Bixby is Samsung’s voice assistant similar to Google assistant. It was introduced three years back with the launch of the Samsung S8 series. Since then it is part of every major Samsung device and the company tries hard to convince users to use Bixby.
This voice assistant is baked into Samsung smartphones especially the “S” and “Note series” and the Korean giant didn’t even provide ways to disable it.
The same is the case with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S21 series. There are many Bixby services baked into the S21 series. These services run in the background and consume data and battery.
Bixby and all its services are very irritating for many Samsung users. With the latest Galaxy devices, this voice assistant is triggered by the long pressing of the power button. Many users accidentally open Bixby by pressing the power button.
It’s not just the Bixby voice assistant, there are many other Bixby services on the Galaxy S21 series. Users can see these services by going into the settings app.
In Settings, select apps from the lists there you will see all the apps installed in your service. From all the app lists you can see that there are many apps related to Bixby and its services.
These apps are constantly running in the background and consuming battery. You can force stop some of these services but after some time these services will restart again. And these services will start running in the background and there are no other ways to stop or disable them.
In this article, we will show you how you can disable all Bixby service in you Galaxy S21 without rooting the devices. You can disable these services with the help of the ADB commands in just a few minutes.
How to Disable all Bixby Services using ADB?
Now, to that, you need few things. You can do this with the help of a computer with ADB installed in it. If you don’t know how to install and use ADB then you have to follow the following steps.
- Open google
- Search “Minimal ADB and Fastboot XDA”
- You will see the XDA developer link, open the link
- Now that you will see a thread related to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
- At the bottom of the page, you will see the download button from where you can download the ADB on your computer.
It is a simple .exe file similar to all other computer programs.
Download the file and Installed the Minimal ADB file and on your computer.
Now, you have installed the program so we can move to the next step.
On your Galaxy device download APK Analyzer from the play store and open it.
This app will show all the installed apps on your Samsung device.
Search “Bixby” in the app.
After searching “Bixby” you will see all the Bixby services and apps installed on your device.
Under the app name, you will see the APK package name of all the apps/services of your galaxy device.
You will see the apps like “Bixby routines”, “Bixby voice stub”, “Bixby voice”, “Bixby vision”, “Bixby vision framework”.
You will see the APK package name under all these services/apps like com.samsung.android.
Note all the apk package names of the services you want to disable.
Connect your Samsung Galaxy device with your computer via USB cable.
After connecting the device with the computer via USB cable, enable USB debugging mode on your phone.
- To enable USB debugging follow the following steps.
- Open Settings on your device
- Tap about phone option
- In the about phone, tap build number 7 to 8 times, this will enable developer options.
- In the developer option, you will find USB debugging, enable it by the just top on the toggle.
- Now, Open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC/laptop.
- Type adb devices
- You will see your device name which you connected via USB cable
- Now type adb shell and hit enter
- Type “pm disable-user –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines” and hit enter.
- You will see the confirmation that the service is disabled.
The text in the bold is the command and you have to type the same without the quote.
Com.samsung.android.app.routines is the apk package name for Bixby routine service and you will find it in the apk analyzer.
You have to manually disable each service you want by just changing the apk package name of each apk. Apart from the apk package name the rest of the command is the same.
After disabling all the services, you can confirm it by going into settings.
Open Settings on your device, tap applications where you can see all the Bixby services which you disable in Minimal ABD are now disabled.
The above-mentioned procedure is a step-by-step guide to disable all your Bixby services on Samsung Galaxy devices. This will not permanently delete these services but only disable them. To delete them you need to root your device then you will be able to delete them permanently.
At some point, if you want to enable these services again then just do a simple factory reset.
Or you can repeat the above-mentioned step-by-step procedure to enable all the services using the ADB command.
While enabling the service just change the command to “cmd package install-existing [package name]”
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