How do I set up Samsung DeX?

Last Update date : Oct 15. 2021

Take multitasking to the next level. In Samsung DeX mode, you can take a closer look at things like videos, artwork, and documents on a larger display while still using your phone as a phone. Watch movies on the monitor while checking texts, or take a call while reviewing documents without breaking your focus. With Samsung DeX, you have two screens – so you can do twice as much.

Click one of the drop down menus below to learn how to set up DeX.

Want to learn more about Using DeX on a PC or Mac? Please click here for more information. If you would like to learn how to use DeX Wirelessly click here for step by step intsructions.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. 

DeX Station (EE-MG950)

Device Layout

Samsung DeX Station layout

For more information about the DeX Station, check out the User Manual.

Setting up the DeX Station with your Galaxy Phone

1 Connect the charger to the multimedia dock’s charger port (USB Type-C).
2 Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the multimedia dock’s HDMI port, and plug theother end of the cable into a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.
Coonect HDMI to DeX Station and Monitor/TV
3 Use a wired network by connecting the wired LAN to wired LAN port, if you do not want to use a Wi-Fi network or your mobile data.

You can use the mobile network connected to your mobile device without a wired LAN. If you have a cabled mouse and keyboard you can easily plug into the back of the DeX Station with the two USB ports.
4 Press Arrow key iconon the front of the cover to use the cover as a phone support.The mobile device connector will appear.
Press on the front of the cover to use the cover as a phone support. The mobile device connector will appear.
5 Connect the mobile device’s multipurpose jack to the mobile device connector on themultimedia dock.Samsung DeX will launch on the mobile device.
Connect the mobile device’s multipurpose jack to the mobile device connector on the multimedia dock

Note: You may not use the multimedia dock if you have attached a certain type of case, such as a flip cover or a hard case cover to your mobile device.

Connecting a keyboard or mouse

Connect a mouse to use Samsung Dex mode. Connect a wired mouse and keyboard to the multimedia dock’s USB port or connect a wireless mouse and keyboard with the Bluetooth feature of the connected mobile device.

Note: If you connect a keyboard, the virtual keyboard is not displayed on the screen. To display the virtual keyboard go to the Settings app > select Samsung DeXShow virtual keyboard in Samsung DeX switch to activate it to display the virtual keyboard on the screen.

1 If you want to use a wired keyboard or wired mouse, connect their USB cables to themultimedia dock’s USB ports.
If you want to use a wired keyboard or wired mouse, connect their USB cables to the multimedia dock’s USB ports.
2 You can connect a wireless mouse and keyboard or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. For moreinformation about the devices, refer to the device’s user manual.

  • Wireless mouse and keyboard: Insert a wireless receiver into the USB port. 
  • Bluetooth mouse and keyboard: Connect to a mobile device via Bluetooth.

Using the DeX Station

1 Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
2 You will then be able to use Samsung DeX on your PC, monitor or TV and use your Galaxy phone seperately.
Device will start in Samsung DeX

 Samsung DeX Panel: Allows you to Exit DeX, Lock DeX and test Samsung DeX Labs.

 Apps: Open up apps downloaded on your Galaxy phone and use them in DeX Mode.

  Recents: Just like on your Galaxy phone, you can tap on the recents button to view your most recently used apps.

  Home: If you have multiple pages or apps running on at a time, tap on the Home button to go back to your Samsung DeX Homepage.

  Back: Tap the Back button to go back a step or to go back to a previously clicked page.

  Collapse: Click on the Collapse button to hide extra settings like Weather, VoLTE and Bluetooth Settings.

   Samsung DeX: Select to switch to use Screen mirroring.

  Samsung DeX: Tap on Samsung DeX to learn how to use the Touchpad gestures.

  Quick Settings: Tap on your Quick Settings to enable or disable certain settings on your Galaxy phone.

  Keyboard: Touch on the Keyboard button to activate or deactivate the keyboard on your Samsung device.

   Finder: Finder will access native apps on your device storage to search for items.

3 If you do not have a mouse or keyboard handy, you can easily turn your phone into both. Simply swipe down on the screen to access your Quick Settings > select Use your phone as a touchpad
Accessing Touchpad

To get out of Touchpad mode on your Galaxy phone, swipe up to view your navigation bar and tap on the Home button. You will then be able to view your homepage and use your Galaxy phone seperately to your PC or monitor.

4 To use the Screen mirroring function, swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Panel and tap on Using Samsung DeX
Using Screen Mirroring
5 You will then be able to view and control your Galaxy screen using your mouse and monitor or TV.
Viewing Screen Mirroring from PC & Mobile versions
Dex Pad (EE-M5100)

Device Layout

Samsung DeX Pad layout

For more information about the DeX Pad, check out the User Manual.

1 Connect the charger to the multimedia dock’s charger port (USB Type-C).
2 Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the multimedia dock’s HDMI port, and plug theother end of the cable into a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.
Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the multimedia dock’s HDMI port, and plug the other end of the cable into a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.
3 Connect the mobile device’s multipurpose jack to the mobile device connector (USBType-C) on the multimedia dock.
Connect the mobile device’s multipurpose jack to the mobile device connector (USB Type-C) on the multimedia dock.

