Create quick commands with Bixby

Quick commands screen on Galaxy S21 Ultra

Have you ever wanted everything done in an instant, where just saying one phrase could execute multiple commands at once? That dream is now a reality because Bixby has preset and custom quick commands. Your wish is now Bixby's quick command.

Add a recommended quick command

Quick commands sound amazing, but you aren't sure where to start. Why not try out one of the recommended quick commands?

  1. Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key.

  2. Tap Discover (it looks like a compass), tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands.

  3. To add a recommended quick command, tap one of the categories, such as Productivity. 

  4. Select your desired command, and then tap Edit to change the settings as needed.

  5. When you're done, tap Save. You can add a total of 50 quick commands.

List of recommended Bixby Quick commands

Create a custom quick command

If the recommended commands aren't for you, don't worry. You can create your own custom commands for Bixby to follow.

  1. Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key.

  2. Tap Discover (it looks like a compass), tap More options (the three vertical dots), tap Quick commands, and then tap My commands. Here you will see a list of quick commands that are already loaded into Bixby.

    Quick commands highlighted in the Bixby app menu
  3. To create your own custom command, tap Add (the plus icon). Enter a phrase that will activate the quick command, such as “It's too dark.”

  4. Then, tap Add a command and use the available options to choose your desired actions. For example, you can make the command “Turn on flashlight.”

    Add a command highlighted in the Bixby app
  5. When you are finished, tap Save. Now, whenever you tell Bixby "It's too dark," Bixby will automatically turn on the flashlight.

Use your Bixby quick commands

Now that you have a whole bunch of quick commands added, you can start using them.

To execute your quick command, open Bixby or call it using Voice wake-up. Then, say the command words associated with the quick command you want to use. Bixby will complete all commands related to the quick command.

Bixby Routines executing a command

Share a quick command

Quick commands has made your life so much easier, and you want to spread the word to everyone. Good thing you can share quick commands with friends who have an Android phone with Bixby.

Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key. Tap Discover (it looks like a compass), tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands. Tap My commands, and then tap your desired command. Tap Share at the bottom, and then select your desired sharing option.

If the recipient opens the message and taps the link, it will automatically cue the quick command on their phone if Bixby is installed on their Galaxy phone.

Share highlighted in the Bixby app

Add a quick command to your Home screen

Since you use that quick command every day, you should add a shortcut to your Home screen so you can access it when you want to.

Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key. Tap Discover (it looks like a compass), tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands. Tap My commands, and then tap your desired command. Tap Add to Home, and then tap Add to confirm.

An icon for that quick command will now appear on your Home screen; it will have the same name you gave it. Tap it to run the command.

Add to Home highlighted in the Bixby app
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