Samsung users who still use Bixby as their digital assistant will probably want to download the latest update. While there are not many features for this update, there are several improvements that can improve your experience when using the voice assistant. This includes better screen real estate for your Bixby queries, customization improvements, changes to voice activation settings, and adding quick commands to the home screen. Bixby may not be the most popular with attendees, but it has loyal users among Samsung owners.
SAM Mobile Actions that one of the things that the update brings is a change in the amount of screen space that your voice consultation will occupy. Previously, it took up the entire screen, but now the answer to your Bixby Voice query will only take up the space you need to display the answer. You can also set a duration for how long it will stay on your screen before it disappears. The default is 15 seconds, but you can choose how long it should last.
If you don’t like training your Bixby for the voice activation trigger, you can now choose the default option to use “Hello Bixby” without having to train the assistant in your voice. However, that’s probably less safe than saying the active word five times, so Bixby will be able to recognize your voice. Other people trying to imitate your voice might wake up your digital assistant, so if you don’t want that to happen, go ahead and train your Bixby.
Personalization is also something Samsung is improving with Bixby. If you’ve enabled “Custom Bixby”, it will give you app-based custom tracks when you “invoke” your digital assistant. Lastly, you will be able to add quick commands to your home screen so that you can quickly access and execute some commands. Just tap on the “Add Quick Commands to Start” card that should appear on the main Bixby page.
The Bixby update is now available to download via the Galaxy Store. If you’re not a regular Bixby user, see if the changes will make you want to use it more often.