How do I activate and use Bixby Vision on Galaxy S9/ S9+?

Bixby Vision provides a new way of seeing the world. It a new feature built into the Galaxy S9 camera, helping you to see more in an easier way.

To use this feature, you must:

1 Be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
2 Register and sign in to your Samsung Account.

Please note: Available features may vary depending on the region or service provider and Samsung is not responsible for the product information provided by Bixby Vision.

Setting up Bixby Vision

When you start Bixby Vision for the first time, you must sign in or create a Samsung Account:

1 Tap ‘Sign in’ and follow the instructions on screen.
Bixbi vision initiation screen

Please note: Available features may vary depending on the region or service provider and Samsung is not responsible for the product information provided by Bixby Vision.

2 Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and tap ‘Ok’.
Bixby vixion terms and conditions
3 Please allow the permissions so Bixby Vision can use the necessary apps.
4 Once it is set up, point the camera at an object or location and hold your phone steady.
5 When a product is recognized and scanned, the available search icons will appear.
Bixby vision product scan
6 Tap the search icon you want to use to see the results.

Launching Bixby Vision

You can launch Bixby Vision using various methods:


From the Camera: Select Auto Mode and tap the Bixby Vision button displayed on top of the settings icon.

Bixby vision use in camera app

From the Gallery: Select an image and tap the Bixby Vision icon displayed on the top of the screen.

Bixby vision use from gallery

From the Internet: Tap and hold an image and select Bixby Vision.

Bixby vision use from the internet

From a screenshot: Select Bixby Vision on the toolbar.

Bixby vision use from screenshot

From the Bixby vision app:  Launch the Bixby Vision app.

What can I use Bixby Vision for?

Translating or extracting text: Recognizes and shows translated text on the screen. You can also extract text from a document or text file.


Searching for similar images: Searches for images similar to the recognized object. They will match the object’s properties such as color or shape.


Searching for nearby places: Searches for landmarks or information about close places with your current location recognition.


Searching for wine information: Captures the information from a wine label and searches for more information about it.


Reading QR codes: Recognizes QR codes and views a variety of information, such as websites, photos, videos, maps and business cards.

Use icons for Bixby vision

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