Mobile Phones Samsung How to Disable Bixby For those times you want to do things yourself By Fionna Agomuoh Writer Fionna Agomuoh is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, International Business Times, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Fionna Agomuoh Updated April 02, 2020 Samsung Samsung Quick Tips Tweet Share Email Tired of Bixby popping up when you least expect it? Samsung's virtual personal assistant has many interesting features, but some Samsung smartphone users would prefer the feature to be disabled. Read on to learn how to disable Bixby features on certain Samsung devices. Instructions in this article apply to Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, Fold, Note9, S9, S9+, Note9, S8, and S8+. How to Log Into Samsung Account to Turn off Bixby Features Before you can disable Bixby features, first log in to your Samsung account to access Bixby settings. Select the Bixby button or swipe right on the device screen to access Bixby Home. Select Next. Select a language for Bixby Voice. Select Sign In. Enter the Samsung account username and password, then confirm the login. How to Disable the Bixby Button It's easy to accidentally press the Bixby key, located on the left side of many Samsung devices, and below the volume rockers. If you haven't set up Bixby, this prompts you to set up the feature. If you have set up Bixby, the Bixby Homepage opens. Either way, this action is typically a distraction from what you may be doing on your smartphone. Disabling the Bixby key on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 is simple. The settings are accessible from Bixby Home. This function also makes it easy to turn the Bixby button back on. If you don't have a Samsung account, create one. The Sign In window includes an option to create an account. Select this option, fill out the required information, and confirm the terms and conditions. You'll receive an email to verify the account set up. Once verified, you can sign in according to the above instructions. Select the Bixby button or swipe right on the device screen to access Bixby Home. Select the Settings icon at the upper-right corner of the screen. Toggle the Bixby key option to the Off position. How to Disable Bixby Home's Swipe Access Feature Even after the Bixby Home screen is disabled from the Bixby button, you can access it by swiping right on the left side of the screen. To disable Bixby Home on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy Note 9: Long press any empty space on the device screen. Swipe left until you see the Bixby Home screen tile. Toggle Bixby Home to the Off position. How to Disable Bixby Voice Disabling Bixby Voice has a few more steps, but is also relatively simple. To disable Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy Note 9: Select the three-dot menu icon at the upper-right corner of the screen. Select Settings. Toggle the Bixby Voice option to the Off position. Bixby Features You Don't Have to Disable With the Bixby button, Bixby Home, and Bixby Voice disabled, the smart assistant feature is almost completely shut down. Some Bixby features, such as Bixby Vision in the camera app, will still work. If you don't want to use Bixby Vision, skip the set up of this feature and don't select the Bixby Vision option while using the Samsung camera app.