Bixby wants to be a lawyer: the story of a virtual assistant that doesn't shut up in court

Two weeks ago, Samsung finally launched its Bixby Voice service, which was reaching a point of being “highly anticipated”, if only so we could see if it's as awesome as Sammy implied it would be. Community response is generally mixed — sure, Bixby can access tons of system settings and pretty much allows you to control your phone with your voice, which is cool. It's a bit slow, but still cool.

Unfortunately, it seems that Bixby is so eager to help that it may activate itself when you least want it. A story thread is trending on Reddit, where a lawyer explains how she was giving a closing statement with her Galaxy S8 tucked in her bra (suit jacket's pockets are sewn shut) when her phone, although on silent, began talking back. “I'm having trouble, please tell me your verbal password” the phone demanded over and over again until the lawyer had to reach in and pull it out to turn it off.

Granted, social media stories should always be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, it's understandable why users that share such embarrassing stories would rather stay anonymous instead of going through all the hoops to prove that they really happened.

Other users chimed in, claiming that Bixby Voice often triggers during car rides when they are listening to the radio or conversing with another passenger. As of writing this, they have all been topped by the embarrassing story of one user “pandasgorawr”, who was in a meeting with a client when Bixby got activated, looked up an article on an STD and started reading out the symptoms. Cute!

Again, some of these stories may stray from the truth, but hey — at least they are a fun read. Are you having problems with your Bixby assistant?

source: Reddit

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016


3. xeroxchap

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

iPA = TMZ....

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

Man some of you are super sensitive, if this was the opposite and it was Siri doing this in court, many would be trolling flocking to this article lmaoooo Take a deep breathe, and relax, everything is going to be okay

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Any lawyer that uses an S8 you can pretty much be assured did not attend an illustrious law school, and is assigned bottom of the barrel cases.

4. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

And if she had an Apple device she went to a prestigous law school? Nah mate all it means is she had more common sense then half the I-sheeps out there :D She got the device with the best display out there, bluetooth 5.0, sd card slot, better camera, better battery life, and feature rich U.I and chances are she didnt pay as much :D

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6836; Member since: Jul 11, 2012 please tell us Mr important - what's so special about your life that makes you feel like you deserve to own an iDevice?

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow, that is harsh. To actually pre-judge ( no pund intened ) a person based on the mobile device they use?

11. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

apple-rulz is an ass hat apple sheep. he lives to troll android users. i imagine he is much like a real life eric cartman, has friends that keep him around just so they can make fun of him, is secretly very insecure and self loathing, and his only way of trying to make friends is thru sarcastic or crude humor.

9. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

and yet she makes more money than you and I ((Lawyers don't come cheap- Apple and QC will tell you that) and still choose an S8- Lol

6. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't remotely trust Samsung servers with my data. I've tried to get a response from them on their use of encryption and selling personal data to 3rd parties and never get a response. Samsung doesn't do well with software, they should sell Bixby to Google to integrate into Android since it makes a better feature for the blind than for normal users. I keep it disabled.

10. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Actually I thought this was too funny lol.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.