Want to get rid of the Galaxy Note 9’s Bixby button? Just pull it out

Samsung introduced the dedicated Bixby button with the Galaxy S8 and even though fans haven’t grown to love it, the company has made it a permanent fixture on its flagship smartphones since then. The Galaxy Note 9 has it as well. If you’re not content with permanently disabling Bixby, you can get rid of the handset’s Bixby button by just pulling it out.

Get rid of the Galaxy Note 9’s Bixby button

Many users have permanently disabled Bixby on their devices and are irked by Samsung’s decision to not allow the button to be remapped. So they have a button on their device that serves no purpose.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything put the Galaxy Note 9 through his trademark durability test and it passed with flying colors. It’s impressively durable and can’t even be flexed with bare hands so there’s little chance of it bending or cracking under pressure. That’s $1,000 well spent if durability is something that you value in a device.

However, an interesting observation is made in the video. The Bixby button is actually removable and it can be pulled off if the right amount of force is applied. This is actually true for every single button on the handset.

It’s pertinent to mention here that these buttons are securely held in place. You don’t have to worry about them randomly falling off even if you drop your device. It’s only when deliberate force is applied to pry the button will it come off.

If you’re particularly bothered by the Bixby button then you may opt for this extreme step. Do keep in mind that you would then be left with a gap on the left frame. It may also affect the efficacy of the handset’s water resistance so this is certainly not recommended.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 have been open since last week. Samsung will release the handset in several markets across the globe on August 24. It will then continue to release the device in additional markets in the weeks to come.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)


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Just reconfigure the button with the Bxremap


The guy on video is so sadistic.


Unfortunately it seems most Samsung users are as close minded as iSheep or even more so! Bixby is an AI assistant. It only gets better if you use it. How are people supposed to expect it to get better if people aren’t using it? Or detest using it so much they want to completely disable it!? Samsung are building Bixby into EVERYTHING they make! From TVs to Washing Machines. You can literally control your whole house with Bixby without any of the hassle that comes with getting a hub, setting up a connection to it, programming it and syncing it… Read more »


The fault with Bixby’s perception lies at the feet of Samsung. They released it way to soon, seemingly not even half-baked, people found it unusable and resent that it has an “unchangeable”, poorly placed, hardware button dedicated to it. Android has Google Assistant built in, and if people want to use that instead of Bixby, they should be able to do so. I’ve tried it a couple times and it has pretty poor voice recognition/ability to do what I ask, even in comparison to Siri. While it’s great that Samsung has its own hub going on with Bixby being useful… Read more »