How To Use Quick Connect - Samsung Galaxy Alpha

How To Use Quick Connect - Samsung Galaxy Alpha
How To Use Quick Connect - Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Learn how to use quick connect on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Use this feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices. You can also conveniently share content stored on your device with computers.

Note:

  • Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the shared content.
  • Device name may vary depending on the Bluetooth devices to pair with. For example, the device name can be shown as BT MAC.

Before using this feature

  • When connecting to a device that supports the Quick connect feature, turn on the devices screen to make it detectable.
  • When connecting to a device that does not support the Quick connect feature, ensure that Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is activated.

Connecting to other devices

  • Open the notifications panel and tap Quick connect.
    • When the panel opens, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features are activated automatically and the device searches for nearby devices.
  • Select a device to connect to.
    • The next steps may vary depending on the connected device. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection between the devices.
    • To allow nearby devices to search for your device and connect to it, tap Menu icon > Always ready to connect, and then tap the Always ready to connect switch to activate it.

Re-searching for devices

  • If the desired device does not appear in the list, search for the device. Tap Reload icon and select the device from the list of detected devices.

Disconnecting devices

  • To deactivate the Quick connect feature, tap Swipe at the top of the screen. Alternatively, tap Return icon.

Sharing content

Share content with the connected devices.

  • Open the notifications panel and tap Quick connect.
  • Select a device from the list of detected devices.
  • Select a media category.
  • Select the content to share and tap Done. Your device sends the content to the connected device.

Joining Group Play

Share content with other devices by using the Group Play feature. Install the Group Play app on both devices. You can download the app from GALAXY Apps or Play Store.

  • Open the notifications panel and tap Quick connect.
  • Select a device from the list of detected devices. Only devices hosting Group Play sessions appear in the list.
  • Select a Group Play session to join.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection between the devices.

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