Since its inception in 2020, Bixby has been in the limelight for one reason or another. Bixby was Samsung's answer to Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant. Unfortunately, the intelligent assistant could never reach the popularity of his rivals. This has never prevented the Korean smartphone maker from adding Bixby to all flagship smartphones. And the worst thing is that these phones come with a dedicated Bixby button.
Fortunately, compared to its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 10 does not share the same fate. Instead of a dedicated Bixby button, it contains a one-button configuration called Side Key. It serves as a trigger for both the Power menu and (you guessed it) Bixby. Yes, Samsung refuses to let go of his intelligent assistant.
If you accidentally press the button a little longer, the intelligent assistant lifts his head, again. Bummer.
Fortunately, there is a way to disable Bixby from the side key. And the best thing to do is that you can also remap the button to open one of your favorite applications by pressing and holding. Exciting, no?
Well, let's go.
How to disable Bixby on the Galaxy Note 10
Let's get straight to the point without wasting time. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open Settings via the Quick Settings menu and navigate to Advanced Settings> Side Key.
You can also press the power button to open the power menu settings. Select Side Key Settings.
2nd step: Next, select "Turn off menu" in the "Press and hold" sub-menu.
From now on, whenever you press and hold the side key (intentionally or accidentally), you will no longer be greeted by Bixby. Simple, see
While you're there, you can also remap the side key to open an application of your choice when you tap twice. After that, tap the third option under Double Press and choose an application from the list.
So, for example, if you want to launch Instagram in a jiffy, here's how. Pair this mechanism with Face Unlock and you will never have to follow the manual unlocking and searching process of the application.
Then press the button twice, place the face in front of the phone and turn around! Yes, you can thank me later.
Whatever it is, to get back to Bixby, this is not the only Bixby mode on your phone. There are a few others, such as Bixby Home, Bixby Reminders and Bixby Routines.
Bonus Tip: How to hide the navigation bar in the Galaxy Note 10
The 6.3-inch screen of the Galaxy Note 10 is impressive. However, the navigation bar gives the impression of wasting valuable screens.
If you feel the same, the best thing to do is to activate gesture navigation. In this way you free up a lot of space and give you an immersive experience.
To turn on navigation gestures, go to Settings> View> Navigation Bar, and select Gestures Full Screen.
While you're there, do not forget to switch the switch to the option that says Block gestures with S Pen. In addition, if you want to change the layout of the navigation bar, the option is at the bottom.
Customize the pen button S
By default, a long press on the S Pen button opens the camera. And the power user needs to know that this is not always the camera app you want. In addition, you can always remap the side key to open the camera.
So, why not use it to open frequently used apps like Gmail or Spark?
To remap the S Pen button, go to Settings> Advanced Settings> S Pen> Aerial Actions and tap the Hold Pen button. Select an application from the list, and that's it.
Speaking of buttons, did you know that you can see all connected devices just by pressing a single button? Pull down the Quick Settings menu and tap the option that says, Devices. To see all media currently playing, press the Media button.
Devote the Rockers volume to the media only
Volume rockers are known to disobey often. Sometimes, when you go out of your phone slowly to play a video, playback starts at full volume. And the volume just does not move, no matter how hard you press the volume rockers. This can be an embarrassing situation.
The solution to this is to prioritize the volume of support. To do this, go to the Sound settings, select Sounds and Vibrations, and then toggle the switch to the Use Media Volume keys.
Take back control
This is how you could remove Bixby from your Galaxy Note 10 and get the Power menu. The good thing about this phone is that there is no dedicated button this time. So, there is a lesser hassle involved.
Then: Looking to make the most of your Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus? Read the post below to discover some interesting tips and tricks.