SAMSUNG released a major update to its AI assistant Bixby earlier this year, bringing a number of improvements to the assistant’s user experience, performance, and features. As part of the update, the South Korean technology giant also introduced bixby text call Feature in English, which empowers the Assistant to answer and answer incoming calls on Samsung phones. The company has announced that Bixby text call support is now rolling out to select Samsung devices in India.
in its newsroom Post Announcing the development, Samsung confirmed that its Bixby text call feature is now available on select models in India.
To enable the Bixby text call feature, users can go to the supported Phone app Samsung Galaxy Device, tap the three-dot menu to access more options and then tap Settings. Then, select Bixby Text Call and turn on the feature in the Bixby Text Call window. Some users may be prompted to download and install a language package for the feature to work.
Once enabled, the Bixby text call feature will let the assistant’s automated voice answer your incoming calls. This feature will essentially turn incoming calls into text message exchanges, where users can start typing from the keyboard or select a quick response during an ongoing call, and bixby Will read out your message to the caller. Once a Bixby text call ends, users can also view a log of their previous conversations. Samsung users can also change Bixby text call settings like language and voice, or add and edit quick responses.
According to Samsung, the following phones currently support the Bixby text call feature: Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2/ Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 5G, Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy A34, Galaxy A54, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A82 5G, Galaxy A53 5G , Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20+, Galaxy A71 5G, and Galaxy A51 5G.
Keep in mind, the voice assistant feature is only available in English in India and can be used only during incoming calls. The Bixby text call option will appear every time you receive a call, and users can tap on the option and swipe up on the green icon in the next screen to take a call using Bixby. The AI assistant will then answer the incoming call and ask the caller for their name and purpose. The caller’s written response will appear on your screen as a text message. Users can select from a list of quick responses or reply to the message by typing their own response, which Bixby will read out to the caller. Users can stop using Bixby text calls and switch to a voice call at any time during the call. Users can also view a log of their Bixby text call conversations in the Recent tab on the Phone app.
SAMSUNG Pur: The text call feature in English arrived in February as part of a major Bixby update. The feature was first rolled out with One UI 5.0 in October 2022, although it was only available in Korean.