What I want to do it keep the Default Keyboard as Samsung Keyboard, but use the Google Voice Typing.
One Example is I am currently using Apps like the Messenger app and when trying to Voice-to-text, it uses Samsung Voice Input (which is Bixby powered). This voice input app is very clunky. It doesn't input correctly and is slow.
Google Voice Typing is FAR faster and FAR more accurate. I can be in my car, window down on the highway with the radio slightly on and it still picks up my words accurately.
I go into Settings > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Manage Keyboards. From here I disable the Samsung Voice Input. After doing this, it sets the default to Google Voice Typing. This seems to work for a little bit.
The problem I have is that after an undisclosed amount of time the Samsung Voice Input feature re-activates itself and reverts back. It's very frustrating. I never had this problem on my S6 or S7 Edge.
Is there any way to permanently disable the Samsung Voice Input?
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***Updated*** ...But not really.
Since people do not read through threads, here is the surefire way to fix this.
Go to Settings > then go to Apps > then Apps Manager > !Important! click on the 3 dots on top right corner and select Show System Apps. Locate Samsung Voice Input (Should be one with the Microphone icon on it, not the Bixby "B" on it), select it and select Disable.
This completely removed the Samsung Voice Input from Settings > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Manage Keyboards.
If you are still unable to disable or cannot see the correct one, please attach a screenshot and please verify you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+. I have set this setting on multiple S8 and S8+ devices without fail.
Jessmw145 Yes, the entire point of this thread was to get rid of Bixby voice and keep it from taking over your phone. It doesn't fully get rid of it as there are some features that are useful, but it does keep it out of your apps in terms of voice-to-text.
By doing this fix, it keeps Samsung Voice Input AKA Bixby from forcing your settings to autoswitch back to their program. Bixby is, in my opinion, the only thing wrong with the 8 series Samsung phones.
I am with you all, had the Galaxy 4, 5, 7edge and now 8+. But it will be the end of my relationship with Samsung if I cannot permanently disable there garbage voice input. How could they release a product this bad? Let me use my Google voice input only or goodbye Samsung.
-frustrated owner and longtime customer