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Use Galaxy S8 and S8+ with DeX

Get ready to start using your Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the big screen. Keep up with the new episode of favorite show while you crunch numbers for that homework assignment in Microsoft Excel. 

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

DeX Start Guide

Get ready to watch that viral YouTube video on the big screen. You can either mirror what’s on your phone to the monitor or start Samsung DeX mode. 

  1. Make sure all connections are correctly established (HDMI, station charger, and DeX to S8 or S8+).

  2. When the Samsung DeX welcome screen appears on your display, touch START SAMSUNG DeX.

  3. Review the introductory notes and then touch NEXT.

  4. Review the Notice and then touch START.

Switch to Screen Mirroring

Want to show that slideshow of photos of your crew at your friend's graduation party? Switch to Screen Mirroring mode to display what's on your phone's screen. It's easy:

  1. To switch to Screen Mirroring mode, click Android System.


Navigation Guide for DeX

Check out this handy guide to the navigation buttons in DeX.

Navigation Buttons in DeX

    A: All Apps button - Click to pull up all apps in a list

    B: Recent Apps button - Click to view all recent activities and tasks

    C: Home button - Click to access the Home screen

Quick Panel

    A: Collapse - Click to collapse or expand the menu

    B: Android System - Click to open Android system from which you can switch to screen mirroring

    C: Quick Panel - Click to open the Quick panel

    D: Virtual Keyboard - Click to open the virtual keyboard on the screen

    E: Volume - Click to view and adjust volume settings

    F: Screen Capture - Click to take a screenshot of the current screen

    G: Finder - Click to search for apps and items in the device

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