Are you using a Samsung tablet, and you are looking for how to walk your way through its smart assistant, Bixby? In this article, I will be showing you how to turn off Bixby on Galaxy Tab S8. So, if you have this very tablet or other similar ones from Samsung, then you will have to read the information contained on this page from beginning to end.
Smartphones or tablets become more helpful and useful due to the presence of smart assistants. From turning lights on and off in your home to sending messages when your hands are occupied, the possibilities of smart assistants are practically endless.
I guess you will agree that Google, Apple, and Amazon are leading the smart assistant department, but some companies are coming up to combat the tech giants. Samsung is for sure the largest company that is trying to join the big boys of smart assistants with Bixby. But even though it comes default on your phone, you will probably want to turn off Bixby on Galaxy Tab S8 in favor of Google Assistant. Let me show you how you can achieve that.
How to Turn Off Bixby and Bring Back the Power Menu on Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung has made it a way that the side button on your Galaxy Tab S8 or Galaxy phones will be a means of forcing users to interact with Bixby. But the simple truth is that even if you are a fan of Bixby, there is no reason why your power menu should be sacrificed for it. Below are the steps you need to take to turn off Bixby and bring back the traditional power menu on your Galaxy tablets.
- Open the “Settings” app on your Galaxy Tab S8.
- Scroll down until you reach “Advanced Features”
- Tap “Side key”
- Under Press and hold, tap Power off menu
- Exit the “Settings” app.
How to Turn Off Bixby Voice Detection
it is already annoying to have to switch how your side (or power) button works on your Galaxy tablet. But thanks to the built-in microphones, Samsung has also made it a way that Bixby can be activated just by saying “Hey Bixby”. This is not different from how Google Assistant or Siri works on Android phones and iPhones respectively. But since we are trying to disable Bixby altogether, here is you can turn off Bixby voice detection in your Galaxy Tab S8.
- Open the Bixby app on your Galaxy Tab S8
- When the prompt appears in the bottom right corner, tap the internet icon
- Once the Bixby app launches, click the three vertical dots in the top right corner
- Select “Settings” from the list of options.
- Tap the toggle next to “Voice wake-up” to the Off position.
- Exit the Bixby app.
You should note that this method does not remove Bixby entirely from your tablet. The sad news is that there is no way to “Uninstall” Bixby completely, as it is built into Samsung’s One UI. However, the steps I explained above will prevent you from accidentally invoking Bixby while using your Galaxy Tab S8. Also, you should note that the steps above will work for all three of the tablets in the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup.
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Samsung has put a lot of work to try and improve Bixby since its inception. The routine of Samsung’s smart assistant is rather impressive, as it is similar to Apple’s Siri shortcuts on iOS. In this article, you must have learned how to turn off Bixby on your Galaxy Tab S8 if you do not really want it around. Share your opinion about Bixby in the comment section, and tell us if you prefer allowing it or turning it off in your Galaxy Tab S8.