How do I Use the Quick Connect Feature to Connect My Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1? (SM-T580 and SM-P580)
Quick connect simplifies sharing content and even your screen with other devices. 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
- To access Quick connect from any menu or app, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel.
- Touch Quick connect in the Notification Panel.
- Touch START.
- A list of nearby devices will display. Touch the device you want to connect to. In this example, touch Share content.
- All the sharing options available for the connection type will display. Touch the type of content you want to share. For this example, touch Image.
- Select each picture you want to share and touch DONE.
- The device you are sharing with will be asked to DECLINE or ACCEPT the files.
- After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the app in which they are used (such as the Gallery app). You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen and touching File received.
Find a Nearby Device
If the device you want to connect to does not automatically display:
- Make sure the device you want to connect to is turned on and the screen is awake.
- Turn on Quick connect from the Notification Panel.
If Quick connect is not installed, check the following settings:
- 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.
- To use Screen Mirroring, turn on Screen Mirroring on both devices.
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