Bixby Not Working? Here’s How to Train Bixby to Respond to Your Voice

If Bixby isn’t working well, you can make it more responsive by helping it recognize your voice. Here’s how to improve Samsung’s virtual assistant.

Bixby is Samsung’s native voice assistant that comes pre-installed on all Samsung phones and tablets. And although it might not be the best voice assistant out there, it’s quite underrated given the things it can do.

One thing that stops us from recommending it, however, is that it can sometimes be unresponsive and not wake up to your voice. In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to make Bixby better recognize your voice on your Samsung device to make it more useful.

How to Make Bixby Recognize Your Voice

There are a ton of things you can do with Bixby such as change device settings, play music, set timers, ask questions, call people, get weather forecasts, start your Bixby Routines, and pretty much anything you’d expect from a voice assistant.

But to do these things, Bixby should actually wake up when you say the “Hi Bixby” hotword. Sadly, Bixby is not as responsive as Google Assistant and can fail to trigger at times. Some users also complain that Bixby tends to wake up unprompted.

This is annoying, but luckily, there’s a way to fix this. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Bixby app and tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Voice wake-up and toggle on Recognize voice.
  3. Press Start and follow the on-screen instructions, then tap Done once the session is over.

Your voice is now registered with Bixby and should make the voice wake-up trigger more consistent. If it’s still not good enough, you can continue to train Bixby further by tapping Improve voice wake-up accuracy and recording more samples. The more samples you record, the better Bixby gets.

If Bixby often wakes up unprompted on your phone (i.e. without your explicit command), consider reducing its wake-up sensitivity by pulling the slider to the left (Low). To avoid fumbling, we recommend keeping Speak seamlessly turned off, so you can get a sound feedback after activating Bixby.

Train Bixby to Better Respond to You

While Google Assistant is better at carrying on continued conversations, Bixby is better at controlling your Samsung phone and connected devices thanks to its deep integration with the Galaxy ecosystem. But its intelligence is useless if Bixby doesn’t even respond to you.

Luckily, you can train Bixby to better recognize your voice by following the steps we saw above. Once done, go ahead and try to wake it up again by saying the hotword.

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