Here is how users can remap the additional Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Korean brand recently released their most powerful smartphone yet, the Galaxy Note 9 and with it the brand has also announced Bixby 2.0 — a virtual assistant built into the system. The Bixby button is, without any doubt, a useful addition to the Samsung handsets that have it. However, there are also quite a few users who would like to be able to remap this button and use it for various other tasks instead of the default Bixby-related functions. Before Bixby 2.0 arrived, those who wanted to disable the Bixby button on older smartphones, they were able to do so. Unfortunately, it has all changed and there is no official explanation for this yet. Thankfully, bxActions has just been updated to support the remapping of the Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Those who want to remap the Bixby button of their Galaxy Note 9 can do it thanks to the latest bxActions – Bixby Button Remapper app for Android, which now supports Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone. Thanks to this app, the Bixby button can be used to perform over 30 actions. Further, there is also an alternative available by flar2. Both of these utilities are available on Google Playstore. With this guide you will be able to remap Bixby 2.0 on your Galaxy Note 9.
In addition to being able to simply disable the Bixby button, the bxActions – Bix Button Remapper Android app comes with support for mapping of single, double, and long press actions. The list of supported choices includes the ability to launch Google Assistant, toggle the flashlight, switch to the last app, quickly take screenshots or bring up the camera, and so on. Keep on reading ahead if you want to remap the Bixby 2.0.
Remap Bixby Button / Bixby 2.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note 9
There are two ways for you to remap the Bixby button. You can use either bxActions to remap or Button Mapper.
Solution 1: Remap Bixby Button with bxActions
Download the Bixby app on your Note 9 from Google Play Store and then carefully read the step-by-step guide below.
Step 2 – Now you have to enable the ADB from your Note 9 by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap on the build number 7 times. Enter your mobile password and tap back twice. Go to developer options and enable USB debugging.
Step 3 – Go to app drawer, Launch bxActions and grant all the permissions asked. Then select Bixby button and tap “please unlock permissions using a PC”.
Step 4 – Run the following two commands:
adb shell pm grant com.jamworks.bxactions android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
adb shell pm grant com.jamworks.bxactions android.permission.READ_LOGS
Step 5 – Once done, close the app then launch it again and select the option your want to assign to Bixby button.
Solution 2: Remap Bixby with Button Mapper
Button Mapper is the alternative of bxActions and more reliable. Download the Button Mapper on your Note from Google Play Store.
Download: Button Mapper
Step 1 – Download and step up the ADB drivers on your computer just like above.
Step 2 – Enable the ADB from your Note 9 which is same as before by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap on the build number 7 times. Enter your mobile password and tap back twice. Go to developer options and enable USB debugging.
Step 3 – Now launch the application from the app drawer. It will ask enable accessibility services which can be enabled from within the application.
Step 4 – From the top options, select Bixby button and click the customize icon. Now run the following commands:
adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/keyevent.sh
adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/keyevent.sh -d
Step 5 – Each time you reboot your phone, you have to run the second command which will disable the Bixby Voice.
Step 6 – Now select the specific option that you want Bixby button to perform.
That it! You have now remapped the Bixby 2.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Drop a comment below if you run into any kind of problem.