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Set Up Bixby for the First Time

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Bixby is a digital personal assistant for your Galaxy smartphone that will learn your habits and interests over time. Once set up, Bixby adjusts automatically to your lifestyle and needs.

There are four key features to Bixby: Home, Vision, Reminder, and Voice. Each feature must be setup separately before they can be used. To get started, continue reading below.

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

Bixby Home

Bixby puts all the information that's important to you on one page. The information is displayed as cards. The arrangement of your cards depends on where you are and what time it is. In the morning you might see the weather and news, and at night, an alarm and step count. Bixby is an ever-learning assistant, and will learn as you use it.

  1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up
  2. Touch NEXT.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Next
  3. Select which language you would like to use to communicate to Bixby and then touch CONFIRM.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Language
  4. Follow the instructions to utilize the features of Bixby and then touch NEXT, or touch SKIP, to set up Bixby features later.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Steps
  5. Touch SIGN IN.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Sign In
  6. Enter your Samsung account information, and then touch SIGN IN.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Sign In
  7. Review and agree to all of the Terms and Conditions, and then touch NEXT.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Terms Conditions
  8. Bixby Home is now set up and ready to go.

    Add and disable cards to personalize Bixby Home!

    Galaxy S8 Plus Access Bixby Home Set Up Complete

Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision is built into your Camera, Gallery, and Samsung Internet so you can identify landmarks, translate foreign languages, or shop for products online right when you see them. Focus on an object on your camera, or open an image on your gallery app, and touch Bixby Vision to get a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at.

  1. From Bixby Home, touch Vision.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Vision Set Up
  2. Touch START.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Vision Set Up Start
  3. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, agree to them, and then touch OK.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Vision Set Up Agree Terms Conditions
  4. Touch ALLOW for the three following permissions.

  5. Bixby Vision is now setup and ready to go!

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Vision Set Up Complete

Bixby Reminder

Never miss another event, appointment, or assignment—big or small! Whether it’s a to-do list or a specific reminder that needs to be brought up at the right place, Bixby Reminder can handle it.
Ask Bixby to keep track of content, like a video you might want to watch when you get home, or where you left off in an online article. No matter what the task, use Bixby Reminder and never miss a thing again.

  1. From Bixby Home, touch Reminder.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Reminder Set Up
  2. To complete the tutorial, touch Next, and then touch START.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Reminder Set Up Start
  3. Bixby Reminder is now set up and ready to go!

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Reminder Set Up Complete

Bixby Voice

Taking a picture, editing, and sending it to your friends instantly is seamless and has never been easier.
Bixby Voice will revolutionalize the way you interact with your S8 or S8+ making your experience absolutely frictionless.

  1. To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Voice Set Up Access
  2. Touch More Options.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Voice Set Up More Options
  3. Touch Settings.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Voice Set Up Settings
  4. To turn on Bixby Voice, touch the slider.

    Galaxy S8 Plus Bixby Voice Set Up Settings
  5. If you would like to access Bixby without pressing a button, set up Voice wake-up.

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