How To Use WiFi Direct On Samsung Galaxy S4

How To Use WiFi Direct On Samsung Galaxy S4
How To Use WiFi Direct On Samsung Galaxy S4

Learn how to use the WiFi Direct on your Samsung Galaxy S4. 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 Apps > Settings > Connections tab > 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 the above steps 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.

  • For additional information about Wi-Fi Direct, press Menu key > Help.

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.

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