What is Bixby? What is it for?

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What is Bixby for? Is it necessary for my phone. Just got a Galaxy A8.
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Kimberley Browett

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Goran, Mobile Master

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It is Samsung's voice assistant akin to siri, google assistant, and cortana. You can fully disable it and do not need it to use your phone.
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Can I still use the voice to text and 'hey Google' in the phone if I disable it?
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Absolutely. Google assistant will work without issue.
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So I went to settings and went to system apps.. I can only 'force stop' Bixby. I can't disable it. Meanwhile it is on one of my home screens and I can't seem to even take it off of that.
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Allan, Mobile Master

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Long hold on your background, scroll over to the very left, switch the slider off for Bixby Home.
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Thank you!