How To Use WiFi Direct – Samsung Galaxy Mega

How To Use Wi-Fi Direct - Samsung Galaxy Mega
How To Use Wi-Fi Direct - Samsung Galaxy Mega

Learn how to use WiFi direct on your Samsung Galaxy Mega. Wi-Fi Direct allows device-to-device connections so you can transfer large amounts of data over a Wi-Fi connection.

Note: See your service plan for applicable charges for Wi-Fi Direct.

  • From the Home screen, tap App > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

  • Tap the ON/OFF slider, located to the right of the Wi-Fi field, to turn Wi-Fi ON .

  • At the bottom of the Wi-Fi screen, tap the Wi-Fi Direct button.

  • Repeat steps 1 – 3 on the other device you want to connect with. The steps on a different model of phone, may be different.

  • On your phone, tap Scan. The device scans for other Wi-Fi Direct devices.

  • Once the device you want to connect to is displayed, tap on it.

  • The other device has 2 minutes to tap Accept for the connection to be made.

  • Once connected, the other device will show as Connected in your list of Wi-Fi Direct devices and the icon will display at the top of your screen.

Sharing Information with Connected Device

  • To share Videos, Photos, or other information with the connected device, follow these steps:

  • View the information that you want to share. For example, if you want to share a photo, find the photo in your camera viewer or My Files folder, then tap the Share, Share via, or Send via option.

  • Tap the Wi-Fi Direct option.

  • Tap the connected device name. For example, Android_49ba.

  • Tap Done.

  • The file is transferred and the other device will receive a screen notification that a Wi-Fi file has been received. The file can be found in My Files > All files > Device storage in the ShareViaWifi folder.

  • Note: Depending on the other device model, the prompts and shared folder information may differ.

    Smart Wi-Fi

    • With Smart Wi-Fi, you can maximize your battery performance, maximize your data, simplify access to Hot Spots and Wi-Fi networks, automate your Wi-Fi connections, and track your data use.

    • From the Home screen, tap App > Smart Wi-Fi

    • The first time you access Smart Wi-Fi, you will need to install it. Tap OK at the prompt.

    • Sign on to your Google account if you have not already done so.

    • The Play Store displays the Smart Wi-Fi application.

    • Tap Update.

    • Tap Accept & download.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to use Wi-Fi.

    Amarnath Natarajan

    I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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