On March 29 this year Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which were very elegant in design. In these Galaxy phone an exclusive feature was released too known as Bixby. Samsung are very confident about this feature saying that it is one of the best virtual assistant you could get out there. Compared to Siri or the Google Assistant, Samsung claims its a no match to them as it does a better and efficient job to help the users. Truth be said, the Al Assistant, Bixby, has extra controls like learning user behavior, scanning images and displaying where to buy them and more-so it has voice control capability.
As of now the two new smartphones from Samsung are not ready in the market yet, and a lot of of Samsung users are dying to use this feature. Good news is that, this app can be used on other older Samsung phones. Such phones include the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and Note 5 users too could enjoy this app which is mostly compatible with the Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
Below are some Steps To Follow To have Bixby on Your Samsung Smartphone
Step 1:- First install the S8 Launcher on your device and then simply activate it as your default launcher.
Step 2:- Secondly, you need to get the Bixby APK file. Simply download it from this secure server. To install it, ensure that you have enables “Unknown sources” from your phones settings under “Lock Screen and Security”.
Step 3:- After install is complete, jump to the S8 Launcher settings through a long press on your home screen.
Step 4:- Then navigate to Hello Bixby Settings, in here your are shown the cards that you can use with your phone. Simply activate them all or choose the ones you need Active.
Step 5:- Lastly you need to restart your device in order to get the settings fully activated. Once phone is booted, slide left or hold on the home screen and just turn on the “Hello Bixby” toggle.
Following the above simple steps you can easily access Bixby on your Samsung smartphone. However, on the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, they both have a dedicated key to launch the Bixby app and for this case its quite the opposite. So if you intend to launch Bixby on any other Samsung device, just swipe the screen towards the left and you’ll be ready to go.