Disable or Enable Bixby Key - Samsung

Note Notes:

  • Bixby requires an active Samsung ID.
  • If the Samsung ID credentials can't be remembered, they can be retrieved or reset.
  • Completion of initial setup is required to disable the Bixby key or Bixby voice.
    Note For initial setup on Samsung devices with Android 9.x software, refer to these steps.

 

Disable Bixby Key (Android 8.x)
Enable Bixby Key (Android 8.x)
Change Bixby Key Settings (Android 9.x)

 

Disable Bixby Key (Android 8.x)

  1. From the Bixby screen, tap the Settings icon Bixby settings icon.
  2. Tap the Off switch Switch off to disable the Bixby key functionality.
    Note Alternatively, navigate: Menu icon Bixby menu icon > Settings > Bixby key then tap Don't open anything.
    Disable Bixby Key

 

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Enable Bixby Key (Android 8.x)

  1. From the Bixby screen, tap the Settings icon Bixby settings icon.
  2. Tap the On switch Switch on to enable the Bixby key functionality.
    Note Alternatively, navigate: Menu icon Bixby menu icon > Settings > Bixby key then tap Press to open Bixby Home. Press and hold to open Bixby Voice.
    Enable Bixby Key

 

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Change Bixby Key Settings (Android 9.x)

Note The Bixby key cannot be disabled on Samsung devices with Android 9.x software.

  1. From the Bixby screen, tap the Bixby Voice Card.
  2. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon > Settings.
  3. Tap BixbyKey.
  4. Select 'Single press' or 'Double press' to open Bixby.
    Note Selected when a blue dot is present.
  5. If preferred, select an app or run a quick command when pressing the Bixby button by tapping the switch to the right of either option to turn on Switch on.
  6. Tap 'Open app' or 'Run quick command' then follow the onscreen instructions.

 

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