How to use Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision for Samsung's Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8, delivers a feature built to take your pocket assistant to the next level. Using Bixby Vision you can extract or translate text, search for images similar to what your camera sees, shop for those items, and plenty more. With so much going on it can be hard to get a decent grasp on everything. That's why we've done the hard work for you, and detailed out everything you need to get the most out of everything Bixby Vision can do!

How to open Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision is located within Bixby Home, which means you'll need to know where to find it!

  1. Open Bixby Home on your phone.
  2. Tap the Bixby Vision icon at the top of your screen. (It looks like an eye.)

How to adjust Bixby Vision Settings

There are a number of different settings within Bixby Vision that can be turned on or off via toggle. Here's how to adjust them to your liking!

  1. Open Bixby Vision on your phone.
  2. Tap the Menu button in the upper right corner of the screen. (It looks like three vertical dots.)

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the toggle to turn on or off specific settings.

How to extract text with Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision is able to capture and extract text from what it sees. It just takes a few taps to do, and it's pretty simple.

  1. Open Bixby Vision.
  2. Scan an item to capture text.
  3. Tap Text.

  1. Tap extract. (it looks like a T at the bottom of the screen).
  2. Tap Save to save extracted text.

How to use Bixby Vision to translate text.

When you use Bixby Vision to capture text in another language, you can automatically translate it. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open Bixby Vision.
  2. Scan an item to capture text.
  3. Tap Text.

Open Bixby Vision, Scan an item to capture text, Tap Text.

  1. Tap Translate.
  2. Swipe your finger over the text you want to translate.
  3. Swipe up to see all of the translated text.

How to shop using Bixby Vision

After scanning an object with Bixby Vision you'll be able search for it on amazon so that you can purchase it for yourself.

  1. Open Bixby Vision.
  2. Scan an item to capture it.
  3. Tap shopping.

  1. Tap the item you want off of the list.
  2. Tap add to cart.
  3. Tap proceed to checkout to purchase from Amazon.

How to search for images using Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision can search for images similar to one you capture on your screen. This feature is still a bit rough, but depending on the image it can find you what you're looking for.

  1. Open Bixby Vision.
  2. Scan an item to capture it.
  3. Tap image to search for similar images.


Do you still have questions about using Bixby Vision? Is there more going on here that we ought to have mentioned? Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know about it!

Jen Karner

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  • When I open the Samsung Camera app, it has the "Bixby Vision" icon on the left so it can be started from the app itself, is there a difference going that way instead of how the article describes it?
  • Nope. The easiest way to Bixby vision is through the camera app. Just click the little Bixby icon on the camera UI and there you are.
  • Yep... i was just scrolling down to post a similar comment: "regarding your instructions in this part: 'How to open Bixby Vision'...Isn't it much quicker to just double-tap the power button (opens camera), then tap the "eye" icon right there?
  • Bixby vision sucks.bixby itself can't even track a flight does.or show me my pizzeria and phone number .and it sucks at other things too