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Set up Bixby on your Galaxy phone

Phone on table displaying Bixby setup screen

Bixby is a digital personal assistant on your Galaxy phone 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.

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.

Set up Bixby Voice with a Bixby key

To set up Bixby Voice, press the Bixby key, and then tap the Next arrow. If needed, sign into your Samsung Account, and then tap Next again. Review the terms, tap I have read and agree to all of the above, and then tap Next. Follow the instructions to set up Voice wake-up. When you’re finished, tap the checkmark.

Now, Bixby will listen to your commands whenever you press and hold the Bixby key. If you'd like to use the Bixby key to open an app or run a command, you can do that too.

I have read and agree to all of the above with check mark next to it

Set up Bixby Voice with a Side key

First, press and hold the Side key, and then tap the Next arrow. If needed, sign into your Samsung Account, and then tap Next again. Review the information, tap I have read and agree to all of the above, and then tap Next. Follow the instructions to set up Voice wake-up. If you want, select the option to open Bixby Assistant Home by double pressing the Side key. When you’re finished, tap the checkmark.

Press and hold the Side key whenever you want to talk to Bixby.

Bixby Voice set up page on Note10

Bixby is integrated into your phone and provides you with the best AI assistant. If you choose to change your default AI assistant, other options are available. 

Set up Bixby Home

Bixby Home is like a summary of your whole day, along with some extra bonuses. But first, you'll need to set it up.

To access Bixby Home, swipe right from the Home screen, and then tap Agree. If needed, sign into your Samsung account. Next, review the information and then tap I agree to all. Then, tap Start.

Now you can access Bixby Home by swiping right from the Home screen.

Foursquare and Uber terms and conditions for Bixby Home

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.

Open the Camera app, tap Bixby Vision, and then review the information. Tap I agree to all of the above, and then tap Continue. Read the information on the next page, and then swipe to and tap I agree to all of the above. Tap Next, and allow the various permissions. Now you’ll be able to use Bixby Vision in different apps.

Bixby Vision terms of use

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 Reminder in the list of apps, and then tap the Settings icon next it. Tap the switch next to Add Reminder icon.

If you don't want 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."

Reminder app with Settings icon next to it

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.

Navigate to and open your phone's Settings. Tap Apps, and then swipe to and tap Bixby Voice. Tap Storage, and tap Clear data. Then, tap OK to confirm. Next, tap Clear cache.

Bixby will be refreshed and ready to chat again.

Bixby Voice Storage screen with Clear data and Clear cache options

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