Samsung S8 ACTIVE - How to turn off the Bixby Home Button
Samsung includes with all their devices their own personal assistant called Bixby. Now if you have an Android then you may have played with googles own AI "ok, google" used to activate their personal assistant. Bixby does similar tasks as Googles own assistant. Though Bixby is supposed to be a more advanced version as Bixby is intertwined into the core OS of Samsung's own overlay. Bixby comes with its own HOME version. Bixby Home ties all the components of Bixby into one location for easy access and review. Accessing Bixby Home is done via the physical button or by swiping the screen all the way right to enable it. Bixby can be an excellent assistant; though sometimes activating Bixby Home in error happens more often than you think, due to the placement of the physical button located on the left hand side right under the volume rocker.
While you think having a physical button would expedite the use of the assistant it has in fact made using Bixby a pain and in some cases a nuisance. This is only due to the amount of times of false activating Bixby home. So I have put together this writing to describe how to disable Bixby Home.
Press the Bixby button to activate Bixby home. Once on the home simply click the cog when in the type right hand corner and click the radial to disable the button for Bixby Home. Now Bixby Home has been disable form the button but Bixby Voice is still accessible via the button through long hold press.
To disable the Bixby Home Panel from the home screen layout click on the home screen and hold to access the home screen menu options. Swipe to the Bixby Home screen panel and slide the radial to disable it. There you are all done and Bixby Home will no longer bother you.
If you accidentally turned off Bixby Home or wish to bring back Bixby Home when pressing the button simply access the Bixby settings. Long hold the Bixby button to activate Bixby voice and select full screen. Next, select settings by clicking the cog wheel in the top right hand corner. Scroll down to General settings and click "Bixby Key". Here you can re-enable the key for Bixby home again.
Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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