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How To Turn OFF Bixby On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus are great smartphones, probably one of the best in 2017 due to all their great new features. However, most Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus users would like to disable the Bixby on their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. This is so as to make it easier in accessing Google Now.

In the guide below, we have explained how you can disable the Bixby home button shortcut on your Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8+ Plus. In addition to that, if you would like to know how to entirely disable and turn off the Bixby so that it does not run on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, we have also explained it below.

Prior to getting started, you need to be aware that the Bixby is Samsung’s personal assistant app which runs on the Galaxy S8 as well as the S8+ Plus and it is similar to Siri for iOS. To get the Bixby to working on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you will only need to double tap the home button.

You can request for the weather updates, launch a search and make calls among other features you can make use of. However, most of the features are similar to Google Now. Due to the similarities, some users may not prefer to have both of these two on their Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones.

 

How to disable the Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy 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.

 

How to completely disable the Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy 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.

 

You should know that once you have disabled Bixby, some apps may not work properly. If you encounter any problems, follow the guide above to turn Bixby back on.

 

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