What is Bixby Vision and how to use it?

Last Update Date : Aug 21. 2018
What is Bixby Vision

In this FAQ:

      
• What is Bixby?

• How to set up Bixby?

• How to open Bixby Vision?

• How to adjust Bixby Vision Settings?

• How to translate or extract text with Bixby Vision?

• How to search for images using Bixby Vision?

What is Bixby?

Bixby is an artificial intelligence assistant, available on Galaxy S8 and later models, designed to help you accomplished more from a
single screen.


It offers the following 4 key features:

      
• Home: This is the main page of Bixby which studies the user’s behaviours and recommends content suitable in different circumstances, ensuring convenient use. To access Bixby Home, you can swipe right on the home screen or press the Bixby button located on the side of your device

      
• Voice: Allows you control your phone and apps using voice control

      
• Vision: Recognises object images, provides information related to the recognised images, searches for shopping items, and offers translations


• Reminder: Memorises requests made by the user, and notifies the user of them according to the set time, location, and situation

Supported languages are: English, Korean and Chinese

Please note:
•  This article is using Galaxy S9/S9+ as an example. The navigation path might be slightly different for models such as Galaxy Note9, Note8 and S8/S8+
•  To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network  

•  You must register and sign in to your Samsung account

•  Available features may vary depending on the region or service provider   

•  This feature may not be available or you may not get correct search results depending on the image size, format, or resolution

How to set up Bixby?

How to set up Bixby Vision?Click to Expand

Bixby adapts automatically to the user but can also be manually customised to display preferred information.

Please note: You must have a Samsung account and your device must be connected to a WiFI or Mobile network

1 From Camera app, tap on the Bixby vision (eye) icon on the left side of the sceeen
Select Auto and tap Bixby Vision icon

Select Auto and tap Bixby Vision icon

2 The start screen will appear, tap START
Tap START

Tap START

3 Review and select the terms and conditions then > Tap OK
Review and accept terms and conditions

Review and accept terms and conditions

4 Grant permission for Bixby Vision to access pictures, videos and locations
Grant permission to take pictures and video

Grant permission to take pictures and video

Grant permission to access pictures and video

Grant permission to access pictures and video

Grant permission to access device location

Grant permission to access device's location

5 Add Bixby vision to Home and Apps Screen
Add Bixby Vision to Home and Apps screen

Add Bixby Vision to Home and Apps screen

How to open Bixby Vision?Click to Expand
1 Go to Camera app
Tap Camera app

Tap Camera app

2 Tap AUTO mode
Select Auto

Select Auto

3 Bixby vision (eye) icon will appear on the left side of the screen
Tap Bixby Vision icon

Tap Bixby Vision icon

How to adjust Bixby Vision Settings?Click to Expand
1 Launch Camera > Tap Bixby Vision
2 Tap the Menu button (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner of the screen
Tap More option

Tap More option

3 Tap Settings > Tap the toggle to turn on or off specific settings
Tap Settings

Tap Settings

Adjust specific settings

Adjust specific settings

How to translate or extract text with Bixby Vision?Click to Expand
1 Launch Camera > Tap Bixby Vision
2 Point the camera at the text
Tap Text Icon

Tap Text Icon

3 The selected text will automatically translated to the preferred language
Tap Text Icon

Selected text is translated

4 Alternatively, tap on Text icon > Translate
Tap Translate

Tap Translate

How to search for images using Bixby Vision?Click to Expand
1 Launch Camera > Tap Bixby Vision
2 Scan an item to capture it
3 Tap image to search for similar images
Tap Image icon to search for similar images

Tap Image to search for similar images

Display a list of similar images

Display a list of similar images

Please note: For Galaxy Note9 and Note8, you can also the S Pen to hover over the content to search for similar images, locations, text translation and more

• Open the Air Command panel and tap Bixby Vision
• Hover the S Pen over the content

• Select the relevant icon (eg:- Text, Image, Place, Wine, QR Code)
• To close Bixby Vision, tap X icon on the Bixby Vision panel (Beside the Settings text on the top right corner of the screen)

For more information on Bixby: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/bixby/

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