Using Bix on Android

System Requirements

Any Android device
Android 2.2 and above.

Supported Languages

The Bix app for Android, iPad and iPhone is currently available in English, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish.

Logging on to Bix

Start the app and log on with the email address and the password of your Bix user.

Enter email and password

Note: If you haven’t created a Bix user yet, please follow this guide: Creating a Bix user

Once you are logged in, you will see a list of drives. Tap the drive you want to access.

Tap the drive you want to access

Creating a new Bix password

If you forgot your Bix password, tap Forgot Password?. Enter your email address and you will receive instructions on how to create a new password for your drive.

Enter your email and get new password instructions

Getting a quick overview of your files

The tab All Files gives you a quick overview of the your files stored on Bix. Organize your files in folders and rename them to make them easy to find.

Get a quick overview and organize your files

Adding files to Favorites for offline use

The Bix app enables you to access your files, even when you don’t have an internet connection. Add a file to your favorites and you’ll have access to the latest synchronized version when you are offline.

Access your files offline

Tap Favorites from the drop-down menu, and tap the star to add the file to Favorites.

Tap drop-down menu

The files you have added to Favorites will be marked with a star.

Favorite files are marked with a star

Storing and playing your music

The app will automatically organize your music and video stored on Bix and place it under the Music tab. The built-in music player lets you stream your music stored on Bix.

The app can organize and play your music

Tap one of the categories to view your files. The music and videos will be organized by category in Songs, Artists, Albums, Videos, Composer and Genre.

Tap one of the music categories

You can play a track by tapping the track, or just tap Play to play all listed tracks.

Play a track by tapping the track

Download a track by tapping Download. A green check mark indicates that the file is already downloaded to your Android device.

Download a track to your device by tapping Download

If you want to play videos or music without downloading, just tap the files to stream the content.

Storing photos, videos and other files

All your photos stored on Bix will automatically be accessible from the Pictures tab. View images either as thumbnails or in full screen.

Access your photos from the Pictures tab

To upload a file, tap Upload.

Tap Upload to upload a file

Select which file type you want to upload. You can upload photos, music, videos or any file or folder.

Select a file type

Sharing files in Bix

Share files placed on Bix directly from the Android app. When you share a file, it can be posted on Facebook, tweeted, copied or pasted into messages or used in your favorite app.

View the file you want to share.
Tap Share from the drop-down menu.
Tap drop-down menu

Adding a drive from another user

You can add several drives placed on different users and access them at the same time.

Open the Bix app, and go to Settings.
Tap Add user.
Tap Add New drive
Enter the login details for the account you want to add and tap Login.
Enter login details

Optimizing performance with caching

Caching improves the performance by storing a specified amount of data on your device, so you can access your files faster. You can configure File Cache and Media Cache based on your Android device’s storage capacity.

Tap Settings
Tap Settings
Select the size of File Cache and Media Cache.
Select cache size

Protecting Bix with a passcode

It is recommended that you protect Bix with a passcode. The app will then ask for a four-digit passcode to be entered every time the Bix app is launched.

Tap Settings.
Tap Settings
Tick the Passcode Lock checkbox.
Tick Passcode Lock
Enter a four digit passcode and confirm it by entering it again.
Enter and confirm passcode

Encrypting Bix with a passphrase

When configuring the drive, you can choose Normal Encryption or Strong Encryption.

Choose encryption type

If you select Strong Encryption, you will be asked to create a passphrase. You will need to enter the passphrase to enter your data in Bix.

Create passphrase

Deleting Bix files

You can delete Bix files and folders on your Android device.

View the file or folder you want to delete, and tap Delete from the drop-down menu.
Tap delete
Tap Yes to confirm the deletion.
Tap to confirm deletion

Supported File Formats

Supported Audio and Video file formats

Format Filename extensions
MPEG-1, layer 3 .mp3
WAV .wav
AIFF .aif, .aiff
MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 ADTS .aac
MPEG-4 .m4a, .mp4
H.264 Baseline Profile Level 3.0 video, up to 640 x 480 at 30 fps.
(The Baseline profile does not support B frames.)
MPEG-4 Part 2 video
(Simple Profile)
.mov, .mp4, .mpv, .3gp

Supported Image file formats

Format Filename extensions
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) .tiff, .tif
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) .jpg, .jpeg
Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) .gif
Portable Network Graphic (PNG) .png
Windows Bitmap Format (DIB) .bmp, .BMPf
Windows Icon Format .ico
Windows Cursor .cur
XWindow bitmap .xbm

Find more Bix tips on our support pages.