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Using the Quick Connect to Connect Your Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 with nearby devices

Quick connect simplifies sharing content with other devices. Quick connect will find other mobile devices, smart TVs, and Miracast™ devices (such as Chromecast™ or Amazon™ Fire TV stick), and you can share your screen or send pictures, music, videos, and more. Quick connect will 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. Some TVs require a connection to the same Wi-Fi® network to share content.

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 Quick Settings Panel by swiping two fingers slightly separated from the top of the screen to the bottom.

2. Touch the Quick connect shortcut.

3. Choose to make your device Always visible or visible Only when Quick connect turned on. Touch TURN ON QUICK CONNECT.

4. A list of nearby devices will display. Touch the name of the device you want to connect to. 

5. Your choices will vary depending on the type of connection. To send a contact or other content to "Galaxy S5," touch Share content.

6. The available sharing options will 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. Touch DONE.

8. The device you are sharing with will be asked to ACCEPT to receive the files. Touch DECLINE to reject the file sharing.

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 from the top of the screen to the bottom and touching File received.

Share Content with Another Mobile Device

Follow the steps below to share the content displaying on your screen:

1. Open the content you want to share, whether it's a photo, video, song, etc. For this example, we will share a photo from the Gallery application.

2. Open the Quick Settings Panel by swiping two fingers slightly separated from the top of the screen to the bottom.

3. Touch the Quick connect shortcut.

4. Touch the name of the device you want to share the content with.

5. Touch Share selected content.

6. The device you are sharing with will be asked to ACCEPT to receive the files. Touch DECLINE to reject the file sharing.

7. After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the application in which they are used (such as the Gallery application). You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom and touching File received.

Play/View Content on a TV

Follow the steps below to share content or screen mirror with a smart TV or monitor:

1. Turn on the TV or monitor.

2. Open the Quick Settings Panel by swiping two fingers slightly separated from the top of the screen to the bottom.

3. Touch the Quick connect shortcut.

4. Touch the name of your TV or monitor in the list of nearby devices.

5. Choose to Play/view content to display content from your mobile device on the TV or monitor, or choose Start Screen Mirroring to display your mobile device's screen on the TV or monitor. 

6. If you choose Play/view content, select the type of content you want to display on the TV or monitor. Select ImageVideo, or Audio.

7. Mark the checkboxes on the content you want to display and touch DONE

8. The first time you connect your mobile device to a TV or monitor, select Allow on the screen to give it access to your mobile device.

9.Your content will display on the screen. You can control playback from your mobile device. 

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 Quick Settings 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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