How To Disable Bixby On The Samsung Galaxy S22
Bixby is still available on Samsung smartphones, like the Galaxy S22 unfortunately. Samsung has actually gotten rid of it in a number of areas on its smartphones in recent years. Like replacing Bixby Home on the left of your home screen with Google Discover by default (you can always add it back). But it is still embedded in the power button. So when you long-press the power button to turn off your Galaxy S22 smartphone, it will actually open Bixby instead.
What is Bixby?
Bixby is Samsung’s own smart assistant that was introduced with the Galaxy S8 back in 2017. Samsung has been all-in with Bixby in recent years, putting it into the power button on most of its newer smartphones. As well as bringing it into all of its appliances. Samsung also announced the Galaxy Home, which was a smart speaker with Bixby inside. However, it never actually was made available to buy.
Compared to its competitors like Google Assistant (also pre-installed on all Android smartphones), Amazon Alexa, and Apple’s Siri, Bixby is pretty lacking. And that’s saying something when Siri is considered better. Siri has been total garbage since it launched in 2011.
How to disable Bixby on the Galaxy S22
Even though Bixby is no longer to the left of the home screen, with the Galaxy S22, it is still available through the power button or the “Side Key”. It can be edited so that you are actually bringing up the power menu instead of Bixby though, here’s how you can do that.