Customise the keys on your Note10

Last Update date : Oct 02. 2020

Don’t worry if you can’t find the Power button on your Note10. It’s no longer on the right side of the phone: it’s now on the left! It has been combined to include Bixby functionality. This new button is called the Side key, and can be customised to perform different tasks, whether you want to turn off your phone, call Bixby, or do other stuff.

The new Note10 has two physical keys on its left side: the Volume key and the Side key. The Volume key - obviously - can be pressed to adjust the phone’s volume. The Side key, or Power/Bixby key, can be short-pressed, long-pressed, or double-pressed to access various functions.  


The keys have their own separate functions, and together can be used to create your own shortcuts for a more streamlined experience. 


Here are the default key functions you can use: 


  • Screen on or off: Short-press the Side key. 
  • Bixby Voice: Long-press the Side key. 
  • Launch Camera: Double-press the Side key.
  • Power on: Long-press the Side key while the phone is off.
  • Power off menu: Long-press the Side and Volume down key simultaneously while the phone is on. 
  • Screen capture: Short-press the Side and Volume down key simultaneously. 
Image displaying the Volume button and Side button on the left side of the Note10 device

Note: You can also power off your phone with the Quick Settings panel. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap the Power icon in the top corner of the screen, and then tap Power off

Maybe you’re used to that key just doing one thing - like waking up Bixby. No worries, you can customise the key to make it work for you.

Note10 screenshot image instructions on how to customize the side button to activate open Bixby

From Settings, search for and select Side key, and then tap Side key again. Here you can select your desired settings. 


For Double-press, you can choose between:


  • Quick launch camera
  • Open Bixby 
  • Open app (Tap the Settings icon to select an app.)


For Press and hold, you can choose between: 


  • Wake Bixby 
  • Power off menu

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