Overall I have most enjoyed the Note 9 after three days, but if some workaround can't be found to get rid of Bixby I'll probably be returning the phone during the return period, and a co-worker is in the same boat. I have no interest in Bixby and didn't pay $1,000 for a phone to have a useless and intrusive app forcing itself on me. I could turn it off with my S8 plus but apparently Samsung has made the very bad decision to force it on people with the note 9 and I'm not going to put up with that for this amount of money. Does anyone know if an update is expected to address this issue?
Also just a note to Samsung here, Bixby is too far behind Google Assistant to ever have any hope of succeeding, so please just get rid of it and move on with your next device. This is ridiculous.
Thanks. Can you please tell me how you disable Bixby (other than home)? Everything I've read says that this is not allowed on the Note 9 (unlike previous Galaxy devices). I know that you can stop Bixby home from opening, and the Bxaction app will disable the button for now (thank God), but from what I've heard Bixby will soon get an update to make sure that nobody can disable or remap the button. Also, unlike previous versions, the new Bixby no longer has a button to disable updating (for this very reason I'm sure). I understand Samsung wanting to push Bixby, but it should be painfully obvious that it has flopped and will never become popular for seemingly obvious reasons, so why not allow some way to get rid of it after encouraging use initially? Bixby is an answer to a problem that doesn't exist. For those who want an AI, Google is already light years ahead, and has an established following among Android users. Bixby will never, EVER, compete. There is ZERO chance of that happening, and Samsung needs to get their head out of their butt and be real. If they want to leave it there for those who like it great, but don't force it on users who have become used to being able to disable it on their previous Galaxy devices, all I'm saying here.
To whom it may concern
I have been a huge huge fan of samsung and the NOTE .. BUT this piece of BIXBY really needs to fixed for its
customers. And I dont mean keep trying to improve it.. BUT allow us to disable or remove it.. and alos to be able to remap the bixby pain in the but button.
Truthfully I probably wouldnt have bought the NOTE 9. I keep hitting that damm button.. I dont BIXBY ...
HOW DO WE ONCE AND FOR ALLWAYS GET RID OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Could not agree more. I am furious you cannot disable the bixby button like you could on the note 8. Bixby S U C K S. stop forcing it down my throat. The button is right next to the volume and i hit it accidentally at least 20 times a day. I am ready to return this phone. Jerks!
Unfortunately all we can do is forward the request to enable the ability to disable Bixby. At this time, we have no word on if they will add this functionality and we cannot speculate on the release of future updates. We apologize sincerely that we cannot offer more.