Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to Nearby Devices via Quick Connect

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Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a featured called Quick Connect that allows your device to search and connect to nearby devices that support the feature. You can use your Galaxy S5 as a remote control for your TV or easily share content from your phone to your computer and Laptop.

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Things to note before using Quick Connect

Before using Quick Connect on your Samsung Galaxy S5, make sure that these things are being noted and followed:

  • The type of connection will be different depending on the receiving device or the type of content being shared.
  • Device name may be different depending on the type of Bluetooth device being paired with.
  • See to it that devices' screen are not turned off and that they support the Quick Connect feature.
  • For devices that do not support Quick Connect, see to it that WiFi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is turned on.

Launch Quick Connect on Samsung Galaxy S5 and share content to nearby devices

To be able to connect to other devices using Quick Connect, you need enable the feature on your phone and connect the device that you want to send some content to. To do that, follow these procedures:

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    View the content that you want to share, i.e.
    images, videos, audio files and other contents.
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    While viewing the content that you want to share, pull down the Notification Panel using two fingers.
    To do that do a swiping gesture, using your two fingers, from the top-most part of the screen to the lower part of it.
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    From the Notifications Panel, tap on Quick Connect button.
    When using two-finger swipe to open the Notification Panel, Bluetooth is automatically enabled. Quick Connect will search for available nearby devices at the same time; your device is shown to other devices.
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    Quick Connect will now show the list of devices that you can connect to.
    Tap on a device to select it.
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    Once selected, you can see a label explaining the action that can be done with the selected device.
    In this case, you can "Send the selected content" to the chosen nearby device.
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    Wait for the receiver to accept the content being shared to complete the process.
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    You have just learned how to launch Quick Connect on Samsung Galaxy S5 and share your contents to other devices.
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Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to a TV and use your phone as a remote control

You can use your Galaxy S5 as a remote control for a supporting TV. To do that follow the procedures below:

Before connecting Galaxy S5 to your TV:

  • See to it that your TV is ready for connection.
    • The TV must be turned on.
    • The TV and the Galaxy S5 must be on the same network.
    • The TV is registered with WatchON.
  • Install WatchOn on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    Go to your phone's Home screen by tapping on the Back key for a few times or by pressing on the Home button once.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the Notification Panel by doing a swiping gesture from the Status bar (top-most part of your screen) to the lower part of it.
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    You are now on the Notifications Panel, tap on the Quick Connect button to see the available devices that you can connect to.
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    Quick Connect will show the list of available nearby device.
    Tap on Control from the list of available devices.
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    • A remote control interface will appear on your screen when your Galaxy S5 is connected to the TV. If this is the first time that the devices is connected to the TV, touch Set up Remote control and follow the instructions on the screen.
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    Use the remote control to control your TV.
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    You have just learned how to use your Samsung Galaxy S5 as a remote control for your TV using the Quick Connect feature.
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Joining Group Play on Samsung Galaxy S5 through Quick Connect

You can share contents and multi-media viewing with other nearby devices using the Group Play feature of Samsung Galaxy Lines. You can use Quick connect to easily join a Group Play session.

Before joining a Group Play:

  • Search for available sessions or make your own session.
  • Install the application Group Play on the devices that you want to join as well as to your own phone.
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    Go to your phone's Home screen by tapping on the Back key for a few times or by pressing on the Home button once.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the Notification Panel by doing a swiping gesture from the Status bar (top-most part of your screen) to the lower part of it.
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    You are now on the Notifications Panel, tap on the Quick Connect button to see the available devices that you can connect to.
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    Quick Connect will show the list of available nearby device.
    Tap on Join from the list of available devices.
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    Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the connection.
    You have just learned how to join a Group Play session using Quick Connect your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Connect to a computer on Samsung Galaxy S5 using Quick Connect

Using the Samsung Link application (you must be signed in to your Samsung account), you can use contents saved on nearby computers. To be able to do that, follow these procedures:

Before exploring computers using Samsung Galaxy S5:

  • See to it that the computer and your phone are connected to the same network.
  • See to it that the computer is registered with Samsung Link.
  • See to it that Samsung Link is installed on your computer and your device.
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    Go to your phone's Home screen by tapping on the Back key for a few times or by pressing on the Home button once.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the Notification Panel by doing a swiping gesture from the Status bar (top-most part of your screen) to the lower part of it.
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    You are now on the Notifications Panel, tap on the Quick Connect button to see the available devices that you can connect to.
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    Quick Connect will show the list of available nearby device.
    Tap on Connect from the list of available devices.
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    • Available computers will now show on the list, select the computer that you want to connect to.
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    Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the connection.
    You have just learned how to explore computers using Quick Connect on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Questions and Answers

Why does my desktop computer not show up when my Galaxy S5 searches in quick connect?

Can't find my computer to connect with quick connect. A pop up says that my device (computer) must have quick connect installed. I can't find that software anywhere in my searches

A software should have been included in your Galaxy S5 device when you bought it so that you can install it onto your computer. If you don't have it, you may want to contact the seller and see if you can actually purchase. Without that, it won't really be possible to establish communication between the two devices.

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Sometimes my Samsung S5 connects to my media Player Nero 2016 via WiFi and sometime it doesn't?

What can I do to make this work better. I have tried: Uninstall app, turn phone on and off, and reboot computer

  • On your phone, get to "Settings" > "WiFi". Press the menu button. Tap on "Advanced". Set "Keep WiFi on" to "Always".
  • On your phone, get to "Settings" > "WiFi". Uncheck "Smart network switch".
  • Move the phone closer to the WiFi modem or computer or turn off some electronic devices. Electronic devices may cause interference.
  • On your phone, get to "Settings" > "More networks" > "Mobile networks". Disable "Mobile data".
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I wanted to see how to connect my Galaxy Note5 phone to my TV via Bluetooth?

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How do I transfer photos from S4 to S5?

I need to transfer photos from my old S4 to my new S5. Can you suggest a good way to do that, please?

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