Bixby Routines is one of the best feature on Galaxy S10 and here's how to use it

Bixby Routines is one of the best feature on Galaxy S10 and here's how to use it

Since the launch of Galaxy S8 devices, Bixby have its own dedicated button on the flagship smartphones and some of its consumers have different opinions about this smart assistant but Samsung already has long term friendship plans with Bixby. To make it more advanced Samsung has introduced its best ever feature for Bixby that's currently limited to the S10 lineup.

'Bixby Routines' uses machine learning and AI algorithms to learn your usage patterns and preferences. It can then use the collected information to automatically adjust settings, control apps, optimize battery and many more actions.

Meanwhile, the main functionality of Bixby Routines relies on 'If' and 'Then', detailed as, If a selected event occurs, Then a selected action will be performed by the system.

In my view, Bixby Routines is truly a great work by Samsung because this feature allows me to use different routines with different phone settings at different times.

In this way, I can create a manual routine for the time I go to bed and at that sleep time, I can trigger DND together so someone is not able to disturb my sleep. As I wake up the routine turn off and I get going with my normal user interface, which is fantastic.

This is only one of many scenarios that you can create with Bixby Routines and if you don't want to create manual routines, after short learning period of up to 14 days, Bixby may start recommending some appropriate routines for you that'll appear on the recommended section.

Also, Bixby Routines you can use the preset routines or can edit them as you like.

Access and Activate Bixby Routines

To use access Bixby Routines, pull down the notification panel and slide it to the left > tap on "Bixby Routines" underneath the icon then tap on Details. Another way is to go to Settings > tap on Advanced Features > tap on Bixby Routines.

You can ask for suggested Routine:

  1. A notification will appear on the Home screen, asking if you want to start a new routine. Tap on the notification.
  2. It will take you to the Bixby Routines page, where your “Recommended” routine will be listed.
  3. Tap on your recommended routine.
  4. Review and adjust the settings if necessary, then tap “Save routine”.
  5. The routine is saved and will now appear in the “My routines” tab.

Use Presets:

  1. Tap the “Recommended” tab and select one of the Routines from the preset list of options
  2. Adjust the “If” and “Then” according to your requirements.
  3. Tap “Save routine”.
  4. The routine is saved and will now appear in the “My routines” tab.

Create Custom Routines:

  1. Tap the “+” symbol at the top of the screen to add your own routine.
  2. Replace “Routine 1” with a new name.
  3. Tap the “+” icon to choose your “If” conditions, and tap “Next”.
  4. Tap the “+” icon to choose your “Then” actions, and tap “Done”.
  5. The routine is saved and will now appear in the “My routines” tab.

Stop Routines currently running:

  1. Select the “My routines” tab.
  2. Slide the switch to deactivate the routines you wish to turn off.
  3. If the routine is already running, you can temporarily switch it off by following the below steps:
  4. The routine will appear in the notification panel. Pull down the notification panel and expand the notification.
  5. Tap “Stop”.

Note: This will only switch off this one instance of the routine. To permanently switch off the routine you need to deactivate it via the switch as described above.

You can also add Bixby Routines icon on your home screen, to add icon tap on three dots > Settings > toggle the slider on 'Show Bixby Routines icon'.

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