Galaxy S8: How do I Activate and use Bixby Vision?

Last Update date : 2017.09.07

Bixby Vision is an image searching feature that scans objects or locations. You can search for products online, nearby places, or similar images. You can also detect text and translate it.


• To use this feature, you must register and sign into your Samsung account.


1. To activate Bixby Vision, Launch the Camera or Gallery app and tap 1 .




2. Tap SIGN IN and follow the on-screen instructions. If you are already signed in, this step will not appear.


3. Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap OK


4. Please allow the permissions for necessary apps to use Bixby Vision.


5. After setup, when a product is recognized and scanned, the available search icons will appear.


Point the camera at an object or location. Then hold your phone steady while Bixby Vision scans it.


Tap the search icon and simple results will be shown after choosing an icon.





- Searching for nearby places: Search for landmarks or information of places near the area the device scans.    


- Detecting and translating text: Detect text in an image to share or translate it


- Searching for wine information: Detect the information from a wine label and search for information on the wine. Information, such as its vintage chart, food pairings, and world ranking, will be provided.


- Searching for similar images: Search for images similar to the recognized objects online. You can view various images with properties similar to the object, such as color or shape


- Reading QR codes: You can read QR codes to access a variety of information, such as a website’s address, content details, location information, or business card details







Screen Images are for reference only. Available features may vary depending on the region or service provider. To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.


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