I went to great lengths to be able to afford to buy the Note 8. I wanted to go back to Samsung because I liked my S5.
NEVER AGAIN! I can't get rid of Game Tools, can't remap the Bixby button (and now I can't even disable the button). There is so much Samsung bloatware that I now hate Samsung. All of the bloatware cannot be uninstalled, some of it enables other features when I try it out, AND MANY FEATURES ARE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO DISABLE ONCE THEY ARE SWITCHED ON.
It's my phone, not Samsung's! And if they can't understand that, I'll switch to a different brand. It's frustrating, because Samsung makes great hardware, but ruins it with their heavy handedness.
I have always had an android phone. My past 3 have been Samsung. I absoutely hate this S9 with my entire being. I hate the Bixby feature. I hate that button, its not good enough that it takes two taps to open it. I never want it to open. Its so annoying!! Bixby is annoying and I don't want it!!
I want to be able to customize MY PHONE to work the way I WANT. NOT THE WAY SAMSUNG wants!!
The battery is unacceptable too. I am considering cutting my loses and buying a different phone. That's how much this phone is driving me crazy
I found the best solution to this problem!
It's called Google Pixel 3 XL
It will be my next phone.
Less bloatware. I bought an unlocked version to avoid AT&T Bloatware, and Samsung has loaded my phone with intrusive apps I can't disable (Game Tools and Bixby)
I don't like the "Infinity Screen" anyway, because my fingers wrap around when I hold my phone and keep touching the edge of the screen.
Luckily I use an otter box case which grants me the opportunity to clip the inner piece of the button to completely avoid hitting the thing. This one unwanted/forced feature alone is making the Google pixel phones enticing to me.
Please fix the problem Samsung I'm having the same issue with my S9 there is no way to fix it. The feature of this button shouldn't be for Bixby it should be for the camera but so we could take gifs just like everybody else. I am going to go trade my phone in for a non Samsung phone T-Mobile here I come!
My family has used Samsung phones exclusively for the last 6 years. Clearly, Samsung believes it is more important to force their software on their users than to provide the phone experience that people want. I feel sorry for the Samsung employees who feel this pain but work in an environment where customer feedback is ignored by management.
Samsung has had years to make amends based on the feedback they've received here, but refuse to listen. I'm voting with my wallet and we're getting a different brand next time it's time to upgrade.
Go on the Galaxy Store & type in 'Remap Bixby key' there should be an app with a microphone on it. Install that then go to your settings for the Bixby key. Apply the 2 press for Bixby and add the app for the Bixby key. It will bring up Google assistant instead of Bixby.
Agreed I have found no use for Bixby nor have I found anyone who does. The choice to use an app should be an easy choice/selection and not accompanied by dire warnings. Even those that can be disabled, continue to show high battery use. Between that and the planned obsolescence of the sealed battery are reasons to consider other options.