Samsung is finally giving you some control over the dedicated Bixby button on your Galaxy phone. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 line last month, and during the hands-on portion, it was discovered that Samsung would soon let users customize the device's dedicated Bixby button. In the past, the button has summoned Bixby, Samsung's personal assistant, without any way to really disable the feature. This week, Samsung updated Bixby in the Galaxy Store, enabling the option for users to customize how the button behaves.
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Remapping the Bixby Key
The Galaxy S10 does more than just deliver a new Infinity O panel, give you the ability to wirelessly charge other devices and on the S10 and S10 Plus at least unlock the phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It also lets you do what you want with the Bixby button on the side of the phone. Press the Bixby key on the left side of the S10 to call up Bixby voice. Whichever shortcut you select, the other will be open to be mapped to an app or command other than Bixby. Below Double press to open Bixby, tap the Use Single Press toggle to turn on a single-press shortcut for an app or quick command. Select the specific app or command you the Bixby key to direct to. Looking for more Galaxy S10 tips and advice? Visit our Galaxy S10 hub page for even more help with getting the most out of your smartphone. Tom's Guide. Back to School
To do so, just follow these steps below. The Bixby Key will still always open Bixby one way or another. The update simply gives you the option to launch another app via a single press then a double press will open Bixby , or through a double press where a single press will open Bixby. Pressing and holding the button will also still launch walkie-talkie mode for Bixby. Look for the app you want to launch — it can even be the camera — and select it. Quick Commands let you trigger a series of actions on your phone when you say a phrase. If you use Google Assistant a lot, you may want to launch it with the dedicated button instead of pressing down on the home button. There is a way to do it, but it requires a third-party app which can always be a cause for concern, in terms of security. The app and instructions come from XDA Developers. You can change this back later, but this is what allows the browser to download unidentified files, which is necessary if you want to launch Google Assistant with the Bixby Key.