Galaxy Note8 - How do I set up Bixby for the first time on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update date : 2017.12.05


Meet Bixby: you may not know it yet, but Bixby is your new best friend. Bixby is anxious to get to know your habits and interests, likes and dislikes. You can think of Bixby as a digital personal assistant for your Galaxy Note8. Don’t worry about any awkwardness at first, Bixby will adjust to your lifestyle and needs in no time.


There are four key features to Bixby: Home, Vision, Reminder, and Voice. Each feature must be set up separately before they can be used. Intrigued? Keep reading below.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Bixby Home

Bixby knows what information is important to you and displays it on one page as cards. The arrangement of your cards depends on where you are and what time it is. In the morning, for example, you might see the weather and news, and at night, an alarm and step count. Bixby is inquisitive and ever-learning, and will catch on as you use it. First, let’s get you set up with Bixby:

1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen.

Bixby Home 1

2. Touch NEXT.

3. Select a language for Bixby Voice and then touch CONFIRM.

4. You have to sign into your Samsung account to use Bixby. If you haven't signed in yet, touch SIGN IN.

Bixby Home 2

5. Enter your Samsung account information, and then touch SIGN IN.

6. Touch DONE.

7. Review and agree to all of the Terms and Conditions, and then touch NEXT.

8. Follow the instructions to utilize the features of Bixby and then touch NEXT, or touch SKIP, to set up Bixby features later.

9. Bixby Home is now set up and ready to go:

Bixby Home 3

Bixby Vision

Did you know Bixby can see? Bixby Vision is built into your Camera, Gallery, and Samsung Internet so you can identify landmarks, translate foreign languages, or shop for products online right when you see them. Focus on an object on your camera, or open an image in your Gallery app, and touch Bixby Vision to get a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at. Check it out:

1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen.

Bixby Vision 1

2. From Bixby Home, touch the Vision icon.

Bixby Vision 2

3. Touch START.

4. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you agree, select I agree to all of the above, and then touch OK.

Bixby Vision 3

5. Touch ALLOW for the three following permissions.

6. Bixby Vision is now set up and ready to go!

Bixby Reminder

Note: Never miss another event, appointment, or assignment—no matter how big or small. Whether it’s a to-do list or a specific reminder that needs to be brought up at the right time, Bixby Reminder can handle it. Ask Bixby to keep track of content, like a video you might want to watch when you get home or where you left off in an online article. No matter what the task, use Bixby Reminder has your back.

1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen.

Bixby Reminder 1

2. From Bixby Home, touch the Reminder icon.

Bixby Reminder 2

3. To view the tutorial, touch ">", and then touch START or you can skip the tutorial by touching SKIP.

Bixby Reminder 3

4. Bixby Reminder is now set up and ready to go:

Bixby Reminder 4

Bixby Voice

Note: Taking a picture, editing, and sending it to your friends instantly has never been easier. Just tell Bixby what to do. Whether you talk, tap or type, Bixby will get the message. Bixby Voice will revolutionize the way you interact with your phone, making your experience totally seamless. Read on to learn more.

1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen.

Bixby Voice 1

2. From Bixby Home, touch the More Options icon.

Bixby Voice 2

3. Touch Settings.

4. To turn on Bixby Voice, touch the slider.

Note: If you would like to access Bixby without pressing a button, set up Voice wake-up.


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