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How do I use the Quick connect feature to connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 with nearby devices?

Quick connect simplifies sharing content with other devices. Let Quick connect find nearby devices, and then share your screen or send pictures, music, videos, and more. Quick connect will also use the Bluetooth® feature, Wi-Fi Direct®, or Screen mirroring depending on the type of content being shared and whether the other device has Quick connect installed.

When Quick connect is turned on, other devices will be able to see your device and send sharing requests.

Share Content with Quick Connect

  1. To access Quick connect from any menu or application, open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  2. Touch Quick connect.
     
  3. Choose to make your device Always visible or Only when Quick connect turned on.
  4. Touch TURN ON QUICK CONNECT.
  5. A list of nearby devices displays. Touch the device you would like to connect to. In this example, our device can:
    • Share content
    • Share Wi-Fi® profile
  6. Touch Share content to send a contact or other content to "Samsung Galaxy S® 5."
    All the sharing options available for the connection type display. Touch the type of content you want to share. For this example, touch Contacts.
  7. Mark the checkbox for the contact you want to share and touch DONE.
  8. The device you are sharing with will be asked to ACCEPT or DECLINE the files.
  9. After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the application in which they are used (such as the Contacts application). You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Share the Content You are Viewing

The fastest way to share content is while it is already open on your screen.

  1. Open the content you want to share, whether it's a photo, video, song, etc.
  2. To access Quick connect from any menu or application, open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  3. Touch Quick connect.
     
  4. Touch the device name.
  5. Touch Share selected content.
  6. The device you are sharing with will be asked to ACCEPT or DECLINE the content.
  7. After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the application in which they are used (such as the Contacts application). You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Find a Nearby Device

If the device you want to connect to does not automatically display in the nearby devices list:

  1. Make sure the device you want to connect to is turned on and the screen is awake.
  2. Turn on Quick connect from the Notification Panel.
    • Make sure the device you are connecting to has the Bluetooth feature turned on and the Bluetooth visibility set to be visible to all nearby devices.
    • Make sure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

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