Use Bixby on the Galaxy A series

Bixby Home displayed on a phone that's on a table

That’s right: the Galaxy A series has Bixby! However, each model has different capabilities. Make sure to check out which Bixby features your phone has, so you start using them to your advantage.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Identify things with Bixby Vision

Note: Bixby Vision is available on the A50, A51, A71, A42 5G, and A52 5G.

You can use Bixby Vision on compatible A series phones! This app uses your phone’s camera to identify the things around you. For example, you can point the camera at a piece of clothing, and Bixby Vision will pull up similar items from the internet.

To use Bixby Vision, open the Camera app, tap MORE, and then tap BIXBY VISION at the top of the screen. From here, you can use Bixby’s lenses and apps to get information about the things around you, translate text, and much more.

Bixby Vision displayed in the top left corner of the Camera app

Wake up Bixby Voice

Note: Bixby Voice is only on select Galaxy A series phones.

The A50, A51, A71, and A52 5G come with Bixby Voice! But unlike other phones, the A series doesn’t have a designated Bixby button. Instead, the Power button lets you wake up Bixby, and you’ll need to turn off your phone another way.

  1. Wake up Bixby. The method will be different depending on what phone you have:

    • To wake up Bixby for the first time on your A51, A71, or A52, simply hold down the Power key until the Bixby screen appears.

    • To wake up Bixby for the first time on A50, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick settings panel. Swipe to the left, and then tap Power key for Bixby.

      The Quick settings panel with Power key for Bixby highlighted

  2. Once the Bixby screen appears, follow the on-screen prompts to set up Bixby Voice. Don't forget to add an App screen shortcut for easy access.

  3. Now you can call Bixby by pressing and holding the Power key or Side key, no matter which A series phone you are using.

  4. When you want to turn off your phone, open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen with two fingers.

  5. Tap the Power icon; it will appear next to the Settings icon. Then, tap your desired option, such as Power off or Restart.

If you don’t want to use the Power key to call Bixby, you can customize the Side key, call Bixby by using voice wake-up, use the Bixby Voice shortcut from the App screens, or turn off the Power key for Bixby feature (on the A50 only).

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