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Stop using Bixby on your phone

Galaxy phone on table displaying Side key Settings

Maybe Bixby isn’t really your thing. That’s OK. While you can't remove Bixby from your phone, there are some things you can do if you want to stop using it so that Bixby will stop popping up, such as remapping the Bixby key.

Note: Removing your Samsung account from the phone will remove and reset your existing Bixby data. Bixby won't work again until you set it up again.

Options for leaving Bixby

If Bixby keeps accidentally waking up on your phone, you can adjust the options for the Bixby or Side key.

While you can't disable Bixby entirely, you can change the settings to stop Bixby from launching accidentally. If your phone has a dedicated Bixby key, you can remap it so a different app will open when you press the key.

If your phone has a Side key, you can customize the Side Key to open a different app instead of Bixby.

Your Galaxy phone also comes with Google Assistant. If you want, you can use that assistant instead of Bixby. However, Bixby will remain active on your phone, so you may still want to disable or remap the Bixby key.

Bixby key options in Bixby Home

Reset Bixby

Another option is to reset Bixby Voice. If you do this, Bixby will stop appearing when you press and hold the Bixby key. It'll be like Bixby is completely brand new.

To reset Bixby, navigate to and open Settings. Tap Apps, and then swipe to and select Bixby Voice. Tap Storage, and then tap Clear data. Tap OK to confirm, but remember, all your previous Bixby data will be reset. Next, tap Clear cache to compeletely refresh Bixby.

Now when you press the Bixby key, Bixby's initial setup screen will appear, but it won't ask for voice commands unless you go through the setup process. If needed, go through the setup process to get Bixby working again.

Storage options for Bixby Voice

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