How can I use the Samsung Bixby application?

Last Update date : Aug 01. 2022

Bixby is a virtual assistant that helps you focus on what's important. Bixby learns your preferences over time, helping you get things done faster without needing to open or even install apps! Check out how to activate Bixby to learn more about what it can do for you. 

Before you try out below recommendations as to your solutions, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated with latest version. Please check how to update your mobile device's software in following order.   


Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

How do I activate Bixby?

Starting Bixby 

When you launch Bixby for the first time, the Bixby intro page will appear. You must select the language to use with Bixby, sign in to your Samsung account according to the on-screen instructions, and then agree to the terms and conditions. 


Step 1. Press and hold the Side key. Alternatively, launch the Bixby app. 

Step 2. Select the language to use with Bixby. 

Press and hold the Side key

Step 3. Tap Sign in to Samsung account and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Samsung account.

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. 

When you say what you want to Bixby, Bixby will launch corresponding functions or show the information you requested. You can start a conversation with Bixby by saying "Hi, Bixby." Register your voice so that Bixby will respond to your voice when you say "Hi, Bixby".

Step 1. Launch the Bixby app and tap Menu (three horizontal lines) > Settings > Voice wake-up.

Step 2. Tap the Wake with "Hi, Bixby" switch to activate it. 

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.             

              Now you can say "Hi, Bixby", and when the device emits a sound, start a conversation. 


Using the Side key for Bixby 
To talk to Bixby, press and hold the Side key, or say "Hi, Bixby!" if you've set up Voice-wake up. While Bixby's listening, you can swipe up or tap the icon at the bottom of the screen to open Bixby. 


Using Quick commands

You can simplify the way you talk to Bixby. Replace a command or set of commands with a simple word or phrase. 


Step 1. Open the Bixby app and tap Menu (three horizontal lines).

Step 2. Tap Quick commands and navigate to select recommended commands.

How to setup Quick commands

Typing text to Bixby

Tap the keyboard icon next to the Bixby button to type instead of talk to Bixby. During the communication, Bixby also will answer you through text instead of voice feedback.  


Teach Bixby

Swipe down on Bixby's response screen to see exactly what Bixby heard you say, as well as how Bixby interpreted what you said and came up with the results. If Bixby didn't interpret your request just right, you can make changes and help Bixby understand you better. 


Use Bixby from the lock screen

You can talk to Bixby even when your phone's locked. Bixby can handle simple requests like making a call or checking the weather. 

Use Bixby for dictation 

Bixby can write out your speech into messages or notes. Press and hold the Bixby key on your keyboard when it's open, then say aloud what you want Bixby to type in your chosen language.


  • To use Bixby, your device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. 
  • To use Bixby, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
  • Bixby is only available in some languages, and certain features may not be available depending on your region.
  • Device screenshots and menu may vary depending on the device model and software version.

If you are experiencing unusual behavior on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us a question in the Samsung Members app.  


This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymized and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the 'How to use the Samsung Members app'.

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