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Galaxy Note 10 power key can be customized like the Bixby key

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ do not come with a dedicated Bixby key. Samsung has gone back to its traditional ways and only put volume and power buttons on its new flagships, and Bixby can now be fired up by holding down the power button. Naturally, some of you will be disappointed to see the Bixby button go after Samsung made it possible to remap it to launch other apps, but it turns out the company kept that in mind while designing the Galaxy Note 10 and has added the option to customize the power key.

Double press action can be mapped to any app

As you can see in the screenshot below, you can specify what app you want to launch with a double press of the power key, so it’s no longer just a shortcut for the camera as it is on existing Galaxy phones. And while the power button is assigned to launching Bixby Voice with a long press by default, you can turn this off and use the power button for accessing the power menu. If you do keep it assigned to Bixby Voice, the power menu will be accessible from the notification shade, as we’ve seen on other Galaxy smartphones that support Bixby Voice without a dedicated Bixby key.

Galaxy Note 10 power key customization

And those other Galaxy devices should receive the option to customize the power key as well when Android Q comes along, or so we hope. Android Q will introduce version 2.0 of One UI, and while we can expect some Note 10 — which runs One UI 1.5 — to come to existing Galaxy phones with minor updates (especially camera features), Samsung is likely to keep the rest for the Android Q update.

Are you happy that Samsung removed the Bixby key from the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ and added customization to the power key? Do you think the Bixby key should have stayed since it can be remapped to other apps? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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locarno
locarno

“And those other Galaxy devices should receive the option to customize the power key as well when Android Q comes along, or so we hope.”

Why need to remap power key if you already can remap Bixby button on older phones.

“(especially camera features),”

But Note 10 camera features are pure hardware.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s funny, one group of people constantly complained about having the Bixby button, now we have another group complaining that it’s gone. If this proves anything, it’s that it’s impossible to please everyone. I use the Bixby button on my S9 plus, hold down for Bixby when using routines or controlling our smart home appliances, short press for Google Assistant. If anyone is interested in this too download the Bixby button Remapper app from XDA developers. It’s great, it’s free, and no root required

locarno
locarno

“[App] bxActions” ?

GS7edge
GS7edge

Most people are right-handed, why is the power key on the left side?

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I am left handed, yet I still prefer the button layout of Galaxy S phones since like the S II to S9. I like to hit volume buttons with my thumb and power button with my index finger separately so that I dont have to constantly deal with pressing the wrong thing – that is before OneUI landed with vol down + pwr button triggering screenshot instantly instead of after pressing it for a second or two in Samsung experience.

locarno
locarno

So you pressing wrong buttons and taking screenshot by accident ?

dwin89
dwin89

Why should I remap it with the Bixby button? This is the reason why people get annoyed about buying a samsung phone because of Bixby button. Do not force your customer to use your AI assistant. Improve it first.

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

Don’t see the big deal. You can remap it. It just comes out of the box that way. Like a lot of other things. Like stock wallpapers. Dont like it? Change it.

willyboy666
willyboy666

It’s a big minus…. I have the note 8 and I remapped the Bixby button and I love it ( one press: toggle between silent vibrate sound, long press : flash light)
So Samsung took one button away from me.

Thank you Samsung for following Apple philosophy…pay more for less.( 3.5 Jack, extra button, 1440p screen, IR remote, HR sensor, micro sd….)

locarno
locarno

“It’s funny, one group of people constantly complained about having the Bixby button, now we have another group complaining that it’s gone. If this proves anything, it’s that it’s impossible to please everyone.”

Mario387
Mario387

Should have kept it as a configurable button, and let’s us decide all 3 options. Or even context sensitive. Like be the shutter in the photo app

luchokoldo
luchokoldo

I use the bixby button to open the camera I dont like use the power button for that

locarno
locarno

WHy ?

nenovs
nenovs

I like the Bixby button but I’m not going to miss it because of the features Samsung included to remap the power key.