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What is Bixby? Learn everything about its features and tips

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Bixby is a virtual assistant that learns, evolves, and adapts to you. It learns your routines, helps you set up reminders based on time and location, and is built into your favorite apps. Bixby is the Samsung intelligence assistant first introduced on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

You can interact with Bixby using your voice, text, or taps. It’s deeply integrated into the phone, meaning that Bixby is able to carry out a lot of the tasks you do on your phone. The dedicated Bixby button on the left is a handy way to call up Bixby. A short press on the Bixby button takes you to the Bixby main page.

How to use Bixby:

  • From a Home screen, press and hold the Side key.
TIP- You can also access Bixby from the Apps list.

Bixby Routines:

You can use Bixby to show you information or change device settings based on where you are and what you are doing.

  • From Settings, tap Advanced features > Bixby Routines.

Bixby Vision:

Bixby is integrated with your Camera, Gallery, and Internet apps to give you a deeper
understanding of what you see. It provides contextual icons for translation, QR code
detection, landmark recognition, or shopping.

Camera:

Bixby Vision is available on the Camera viewfinder to help understand what you see.

  • From Camera, tap More > Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.

Gallery:

Bixby Vision can be used on pictures and images saved in the Gallery app.

  1. From the Gallery, tap a picture to view it.
  2. Tap Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.

Internet:

Bixby Vision can help you find out more about an image you find in the Internet app.

  1. From the Internet, touch and hold an image until a pop-up menu is displayed.
  2. Tap Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.

Bixby service availability may vary depending on the country. It recognizes selected languages and certain accents/dialects. The user interface may change and differ by a device availability of Bixby features and content providers may vary depending on country/carrier/language/device model/OS version.

Samsung Account log-in and data network connection (Wi-Fi or data network) required. Bixby controls selected apps, other apps to be supported.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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One UI 6.1: How to activate Auto Blocker feature on Samsung devices

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In today’s era, ensuring our online activities remain secure is very important. For that, Samsung has a powerful feature called Auto Blocker, which enhances user privacy and protects devices from cyber threats effectively. You can easily activate the Auto Blocker feature on your Samsung One UI 6.1 devices.

Auto Blocker feature is mainly valuable for safeguarding against malware and viruses that often infiltrate your device via applications outside the official platform such as the Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store.

It prevents devices from downloading applications without user confirmation from suspicious sources. Users can enjoy a safer browsing experience with minimized exposure to potential threats.

Moreover, the feature also blocks unauthorized commands attempting to access the device through the USB port. This feature is especially useful when connecting devices to transfer files.

You can easily activate Auto Blocker on your One UI 6.1 Samsung device, just need to follow a few steps:

  • Navigate to the Settings app on your smartphone.
  • Scroll down and select Security and Privacy from the list of options
  • Find the Auto Blocker menu. From there, toggle the feature on to enable its protective functionalities.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Auto Blocker feature

Users can also customize settings further, such as activating the Messaging app protection option or blocking software updates via USB, depending on their security preferences.

By enabling Auto Blocker, users significantly reduce the risk of malware and viruses infiltrating their devices through untrusted sources. This feature not only safeguards your personal data but also enhances the overall security of your Samsung device.

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One UI 6.1: How to use Maintenance Mode on your Samsung device

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Samsung One UI 6.1 Maintenance Mode

Samsung has updated several Galaxy devices to One UI 6.1, with plans to extend this update to all eligible devices soon. This latest update not only enhances the overall performance but significantly boosts the device’s security. If you want your Samsung One UI 6.1 device to remain safe even during servicing, you can use the Maintenance Mode.

Maintenance Mode is an innovative feature that safeguards users’ personal data during device repair. As smartphones store increasingly sensitive information, it is important to protect this data when giving the device for repairs.

This mode allows service technicians to access the necessary functions of the phone without exposing any personal information. It enhances the privacy and security of Galaxy devices.

The feature also ensures that applications installed by the user are not removed. Any data or accounts created while in Maintenance Mode will be automatically deleted once the mode is turned off.

To activate Maintenance Mode on your Samsung One UI 6.1 devices, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings on your device.
  • Select Device Care.
  • Choose Maintenance Mode.
  • In the menu, select the Secure Wi-Fi option.
  • Click on Turn On to enable the feature.
  • Restart the device as instructed to secure your personal data.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Maintenance Mode

You’ll need to unlock your phone to turn off Maintenance mode. When you do, everything will go back to the way it was when Maintenance mode was first turned on.

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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