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How to Disable Bixby Button

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Staff, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Staff

    Staff Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    One of the most frustrating things for people who buy the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the fact that the "Power Button" is a "Bixby Button" that launches Samsung's Virtual Assistant named Bixby. This button is actually called the "Side Key" and we can dive into our device settings to disable the Bixby button and instead launch something else.

    To Change the Bixby button on the Galaxy S20 Ultra:
    1. Open "Settings"
    2. Scroll down and tap "Advanced Features"
    3. Tap "Side Key" at the top
    4. Under "Press and hold" tap "Power off menu"
    This will change the Bixby button so that it is now the old Power button that you know and love!

    If you still want to have a dedicated button to launch Bixby, you can go to the "Double press" section of the same "Side Key" screen and select "Open Bixby". This will open Bixby when you double press the Side Key. However, we'd recommend using this for the Quick launch camera.

    Turn Off Bixby Routines:
    If you're already disabling the Bixby button you likely want to turn off Bixby Routines while you're at it. To turn off Bixby completely you can disable routines by following these steps:
    • Open "Settings"
    • Scroll down and tap "Advanced Features"
    • Toggle off "Bixby Routines"
    Enjoy your Bixby-less Samsung Galaxy S20 experience!

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  2. ArPharazon

    ArPharazon Newbie

    I'd have thought the Bixby Button would have already gone the way of the Edsel. I disabled it on my S8+ 2 years ago, and have done the same with my S20 Ultra last week.

    It would be interesting to know the % of people who actually use it.

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra release date was February 14th, 2020. Features and Specs include a 6.9" inch screen, 108MP camera, 8/16GB RAM, Exynos 990 processor, and 5000mAh battery.

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