Samsung has finally decided to allow users to remap the Bixby key on its flagships S10-series that allows you to launch a third-party app using the key. Since it is a software feature, Samsung has rolled the same to remap the Bixby key feature on the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9/S9+ and the Galaxy S8/S8+.
Once the update is installed from the Galaxy Store, just go to Advanced features in the Settings app and then to Bixby key. You will be presented with two options. You can either set a third-party app to launch with a single or double press of the key. This means you can remap either a single or double press, not both. The option you don’t select will continue to launch Bixby Home. A long press will always bring up Bixby Voice.
This doesn’t let users completely disable the Bixby key entirely and never open Bixby Home, but still a positive feature. It also doesn’t let you map the key to launch Google Assistant. Samsung is making sure that Bixby Home doesn’t get shut out by users for good. As said, it is available now for the Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S8 series.