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Bixby button activation time too short

(Topic created on: 06-09-2024 05:45 PM)
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Vadym
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Sometimes I use Bixby so I have it mapped to my side button. However, all too often it activates when I'm just switching my phone on. Is there some way to change the time it would take to activate the button?
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Helenna
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Hi Vadym, if Bixby keeps accidentally opening on your phone, you can adjust the Bixby Side key settings.

While you can't disable Bixby entirely, you can change the settings to stop Bixby from launching accidentally. To do this you can remap the Side key on your phone so a different app will open when you long press the button.

To do this:

Open Settings > Tap Advanced features > Tap Side key > From here, you can select your desired settings. 
 
For Double press, you can choose between:
  • Quick launch camera
  • Open app (Tap the Settings icon to select an app.)

For Press and hold, you can choose between:

  • Wake Bixby
  • Power off menu (You can also use the Quick settings panel or Bixby to turn off your phone)

Your Galaxy phone also comes with Google Assistant. If you want, you can use that assistant instead of Bixby. However, Bixby will remain active on your phone, so you may still want to disable or remap the Bixby Side key.

Thank you.

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Vadym
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Galaxy S
Hello, I'm not looking to disable Bixby as I use it regularly. However the time it takes to activate is too low. If I switch the button to power off it doesn't activate accidentally so why is this the case with Bixby?
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Helenna
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Hi Vadym, that's strange! Can you please let us know is the Bixby taking long time while trying to activate it with the voice command ? 

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Vadym
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Galaxy S
No, it's not taking a long time; voice wake up works as expected. The button activates it by accident when I'm turning on my phone sometimes.
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RobertZ
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Galaxy S
Doesn't seem to be a way to change the activation time. You just have to be really quick when pressing the side button for toggling the screen on/off.