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Set up Bixby for the first time

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 for the first time.

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

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.

Set up on One UI

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 on Oreo OS

To access Bixby Home, swipe right from the Home screen. If needed, sign into your Samsung account. Tap NEXT and then select your desired language. Tap CONFIRM, tap I have read and agree to all, and then tap NEXT.

Follow the on-screen instructions, and then tap NEXT. From there, set up Bixby Voice Recognition, or tap SKIP to set it up later. Tap START to have a conversation with Bixby.

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

Help Bixby learn your voice setup screen

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.

Set up on One UI

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 on Oreo OS

Open the Camera app, tap BIXBY VISION, and then review the information. Tap I agree to all of the above, and then tap NEXT. Swipe to and tap I agree to all of the above again, and then tap OK. Allow the different permissions. Then tap OK, and tap ADD to create a shortcut for Bixby Vision.

Bixby Vision Terms and Conditions

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.

Set up on One UI

Open Bixby Home by swiping right from the Home screen. Then, swipe to the Reminder card and tap Get Started. You will be taken to the Reminder app; a shortcut for Reminder will be added automatically to your apps. Once you've set up the Reminder feature, the Reminder card will disappear from Bixby Home.

Note: If the Reminder card does not appear in Bixby Home, tap More Options, and then tap Cards. Swipe to and tap Reminders, and then tap the switch.

Reminder card with the Get started option

Set up on Oreo OS

Open Bixby Home by swiping right on the Home screen. Swipe to UPCOMING REMINDERS, and then tap GET STARTED. To complete the tutorial, tap Next and then tap START. You can also create a shortcut to Reminders by tapping ADD. Bixby Reminder is now set up and ready to go.

Upcoming Reminders with the GET STARTED button

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 on One UI

To set up Bixby Voice, press the Bixby key, and then tap Next. 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 check mark.

Now, Bixby will listen to your commands. Just press and hold the Bixby key whenever you want to talk to Bixby.

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

Set up on Oreo OS

To access Bixby Voice, press and hold the Bixby key. If needed, sign into your Samsung account. Tap NEXT and then select your desired language. Tap CONFIRM, tap I have read and agree to all, and then tap NEXT.

Follow the on-screen instructions, and then tap NEXT. From there, set up Bixby Voice Recognition, or tap SKIP to set it up later. Tap START to have a conversation with Bixby.

Now you can talk to Bixby whenever you want by pressing and holding the Bixby key.

Select a language for Bixby Voice

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 either DELETE or 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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