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Set Up Bixby for the First Time on Galaxy Note8

Meet Bixby: you may not know it yet, but Bixby is your new best friend. Bixby is anxious to get to know your habits and interests, likes and dislikes. You can think of Bixby as a digital personal assistant for your Galaxy Note8. Don’t worry about any awkwardness at first, Bixby will adjust to your lifestyle and needs in no time.

There are four key features to Bixby: Home, Vision, Reminder, and Voice. Each feature must be set up separately before they can be used. Intrigued? Keep reading below.

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

Bixby Home

Bixby knows what information is important to you and displays it on one page as cards. The arrangement of your cards depends on where you are and what time it is. In the morning, for example, you might see the weather and news, and at night, an alarm and step count. Bixby is inquisitive and ever-learning, and will catch on as you use it. First, let’s get you set up with Bixby:

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

  2. Touch NEXT.

  3. Select a language for Bixby Voice and then touch CONFIRM.

  4. You have to sign into your Samsung account to use Bixby. If you haven't signed in yet, touch SIGN IN.

  5. Enter your Samsung account information, and then touch SIGN IN.

  6. Touch DONE.

  7. Review and agree to all of the Terms and Conditions, and then touch NEXT.

  8. Follow the instructions to utilize the features of Bixby and then touch NEXT, or touch SKIP, to set up Bixby features later.

  9. Bixby Home is now set up and ready to go.

    Add and disable cards to personalize Bixby Home!

Bixby Vision

Did you know Bixby can see? 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 in your Gallery app, and touch Bixby Vision to get a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at. Check it out:

  1. From Bixby Home, touch Vision.

  2. Touch START.

  3. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you agree, select I agree to all of the above, and then touch OK.

  4. Touch ALLOW for the three following permissions.

  5. Bixby Vision is now set up and ready to go!

Bixby Reminder

Never miss another event, appointment, or assignment—no matter how big or small. Whether it’s a to-do list or a specific reminder that needs to be brought up at the right time, 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 has your back.

  1. From Bixby Home, touch Reminder.

  2. To view the tutorial, touch >, and then touch START or you can skip the tutorial by touching SKIP.

  3. Bixby Reminder is now set up and ready to go!

Bixby Voice

Taking a picture, editing, and sending it to your friends instantly has never been easier. Just tell Bixby what to do. Whether you talk, tap or type, Bixby will get the message.
Bixby Voice will revolutionize the way you interact with your phone, making your experience totally seamless. Read on to learn more.

  1. From Bixby Home, touch More Options.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. To turn on Bixby Voice, touch the slider.

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

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