Samsung first introduced the now famous Bixby button on its Galaxy S8 and since that time, users are actively looking for ways to use it for other purposes. Now, Samsung has finally made this feature available on multiple devices. Here's how to remap the Bixby button on the Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9 and Note 8.
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Remap Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, note 9, note 8
With an official software update and an application from Samsung, remapping Bixby buttons is available on every Galaxy flagship product with built-in hardware. This means that users can easily remap the Bixby button on their brand new Galaxy S10, or do the same on the Galaxy S9, S9 +, S8, S8 +, as well as Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8.
- Update Bixby via Samsung Galaxy Store
- Access Bixby button settings
- Customize the actions of the Bixby button
1. Update Bixby via the Galaxy Store
The first thing to do is to update Bixby itself from the Samsung Galaxy Store. Fortunately, it is very easy. Just go to the application drawer and locate the store. From there, go to My page so what Update. On this screen, you will probably see some Bixby applications that require updates. To do them all at once, simply press the Update everything button at the top of the screen.
2. Bixby Access Button Settings
After updating all Bixby applications, go to settings menu on your Galaxy device. You should then see a section called Advanced features and below, Bixby key. This process should be the same for Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, and Note 8, but you will need to make sure that the device is using the latest system update. If you still use a beta version, it will not work.
Note: If you previously used an app to remap the Bixby button, you will need to disable it to access this setting.
3. Customize the actions of the Bixby button
The last step to remapping the Bixby button on your Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9 or Note 8 is to choose the action to perform. You can customize the button to perform a different action with a single or double tap of the button. It's a pity, you can only do one or the other. If you use the single tap, for example, Bixby Home will always run on a double tap. Anyway, a long press always Open Bixby Voice.
Despite this, being able to remap the Bixby button without using a third-party application is a welcome change that we have been waiting for for two years. Too bad you can not redefine it in Google Assistant.
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