How to avoid inadvertently pressing the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9


If you have the new Galaxy Note 9 in your hands, you may feel identified. How many times have you involuntarily activated Bixby’s assistant just by accidentally pressing the physical button for that purpose when you grabbed the phone? Well, you already have at your disposal the way to avoid accidentally starting Bixby with the latest update of the app. We tell you how.

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 came Bixby , the personal assistant of the firm. However, Samsung wanted to grant maximum notoriety by adding a physical button exclusively for activation . A measure that was not to everyone’s taste, so the manufacturer decided to include the possibility of deactivating said button . In contrast, in the version Bixby 2.0 released by the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , this option disappeared. Consequently, and given the dimensions of the phablet, there are many occasions in which users accidentally press the Bixby button , with the corresponding erroneous activation.

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Goodbye to the involuntary start of Bixby in the Note 9

While it is still impossible to deactivate the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9 , the latest update of the wizard adds a new configuration section for that button. As simple as the option of assigning a double click to this physical button to activate Bixby. How to avoid inadvertently pressing the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9

In this way, at least the owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will avoid the inconvenience caused by the involuntary pressing of the Bixby button , something that can happen with relative ease when we remove the device from a trouser bag or simply grab the phone at any time .

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If you are wondering where this new option is, you just have to go to the configuration section, in the upper right part of the screen (three points) and access the Bixby settings . Here you will find the option to select the double click for activation. How to avoid inadvertently pressing the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9

bxActions as an additional option

In parallel, if you would like to assign any other function to the Bixby button on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, as it can be done in previous models, there is an app called bxActions that precisely allows us to assign any other action to the aforementioned button

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Either activate another assistant like Google, take a screenshot, unlock and lock the phone … up to 30 more possibilities. Yes, forget to disable the button because Samsung does not allow it.

Download bxActions from Google Play

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