Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 is already on the market, and they are doing very well, it is entirely a looker. We must say that the South Korean brand has presented a gorgeous edge-to-edge curved screen besides that all of them are equipped with a top-of-the-line processor and well-powered cameras. And the one which is very precious features of all of them is there latest Bixby virtual assistant that is powered by artificial intelligence.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 have a few different functions compare to other devices from this brand and Bixby is one of them. We spent quality of the time to learn and understand the Bixby tasks and get a handle on their functions and some practical use of them. While using this virtual assistant Bixby, we have found 15 of our favorite and best Bixby tips and tricks that we love to share here with you all.
15 Best Tips and Tricks of Bixby Virtual Assistant
#1. Lock Screen
If you are one of those people who are too lazy that even don’t love to lock the screen by yourself, then Bixby is the lifesaver for you. To make Bixby lock your smartphone’s screen the all you need is to do is tell “Lock the screen” and within a second or so, this virtual assistant of Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will complete this task for you.
#2. Dictate Messages
Just the first function this function is pretty handy for the lazy folks of course. We know that the touchscreen makes typing on the phone-screen is really convenient, but if just as we have mentioned earlier if you don’t feel like typing out the sentences manually, then you can make Bixby do this for you.
It will transcribe your sentences or speech and turn it into the text format in any app that you are using. For that, make sure you have enabled the Dictation on Keyboard settings in the Bixby Home settings. And then you can access this function along with the default Samsung keyboard in any app.
#3. Customize Settings
This virtual assistant shines while it comes to the app like Settings. With it, you can toggle and tweak all kinds of settings on your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus such as turn of Wi-Fi, raising the brightness, turn on/off the flashlight.
You can also do stuff like turn on/off the power saving mode, change your phone’s home-screen or lock-screen wallpaper and Bixby will take you to the exact screen and will perform that task for yours. This can also show you, your IMEI number if you wish to. Overall, at this point, Bixby is 100% strongest virtual assistant.
#4. Wake Up Bixby Without Using Button
As being a user of Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you will surely know that there is dedicated a button to Bixby. But do you ever have thought if you can access Bixby without using that button? Well, yes you can do that simply by setting the Bixby to wake-up on your voice. For that, first, go to the Home of the Bixby and here look for Voice Wake-Up and enable that option. This is it!!! Now, you will be able to access Bixby by saying just “Bixby”. And then go to complete most your task.
#5. Vision Translator
Are you a traveler who loves to travel a lot around the world, but are you facing the issue of understanding different languages that you don’t? Well, while having the best smartphone like Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus in your hand you can make your, this task easy for you.
Bixby helps to translate the vision for you. For that, open the camera and hit the icon in Eye shape and focus the camera on the words. Then simply hit the Text, and crop the words you want to translate and last tap the Translate. Drag those words, and the Bixby will tell you the mean of them.
#6. Use Bixby as Your Personal Photographer
You can even use Bixby as your Personal Photographer. While you are taking selfies and you don’t want to mass with your pose simply say “Hi Bixby, take a selfie” or you can say, “Hi Bixby, take a photo.” Bixby then Capture your phone using any of those commands that you may have enabled for it.
#7. Get a Laugh
Maybe you have experienced the Siri or not that iPhone’s virtual assistant can be a jokester for you. And just like Siri, Bixby is also the jokester for you. But for that, you need to learn some command so that that virtual assistant can perform that task for you. Here those are:
- “Tell me a joke.”
- “Rap for me.”
- “Beatbox for me.”
And so on.
Also Checkout: Complete list of Bixby voice commands for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
#8. Social Media Posts
If you are fed up posting on social media manually, try putting this virtual assistant Bixby in that case. For, example if you want to put a photo on any social media platform just say “Hi Bixby, post the last photo to Facebook”. Then the virtual assistant will open up that app and begin posting the new post on your Facebook account. However, if you want to add any caption to it, you need to that by yourself and need to hit the post button.
#9. Look For Photos
With Bixby, you can also make your photo searching easy. For that say “Hi Bixby, open gallery and find the photos of food, ” or you can say “Hi Bixby, open gallery and find my last photo.” This is it!!!
#10. Take Notes
Just like typing messages is your one of the hassle, then taking notes is the same task. If you want the Bixby to take notes for you, then just say “Hi Bixby, dictate”, during the note taking app is open. Once you command it will start taking note. This feels just like having a personal secretary who does this task for his/her Boss.
#11. Turn Photos In Text
This is just another trick that you can make it done with using the Camera on your smartphone. To turn the photo into text open the camera and again tap on the Eye icon that is generally known as Vision button and focus the camera on the words. Now, hit the Text and then tap on Extract. It will turn that image into text that you can save, share or can edit your thoughts.
#12. Shortcut Commands
Just like Google Assistant, the Bixby also lets you create Quick commands like shortcuts. To create those shortcut commands go to Bixby Home → My Bixby → Quick Command and here tap on Add option. Here, you can speak your shortened command like “level up the volume” and so many other shortcuts commands you can add.
#13. Use for Third-Party Apps
You might be aware of the thing that Bixby works with Samsung Internet, music and health. But do you know that it even works well with the third-party app? Well, this is true that this virtual assistant also works well with the apps like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Instagram, Twitter and so many other apps those are non-Samsung apps.
#14. Quick Rundown of The Schedule
If you are tight on time when running between meetings and won’t remember anything about what you have to do next, then put Bixby on that task. First, create your schedule in the calendar using Bixby, and then you can ask Bixby to show you the next on your schedule by saying “what is my schedule today?” This will then simply pop up one list and show you, your schedule.
#15. Change Background Color of the Screen
By default, the virtual assistant of Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 has an Ombre Purplish-Brown colored background. If you don’t like that or for the change you want to replace that color of the screen of Bixby Voice with another color then Go to Bixby Home → Settings and here look for the Background Color and tap on it and change the color.
So these are some of the great and handy Bixby tricks and tips that you can use on your Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus or Galaxy Note 8. If you are using any other tricks besides the above ones, then share them here with us.