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Yeah there's quite a few apps for it now & its not even out
I installed this to all the demo units at bestbuy haha should've remapped them to pornhub or this sub
Apps running wild in the background hasn't been much of an issue for me in the past 2 years.
Look into SABS
Adblocker for Samsung Phones. No impact on battery life.
bxActions - remap Bixby button.
If you're into theming, you can use Samsung's theme store. If you're really really into theming, you can install substratum and andromeda which will let you theme a lot of popular apps plus your system UI. This one poses the most risk since you can break your phone.
Project Treble on all 8.0+ phones, allows you to install some ROMs and still have a functional phone without too much worry. Assuming the rom supports Project Treble features.
I'd say overall Android is extremely light these days. Kinda cool watching it grow over the last few years.
> 3. Bixby is useless, so I've disabled it. Still trying to figure out what to do with the button.
Here ya go!
Extra physical buttons are so rare on new phones and usefull. Why get rid of such a useful button when you can just change it to do something useful with bxActions? [link]
I use this one on my s8:
As a heads up, whenever Samsung pushes an update for the bixby button you'll want to ignore it for a bit until the app is updated to support it again.
no need to root. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions&hl=en_US (BxActions) does it without root (helps to run some adb commands tho, but no rooting)
Bixby Button Remapper so you can use the Bixby button for anything.
I currently have a single press mapped to Google Assistant, a double press mapped to open the camera, and a long press mapped to turn on the flashlight.
I'd suggest looking into SABS
Adblocker for Samsung Phones. No impact on battery life. You just need to get your own free license from Samsung. It'll block most ads via DNS. Youtube ads will still show however.
Secondary, bxActions - remap Bixby button. Can be a pseudo replacement for your volume switch from the iPhone. Customizable and really cool.
Probably a big task for just getting into Android but the more you tinker with Android the cooler it becomes.
Automation apps can be cool such as MacroDroid or Tasker. Play around with it.
Been using bxactions since I got the phone and it has been working fine without root.
I have my Bixby button cycle through sound, vibration, and silent. Holding down the Bixby button activates Google voice search.
Also when I double click and hold, it turns on the flashlight.
I ended up disabling Bixby when I got my new phone and using this app (BxActions -- [link]) til remind the key to something else. I use it for toggling the flashlight instead, which I use a lot.
That's not been my experience. I'm using an un-rooted, stock, fully updated Note 8 right now with bxActions and I've had my button remapped to Google Assistant without trouble. None of the updates have disabled it, broken it, or changed it on my phone. Hell, I haven't actually had to think about it since I installed it last year.
...that said, I hate the button and fully agree with you on how stupid it is (and don't get me started on how awful I think bixby is)...
bxActions. /u/Dream traveler, here you go. You can remap the Bixby button to do many things. Note: some actions just be unlocked by plugging it into a PC, but it's an easy process.
That said, are you aware you can open the camera by double-pressing the power button?
bxActions and using Google Voice... i find it more accurate and better for my needs... Doing everything i can to nix the bix
You kind of need Samsung Experience (TouchWiz) to make the S Pen work at all. And it's pretty silky smooth; it's not the TouchWiz everyone loved to shit on.
And the Bixby button can be disabled natively. Or remapped to anything you want using third party software.
Just some thoughts if you actually did want to consider the Note 9.
Using an app like bxActions(play store link). Just choose one of the modes and follow the instructions. Pretty handy as now you have a hardware button you can do anything with.
There are plenty of apps that allow you to remap it. I personally use BxActions and I just mapped it to the google app to replicate google now but you can map to pretty much anything
Use this app, and then plug it into your computer and run the program. You don't need to be rooted or anything, it works with the stock phone. I know it seems sketchy but ITS SO WORTH IT!!! having the customizable button is a huge game changer once you get it setup.
If you are on an S8 check out bxActions (Pro) to remap the Bixby and the volume buttons. It comes with a lot of options but you can also trigger tasks that way.
Otherwise check out this post here: HOW TO Use Tasker To Do ANYTHING With The VOLUME Keys, on Press, Up, Down. etc.
Use this. If you enable control mode + disable bixby, you'll just have a button to switch volume controls and what not.
