Create quick commands with Bixby

Woman chopping tomatoes with Bixby opened on her phone

Have you ever wanted everything done in an instant, where just saying one phrase or word 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?

Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key. Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands. To add a recommended quick command, tap one of the categories, such as Productivity. Select your desired command and then change the settings as needed. When you're done, tap Save. You can add a total of 50 quick commands.

Recommended Bixby Quick commands

Create a custom quick command

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

Launch Bixby using either the Bixby or Side key. 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.

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.” 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.” When you are finished, tap Save.

Custom command options

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 following the first step of a quick 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.

From Bixby Assistant Home, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands. Tap My commands, and find your desired command. Tap More options to the right of the command, and then tap Share. 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.

More options menu for "I'm Home" quick command

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.

From Bixby, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Quick commands. Tap My commands, and find your desired command. Tap More options to the right of the command, and then tap Add to Home screen. Tap Add again 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.

Popup message for adding "I'm home" quick command to Home screen

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