After years of user complaints, Samsung finally allows us to remove the Bixby button without the need for a third-party app. The new feature requires a user interface a simple app update to Bixby, but there is a major drawback: Samsung does not allow you to resume the button to open other digital assistants such as Amazon Echo, Microsoft Cortana and Google Assistant. Fortunately, there is an easy solution.
Other sites have covered more complicated fixes for the problem. For example, XDA has come up with a way to call Google Assistant using the Bixby key, but the process is a bit intervened and requires an external remapping app. Similarly, you can also use bxActions to reshape the Bixby button, but if you want to hide these boring methods, a smart Redditor has found a brilliant solution that doesn't require any third party apps.
Galaxy S8 / S8 +, S9 / S9 +, S1
0 / S10 + / S10e or Galaxy Note 8, Note 9
Step 1: Update Bixby
First, you need to update Bixby via Galaxy Store if you do not have the automatic update feature for the app. Then open the app store and perform a quick search of Bixby by entering it into the search bar, then tap each of the Bixby apps that appear on the results page and tap the blue update to update them. 19659008] Step 2: Install Google Assistant
After updating Bixby, you need to install Google Assistant so that Bixby has a specific app to launch. Google Assistant is built into Galaxy phones, but without this app it cannot be launched by Bixby. In other words, installing the Google Assistant app will give you a special app to open the one that launches the assistant. So, either go to the Google Play Store to install it or click the link below.
With Google Assistant installed, you now need to make a special command for the app for to start it with the Bixby button. Then open Bixby and tap the menu with three points, then select "Quick Commands" from the menu prompt that appears.
Now click the + button at the top to the right of the screen on the "Quick Commands" page. From there, type "Google" in the empty field under "What you want to say to Bixby", then press "Add a command" under "What Bixby does." Hit "Enter a command" on the following page and then type "Start Assistant", be sure to activate the word "Assistant". When you're done, click Enter on the keyboard.
The road is now ready for you to move Bixby to secondary status, so go over to Bixby's main page and then press on the menu 3-point menu again, but this time select "Settings" from the menu that pops up.
Turn on the "Bixby key" when you are in "Settings" and then select "Double tap to open Bixby" on the following page to make it a secondary command. From now on, Bixby will only open when you double-click the Bixby key. Then you can set up Google Assistant to start when you click the button, so don't leave this page and continue to the next step.
You must now map your newly created hot key to the Bixby button entry key, then press "Apply Single Press" and press the switch on the following page to enable feature. Now, press "Run Hotkey" and then select "Google" from your list of available hotkeys to set it up as a running action when you simply click the Bixby key.
Once everything has been set according to the instructions above, you can now directly access Google Assistant by just pressing the Bixby button once. And if Google Assistant does not do any reason, you still have Bixby as a backup (double press) because you never become an assistant when you are out and about.