How do I turn off Samsung Bixby?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

To turn off Samsung Bixby, you can follow these steps:

1. Swipe down the notification panel twice to fully expand it.
2. Tap on the power icon, which is usually located at the top right corner of the screen. This will take you to the power menu.
3. In the power menu, you will find an option called “Side key settings.” Tap on it to proceed.
4. In the side key settings, you will see a section called “Press and hold.” This is where you can customize the functionality of the side key.
5. To disable Bixby, you can choose a different function for the side key. Tap on “Power off menu” to assign the power off function to the side key.
6. Once you have selected the power off menu, you can exit the settings menu.

Now, when you press and hold the side key, it will bring up the power off menu instead of activating Bixby. This way, you can easily turn off your device without accidentally triggering Bixby.

Additionally, if you want to disable Bixby Home or Samsung Daily (formerly known as Samsung Free), you can follow these steps:

1. Press and hold on your home screen to access the home screen settings.
2. Swipe left on the home screen until you reach the Bixby Home or Samsung Daily screen.
3. Toggle off the switch next to Bixby Home or Samsung Daily to disable it.

By following these steps, you can effectively turn off Bixby and prevent it from being triggered accidentally. It’s worth noting that these steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Samsung Experience or One UI running on your device.