App allows Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users to remap the Bixby button

App allows Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users to remap the Bixby button
Ok, you love your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but if there is one thing that is driving you out of your mind, it is the Bixby button. It isn't the idea of the button being there that makes your blood boil, just the point that it can't be remapped like the convenience key on an all-touch BlackBerry. And with the launch of Bixby 2.0 on the Galaxy Note 9, the button cannot be disabled.

However, an app on the Google Play Store, bxActions, has been updated to allow it to remap the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9. There are more than 30 actions that can be opened with the remapped Bixby button, including Google Assistant. Unfortunately, the new generation of Bixby means that not all features of the app work on the Galaxy Note 9 as they do on Galaxy models sporting the first generation of Bixby. 

Seize control of the Bixby button on your Samsung Galaxy handset. With bxActions, you can set the button to open any app, take a screenshot, and if your phone features the first generation of Bixby (Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+), you can actually use the app to disable the Bixby button, and set additional shortcuts that are activated with a double press and long press of the Bixby button.

To install bxActions on your handset, click on the sourcelink below.

source: bxActions via SlashGear

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1209; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Wow, that took one day longer, than I expected.

2. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

It's so ridiculous you can't remap Bixby button. Why Samsung? It's not nice to force us to use it, even a lot of people can't use it because of the English language.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1209; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, not like anything IT related is 99,9% in English ... You are "forced" to use English everywhere and Bixby is a beta AI - more languages will come later ... or hopefully never and Samsung will embrace the better platform. Forced to use the English language, so funny, on so many levels.

5. mootu

Posts: 1269; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Why Samsung? It's not nice to force us to use it" You are not "forced" to use anything, if you don't like Bixby then just don't use it. It's all personal choice.

6. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

I just wanted to write it should be better to have option from Samsung to remap this button for the people who doesn't speak English or doesn't want use Bixby.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 585; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Brilliant news i have just set my s9 plus up. works fine.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1186; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Great app.. This makes the Note9 to be worthy of 999$ now...

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30515; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't wanna remap it, I wanna master it. Bixby does so much, and it's an integral part of the device. Mastering its features, makes using the device so much faster.

10. sissy246

Posts: 6837; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am with Darkk on this. Yeah sometimes I hit the button when I don't mean to but it takes all of a second to back out. I think if some of you would give it a chance you might like it. But hay, if it's not your thing it's not.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30515; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I actually love the features, and app execution commands. If I say: Bixby I’m sleep, it puts my phone and do not disturb, activates the blue light filter, and activates Wi-Fi, if it’s not already activated. It’s an awesome feature, and I love my Note 9

13. talon95

Posts: 971; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't want Bixby, I don't trust Bixby. Even when I choose not to use it, the button is still in a position that is too easy to hit accidentally. Does anyone here even know their privacy policy or where your photos and searches are stored? What server, in what country, and who has access to that data? Who do they sell it to? I haven't seen Samsung being transparent or vocal about any of this. I won't be accepting any the the terms or permissions or even consider using it until Samsung makes all of that very clear.

14. Blazers

Posts: 684; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

After disabling it on my initial setup, I forget it exists on my Note 8. It's all these bixby articles that constantly reminds me it exists lol.

15. Icent55

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

Bixby has great potentials haters, and its not going any where so you haters should give it its chance or better still jump ship to other smartphones that has better assistant....let bixby be

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30515; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. I love it.

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