Google Assistant is not the only reliable Assistant out there. Bixby is also the right choice when it comes to assisting with things you need. It can also tell you what the weather is going to like and help you set the alarm as well.
The set up is easy and beginner-friendly, and most of what you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions. Once you’re done with that, you can do things such as edit pictures and tell Bixby to compose an email.
How to Set Up Bixby
When you first swipe left on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, you’ll come across the image above. Once you agree to the terms and conditions, you’ll come across a section called Take a look.
Here, you can do things like getting started with Bixby Voice. Tap on the blue Get Started button, and you’ll go through a set-up process where you’ll need to set your country and tap on the arrow button at the bottom.
You’ll need to do some brief reading and agree with some information. You’ll also need to say Bixby quite a few times so it can learn your voice when it’s in the background.
Identify Something with Bixby Vision
Bixby works with apps already on your device, such as the Camera app. Open the camera app and tap on where it says Bixby Vision (top left-hand corner).
You’ll see a message on your display telling you to point the camera at something. Once you put something in front of the camera for it to analyze, it’ll show you some name of what it thinks it is.
At the bottom right of Bixby Vision, you’ll see the letter A and a symbol that’ll help you translate any text you put in front of it. The translation will appear on top of the object you put in front of the camera.
Don’t be surprised if the translation is not perfect or if it doesn’t translate everything on the object. It doesn’t always fail like that, but don’t be surprised if it happens.
How to Know What Apps Bixby Work With
Bixby works with various apps on your Android device, but to see which ones they swipe left to access Bixby. Tap on the three dots at the top right and choose the Cards option.
On the next page, you’ll see all the apps you can use Bixby with. On that page, you’ll also see cards that Bixby will show you when you swipe left. If you see a card, you want to remove, tap on it and toggle it off.
How to Access Bixby Voice Settings
Don’t like the way Bixby sounds? By going to Bixby Voice Settings, you can change the way Bixby sounds and in what language it speaks in. A way you can access its Settings is by swiping left to access Bixby and swipe down until you get to the Bixby Voice card.
For faster access, tap on the uneven lines and pin the card to the top. Tap on the Learn More button, followed by the three even lines tot he left (right above the Home button).
When the side-window appears, tap on the cogwheel to go to Settings.
How to Change Bixby Home’s Language and Voice Style
Not happy with the way Bixby sounds? In Settings, tap on Language and voice style. The amount of voice styles is going to depend on the language you speak. For example, if you choose English (United States), you get four options, but if you choose Spanish (Spain), you only get two options.
How to Choose a Preferred Bixby Voice Capsule
When you say things such as “Put on the radio,” you can choose to have Bixby always ask, or you can choose another option. This is what is called a capsule.
In Bixby settings, you can also do things such as only have Bixby turn on when you say “Hi, Bixby” or when you use a Bluetooth device or never have Bixby turn on the mic automatically (Automatic listening).
Other options include:
- Voice response – 1. Always – Bixby always responds to your requests by speaking. 2. Hands-free only – Bixby responds by voice when you say “Hi, Bixby” using a Bluetooth device.
- Set Voice Wake-Up Sensitivity – With this option, you can use the slider to set how sensitive Bixby is to your voice using the slider. There’s also an option to improve voice wake-up accuracy. You can also erase voice wake-up recordings as well.
- Use Bixby while tablet is locked
- Wake Bixby with Power key
Bixby is a useful assistant if you ever want to take a break from the one you’re currently using. Would you choose Bixby over, let’s say Google Assistant? Share your thoughts in the comments below.