Multitask with DeX and your Galaxy tablet

Last Update date : Jan 29. 2021
Multitask with DeX and your Galaxy tablet

Do you want to use DeX mode but don’t have an extra monitor lying around? That won’t be a problem if you have a Galaxy Tab S6 or the Galaxy Tab S7, since they have DeX built right into them. This means you can use DeX without connecting the tablet to a monitor or TV! Just open up DeX mode on your tablet to start multitasking.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for tablets sold in other countries. Visit the official Samsung DeX page to view the large and growing list of supported apps and get more information on Samsung DeX.

Use DeX mode on your tablet

When you need to get some work done, just open up DeX mode on your Galaxy tablet, so you’ll have a PC-like experience literally in the palms of your hands.

To start using DeX, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick settings panel. Then, tap the DeX or Samsung DeX icon. The DeX interface will load on the tablet the same way it appears on desktops and monitors. You can navigate it using the tablet's touch screen or your S Pen.

Use DeX mode on your tablet

Apps will open as windows, making them bigger and easier to use on the tablet’s large screen. You can move the window around the screen and have multiple windows open at the same time.

Use the S Pen with DeX on the Tab S7

If you have a Tab S7, DeX mode will have an extra perk: you can use S Pen features! That’s right, DeX mode will come with the Air command menu. Just hover your S Pen over the Air command icon and tap it to open up the menu. All of your usual shortcuts will be there.

Use the S Pen with DeX on the Tab S7

You can also use the S Pen to write down ideas in Samsung Notes, color in the PENUP app, and do a myriad of other things that are easier with a pen.

Adjust DeX Settings

Maybe you’re having some trouble reading the text in DeX mode. Just use the Samsung DeX settings to change any settings related to DeX mode.

Adjust DeX Settings

Tap Apps, open Settings, and then tap Samsung DeX. From here, you can customize your wallpaper, change display settings, access keyboard settings, try new features with Samsung DeX Labs, hide the task bar, and much more.

Connect the tablet wirelessly to a TV

Although DeX mode on tablets doesn’t require cables, you can still connect it to a bigger display if you’d like.

Tap Apps, and then open Settings. Tap Samsung DeX, and then tap Connect wirelessly. Select your TV from the list, and then tap Start now. Your TV will prompt you to select Allow before connecting. Then, tap Start on your tablet to allow the necessary permissions.

Connect the tablet wirelessly to a TV

You can now use DeX mode on your TV. Whatever you do on the tablet will be mirrored to the TV's screen.

Note: Samsung DeX wireless connection is available only on Smart TVs that support Phone Screen mirroring. For the optimal experience, use on Samsung Smart TVs launched 2019 or later.

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