It is a button remapper app. It let's you easily reassign the purpose of the bixby button. It also let's you remap the volume buttons. For instance, mine is setup to toggle my flashlight if I double tap the volume down button with the screen off.
> Will the Bixby button become able to remap later?
No not through the settings, there are apps that allow you to re-map the button to other functions though. This one seems popular around here.
> How is the mic quality?
Seems fine to me and the people I've called haven't had any complaints.
>Is the network connection better?
I can't really answer that, I'm on WiFi nearly all the time. When I'm not it seems perfectly fine.
If you follow the steps to enable control mode and disable bixby home, you basically just have an extra button for customization.
Mine does the iPhone, vibrate and sound toggle. Long press for Do Not Disturb, and double tap w/ screen on for a screenshot.
Accessibility apps do slow down the phone, some more than others. However, what you want to remap Bixby is Bixby Button Remapper With a little work after connecting to your PC to grant some permissions, you can run it in Command Mode. Lightning fast, and doesn't use accessibility service (I think you need the pro version to use Command Mode. Worth the couple of dollars).
[link] definitely worth the $1.99 for all features. With adhell or other package disabler you can disable just Bixby home and the button has 3 functions you can program, short / long press and hold (which can still work with Bixby voice. You can also program the same set of 3 button presses as different actions when the phone is locked. The Bixby app does not flash up at all for me. Only using the hold to talk to Bixby to max out the Samsung pay reward points you can earn (up to 5000).
I deleted bixby because it started talking about rewards points.
Also, you can do whatever you want with the button.
No root required.
You can either disable Bixby completely or remap the button to something else.
There's an app called bxActions that will let you remap the bixby button to do all sorts of things. You can even map it so that a single press, double press, and long press do different actions. I have mine set to turn on my flashlight but there's plenty of options. I find it to be pretty handy because I have no interest in bixby anyways.
There is this which allows you to remap the button without root. It works pretty well in my experience.
Not sure if this is what you are talking about?
I have no idea. This is the app you are using correct.
I know you'll be prompted to open the app up on a computer and run a program have you tried that already?
Nice detective work lmao
It's weird how I'm using my Bixby button to turn on my flashlight right now even though it can't be remapped right?
I use BxActions. It's third party, but works perfectly for me. Map actions to press, double-press, press-and-hold, or double-press-and-hold.
It might not be exactly what you want but if you don't use bixby, you can set the bixby button to be a mute switch kind of like iPhones with bxActions.
I haven't had a samsung phone in a few months, but if I remember correctly, that was the app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions&hl=en
You can disable it or remap the button with bxActions. I have it set to turn on the flashlight whenever I press the Bixby button.
The app is called Bxactions, linked here.
Follow the instructions in the app itself to remap the button. Also, there's a split second lag and bixby opening and then closing if you just install the app and remap the button. You'll have to follow the in-app instructions and use the ADB commands to remove that lag.
edit, never mind, i see you can't do volume with that app, but it has lots of other options. I'm about to test.
It appears the app does not work. :(
i downloaded a remaping app for bixby and changed the app that opens noroot required
i set mine to my alarms as i change them often but you can set it to anything you like its a quick access button now
FWIW - The bxActions app ([link]) works well for me (at least for now, I'm sure Samsung will try to block it and other similar apps) and can also be set up to function as shutter release when the camera is active. Alternatively remap it to Google Assistant but for me long-hold home button or "Ok, Google" works fine for that.
I'm on latest firmware (AQF7) and using bxActions to remap the Bixby button (to open the camera).
No rooting needed. Works very well for me.
bxActions has already been mentioned in this thread - that's what I use to remap the button to open the camera instead of Bixby.
Link for the lazy
With bxActions you can remap your Bixby button to any action or app you like!
Use the Bixby button launch your camera, silence phone, take a screenshot or launch any app you like!
You can even remap the Bixby button to launch google assistant :)
With Bixby shutter you can take pictures using the Bixby button!
Theres also an option to disable the Bixby button completely.
1-) Not remove, but disable (without root)
2-) Yes: [link]
3-) Yes, assuming the device has been rooted and there is a vanilla Android ROM for the phone.
