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The Bixby key — the devoted approach to entry Samsung’s digital assistant Bixby — burned vivid, however not for notably lengthy. After debuting on the Samsung Galaxy S8, we bid farewell to the devoted Bixby button on the Galaxy Be aware 10 and Be aware 10 Plus. Whereas Bixby itself will stay, it appears the Bixby key will probably be absent from Samsung’s flagship telephones going ahead.
That’s prone to be excellent news for plenty of individuals. Whereas Bixby has gotten loads higher because it was first launched, there’s nonetheless loads of room for enchancment. One of many greatest complaints is individuals opening Bixby by by chance urgent the Bixby key. In case you’re not a fan of the A.I. assistant, or would simply choose to make use of it with simply your voice, it’s attainable to alter the best way the Bixby key works on plenty of Galaxy smartphones. When you can now not disable the Bixby key completely, you can also make it tougher to by chance entry. Right here’s how.
Find out how to disable the Bixby key’s single press
There are 4 major Bixby modes: Bixby Residence, Bixby Imaginative and prescient, Bixby Voice, and Bixby Reminders. The latter is an app you may entry within the App Drawer. You’ll be able to press and maintain the Bixby key to make use of Bixby Voice to speak to the assistant. Open the digicam and faucet the Bixby icon to open Bixby Imaginative and prescient. Lastly, a swipe to the precise on the house display screen will open Bixby Residence, as will a press of the bodily Bixby key.
You used to have the ability to disable the Bixby key on most Galaxy smartphones, however with software program updates, that’s now not the case. Nonetheless, whilst you can’t cease the Bixby key from activating Bixby, you can also make it tougher to by chance set off by requiring a double-press to carry up Bixby Residence. To take action, you’ll must entry a particular setting in a particular a part of Bixby — as nothing tied to Bixby is allowed to be easy, apparently.
To get began, you’ll paradoxically must press the Bixby key. This may carry up the Bixby Residence web page. From there, faucet the three vertical dots and faucet Settings. Then scroll down till you discover the choice titled Bixby key. Change your choice to Double press to open Bixby to make it tougher to by chance open Bixby. That’s all it is advisable to do.
Reassigning the Bixby key
You may also reassign the Bixby key to launch different apps. After all, it’s finest to not head down this path in case your motive for disabling the Bixby key’s to cease one thing from by chance launching. However in the event you simply don’t use Bixby a lot, you may even see the knowledge in utilizing that little key to open a favourite app, like Google Maps or the digicam, or to launch a preset Fast Command.
To take action, you’ll want to go again to Bixby Residence and the realm the place you modified the Bixby key initially. Faucet (or double-tap, in the event you’ve already modified the Bixby key) to open Bixby Residence, then faucet the three vertical dots. Then hit Settings > Bixby key. In case you haven’t already, you’ll must allow Double press to open Bixby. When you’ve executed that, you’ll be capable of choose the choice to Use single press. Faucet the slider to show it on. Faucet Open app to decide on a single app out of your checklist of presently put in apps to launch that one, or faucet Run fast command to run a Bixby fast command when pressed. You will discover a bunch of excellent examples by tapping Go to Fast instructions after tapping Run Fast command.
If for no matter motive you’d prefer to set Bixby again to a single faucet, it’s as straightforward as heading again to the identical settings menu and choosing Single press to open Bixby. Bear in mind this can overwrite any reassignments of the Bixby key you’ve arrange.