What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?

What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?

Update: if you are having trouble using screen mirroring following an OS update on your device, you may need to download the Screen Mirroring patch from the Play Store.

Quick Connect

The Quick Connect feature on Samsung smartphones and tablets allows you to easily search and connect using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to find other mobile devices, smart TVs and or streaming devices such as Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV stick.

 

You can use Quick Connect to share content such as images, videos, and audio.

 

If you are connecting to a TV, it needs to be capable of supporting Wi-Fi connections, and will need to have this enabled in order for Quick Connect to detect it. Click here for steps on preparing your Smart TV for mirroring. If you are attempting to connect to a non-Samsung TV, please refer to the manual or manufacturer's website to determine how to prepare that device for connection.

 

Please note that the screens below are illustrative. They may appear slightly different depending on your device, operating system or theme.

 

To connect to Quick Connect:

1 From any screen, slide your finger down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification bar.

On newer models and operating systems, you may need to slide your finger down twice to see the full details of the notification bar.

Pulling down the notification shade by sliding your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom
What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?
2 Note that this step will appear slightly differently depending on your model and operating system.

You will see a notification bar as below.

On older models and operating systems, this will have Quick Connect inside the bar.

On newer models and operating systems, you will see Search phone and scan for nearby devices.

Tap Quick connect
What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?
3 If this is the first time you have used Quick Connect, you may be prompted to update or enable it.
Select Always visible
4 Depending on your model and operating system, you will either see a list of nearby devices or you will see Scan for nearby devices.

Select Scan for nearby devices if this comes up.

Select scan for nearby devices
5 Select the device you wish to connect to. In this example, the device is connecting to a smart TV.

If you cannot see the device you wish to connect to, make sure that that relevant device has been set to be visible to nearby devices.

Select your TV model
What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?

Sharing content via Quick Connect:

1 Select the content you wish to share.

Depending on the nature of the content you wish to share, either

a) tap the share icon

Select Share icon

Or if the share icon is not available,

b) tap Menu in the top right hand corner (either shown as Menu or three dots) and select Share via

2 Select Quick Connect or Transfer to nearby device

(This option will be different depending on your model and operating system)

Select Quick Connect App
What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?
3 The device you are connecting to may request that you allow the connection. Tap Agree, Allow, or OK.

Note that if you are connecting to a high-definition TV other than a Samsung Smart TV, you may need to use a Samsung Allshare Hub.

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