Set up Bixby on your Galaxy phone or tablet

Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Bixby is a digital personal assistant on your Galaxy phone or tablet that automatically adjusts to your lifestyle and needs. Over time, Bixby will learn your habits and interests so it can better assist you. But first, you'll need to set up Bixby.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version. The following instructions only work on phones that have a dedicated Bixby key on their left side, such as the S10 and lower. The Note10, Note20, Z Fold, Z Flip, S20, S21, S22, and S23 series have a Side key instead of a Bixby key. The Side key can be customized to open Bixby or perform other actions.

Set up Bixby Voice

Bixby Voice lets you have conversations with Bixby! You can ask Bixby to create a reminder, search for something online, and tons of other cool stuff. It provides you with the best AI assistant.

  1. First, press and hold the Side key or Bixby key to open Bixby. If needed, sign in to your Samsung account by following the on-screen instructions.

  2. If you want to change Bixby's language, tap English (United States) in the top right corner, and then choose your desired language.

    Note: If you'd like to change Bixby's language later on, you can do so in Bixby's settings.

  3. When you're ready, tap Start. Read the information in the pop-up message, and then tap OK to agree.

  4. That's it! Now you can press and hold the Side key when you want to talk to Bixby. Alternatively, you can open the Bixby app, which is usually located in the Samsung folder.

If you'd rather have the Power menu open when you press the Side key, you can change your phone's Side key settings and access Bixby through the app or through Voice wake-up.

Set up Bixby Vision

Do you wish you could learn about something just by looking at it? Bixby Vision can help you do just that.

  1. Open the Camera app, and then tap MORE.

  2. Tap BIXBY VISION at the top of the screen, and then allow the different permissions.

  3. You can learn more about using this feature in our Bixby Vision guide.

BIXBY VISION highlighted on a Galaxy phone

Set up Bixby Reminder

Never miss another important event. Whether it’s a to-do list or a specific reminder, Bixby Reminder can handle it.

The app icon for Bixby Reminder doesn't appear by default; there's a trick to make it show up. Navigate to Settings, and then tap Apps. Find and tap Reminder in the list of apps, and then tap Reminder settings. Tap the switch next to Show Reminder on Apps screen.

If you don't want to add an icon, you can still use Reminder through Bixby Voice. For example, you can say "Bixby, create a reminder about the company dinner."

Show Reminder on Apps screen switched on

Access Bixby Routines

You can also use routines to make your phone perform tasks automatically throughout the day! Check out our Bixby Routines guide for additional information.

To get started with Bixby Routines, you can use the following steps:

  1. Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Modes and Routines. From here, tap the Routines tab.

  2. To make accessing Bixby Routines easier, you can add an icon to your phone's App screen. While on the Routines tab, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Settings

  3. Tap the switch next to Show Modes and Routines on Apps screen. You can also tap the switch next to Show routines on Lock screen if desired.

Bixby Routines switched on and highlighted in the Advanced features menu

Reset Bixby

Feel like you’re talking to a wall? If Bixby is not responding to your voice, here's how to solve the problem and start communicating again.

  1. Navigate to and open Settings, and then tap Apps. Tap the filter icon (it looks like a check mark with three horizontal lines), and then tap the switch next to Show system apps. Tap OK.

  2. Swipe to and tap Bixby Voice.

  3. Tap Storage, and then tap Clear cache.

  4. Tap Clear data, and then tap Delete.

Show system apps turned on

Bixby will be refreshed and ready to chat again. However, you'll need to perform the initial setup for Bixby Voice again.

Remove the Bixby account from your phone

Note: The Bixby app cannot be removed, just your account and data associated with Bixby. After removing your Bixby account, you will need to register Bixby again if you want to use the service. It may take up to one week before you can register Bixby again.

If needed, you can remove your Bixby account and data from your phone. Doing this will erase all of your Bixby data and will delete the service from your Samsung account. You can remove the account using your phone or by going to the Samsung Privacy Portal.

  1. Press and hold the Side key, and then tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear).

    Setting button highlighted on the Bixby pop up
  2. Swipe to and tap Leave Bixby, and then tap Leave Bixby again.

    Leave Bixby highlighted in the Bixby app
  3. Review the information that appears, and then tap OK.

    Click the 'OK' button in the Leave Bixby window
  4. Next, enter your Samsung account credentials to sign in. Tap OK, and then tap OK again on the Delete requested pop-up.

  5. You can also use the Samsung Privacy Portal to remove Bixby. From the website, select My data, and then select Delete data. Follow the on-screen prompts to choose what data to delete.

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