How To Use Nearby Devices On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

How To Use Nearby Devices On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
How To Use Nearby Devices On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

This option allows you to share your media files with nearby DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) enabled devices with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Note: If file sharing is enabled, other devices can access your data. Use the Wi-Fi network and this option with care.

To configure this option:

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > More settings > Nearby devices.
  • Touch File sharing to turn File sharing on. A check mark tick appears in the check box when File sharing is On.
  • In the Advanced section, set the following options:
    • Shared contents: Select the content to share. Choices are: Videos, Photos, and Music.
    • Device name: Enter the name for your device. The default is the model number.
    • Access control: This setting can be Allow all or Only allowed devices.
    • Allowed devices list: Indicate the devices accessible to your device.
    • Not-allowed devices list: Indicate the devices not accessible to your device.
    • Download to: Set whether to download data to USB storage or SD card.
    • Upload from other devices: If a nearby device attempts to upload data, this setting indicates the response. Options are: Always accept, Always ask, and Always reject.


This article will work on both Samsung Galaxy Tabs; including Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Amarnath Natarajan

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