Galaxy Note 9’s Bixby key can’t be killed, but it shouldn’t be annoying

After a particularly demoralizing complaint earlier this month, Samsung acknowledged that it has a priority in minimizing the annoyance whenever the Bixby key on the Galaxy Note 9 is accidentally pressed, thus splashing the virtual assistant into full view.

Unfortunately, the Note 9’s key will never not be linked with Bixby — users could completely kill its functionality on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. But a late software update does allow users to head into the Bixby key settings and toggle whether one press or two presses will trigger Bixby. Samsung mandates that a press-and-hold will always open Bixby Voice.

If you’re still not happy with this — because you press a hardware button twice very often — find an XDA forums thread and keep on hackin’.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.