Bixby was introduced with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It is a Samsung assistant software and consists of Bixby Vision, Bixby Voice, and Bixby Home. Like the other assistants – Google Assistant and Siri- Bixby can also control several features of your phone. Here is a list of excellent Bixby tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it.
10 Most Useful Bixby Tips And Tricks
Bixby Vision Can be Used as a Translator
You will often come across foreign languages on social websites and get curious to know what it means. Bixby can help you solve the problem. All you need to do is open the camera app on your smartphone and tap on Vision – for those wondering how the Vision button looks – it is the eye shape icon. Once you press the Vision icon, focus your camera on words, click on Text, crop to the words you want to translate and click on Translate. Now drag your fingers across the words you wish to Bixby to translate, and it will be done instantly.
Bixby Can Make You Laugh
You give Bixby some commands, and the answers you get are funny. Use commands – “Tell me a joke,” “I love you,” “OK, Google,” “Rap for me,” and “Beatbox for me.” See how hilarious Bixby can get – try the rap command!
Bixby Will Take Notes for You
Sometimes you don’t want to type notes – we get lazy. However, keep your note-taking app open and then say the magical words – “Hi, Bixby, dictate.” After using the phrase dictate, you can proceed to say the words or notes you want Bixby to note down for you. You can even ask Bixby to type messages for you. Any app that uses the Samsung keyboard can transcribe your speech to Text. You must go to Bixby settings and Toggle on the “Dictation on keyboard.” You just have to press the Bixby button on your smartphone to voice the message so Bixby can type it.
This is one of the best Bixby tips on the list. There are many settings on a smartphone these days, and sometimes you don’t want to go through the numerous taps or fiddle across different settings to locate the one you are looking for. From turning on your phone to turning off Bluetooth and enabling power saving mode to turning on the flashlight, you can assign any task to Bixby, and it will be done. The feature is so cool that you can even command Bixby to disable notifications on a specific app.
Bixby Will Send Pictures or Messages to Your Friends
Bixby is truly your phone assistant here! There isn’t any specific command to do this; you just can say, “Send the picture to (name of the person),” and Bixby will complete what you said. However, if you need Bixby to share your picture on a social website and you say, “Post my last picture on Facebook,” then Bixby will take the necessary steps before sharing the picture – you will get prompts to add a filter or doodle, etc.
Get Your Schedule
Just say, “What’s my schedule today?” and Bixby will run you down with all the appointments for the day in a small pop-card. You will also have the time displayed beside them, so you know your days rundown instantly with Bixby.
Set an Alarm/Reminder
Bixby will also set the alarm for you; you don’t have to fidget with the clock app to set your scheduled time. Just say, “Wake me up in 15 minutes,” while you take a quick nap. You can also use Bixby to remind you to check your emails when you return home. Bixby uses location services and a reminder to send you a reminder when you get home.
Bixby Can Get You Gifts
Another helpful Bixby tip on the list is that Bixby will get you exciting gifts. Using Bixby earns you points known as XP, and XP, in turn, will get you gifts. When you click the Bixby button on your smartphone, you will be prompted with a link on your screen. You need to tap on the link, accept the terms, and tap Enter Now. You will then be signed up, and you can use the XP points to get gift cards or other gifts. You can even enter different contests through Samsung Pay, but this will only be possible once you reach a 75-point level. Samsung Pay is just an option; the XP points will get you gifts.
Bixby will Take Your Picture.
This one is pretty cool. And, of course, it is pretty simple as well. Just pose and say, “Hi, Bixby, take a photo,” or “Hi, Bixby, take a selfie.”
Find Your Pictures in the Gallery
Since smartphones have come up with good cameras, our picture galleries are always crowded. It gets complicated for us to find our pictures, and we have to dig deep to find the photos we want to show to our family or friends. Bixby solves this photo-hunting problem too. All you need to say is, “Hi, Bixby, open the gallery and find pictures taken at school,” or maybe, “Hi, Bixby, open the gallery and find pictures of mom.”
Try out these Bixby tips with your assistant and have fun!