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Disabling Bixby On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

In case you didn’t know, Bixby is the Personal Assistant on Galaxy devices. A feature inspired by the popular Siri running on iOS, Samsung’s direct competitor to Apple’s identical service. While it was built with all the good intentions in mind, Bixby isn’t necessarily a useful feature. At least not to some users who appreciate how easy it is to start it but often wonder how could they make it stop.

 

If you are one of those users, in this article we are going to offer you two different options, teaching you how to:

  1. Temporarily disable Bixby;
  2. Permanently turn off Bixby.

 

As you are about to find out, both processes are simple and intuitive. There is actually only one extra step required for the second solution, compared to the number of steps in the first solution. So, choosing between these two is really not a matter of what’s faster or easier to accomplish. It’s really a matter of outcomes.

Some users already reported that after they decided to completely disable Bixby, some of the apps running on their smartphones stopped working properly. Oddly enough, the only solution for fixing the malfunctions was to switch Bixby back on.

While this may not be your case, it can’t hurt knowing both of your options and testing them however you see fit. If problems occur, you can always repeat the steps and reactivate the option.

 

How to disable 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.

 

And that was it. Read on if you want to turn it off for good.

 

How to permanently disable 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.

 

 

The final message you got actually confirms our previous warning. Again, go on and just pay close attention to see if anything changes in the way that other apps are running.

Now you know what you have to do if you’ll ever want to activate or deactivate Bixby in Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.

 

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