You can disable and reconfigure the button to a different command. I don't even own a note8 and literally 5 seconds of typing it into google and I get bxactions app that does all of that.
For something you would use a wish for, you sure didn't do a lick of an attempt to have it the way you wanted anyway.
[link] is my best best friend for that cursed Bixby button. Just glad I had Bixby home disabled in Adhell before I updated to the Oreo beta. And the upgrade to pro is really worth it. Makes the button into a very programmable one, even has different actions when your device is on or locked.
Go to the Play Store and download the app called "bxActions."
This will do exactly what you want, it's also what majority of the community uses to change it like myself too.
Yes, using bxActions. Be aware Samsung could break this at any time. Personally I just have the button disabled all together, I kind of forget it's there and that's fine by me.
For #5, seriously look at BxActions. Works perfectly on Nougat or Oreo. No root required. Just run a quick ADB command and you're gold. You can remap press / long-press / double-tap to different commands. It even lets you remap the volume buttons too, if you wanted. It's surprisingly slick. [link]
I mean that used to be the case, but you can literally download an app from the PlayStore to do it. No root or any technical wizardry required.
Give this a shot
Pretty much first thing I did with my S8. Did Google not replace your Pixel when it did the mic thing? They sent me a warranty replacement for mine, but it was like three months old at that point.
That is just completely wrong. You can program it to do multiple things. If you want basic functionality, you need to install an app from the market. If you want advanced functionality, you need to use ADB commands to enable several permisions to the app.
Welcome fellow WP refugee.
You can install Cortana. You can use this app to remap the button, or deactivate it, although it's not really known if Samsung will patch this app at some point
That's the way it is, I miss Windows phone.
No idea, again I miss Windows phone. :)
Hope someone else can help you a bit more.
This should work for you. I've mapped it to toggle a Tasker profile, open the camera and open task manager.
Here you go!
and for the time being for those who don't know
Using bxActions and Nova I was able to remap the Bixby button for quick Google searches.
Here's how I did it:
I actually like the Bixby button...
Mostly because it's now a fully reprogrammable thanks to Bxactions.
[link] I made mine bring up Google assistant
check this out
I don't understand why people complain about this so much. Just get this.
I use it for my flashlight. Haven't had any issues.
bxActions m8. Turn that shit off.
You can disable it, you can also remap it. [link]
Why do you use three gesture apps?
AdGuard - Best adblocking solution for Android
AdHell 3 - Disabled some bloat I don't use
bxActions - Y'all know what it is
Youtube Vanced - This one too
GoodLock 2018 apps (All of them)
Energy Bar - I'm obsessed with battery and I used to look at every percent it got drained during usage. So I disabled the batter icon in the status bar with Quickstar and replaced with this neet bar. So much better and cooler to look at and you don't see the percentage drops every time :D
Walloop - This is personal choice of an wallpaper app. They are all pretty much the same, I just installed it first and did not change it as I like it.
If it doesn't yet work the the S9, give it a week.
For all your remapping pleasure.
Here use this [link]
Best app by FAR is Bixby Button Remapper - bxActions
I have been using it for over a month now and it is amazing
Bxactions has a work around for the Bixby lockdown, so you can enable it for Google Now.
Can you remap the Bixby button using BxActions?
I use this one, but tbh I got used to Bixby and now use him...
Bixby Button Remapper
bxActions app, plus running a couple of ADB commands from a computer to grant permissions.
Download this app and replace the bixby button with any custom actions you want! Trust me it works and it's amazing
Theres also an app to do all this and more directly:
its all free, enjoy!
You have tried this, correct?
here you go buddy. this is what i use.
I have... Single Press = Back, Double Press = Home, Hold = Assistant, Double press and Hold = Recents
Thank you and have a nice day. Don't want to see, hear, or smell Bixby.
Nova Launcher is great on my S8+. Use bxactions to remap the Bixby button.
BxActions no root needed.
You have to use an app. I use this one:
I've tried a few of them and came to the conclusion that bxActions is by far the best & most consistent.
