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Bixby Vision and How to Use It

Sign translated using Bixby Vision

Sometimes, there's more than meets the eye. If you need some help understanding a picture or image, Bixby Vision is here to help. It can translate text, find similar images, or give you more information about a picture. It can even help you do some online shopping. Become a visual learner with Bixby Vision.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Use Bixby Vision

To help you discover more, Bixby Vision is built into your Camera, Gallery, and Samsung Internet.

  • Camera: Bixby suggests information based on what’s live in the viewfinder. From the Camera app, touch Bixby Vision to use it.

  • Gallery: If you’ve already taken or downloaded a photo, Bixby can analyze what’s inside it. From the Gallery app, touch your desired image, and then touch the Bixby Vision icon.

  • Samsung Internet: Learn more about pictures by having Bixby analyze what you’re looking at. From the Internet app, touch and hold the image you want to view with Bixby Vision, and then touch Bixby Vision.

Bixby Vision with shopping options

Use a Lens in Bixby Vision

With Bixby, you can look at the world in a new way. The possibilities are endless.

Just open the Camera app, and then touch Bixby Vision in the top left corner. If it's your first time using Bixby Vision, touch Add to add a shortcut to your phone's Home screen for easier access. If you don't want to add a shortcut now, you can always add it later by touching More Options > Settings, and then touching Add Bixby Vision.

You can now use Bixby Vision inside your phone's Camera app.

On the S10 series, the search results will show up right away. Touch the lens popup to see more details. If you are using an earlier phone, touch your desired lens' icon, and then touch Capture to see more details about the picture.

Here are the features available in Bixby Vision:

Bixby Vision Lens with Men clothing categories
  • Makeup: Choose from dozens of beauty products and give yourself an instant makeover. On the S10 series, the Makeup feature can be viewed under Apps.

  • Text: Translate foreign languages, so you can read important signs and travel with ease. When you point your phone at a block of text, you can have it auto detect a language or set the Source language, and then translate to your desired language.

  • Image: Discover hundreds of images that relate to the same topic or look similar.

  • Shopping: Find items you see in person online, so you can buy them or see similar options.

  • Place: Identify landmarks or businesses to learn more about them. Calibrate your phone’s motion sensor so it can pinpoint your current location, and then find places near you. To use this feature, touch the Place icon. On the S10 series, the Place icon is in the lower right-hand corner. You can also touch the Filter icon to tailor the search results.

  • Food: Keep track of calories so every meal fits your goals. This is only an estimate and may not be accurate.

  • Wine: See the bottle’s rating or learn more about the vineyard it came from.

  • QR Code: Scan a QR code to quickly open up the corresponding link. Or, scan a barcode to be directed to the shopping website.

If you want to change what lenses appear in Bixby Vision, touch More Options, and then touch Settings. Touch the switch next to your desired lenses.

Download Additional Lens for Bixby Vision

Don't you wish you could scan a document right to your phone? Well, you can download additional apps to use Bixby Vision.

You can get Adobe Scan to scan and store all your important papers. Or, you can download Amazon Assistant to take pictures of products and then shop for them on Amazon.

On the S10 series, touch Apps, and then touch the app you want to download. If you are using an earlier phone, touch the Downloads icon, and then touch your desired app. If needed, download the app and sign into or create an account. Now you can use the app's features with Bixby Vision.

Details for downloadable apps in Bixby Vision

New Bixby Vision Apps on the S10

One of the biggest changes to come to Bixby Vision on the S10 series is the way you can use it. There is now an App mode where you can try out virtual products. For example, the Styling app lets you try on sunglasses.

Open the Camera app, and then touch Bixby Vision. Touch Apps, and then touch your desired app, such as Makeup. Follow the on-screen prompts to enjoy the AR experience.

Here are the Bixby Vision apps you can use on the S10:

Apps under AR experiences
  • Home décor: Scan the room so Bixby Vision can measure its dimensions, and then find suggested décor. Touch it to virtually place it in the room.

  • Makeup: Virtually try on makeup looks, lip, cheek, and eyeshadow shades, as well as eyelashes and eyeliner.

  • Styling: See how you look in different pairs of sunglasses before you buy them.

  • Picture play: Point the camera at a movie poster to watch its trailer.

View Bixby Vision History

Maybe you saw the perfect birthday gift when using Bixby Vision but can't remember its name. Just go through your Bixby Vision history to see things you've viewed before. 

Open the Camera app, and then touch Bixby Vision in the top left corner. Touch More Options, and then touch History. Items you have recently viewed in Bixby Vision will appear, such as products you looked at through the Shopping lens.

Touch the search results or tags to see what orignally came up in Bixby Vision. Or touch the picture to the left to see the image Bixby Vision used as a search reference.

History screen for Today

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