Galaxy S6

How to Use Quick connect feature on Samsung Galaxy S6 – Guide

Quick Connect feature allows you to search easily and connect to nearby devices. You can easily share content stored on your device with other devices as we as computers. It uses the Bluetooth feature, Wi-Fi Direct, or Screen mirroring depending on the type of content are sharing and whether the other device has Quick Connect installed.

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You need to ensure that devices to be connected support the Quick Connect feature and that their screens are turned on. You have to keep the Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature activated on other devices if they do not support the Quick Connect.

Share Content with Quick Connect

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom, to access Quick connect.
  2. Select “Quick connect.”
    QuickConnect_Shortcut QuickConnect_NotificationPanel
  3. Now make your device Always visible or Only when Quick connect turned on.
  4. Select “TURN ON QUICK CONNECT.”
  5. Now a list of nearby devices will be visible. Select the device you would like to connect to.
    QuickConnect_Device
  6. Now share content to send a contact or other content with the selected device.
    All the sharing options available for the connection type display. Select the type of content you want to share.
    QuickConnect_Content
  7. For example, Let us share the contact.Now, mark the checkbox for the contact you want to share and slect “DONE.”
    QuickConnect_SelectContact

  8. The device with which you are sharing the content will be asked to ACCEPT or DECLINE the files.
  9. After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the application in which they are used. You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Share the Content You are Viewing

  1. Open the content you want to share.
    QuickConnect_Shortcut QuickConnect_NotificationPanel
  2. Access the Quick connect from any menu or application by opening the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  3. Touch Quick connect.
  4. Touch the device name.
  5. Touch Share selected content.
    QuickConnect_Device
  6. The device you are sharing with will be asked to ACCEPT or DECLINE the content.
  7. After the files have been accepted and downloaded, they can be accessed from the application in which they are used (such as the Contacts application). You can also access them from the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.

Find a Nearby Device

If the device you want to connect to does not automatically display in the nearby devices list:

  1. Make sure the device you want to connect to is turned on and the screen is awake.
  2. Turn on Quick connect from the Notification Panel.
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  1. Ivan

    April 24, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Has Samsung has made a change to quick connect on the S6 so it works ONEY if you use their music app? On the Samsung Galaxy s6 open Samsung’s music app, start playing a song, then swipe down from the top and tap on “Quick Connect”, my DNLA receiver is displayed and I am able to play my music through this device. HOWEVER if I close the Samsung music app, open the google music app and follow the same steps as above “Quick Connect” has now suddenly lost its ability to locate or connect to my DNLA device. Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

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