Removing Bixby from Samsung Galaxy S10

Disabling or getting rid of Bixby – Samsung’s Smart Assistant – appears not to be a very straightforward and simple process.

Bixby Voice is especially annoying each time you accidentally press the Bixby button on your phone, which is located next to the volume button. Many of the suggested solutions require that you first log into your Samsung account in order for your phone to present you with an option to assign a different app or command to your Bixby key. If you don’t have a Samsung account, you will have to create one. This, however, is a convoluted and just a plain nonsense process for just trying to avoid something you don’t want. Plus it doesn’t really disable Bixby, it just makes it a little harder to use it. Yes, there are also apps that can disable or reprogram the Bixby key, but they also require that you log into your Samsung account first.

By connecting your phone to your computer and accessing the phone via the adb command line you will have the ability to find and remove the Bixby packages and thereby disabling Bixby altogether. This means that the Bixby button on your phone becomes useless but at least the annoying Bixby Voice will be gone forever.

Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled on your phone, otherwise adb will not find your device when it’s connected with a USB cable to your computer.

$ ./adb devices
List of devices attached
RXXXXXXXXXW	device

$ ./adb shell
beyond1q:/ $ pm list packages bixby
package:com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby
package:com.samsung.systemui.bixby2
package:com.samsung.android.bixby.service
package:com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
package:com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
package:com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
package:com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.systemui.bixby2
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
Success
beyond1q:/ $ pm list packages bixby
beyond1q:/ $ exit

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