With the introduction of Samsung Bixby – a Virtual AI assistant, the Galaxy S series devices come with a “Bixby key,” a dedicated button to bring up the Bixby assistant. However, this has changed when Samsung released Samsung Galaxy S22 and S23 series.
If you are a Galaxy S22 or S23 series user, you have seen already that your phone doesn’t have a dedicated Bixby key/button. Instead, the power key or the side key will be used to wake up Bixby.
This means, by default, when you press and hold the side key, you won’t be able to bring up the power menu anymore, this behavior has incredibly annoyed some users, and that is probably why you are here.
So in this guide, we will show you how to change the side key behavior of your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S23 smartphone and disable or turn off the Bixby button from your device.
Not only that, we will show you how to get rid of the Bixby voice wake-up command!
Note: This guide is for – Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 FE, S22 Ultra, and Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, S23 Ultra.
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Disable Bixby Button on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S23
Although the side key (power key) is assigned to bring up Bixby home, you can easily change that to bring up the power menu.
Assuming the system version of your device is Android 13 or higher, here is how you can change the side key from Bixby to the power menu and disable Bixby:
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down and tap on Advanced Features.
- Tap on the Side key.
- Change Press and hold behavior from wake bixby to power off menu.
Once you have turned off Bixby button, restart your device by following the below steps to make sure the changes have been applied successfully:
- Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until the device starts to turn off.
That is it! Now you have successfully disabled the Bixby button from your Galaxy S22/S23. Now let’s see how you can turn off the voice wake command.
Disable Bixby Voice Wake-Up Command on Your Samsung Galaxy S22/S23
Like any other smart assistant out there, Bixby has its own wake-up command that brings up its voice assistant. As you may already know, all you have to say is “Hi, Bixby” to make it work.
So if you ask why you should disable this too, well it is completely up to you. Samsung has designed this software-based assistant to help you throughout the day. However, there are some advantages you will get when you disable the voice wake-up function of Bixby:
- You will free up your device’s battery and RAM used by the Bixby’s wake-up process.
- You won’t bring up the Bixby voice by accidental voice inputs.
It is up to you to decide whether you want to disable this function or not. This action is reversible and you can turn it on whenever you want again.
Here is how to disable Bixby’s voice wake-up function on your Galaxy S22/S23:
- Open Bixby.
- Tap on three dots at the top right corner and select Settings.
- Tap on Voice wake up.
- Turn off “Wake with Hi, Bixby.”
Once you have done that, restart your device.
We hope this guide has helped you to get rid of both the Bixby button and its voice wake-up command function. Don’t forget to share this with your friends.
If you have any questions or need help regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be there to help you.
Have a nice day!
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