Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have a dedicated Bixby button on the side of the device. Pressing on this button will launch Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby. If Bixby is not a feature for you, you can remap the Bixby button unofficially to launch other apps or settings of your choice. Here are four best Play store apps to remap or customize Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Bixby AI assistant is a good move from Samsung, but unfortunately it does not have much appreciation from users for various reasons. If it is not a feature for you and would like to customize Bixby button on your Galaxy S8 to launch any other apps or settings, check out the following four apps.
Note that Samsung will not like remapping the Bixby button on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and frequently patched the software with an update to block the ability. However, still you can remap or customize the button using below given apps.
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1. bxActions – Bixby Button Remapper: Currently, one of the best apps to customize the Bixby button. You can use this free app to launch your camera, or any app, silent the phone or even launch Google Assistant. [Download it free from Play store]
2. Custom Bixby Button: Another free app and works with latest firmware update. With this app you can use Bixby button to launch torch, open power button menu and various other activities and apps. [Download it free from Play Store]
3. Bixby Button Remapper: Another simple app to remap the Bixby button. This app also works similar to above mentioned apps, but has an experimental feature too. You can choose any of the two modes – More Stable and No Delay. [Download it free from Play Store].
4. Bixby Button Remapper: This is the simplest one, but less features. You can use it remap Bixby button to launch Google Assistant, on/off flashlight and open any app in your phone. [Download it free from Play Store].
Note: There are several other similar apps on Play Store, but they are no longer up to date, so will not work with latest Galaxy S8 firmware update.