Using Quick Share on my Galaxy Device

Last Update date : Nov 08. 2022

Want to quickly send content to anyone with a Samsung phone or tablet nearby? Follow the below guide to learn how to use Quick Share on your Galaxy device operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q). If you would like to learn how to use Nearby Sharing, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Quick Share requires the sending device to be operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q) and above.

Prior to following the below guide ensure that the receiving Galaxy device is operating on Android OS Version 8.0 (Oreo) and above, supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi setting is enabled.

1 Launch the application that the file is located
 Gallery app
2 Select the files you would like to share then tap on share-icon
tap on share
3 Tap on Quick Share
 select quick share
4 Select the device you would like to share
tap on the device you would like to send files to

If you are unable to locate your device ensure you have enabled your phone or tablet visibility. To enable this setting head into your Settings Connections > toggle on Phone Visibility. You are able to share files with up to 5 devices at once

5 On the recieving device, ensure the screen is unlocked and you have Accepted the file transfer
 tap on accept
6 Once the files have been transferred over to the receiving device, head into the Gallery app to view transferred photos
viewing files
1 Head into your Settings > Connected Devices
Select connected devices

If your device is operating on OS 12 and below head into your Settings > Advanced Features > Quick Share to adjust your Quick Share settings

2 Tap on Quick Share
  Select Quick Share
3 Customise Quick Share settings
 customise quick share settings

If you are experiencing issues Quick Sharing content between your compatible devices, ensure that both devices are running on their most latest software. Please also try Restarting your device to refresh all previously loaded background processes and retry the above steps.

1 Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Share and tap onPhone icon
2 Tap on Restart

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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