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Set Up Bixby for the First Time

Bixby is a digital personal assistant for your Galaxy phone 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.

To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key or swipe right from the Home screen, and then touch NEXT.Select which language you would like to use to communicate to Bixby and then touch CONFIRM.

Follow the instructions to utilize the features of Bixby and then touch NEXT, or touch SKIP, to set up Bixby features later. Touch SIGN IN, and then enter your Samsung account information, and then touch SIGN IN again. Review and agree to all of the Terms and Conditions, and then touch NEXT.

Bixby Home is now set up and ready to go. Add and disable cards to personalize Bixby Home!

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.

From Bixby Home, touch Vision, and then touch Start. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, agree to them, and then touch OK. Touch ALLOW for the three permissions.

Bixby Vision is now setup and ready to go!

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.

From Bixby Home, touch Reminder. To complete the tutorial, touch Next, and then touch START. Bixby Reminder is now set up and ready to go!

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 Galaxy phone making your experience absolutely frictionless.

To access Bixby Home, press the Bixby key, and then touch More Options > Settings. To turn on Bixby Voice, touch the slider.

If you would like to access Bixby without pressing a button, set up Voice wake-up.

Reset Bixby

Feel like you’re talking to a wall? If Bixby is not responding to your voice, get the problem solved and start communicating again. 

From the Home screen, navigate to Apps, and then touch Settings. Touch Apps, and then swipe to and touch Bixby Voice. Touch Storage > CLEAR DATA, and then touch CLEAR CACHE. Bixby will be refreshed and ready to chat again.

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