You Can Now Remap the Bixby button on Samsung phones
A new update has started rolling out for Samsung smartphone users which will allow them to repurpose the Bixby button on the side of their phone to launch another app, something many users have been asking for, for years.
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy S9 & S9+
- Galaxy S8 & S8+
To access this new setting, jump into the Samsung settings app, then Advances Features and you will find the option to change the button's purpose there. You can also change if the button is activated on a single press or a double press. Using this setting, you can set the button to launch any app currently installed on your phone.
Two things to note about this new setting though. If you press and hold the Bixby button, it will still activate Bixby. For those interested in just turning the button off all together that's also not an option.