Samsung Bixby is a personal assistant that I would get to like if it did not jump in my face so frequently. Bixby starts most often when I accidentally click the Bixby button on the left of my S9 near the volume buttons. There was no easy way to block this in the past without getting an app which usually adds junk to your phone.
Android 9, released a few months ago, has a new feature that lets you launch Bixby only when you DOUBLE click on the physical Bixby button. That effectively removes 95% o the accidental Bixby starts.
You can disable Bixby or at least set it to only launch when you double click the Bixby button by:
- Swipe down from the top and touch the settings cog icon (in the top right corner)
- Touch ADVANCED FEATURES
- Touch BIXBY KEY
- Touch DOUBLE PRESS TO OPEN BIXBY