Bixby was rolled out with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It is an assistant software of Samsung and you will find Bixby Vision, Bixby Voice, and Bixby Home. Like the other assistants – Google Assistant and Siri, Bixby can control several features of your phone as well. Here is a list of cool Bixby tips and tricks which can help you get the most out of it.
10 Most Useful Bixby Tips And Tricks
Bixby Vision Can be Used as a Translator
There are many times you will come across foreign languages in social websites and other websites too and get curious to know what it actually means. Bixby could help you solve the problem. All you need to do is open the camera app on your smartphone and tap on Vision – for those who are wondering how the Vision button looks – it is the eye shape icon. Now once you press the Vision icon then focus your camera on words and then click on Text and crop to the words that you want to translate and click on Translate. Now drag your fingers across the words you want Bixby to translate and it will be done instantly.
Bixby can Make you Laugh
There are some commands that you give Bixby and the answers you get are really 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
There are times when you don’t want to type notes – we get lazy at times. However, with Keep your notes taking app open and then say the magical words – “Hi, Bixby, dictate”. After using the word dictate you can proceed to speak the words or notes that you want Bixby to note down for you. You can even ask Bixby to type messages for you. Any app which uses the Samsung keyboard will be able to transcribe your speech to text. You will have to go to Bixby settings and Toggle on the “Dictation on keyboard”. You will just have to press the Bixby button on your smartphone and speak out 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 just don’t want to go through the numerous taps or fiddle across different settings to locate the one that you are looking for. From turning on your phone to turning off Bluetooth and from 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 of a social website and you say “Post my last picture on Facebook” then Bixby will take the necessary steps before it can share the picture – you will get prompts to add 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 your alarm for, you don’t have to fidget into the clock app and 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 emails when you come back home. Bixby uses location services and a reminder to send you a reminder when you get home.
Bixby Can Get You Gifts
Another useful Bixby tips in the list is that Bixby will get you exciting gifts. Using Bixby earns you points which are known as XP and XP, in turn, will get you gifts. When you push the Bixby button on your smartphone you will be prompted a link on your screen. You need to tap on the link and accept the terms and tap Enter Now. You will then be signed up and the XP points can be used by you to get gift cards or other gifts. You can even enter into different contests through Samsung Pay but this will be possible only once you reach a 75 point level. Samsung Pay is just an option, the XP points alone will get you smart 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 them to our family or friends. Bixby solves this photo hunting problem too. All you need to say is “Hi, Bixby, open gallery and find pictures taken in school” or maybe “Hi, Bixby, open gallery and find pictures of mom”.
Try out these Bixby tips with your assistant and have fun!