Completely agree: [link]
If you don't have the update yet, you can try to download this app [link] and enjoy the remapping while you can
Gives you a ton of options. I have mine media play/pause on one press, skip on double press, and Google assistant on long press.
This works on my galaxy s9+, no bixby button for me... [link]
All i can offer is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPDCWbB7KAI
Look under more for links and see app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions&hl=en_US
Has a variety of options. I bought the full version. Well worth it.
BxActions is the way that I changed it, pretty easy to set up and some decent customization.
There's an app that reprograms it without needing to root Bixby button remapper
Bxactions is what you are looking for.
If you want to reprogram it to your personal use...I use the app bxActions: [link]
To enable some features you'll have to plug it into a computer for an install but it's really easy
it's a 3rd party app, I think you need to run adb commands for some features
Nope; I also use it and definitely am not rooted. Can't recommend it enough! Link.
Here you go: [link]
I have Bixby remapped with BxActions and it works fine on Oreo.
You can disable it yes and then use bxActions to remap it to whatever you want. Works perfectly on my S9.
bxActions - [link]
Then don't take 10 seconds to remap it.
bxactions - remap the Bixby Button (torch, camera, auto rotate, pause music etc...)
Volume Slider - Adjust volume or brightness from edge of screen (never have too use buttons or quicksettings slider again)
Adhell 2 - System wide adblocker
PixelizeD Theme - Dark Pixel theme that changes navbar buttons to pixel, quicksettings etc...
Custom Navigation Bar - Adds 2 buttons to the navbar which allow you to pull down notifications/quicksettings without stretching to the top of the screen for example.
bxActions - Bixby Button Remapper
And you can just press the home button to turn the screen on.
That is what I downloaded. Never prompted me to download anything else and I eventually paid $ to unlock the full app.
Samsung would never do it, nobody would use Bixby then. There are apps to do it though
To fully take advantage of it you need to do some computer stuff but it's totally worth it and makes the button actually useful
You can remap the button without root.
This app works great
There are dedicated apps to remap the bixby button such as [link] or [link]
But I personally think this is based on the misconception that Bixby is a competitor to Google Assistant where in truth they are complementary. Check out this short video to see what I mean and what to do with Bixby : [link]
There are quite a few things Bixby is good at that Google Assistant just doesn't do. And vice-versa. Think of Bixby has a way to control your phone/android hands free versus Google Assistant that is more an excellent "voice search".
Seconded. I've had the best luck with the hybrid mode from the pro version ($2). Link for the lazy (free version):
one of the dozen ways:
they are all far from perfect though.
It's on play store.
Try this bad boy. I haven't had any problems with it.
Works like a charm
Link to app
> I don't want to have to change a launcher, but that is definitely an option at the moment! I just don't understand Samsung's approach to this.
I think you do understand it; you just don't agree with it. I don't agree with it either, to be clear, but I think you understand it: it's Samsung doing what any company who wants their customers to adopt their particular flavor of the month/year: they try to force it on consumers and see what sticks. Sometimes they're more obnoxious or accepting than others. Apple took 3 iterations of the iPhone to finally admit that customers wanted copy and paste. Microsoft has tried to jam Bing and Edge down our throats using various methods for years. And Samsung is using an easily (and accidentally) pressed button to try to force usage of Bixby. It's the same thing; just a different product and company.
This is Samsung being Samsung. If you otherwise like their products, just buy bxActions - Remap Buttons and Package Disabler Pro and call it good. Yes, you have to spend around $6.50 (total) to get the phone to work the way you want. No, you shouldn't have to do this. But once you do, and spend around an hour learning how to disable Bixby, you're done.
Consider it this way: how much time did it take you to write this post? While I don't doubt it was cathartic, it did take time. Also consider how much you make in an hour at your job. Does it exceed $6.50? Most likely. So you're going to spend an hour of your time making at least $6.50 to buy the apps, and another hour to learn to use them and get your phone set up the way you want. Then you're done, and can move on with your life. Is two hours of your time worth not having to deal with this? Is the price of coffee and a donut (or two) worth getting rid of this stress you're dealing with? I'd posit that it is. :-)
As an aside, consider using Nova Launcher. No, not because of Bixby; because it's a much better launcher with many nice options. You don't have to, but I'll bet you'll like it better. Yes, it's worth the $0.99 upgrade to Prime, but you can try it before you do so don't worry about that. Also use the Samsung Apps app to download Good Lock and its associated apps. They're all free and offer a ton of nice functionality options.
