Set up and use Bixby on your Galaxy Watch

Girl using Bixby on Galaxy Watch4

Your favorite AI assistant is even more versatile than before. Bixby is now available on certain Samsung smart watches! That's right, you can give Bixby commands without even taking your phone out of your pocket. But first, you'll need to get acquainted and set up Bixby on the watch.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Set up Bixby

Before Bixby can start assisting you right from your wrist, you need to set it up.

  1. On the watch, navigate to and open the Bixby app. Alternatively, you can press and hold the Home key (Power key) or double press the Home key to open Bixby.

  2. Give Bixby permission to use the different features and review the Privacy Notice if prompted.

  3. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to learn how to use Bixby on your watch.

Bixby app highlighted on the Apps screen on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

Use Bixby

You can call Bixby for help anytime, anywhere. The default voice wake-up command for Bixby is "Hi, Bixby." Just say this phrase, and then give your desired command. You can also double press the Home key (Power key) to open Bixby and give it a command. If you've set it to something else, you can easily customize the double press option. On certain models, pressing and holding the Home key will call Bixby.

Girl using Galaxy Watch4 to use Bixby

Next, follow Bixby's prompts to complete the command, if necessary. When you are giving commands for the first time, you will need to give Bixby permission, so it can do whatever is needed to complete the command.

To see a list of compatible Bixby commands, navigate to and open Bixby. Here you can view some command suggestions such as "Turn on your playlist," "Ring my phone," and "Call a friend."

If you have multiple Bixby compatible devices connected to different networks, like an LTE watch and a Wi-Fi tablet, both devices might wake up when you say "Hi, Bixby." For the best results, connect your devices to the same network. If that is not possible it may be best to keep some distance between the devices, or disable Voice wake-up on one of them.

Enable voice commands

If you’re still having trouble using Bixby after setting it up on your watch, you may need to enable Voice wake-up, which is turned off by default. You can also turn on some additional options.

  1. On your watch, navigate to and open the Bixby app. Alternatively, you can press and hold the Home key (Power key) or double press the Home key to open Bixby.

  2. Tap the Discover icon (it looks like a compass), then swipe up, and then tap Settings.

  3. Tap Voice wake-up, and then tap the switch to turn it on. You can also tap the switch next to Speak seamlessly to speak your command immediately after saying, “Hi, Bixby.”

  4. Next, navigate back to the previous screen, and then tap Voice response. Select Always or Hands-free only, depending on your preference.

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