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It’s possible to remap Galaxy S8 Bixby button

Samsung is repeatedly highlighting Bixby as one of the major selling points of the Galaxy S8. It’s such a prominent feature on the new flagship that Samsung even gave Bixby a hardware button of its own. If you’re aware of all that Bixby can do and still don’t see much use for it then perhaps you’d like to use the extra hardware key for something else. As it turns out, it’s possible to remap the Galaxy S8 Bixby button.

A video posted on Reddit shows us just how easy it is to remap Galaxy S8 Bixby button so that when pressed, it opens something other than Bixby. It’s possible through a third-party application called All in One Gestures that’s available on the Google Play Store.

We can see in the video that when the Bixby button is pressed, the Google Now homepage comes up instead of Samsung’s new voice assistant. While Samsung didn’t point out that it will be possible to remap this button and doesn’t offer a way to do that by default, it’s clear now that the Bixby button will be open to remapping if you just use the right third-party app.

The question is, will you do it?

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othmanhu
othmanhu

I will make it open Appy Geek application because i use it everyday

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Everyone is already smashing Bixby before they’ve even started using it. It might be similar to the Google assistant and Now but it might learn better, quicker and be more intuitive. Wait for the release before making your decision,

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Truth is how often you use the voice assistant from Google or Samsung. I personally say zero so best to get rid of that button or use it for something else like the camera

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Question would be how do you reset it with that app without messing up your phone.

But ideally I would remap it to the camera

Tor Ivan Boine
Tor Ivan Boine

you can always double click the power button to open the camera.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Problem is that I don’t want to kill the power button as i did with my home button on the s7

othmanhu
othmanhu

Maybe before uninstalling that application you go and return the button to the original Bixby function then uninstall it.