Samsung today has announced an interesting feature available for their Smart Phone users where in they can share the keyboard, mouse and the phone screen using a simple application and it works perfectly atleast according to their demo video. The aim of the application is to make your smart phone as a part of your desktop’s screen by extending the same and you can easily download your media files along with transfer of files from your PC to your Smart Phone.
Called as Side Sync the Android Apk can be downloaded through the Samsung Apps section of your phone which is a free application. Following that you need to download the SideSync desktop tool which could connect with your phone using the USB Connection. You can find the downloads to the applications and the tools at the end of the article. The only issue with all this setup is that the desktop tool only works on the Samsung based netbooks and you will have to tweak your system settings in order to ensure that the software recognizes your non-Samsung based laptop as a Samsung based one. This is again a hard task and we have mentioned below a simple and quite useful alternative to the same. Check out both the listed options below to find out how you can setup this :
For Samsung based Laptops :
Install the Side Sync software onto your Samsung computers and then run the software update to ensure you have the latest version running.
Next Install the Side Sync Phone Screen Sharing from the list of different options. You can find the downloads to the application at the end of the article or also get it from samsungapps.com
Next download the APK file on your Smart Phone from the Samsung Apps application or directly from the apk available below. Following this you need to ensure you have enabled the USB Debugging option onto your phone. A Video tutorial for the same in displayed below.
Now its time to connect your Smart Phone with your PC using the USB cable. It would ask you to Install the Keyboard / Mouse Sharing & Phone Screen Sharing features as shown below.
Run the Side Sync application on your Phone and Tap on Start to connect it with your computer.
Keyboard/Mouse Sharing : Next you need to Click the Keyboard/Mouse Sharing button on the PC to run the feature. When Keyboard/Mouse Sharing is activated, a popup message saying the feature has been activated on your PC will appear and the program screen will be minimized.
Using Copy and Paste : You can copy and paste text information between your PC and smartphone. Select the text to copy on the computer. Press Ctrl+C to copy. Move the mouse cursor onto the smartphone. Press Ctrl+V to paste the copied text into the smartphone.
Sending Files : You can send files easily using the smartphone sharing feature on your computer by dragging and dropping them with your mouse. On your computer, click the file you want to send. While holding down the left mouse button, move the cursor to the smartphone. When the cursor appears on the smartphone, release the left mouse button. Now the file has been sent to the Side Sync directory on your smartphone.
Phone Screen Sharing : Connect your smartphone and your PC with a USB cable. Click the Phone Screen Sharing button to run the feature. When the smartphone is successfully connected, its screen will appear on the computer screen.
If you own a Non-Samsung based PC then check out this article on Download Phone Screen Sharing App for Non Samsung PC
The above steps can help you in completing all the actions.
Download Links :
Phone Screen Sharing Tool
Side Sync Tool for Samsung Laptops
Side Sync Apk
USB Drives for Samsung Mobile Phones