How do I use Samsung DeX feature in Galaxy Note8?

Last Update Date : Apr 24. 2018

To use Samsung DeX feature, DeX Station(sold separately), Charger(TA), HDMI cable and Monitor, Mouse(Wired or BT) are must-have peripherals. With the DeX Station, you can connect smartphone to a TV or monitor to use its features on a wider screen.

You can also connect with nearby devices, such as a keyboard or mouse. To activate DeX Station, charger is required.
● For more information about using the DeX Station, refer to the DeX Station’s user manual.
● All accessories, including the DeX Station, are sold separately.



( Basic requirements to use DeX Station )


NOTE : To activate DeX Station, charger is required.  


Pictorial representation of the above settings are as follows :  


1. Connect the charger to the DeX Station’s charger port (USB Type-C). Use only the Samsung-approved charger supplied with your smartphone.  


2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the DeX Station’s HDMI port, and plug the other end of the cable into a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.

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 smartphone’s wireless data.



4. Press . on the front of the DeX Station cover to use the cover as a smartphone support. You can now see the smartphone connector.




NOTE: Be careful not to hurt your fingers when changing the angle of the smartphone support.

5. Connect your smartphone’s Multipurpose jack to the smartphone connector on the DeX Station.




NOTE: You may not use the DeX Station if you have attached a certain type of case, such as a flip cover or a hard case cover to your smartphone.

※ You can use the DeX Station more conveniently by connecting a wired keyboard and mouse to the DeX Station’s USB ports. You can also use a wireless keyboard/mouse or Bluetooth keyboard/mouse by connecting them to your smartphone via Bluetooth.  






Wireless(BT) mouse/Keyboard : Connect to the smartphone


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Wired mouse/Keyboard : Connect to DeX station  


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6. The Samsung DeX app will launch on your smartphone. On your smartphone’s screen, select the screen mode you want to use. You can choose from Samsung DeX mode or screen mirroring mode.
START SAMSUNG DeX(Samsung DeX mode): Display your smartphone screen with a computer interface on the connected TV or monitor.
● SWITCH TO SCREEN MIRRORING(screen mirroring mode): Display the same screen as your smartphone on the TV or monitor.
On the mode selection screen, tap START SAMSUNG DeX. Your smartphone’s screen will turn off and a virtual smartphone screen will appear on the connected TV or monitor.  




7. Tap the All apps button to view your smartphone’s apps.




※ Some apps may not appear on the Samsung DeX screen.



8. Select the Apps you want to use.




(※ To use MS Office, users must have a subscription in advance) To end the connection, disconnect your smartphone from the DeX Station.  




CLICK HERE to know about Samsung DeX feature in Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950FD).  

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