Use the main dashboard in Samsung Flow

Person accessing the main dashboard on Samsung Odyssey 2

When you're multitasking and need to get work done quickly, you don't want anything in your way. Nuisances like having to constantly switch between devices or an unreliable Wi-Fi connection can really slow you down. To help make you more productive, you should use the main dashboard in Samsung Flow. It lets you copy and paste between devices, screen mirror your phone, and even share a Mobile Hotspot.

Copy and paste with the Clipboard

In the past, you had to send an email to your laptop or tablet whenever you wanted to copy and paste text from your phone. But that's no longer the case with Samsung Flow! You can easily copy and paste between devices - no email required.

First, make sure your phone and your desired device are connected. On the laptop or tablet, click the Clipboard icon. It will glow blue when the feature is activated. Next, copy your desired text on the phone. If it was successful, a popup will appear on the other device that says "Copied to clipboard."

On your laptop or tablet, navigate to wherever you want to put the text. Then, just paste the text like you normally would. Whatever you copied from the phone will appear!

Clipboard icon highlighted in Samsung Flow

If you want to do the opposite, like copy text from your laptop or tablet and paste it on your phone, reverse these steps. Just make sure the Clipboard feature is still active.

Screen mirror with Smart View

What if you want to work on one device without having to switch back and forth multiple times? In this case, you should use Samsung Flow's Smart View feature.

It lets you screen mirror your phone's screen to your laptop or tablet. But that's not all. You can actually control the phone too! It's perfect for multitasking, especially if you need both devices at once.

Smart View icon highlighted in Samsung Flow

Share a Mobile Hotspot

The Wi-Fi is going in and out, and you have to send that essay to your professor ASAP. Use the Mobile Hotspot on your phone to save the day!

  1. From your phone's Settings, search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  2. Tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering again, and then tap the switch next to Mobile Hotspot.

  3. Now on your PC, click the network icon on the task bar and select your phone's hotspot from the list. If you set a password you'll be prompted to enter it.

  4. When you're ready turn off Mobile Hotspot, navigate back here, and then tap the switch again.

Mobile Hotspot turned off in Settings

Note: In order to use the hotspot, you must have a tethering plan on your service account. Hotspot consumes battery power and uses the phone's mobile data service. While Mobile Hotspot is active, your phone's apps will use the Mobile Hotspot data service. Roaming while using your phone as a hotspot may incur extra data charges.

Adjust the settings on a phone or tablet

Once you get connected with Samsung Flow, you may want to adjust some settings to make it easier to use.

If you're always using Samsung Flow on your phone, there are some settings you can change to make connecting to your other devices even easier.

First, open Samsung Flow on your phone. Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Settings. From there, tap your desired setting or tap the switch next to it to turn it on.

Check out all the options below:

List of Samsung Flow settings on a Galaxy phone
  • Save received items in: Choose a location where files transferred through Samsung Flow will be stored.

  • Selected app notifications: Select which apps can send notifications to your connected PC or tablet.

  • Auto Bluetooth: Turn on Bluetooth automatically when Samsung Flow is opened to connect to other devices easily.

  • Send messages with Enter key: You can send messages in Samsung Flow using the Enter key.

  • About Samsung Flow: See the latest version of Samsung Flow as well as other information about the app.

  • You can also adjust Samsung Flow’s notification sounds and vibrations on your phone. Navigate to your phone's Settings, tap Apps, and then tap Samsung Flow. Tap Notifications, and then adjust your desired settings by tapping the switch(es).

Customize settings on the PC

Once you get connected with Samsung Flow, you may want to adjust some settings to personalize your experience.

Your computer has even more settings that will let you enjoy easier connectvity. Set up Windows screen unlock or deregister a device, so you can add a new one.

First, open Samsung Flow on your PC, select More options (the three vertical dots), and then select Settings.

Adjust your desired settings accordingly:

List of Samsung Flow settings on the PC
  • Connection method: Change your preferred connection method from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi or LAN, or USB cable.

  • Downloads folder: Choose a location where files transferred through Samsung Flow will be stored.

  • Deregister devices: Remove the current device, so you can register a different one.

  • Send messages with Enter key: You can send messages in Samsung Flow using the Enter key.

  • Open notifications: Select how you'd like Samsung Flow to open notifications. You can choose In Notifications tab or In Smart View.

  • Dark mode: Turn on Dark mode if desired.

  • About Samsung Flow: See the latest version of Samsung Flow as well as other information about the app.

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