Bixby-button: Samsung allows you to disable the wizard

Bixby-Taste: Samsung ermöglicht Deaktivierung des Assistenten

The cat-and-mouse game between Samsung and resourceful users has come to an end: the new Bixby Update the Hardware-button for Samsung wizard finally officially off. This prevents data entry errors during everyday use.

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Test) and Galaxy Note 8 (Test) are the first Smartphones of the group, which are equipped on the left side of the case below the volume rocker with an additional button. This is the direct access to Bixby, Samsung, presented in March, assistant that will compete with the Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon, Alexa or Microsoft Cortana.

Language assistant so far, only Korean and English

Bixby consists of two components: a daily agenda, similar to Google Now and the language assistant. The latter was since the market launch of the Galaxy S8 to a Korean, later also available in English. In mid-August, Samsung has launched the voice assistant lastly, for over 200 countries, including Germany. Of the languages has changed with Korean and English.

Cat-and-mouse game

Since the availability of the Galaxy S8 owners of the Smartphones are trying to disable the button or assign other Apps. The reasons can be many and varied. In the computer base Tests for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 is the button from an ergonomic point of view, turned out to be a misstep. Again and again one comes during the everyday use of Provided at the button and starts unintentionally Bixby. Samsung on the other hand was always trying new methods for the Reassign or Disable the Bixby key. A cat-and-mouse game to the button.

Bixby Update can button disable

A new Update for the wizard now, the end of it. Now the Bixby-button thanks to Samsung’s rethinking entirely clear officially, so that when you Press, nothing happens. With a short Press of the day not more not more open agenda and a long Press leads to the Start-up of the language assistants. Who banished Bixby, also from the left-most Android Homescreen, what was already before the new Update, should get Bixby in everyday life now, even to see.

Samsung distributes Updates for Bixby without an App Update via Google Play, but does the Updates when you Start the wizard. The new options to Disable the button should be with the next Bixby-Start in the settings available.



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