How to use Quick Connect with the Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Geeks | On 09, Dec 2014
If you’re looking to share content from your phone to nearby devices then this short post will teach you how to use Quick Connect with the Samsung Galaxy S5 to do just that…
Whilst you may be familiar with the S Beam as a way of sharing content with other NFC-enabled phones, what about when you want to push content from your phone to other devices? Maybe, just maybe, not all of your friends own a Samsung, or perhaps the content you want to access is buried away deep in your PC. That’s where Quick Connect comes in.
Quick Connect acts as a gateway to manage all the potential devices that you can connect with. And it’s simple to use. Here’s how to use Quick Connect with the Samsung Galaxy S5 in 7 simple steps:
1. First, make sure that the device you’re connecting to supports Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct connection and that the screens are turned on.
2. On your S5, open Quick Connect by dragging down the notification bar and tapping the Quick Connect icon.
3. Locate the device with which you wish to connect and tap ‘Send Content’.
4. From here, choose the type of content you want to send (images, audio, contacts etc.), select a file and tap ‘Done’.
5. The other device will begin receiving the file once they have accepted the content. If you want to see files that you’ve shared, drag down the notification bar and tap ‘Files Received’.
6. Once Quick Connect has been set-up on your S5, you can also use it whilst you’re already viewing a file. Quick Connect can be accessed from anywhere on your phone by dragging down the notifications bar.
7. Finally, if connecting your S5 to a model without Quick Connect, you’ll need to set-up a Wi-Fi Direct connection.
Now you know how to use Quick Connect with the Samsung Galaxy S5 to share content with other devices.
This includes phones, tablets, computers, smart-watches, Samsung enabled TVs and any other devices that can sync or exchange content.
Of course, you could connect to all these devices before Quick Connect came along. The beauty of this new feature is that, rather than fiddling with various different apps (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC etc.), Quick Connect automatically scans for devices using all possible connections and presents them to you in a neat little package.
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