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Access apps in Samsung DeX

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Made for multitasking, Samsung DeX projects your phone's screen to your PC or laptop, so you can get more done with your devices. All of the apps on your phone can be used in Samsung DeX, so if you want to see the graphics in a new game on the big screen, enlarge your favorite photo, or browse the web, you can do so easily.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Access your apps in Samsung DeX

Just like accessing apps on your phone is a no-brainer, it's super simple to open apps in DeX mode.

Certain apps, like Gallery or Internet, may appear on the DeX Home screen for quick access. To open an app from the desktop, just double tap the app and it will launch.

To see all your apps, tap Apps (grid icon) in the lower left corner of the screen, and then tap the app you want to open.

Once an app is open, you can minimize or maximize the window or close the app using the icons on the taskbar.

Apps screen and navigation bar in Samsung DeX

Manage open apps

When you're done using an app or just want to minimize it and do something else for a bit, you have a couple different options.

Whenever an app is open in Samsung DeX, you'll see its icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You can use this shortcut to open the app or close it. Just tap the app icon to open the app, or tap the Minus on top of the icon to minimize the app.

You can also manage your apps by tapping Recents, and then selecting an app to open it or the X icon to close it. To close all your open apps, tap CLOSE ALL. You can also lock your apps by tapping More Options > Lock apps. Select apps to lock, and then tap DONE.

App cards in Samsung DeX with X in top right corner and option to close all

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