My own update: I turned off bixby every single place I could find [I scoured settings, etc] and told it not to run, took away any permissions I was able. Then Samsung updated Bixby everything, turned them all back on, turned on auto-updating [again] and disabled Google Assistant routines from running....AGAIN, AFTER I had finally gotten Google Routines to start working again. I had it running for over a year on my S8+ just fine, and to have to go through so many steps to get Samsung to allow a system that was working to be allowed to work again....it makes me livid. I'm upset because now I figure, even after going through and shutting it down again and turning off auto-updates to Bixby everything AGAIN.....I expect it to reassert itself again soon. If that happens, I'll be returning my S10+ and going back to my S8+. I didn't "upgrade" to a new, faster phone to have to fight with it every single day to keep using the systems I bought an Android phone to use. Bixby should be an option, not a bludgeon Samsung keeps hitting people over the head with. So I'm with you, I don't think it's appropriate for Samsung to be telling us 'oh, well, you'll have to ask Google to get it working again' when they [Samsung] are the ones who keep breaking it.
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