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Using SideSync on my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6

Samsung SideSync lets you easily share screens, windows, and data between your phone and your tablet. For information on compatibility requirements, visit the Samsung SideSync webpage.

SideSync with a Mobile Device

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.  

  2. Verify both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network and that SideSync is open on both devices.

  3. Touch SideSync.  

  4. Touch START.  

  5. Touch the name of the device you are syncing with.   

  6. Touch OK on the device to allow the connection.  

  7. When the two devices connect, the phone's notifications will display. Touch the Display icon to display the connected device's screen.   

  8. When mirroring your phone to your tablet, you can interact with it just as if your phone were in front of you. Touch Back to return to the Notifications view.  


While SideSync is active, the mobile device's screen will remain blank. To use the mobile device, press the Home  key on the device itself. At any time, touch SWITCH TO TABLET in SideSync to reconnect.


In the Notifications view, you can designate up to nine applications to add to your favorites at the top of the SideSync window. Touching any of these will switch SideSync to the screen view and open the application.

  1. Touch Add to select the applications you want to display.  

  2. Mark the checkboxes on the applications you want to add. Touch ADD when you are finished.  

  3. If you have added more than five favorite applications, swipe to the left to view them all.   

  4. To delete a favorite application, touch red minus and hold any of the favorites icons. Then touch  on the application you want to remove from favorites. Touch DONE when you are finished.

Copy Files

SideSync lets you drag and drop supported files between your device and the connected device. In the example below, we are copying photos from the phone's Gallery to the tablet. You can also move supported files from your tablet to your phone.

  1. With the devices connected, touch View  to view the phone's Home screen.  

  2. Touch Apps.  

  3. Touch Gallery and navigate to the photos you want to copy.  

  4. Touch MORE > Edit, and then mark the checkboxes on the photos you want to copy.   

  5. Touch and hold one of the selected photos for 1–2 seconds. Drag the photo to the other screen and release it.

View Copied Files

  1. From the tablet Home screen, touch Apps.  

  2. Touch My Files.  

  3. Touch Device storage  

  4. Touch SideSync to view the files you copied.  

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