This application has been working fantastically for me, bxActions
Yup. I used this on the Note 8.
That's why bxActions is our friend ;)
i have bixby voice for voice setting stuff, but i've disabled bixby home and use nova Launcher, to get google home swipe to work. i use
Nova Google Companion: https://help.teslacoilapps.com/nowcompanion
Have you already bought a Bixby button remapper app, and are you interested in one? You could either buy the pro version for bxActions or for Button Mapper. Both have free versions I recommend trying out first and seeing which you like better.
Another app category I'd recommend taking a look at is automation. Some of the popular ones are Tasker, Automate Automagic, and MacroDroid. Most are available free or for trials, and I'd recommend you try them before buying one.
you are welcome
User this app to point to the bixby button to the screen record app [link]
This is a Bixby remapper. [link]
>am I able to remap that button to say screen shot or something?
Yes you can with a third party app like bxActions, Button Mapper or BixBye.
You can turn that useless button into a pretty convenient app switcher with bxActions.
Use adb to allow permissions
Linkme: Bixby Button Remapper - bxActions
Here it is:
Bixby Button Remapper - bxActions.
Is it possible to use this app
so that you can take pictures with the bixby button?
It's a simple app. [link]
I'm not sure, I only have an S9+. Here's a link to it in the play store:
Make it do cool things.
Or use BxActions. Honestly, there are several good options for no-root Bixby button remapping.
I used Bixby Button Remapper BX Actions. Are we allowed to post links like that? If not, I will remove.
You can use bxactions to reprogram the bixby button. Found this out at /r/GalaxyNote8
I have mine remapped to back, home, and recents with different pressing patterns. link here for the random reader with an S8
I mean you can remap it: [link]
It just does not work as good as before when Samsung tried to prevent it.
There's a couple of apps that let you remap the button. Link
Here you go. Remap that bixby button.
I also have double press to skip song and long press for Google Assistant
Both Require adb command to work perfectly
You can have Assistant now with bxActions
He used this for Bixby and so far it works as intended.
Using the bixby remapper app bxActions
Here you go
Download this app BxActions and you can remap it to something more useful!
I'm using this one.
As long as you have a decent case and take care of the phone, you should be OK.
For Bixby remapping, you need this app: [link]
Use bxActions to make Bixby button useful.
I suggest to use the stock launcher and see if you like it. If not, try Nova Launcher
For reddit's app i suggest Boost
Personalize it with the Samsung Themes or try Swift Installer (totally worth the price)
I also use BxActions, here's a link for the lazy
You should be able to turn it off. You can turn it off on the s8+ for sure. But, I would recommend installing this app instead so you can remap the button to whatever you want.
I did it a week after I bought my S8.
Wonder why it got that confused, it's not that difficult a question. What a waste of a good clicky button Bixby is, thank fuck for BxAction
FYI, bxActions works for customizing the Bixby key however you want.
Nope, but bxActions will let you. To get the best results you need to go through the ADB setup through your computer to give it more permissions than it can get on the phone itself. You'll also need a package disabler to completely get rid of Bixby Home, I use BK Package Disabler. With the way I have it setup a single press of the Bixby key instantly (without the ADB setup it can lag) brings up Google Assistant. It's around $2-2.50 to upgrade bxActions to "pro" and well worth it as you enable actions on double press, hold button down, remap volume buttons (single, double press, long press, and double press and hold).
Just to add to the list:
4) Yes, install bxactions ([link]) and use control mode, it enables you to remap the bixby key, I can press the bixby key now when phone is locked and it functions like the iPhone mute switch (Loud/vibrate) as an added bonus if I press and hold the bixby key I can turn my flashlight on and off :)
Enable "compatibility mode."
I don't have a Samsung phone with bixby so I don't know whether these will work as intended, you might want to give these a look
This app will let you remap the button
This plug-in will let you disable parts of bixby.
Not good enough for all the complainers I guess