How to use Quick Share feature on Galaxy device?

Last Update Date : Aug 26. 2020

Share your photos, videos, documents, and more with the Quick Share feature on your One UI 2 Galaxy phone. By using Quick Share feature, you can share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth, or with 'SmartThings' supported devices.


Please 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 Gallery app and select an image
2 Select the files you would like to share then tap on share icon.
3 Tap Quickshare and select the device you would like to share
4 On the receiving device, ensure the screen is unlocked and you have Accepted the file transfer

Note: 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

Frequently Asked Question about Quick ShareClick to Expand

① How do I share by pointing the device among the nearby devices?

This feature is available only on Galaxy devices that support the UWB (Ultra-wideband) feature, currently Note20 Ultra and Galaxy Fold2 for now. Also, the screen of the other device receiving files must be turned on. 


If you are unable to locate your device ensure you have enabled your phone or tablet visibility, tap and hold  Quick Share icon  tap then Show my position to others switch to activate it. You are able to share files with up to 5 devices at once

Show my position to others

② When activating quick share feature, blue circle appears only on certain contacts.

For the devices that supports UWB feature, it is marked by blue circle.

If you turn off the Show my position to others, blue circle mark doesn’t appear.

If you turn on Show my position to others, you let people nearby see your position when they quick share with you

③ I cannot activate Quick share feature.

If you’re using the Mobile Hotspot , Wi-Fi Direct or Smart view feature, you cannot activate Quick share feature at the same time. 

  • Sending device must be a Galaxy with Android 10 OS.
  • Receiving device must support Wifi-direct
  • Wi-fi must be turned on


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