How do I connect to a nearby device using Quick Connect on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

How do I connect to a nearby device using Quick Connect on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Last updated: 3 April, 2014

 

You can use the Quick connect feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, which will allow you to quickly and easily share content between devices.

 

Note: ensure that the devices to be connected support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct connections.

 

1.    From the Home screen on your Galaxy S5 drag down the status bar and then tap Quick connect.

 

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2.    On the device you wish to connect to, in this example a Galaxy Note 3, tap Apps and then tap Settings.

 

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3.    Tap Connections, and then tap the slider next to Wi-Fi (if the slider is not already in the 'on' position). Note that if you're connecting with a device other than a Galaxy Note 3 the steps to activate Wi-Fi may be a little different to this.

 

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4.    Tap Wi-Fi Direct. Your device will begin scanning for the Galaxy S5.

 

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5.    From the Home screen on the Galaxy S5 tap Apps and then tap Settings.

 

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6.    Scroll down to the Network Connections section and then tap Wi-Fi.

 

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7.    Touch the Wi-Fi slider to to activate Wi-Fi (if the slider isn't already in the 'on' position), tap the Menu icon in the top right corner and then tap Wi-Fi Direct.

 

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8.    Tap on the device to which you wish to connect, (which in this case is the Galaxy Note 3).

 

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9.    Tap Connect when the "Invitation to connect" window appears. The Galaxy S5 and the target device will then connect.

 

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