For those who have just migrated from iOS to Android with the new Samsung Galaxy S20 as the first Android device and need help using Samsung’s voice intelligence assistance, this post elaborates the steps on how to set it up. Read on to learn how to set up and manage Bixby settings on Galaxy S20.
If Apple has Siri, Samsung also has its very own virtual assistant called Bixby. Ever since its first release on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, more and more people are already utilizing Bixby to carry out different tasks through input voice, text or taps. The dedicated Bixby button is typically located on the left side of the phone, making it very easy for users to call up Bixby whenever needed.
You need to have a registered Samsung account in order to set up and use Bixby on your phone. That said, you should set up one if you haven’t already.
To help you make the most of this intelligence assistance feature, feel free to refer to this simple walk-through.
Easy steps to Set Up and Manage Bixby Settings on Galaxy S20
Time Needed : 8 minutes
The following steps depict the standard process of setting up Bixby on the new Samsung Galaxy S20. Feel free to refer to this simple guide in case you haven’t set up Bixby yet. I’ve also provided the screenshots for each of the given procedures for Android newbies not to have a hard time navigating through the screens. And here’s how it goes.
- Launch Bixby by pressing on the Bixby/Power button for a few seconds.
The Bixby screen will load up with a few basic instructions.
- Read the information then scroll down and tap the Next icon.
It's represented by an Arrow Right within a circle.
- On the next screen, tap the button to Sign in to your Samsung account.
You'll then be prompted with the Sign in pop-up message.
- Enter your email address or phone number on the provided text field then tap Next.
Make sure to enter the correct information.
- Enter your account password then tap Sign in to continue.
It must be the same password you used for the email address you've entered.
If you have signed in successfully, you will be routed to the Welcome to Bixby screen.
- Scroll down and tap the Next icon to continue.
This icon is represented by an Arrow Right figure within a circle, located beneath your email address.
- Read and review the terms and conditions for using Bixby then tap the I have read and agree to all of the above options.
All other items on the upper portion will be marked.
- Tap the Next icon to start setting up Bixby.
On the following screen, you will see an option to add a shortcut to Bixby on the Home screen.
Simply tap the check mark icon if you want to add a Bixby shortcut to your Home screen
- Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra
And after that, Bixby is all set and ready for use.
Bixby supports several languages including English (UK and US), French, Italy, Korean, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Aside from navigation, Bixby can also be used to make phone calls, edit photos, send messages, and compose emails. It’s also capable of controlling some smart home appliances and IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as TVs, smart fridges and other Samsung devices.
Bixby is deemed among the smartest virtual assistants when it comes to carrying out basic functions with all its scheduling, keywords, and chains of actions. It basically works by listening to your voice, interprets the information and then executes and returns the corresponding action.
And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone.
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