What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?

Please note: Quick Connect is not available on newer devices running Nougat and above. If you are looking for support on screen mirroring using Quick Connect on a newer model, we recommend using Smart View instead. You can find Smart View by pulling down the notifications panel and tapping the Smart View icon.

Quick Connect

The Quick Connect feature on Samsung smartphones and tablets running Android Marshmallow and below allows you to easily search and connect using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to find other mobile devices, smart TVs and or streaming devices such as Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV stick.


You can use Quick Connect to share content such as images, videos, and audio.


If you are connecting to a TV, it needs to be capable of supporting Wi-Fi connections, and will need to have this enabled in order for Quick Connect to detect it. Click here for steps on preparing your Smart TV for mirroring. If you are attempting to connect to a non-Samsung TV, please refer to the manual or manufacturer's website to determine how to prepare that device for connection.


Please note that the screens below are illustrative. They may appear slightly different depending on your device, operating system or theme.


To connect to Quick Connect:

1 From any screen, slide your finger down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification bar.

On newer models and operating systems, you may need to slide your finger down twice to see the full details of the notification bar.

Pulling down the notification shade by sliding your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom
2 Note that this step will appear slightly differently depending on your model and operating system.

Depending on your model, you will see a notification bar as below.This will either be Quick Connect or Search phone and scan for nearby devices.

Note that if your device runs Android Nougat or higher (most newer devices), you will have Smart View as an icon, instead of a drop down Quick Connect option.

Tap Quick connect
3 If this is the first time you have used Quick Connect, you may be prompted to update or enable it.
Select Always visible
4 Depending on your model and operating system, you will either see a list of nearby devices or you will see Scan for nearby devices.

Select Scan for nearby devices if this comes up.

Select scan for nearby devices
5 Select the device you wish to connect to. In this example, the device is connecting to a smart TV.

If you cannot see the device you wish to connect to, make sure that that relevant device has been set to be visible to nearby devices.

Select your TV model
What is Quick Connect and how do I use it?

Sharing content via Quick Connect:

1 Select the content you wish to share.

Depending on the nature of the content you wish to share, either

a) tap the share icon

Select Share icon

Or if the share icon is not available,

b) tap Menu in the top right hand corner (either shown as Menu or three dots) and select Share via

2 Select Quick Connect or Transfer to nearby device

(This option will be different depending on your model and operating system)

Select Quick Connect App
3 The device you are connecting to may request that you allow the connection. Tap Agree, Allow, or OK.

Note that if you are connecting to a high-definition TV other than a Samsung Smart TV, you may need to use a Samsung Allshare Hub.

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