Samsung has recently released its flagship smartphones viz. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. AS happens with other smartphones, people began to dissect the two phones and they came up with a workaround to reconfigure dedicated Bixby button on the two devices. When Samsung sensed something fishy about this, the remapping of Bixby was blocked by an update. But there is a way to remap Bixby button on your Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
Where there is a way, there is a will. Earlier, experts were able to remap Bixby button to open Google Assistant. Probably, this can be reason why Samsung released an update to block remapping of Bixby. But many users have found a solution in Google Play Store to remap Bixby button on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
How to Remap Bixby Button on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
You can use Bixby Button Remapper, an Android app to remap the dedicated physical Bixby button on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This button helps users launch most of the services on the latest Galaxy smartphones. Apart from Google Assistant, this app can remap the button to open Camera app, Flashlight, Power menu, and Google Now also.
Earlier, users had to make some system level changes to reconfigure Bixby; but now it is quite easy to use this functionality on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. Bixby Button Remapper gets rid of Hello Bixby application quickly and opens what users want to launch.
Upon reading the app description, you will realize: “Unlike some other Bixby Button Remapping apps, this one doesn’t actually monitor keypresses. Rather, it detects when the Hello Bixby app is on screen and instantly kills it and triggers whatever action you set within the app instead”.
Many experts have complained that Bixby Button Remapper works in an irritable way currently, even as it offers a remarkable level of customization choices. Samsung has declared that it will add the support for voice-commands later, and Bixby assistant only supports two languages now; this clearly indicates that many users are likely to miss the option to open Google Assistant.
So what is special about Bixby? Well, you should try yourself and leave your comments in the section below. Earlier, Samsung users were using S Voice on their devices, but now they can install Bixby on any Samsung device running Android Nougat.