While most other Android smartphone brands are more than happy to use Google Assistant as their phone’s digital assistant, Samsung has gone ahead and created their own – Bixby – in an effort to better compete with Apple. and Google and also as a way to create their own. ecosystem.
Bixby has its pros and cons, but if you’re not a digital assistant fan and much prefer using Google Assistant when it comes to voice control, disabling Bixby on your Samsung Galaxy S22 is actually a Pretty straightforward process, and it could be a good way to regain control of the phone’s power button and prevent Bixby from accidentally launching.
Remove Bixby from Galaxy S22 side key
- Swipe down from the top of the screen
- Tap the settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen
- Scroll down and tap Advanced Features
- Press the side key
- Under “Press and hold”, make sure “Shutdown menu” is selected instead of “Wake Bixby”
Now what happens is that when you press and hold the side key it will no longer launch Bixby but show the power off menu instead. This can be useful in cases where you might accidentally press and hold it.
Disable Bixby wake command
One of the benefits of digital assistants is that they always listen for their wake-up command so users can activate it using just their voice. In some situations, this can be annoying because certain words sound like trigger words and can accidentally wake him up. So here’s how to turn off Bixby’s wake command.
- Open the Galaxy S22 app drawer and tap Bixby
- On the Bixby floating bar, tap the compass icon on the right
- Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner
- Tap Settings
- Find “Voice wake-up” and tap the toggle to turn it off (it will turn gray)
Once these changes are made, Bixby is effectively disabled in terms of voice support. There’s no way to actually remove Bixby, but if you’re not a fan, these methods will pretty much guarantee you’ll never encounter it (for the most part).
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