One of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is the Bixby Assistant. To make the assistant even more important, the South-Korean giant has added a separate button which would activate the Bixby Assistant on pressing. A lot of people are now using the Google Assistant on daily basis and in case they buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, then they might not have a good time with that button.
If you are someone who is willing to launch the Google Assistant on pressing the Bixby button, then you are at a right place. After following this guide, you’ll be able to make your Bixby button launch the Google Assistant instead of Bixby Assistant. Without wasting a minute more, let’s begin with the steps.
How To Have The Bixby Button Invoke The Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy S8.
Although, the Bixby might be a great artificial assistant, but some people are just habituated to the Google Assistant and shifting to something like Bixby would require them to learn new commands and a lot of other things to make full use of Bixby. So, let’s begin with the steps to launch Google Assistant on pressing the Bixby button.
Steps to Invoke Google Assistant on Pressing Bixby Button
- In order to have the Google Assistant invoked upon pressing the Bixby button, users need to download and install an app from the Google Play Store: All in One Gestures.
- After installing and launching all-in-one gestures, users will be prompted that the app wishes to access system settings. These permissions should be provided in order to do so.
- Following all the permissions, the app will now feature an option on the left side that says ‘Hard Keys’. Navigate to this tab.
- You need to enable this functionality, which has to be done via accessibility. Give it all the necessary permissions, and then return to the app.
- Now you will see a button on the top right corner of the screen which will open up custom keys. You will now be met with an option to create a custom key. Tap it, and press the Bixby button. Bixby will launch. However, press back and go back to the app.
- This will now fill the custom key button with ‘1082’. Following that, select the option for adding the code. Once there, select the box which is next to Key Code.
- Tap the Search field in the newly opened list, and select ‘Voice Search’.
That’s it, you’re done. The next time you press the Bixby button on your Samsung Galaxy S8, you will see the Google Assistant pop up!