How do I use the Samsung DeX?

How do I use the Samsung DeX?

In order to use Samsung DeX you will need the following:

  • Samsung DeX station
  • Samsung DeX station charger
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Monitor or TV and a HDMI* cable to connect to Samsung DeX

*An HDMI-DVI cable can be used to connect a monitor/TV to Samsung DeX, however this may cause Samsung DeX to not function correctly.

To connect your Samsung DeX to your device

1. Press the arrow on the top of the Samsung DeX to open the station.

Samsung DeX closed press to open

2. Place your device in the station and insert the USB C into your device. Please note: if you have a cover around your device you will need to remove this before inserting your device into the Samsung DeX cradle.

samsung dex front 2

To connect your Samsung DeX to a mouse, keyboard or monitor

If your keyboard and/or mouse are wireless, connect them to your device through Bluetooth. For more information to connect through Bluetooth please see here.

At the back of the Samsung DeX are 2 USB ports and an HDMI port. You can use these to connect your wired mouse, keyboard and monitor to the Samsung DeX.

samsung dex back

To use Samsung DeX

1. On your device's screen you will see a welcome screen. From here you can choose Start Samsung DeX.

2. The monitor/TV will show your desktop version of your device.

Samsung DeX monitor home screen 2

samsung dex settings on monitor choose all apps 

Choose apps to access all of your device's apps. Please note: you may not see all of your apps as those that are not compatible will not show whilst using Samsung DeX.

samsung dex settings on monitor choose quick settings 

Choose quick settings to access Samsung DeX's settings.

To disconnect from Samsung DeX

When you have finished and wish to disconnect, simply remove your device from the Samsung DeX station.


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