equivalent of Siri, from iOS devices, on Android devices from Samsung is… Bixby.
Maybe you just met it and are still trying to figure out how to use it. Or maybe you already decided that you don’t need to use it. If you want to learn how to disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, we have you covered, as always.
Forget asking weather details, having Bixby initiate calls in your name or setting up the alarms. If you don’t want any of these, you might as well stop Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Like we said, you can do it in more than one way.
- For starters, you can decide to turn it off, so that Bixby won’t activate by mistake whenever you tap the Home button;
- But if that isn’t enough for you, there’s also the alternative of turning it off for good, as in completely disabling it.
Option #1 – Turn Bixby Off On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus, Without Disabling It!
- Open up your phone;
- Go to the Home Screen;
- Long press an empty spot, for a few seconds;
- When the Edit Screen launches, swipe left;
- As you see the Bixby toggle listed in there, select it and switch it to Off;
- Return to the Home Screen with the back key and you’re done.
Option #2 – How To Stop Bixby In Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus For Good:
- Unlock the phone once again and go straight to its General Settings;
- Navigate to the list of Applications, at the All Applications section;
- Find Bixby on that list and select it;
- Disable Bixby from that menu, by confirming the action when required to do so.
When you leave the menus, you can continue to use Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 as always. If stopping Bixby on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus has led, indeed, to malfunctions in other apps – like the warning message told you when you have shut it off – you will easily notice it. In that situation, you might have to enable it once again, just to make sure that you’re not affecting other apps. In any case, you know how to keep it off without disabling it (see method #1 from above), so, do not worry!