Point and share files with your Galaxy Note20 5G

Last Update date : Aug 25. 2020
Point and share files with your Galaxy Note20

Tired of sending an endless chain of emails or texts to your friends, just so they can see your photos and other files? What if you could send files directly to other compatible phones – no email or messages required? You're in luck because you can do this with the new Nearby Share feature on the Galaxy Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G. However, there's also Quick Share which is similar and can be used with other Galaxy phone models.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. To transfer files to a non-Samsung phone, the device needs to have Nearby Share or be compatible with Ultra-wideband technology.

Send and receive files with Quick Share

Trying to share those awesome vacation photos with your friends? Use Quick Share to quickly and easily distribute your photography.

1 First, make sure the Quick Share feature is turned on for both phones. To do this, open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen, and then tap the Quick Share icon. It will be blue when it's activated.
First, make sure the Quick Share feature is turned on for both phones. To do this, open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen, and then tap the Quick Share icon. It will be blue when it's activated.
2 Navigate to a file you’d like to share. Tap the Share icon, and then tap Quick Share.
3 Your phone will begin looking for another device. If you are using a Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, point it at the receiving device.
4 When the other device appears, tap its name to send the file. "Sent" will appear under the other device's name when the transfer is complete.

If someone is sending something to you using Quick Share, you will receive a notification on your phone. Tap the notification to view the file. Remember, you need to have Quick Share turned on in order to receive files through this feature.

Send and receive files with Nearby Share

Want to impress someone with your amazing photography? You can impress them even more by sending them your pictures wirelessly via Nearby Share. Before starting, make sure that your Location is turned on and that you are signed into your Google account.

1 Navigate to a file you’d like to share.
2 Tap the Share icon, and then tap Nearby Share. Tap Turn on, if needed.
Tap the Share icon, and then tap Nearby Share. Tap Turn on, if needed.
3 Your phone will begin looking for another device.

Hold your phone and the other device close together; make sure both devices are unlocked. The other device will appear under “Looking for nearby devices”.

4 Tap Send when it appears.

You’ll get a message that says “Sending.” When the transfer is successful, “Sent” will appear on your phone.

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