Ensure that the mobile device is horizontal to the connector. Otherwise, the multimedia dock and the mobile device may be damaged.

Ensure that the mobile device is horizontal to the connector. Otherwise, the multimedia dock and the mobile device may be damaged.

Ensure that the mobile device is horizontal to the connector. Otherwise, the multimedia dock and the mobile device may be damaged.

Connecting a keyboard or mouse

Connect a wired keyboard and mouse to the multimedia dock’s USB port or connect a wireless keyboard and mouse with the Bluetooth feature of the connected mobile device

1 If you want to use a wired keyboard or wired mouse, connect their USB cables to themultimedia dock’s USB ports.
If you want to use a wired keyboard or wired mouse, connect their USB cables to the multimedia dock’s USB ports.
2 You can connect a wireless mouse and keyboard or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. For more information about the devices, refer to the device’s user manual.

  • Wireless mouse and keyboard: Insert a wireless receiver into the USB port. 
  • Bluetooth mouse and keyboard: Connect to a mobile device via Bluetooth.

Using the DeX Pad

1 Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
2 You will then be able to use Samsung DeX on your PC, monitor or TV and use your Galaxy phone seperately.
Device will start in Samsung DeX

 Samsung DeX Panel: Allows you to Exit DeX, Lock DeX and test Samsung DeX Labs.

 Apps: Open up apps downloaded on your Galaxy phone and use them in DeX Mode.

  Recents: Just like on your Galaxy phone, you can tap on the recents button to view your most recently used apps.

  Home: If you have multiple pages or apps running on at a time, tap on the Home button to go back to your Samsung DeX Homepage.

  Back: Tap the Back button to go back a step or to go back to a previously clicked page.

  Collapse: Click on the Collapse button to hide extra settings like Weather, VoLTE and Bluetooth Settings.

   Samsung DeX: Select to switch to use Screen mirroring.

  Samsung DeX: Tap on Samsung DeX to learn how to use the Touchpad gestures.

  Quick Settings: Tap on your Quick Settings to enable or disable certain settings on your Galaxy phone.

  Keyboard: Touch on the Keyboard button to activate or deactivate the keyboard on your Samsung device.

   Finder: Finder will access native apps on your device storage to search for items.

3 If you do not have a mouse or keyboard handy, you can easily turn your phone into both. Simply swipe down on the screen to access your Quick Settings > select Use your phone as a touchpad
Accessing Touchpad

To get out of Touchpad mode on your Galaxy phone, swipe up to view your navigation bar and tap on the Home button. You will then be able to view your homepage and use your Galaxy phone seperately to your PC or monitor.

4 To use the Screen mirroring function, swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Panel and tap on Using Samsung DeX
Using Screen Mirroring
5 You will then be able to view and control your Galaxy screen using your mouse and monitor or TV.
Viewing Screen Mirroring from PC & Mobile versions
Dex Cable (EE-I3100)

Setting up the DeX Cable with your Galaxy Phone

1 Plug a Type-C to HDMI or DeX cable into the multipurpose jack on the Galaxy Phone or Tab.
2 Connect the HDMI connector to a TV or monitor’ HDMI port.Samsung DeX screen will appear on the connected screen.
connecting dex cable to monitor and tab s5e

Using the DeX Cable

1 Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
Read through the in app instructions then tap on Continue > Start
2 You will then be able to use Samsung DeX on your PC, monitor or TV and use your Galaxy phone seperately.
Device will start in Samsung DeX

 Samsung DeX Panel: Allows you to Exit DeX, Lock DeX and test Samsung DeX Labs.

 Apps: Open up apps downloaded on your Galaxy phone and use them in DeX Mode.

  Recents: Just like on your Galaxy phone, you can tap on the recents button to view your most recently used apps.

  Home: If you have multiple pages or apps running on at a time, tap on the Home button to go back to your Samsung DeX Homepage.

  Back: Tap the Back button to go back a step or to go back to a previously clicked page.

  Collapse: Click on the Collapse button to hide extra settings like Weather, VoLTE and Bluetooth Settings.

   Samsung DeX: Select to switch to use Screen mirroring.

  Samsung DeX: Tap on Samsung DeX to learn how to use the Touchpad gestures.

  Quick Settings: Tap on your Quick Settings to enable or disable certain settings on your Galaxy phone.

  Keyboard: Touch on the Keyboard button to activate or deactivate the keyboard on your Samsung device.

   Finder: Finder will access native apps on your device storage to search for items.

3 If you do not have a mouse or keyboard handy, you can easily turn your phone into both. Simply swipe down on the screen to access your Quick Settings > select Use your phone as a touchpad
Accessing Touchpad

To get out of Touchpad mode on your Galaxy phone, swipe up to view your navigation bar and tap on the Home button. You will then be able to view your homepage and use your Galaxy phone seperately to your PC or monitor.

4 To use the Screen mirroring function, swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Panel and tap on Using Samsung DeX
Using Screen Mirroring
5 You will then be able to view and control your Galaxy screen using your mouse and monitor or TV.
Viewing Screen Mirroring from PC & Mobile versions

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community

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