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What is Samsung’s assistant – Bixby?

What is Samsung's assistant - Bixby

Bixby is Samsung’s exclusive assistant, similar to Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. It works like any of those other assistants and supports touch, tap and voice commands.

You can start Bixby in various ways such as pressing the Bixby key on the side of the devices. If there is no dedicated Bixby key on your device, you can configure it to launch Bixby from the power or side volume button.

Setting up Bixby is a bit different from other virtual assistants and a lot of new Samsung converters are oblivious to its specifications. Understanding more about Bixby will help you get the best out of your Samsung device.

How to activate Samsung’s assistant – Bixby

Use Voice

You can launch Bixby from any screen or even through a standby screen, simply by saying the wake word “Hi, Bixby.”

Use the Bixby side key/volume button/power button

The other ways to wake Bixby up is by pressing the already assigned Bixby side key on your device. You can also configure Bixby from settings, to the power or side button of your device.

Enable the Bixby button

Many Samsung devices already have a Bixby button by default below the volume buttons. You can either press it once to launch Bixby Home or long-press it to start Bixby Voice

Here’s how you can enable the Bixby button.

1. Go to Settings in your Samsung device, scroll down and select “Advanced features.”

2. Tap the Bixby key option

3. Multiple options are given on how to start Bixby. Choose from “a single press or a double press.”

4. You can also personalize your Bixby key to launch some other app with either single or double press settings.

How to configure Samsung’s assistant – Bixby

Setting up Bixby is a bit different from other virtual assistants and a lot of new Samsung converters are oblivious to its specifications. Exploring more about Bixby and configuring it will help you use your Samsung device efficiently. If you are new to Bixby and using it for the first time, here’s how to set it up:

1. Sign in to your Samsung account, if you are not already signed in.

2. Press the Bixby button, side volume button, or Power button to launch it.

3. Tap Next and agree to Samsung’s terms of use of the service.

4. A tutorial will show up on how to use Bixby.

5. Now you can launch Bixby either by pressing any specific button or using any wake word, for instance, “Hi, Bixby” to get it going.

Bixby modes

Depending on the task at hand, you can choose from various modes.

Bixby Home:

It is a home page shown when you launch the Bixby app. You can also access it by simply saying the wake word for example, “Hi, Bixby”.

This page acts as a guide, showing all the possible things Bixby can do. It is divided into categories, gives advice on using Bixby and offers required information.

Bixby Voice:

Bixby Voice is the easiest way to give common commands and you’ll use it most of the times to get work done. This feature will startup just after saying the wake word followed by telling the assistant your requirement.

Bixby Vision:

This offers a range of advanced features by using the Camera app. For example, real-time translation of the printed text. Bixby Vision mode will identify what the camera is pointed at, and gives detailed information about what is required.

Bixby Routines:

Through this feature Bixby memorizes your patterns and suggests an automated routine to save your time repeating the same command.
You can command Bixby to run a particular routine. For example, by a simple “good morning”, Bixby will read your messages out loud, remind you of your schedule and start your playlist.

To enable Bixby Routines, go to Settings under Advanced Features on your Galaxy device.

Enable Bixby Routines

To enable Bixby Routines, go to Settings under Advanced Features on your Galaxy device. Explore more about it by doing this:

1. Launch the Settings app, select Advanced Features.

2. Set up Bixby Routines by toggling the button right to it.

3. Open the Bixby Routine page, you will see already included routines.

4. Ask Bixby to run a particular routine. For example, by choosing a “good morning” routine, Bixby will read your messages, remind you of your daily schedule etc.

5. In case you need to create a new routine from scratch, tap the plus sign, assign a name of a particular routine. Next, specify the trigger under (if) and the action (then) will be performed.

You can take a look at existing routines to get a better idea to customize your own routine.

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