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Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to Nearby Devices via Quick Connect

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Is it possible to transfer from my Samsung Galaxy S5 to my computer using Quick Connect?

Do I need to download anything to my computer to make this happen?

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No, you don't need to download anything extra to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to your computer through Quick Connect. Simply follow the instructions in the VisiHow article below to learn how to set up Quick Connect to connect to your PC.

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However, in the event that it doesn't work, you can download Samsung's official file transfer software. It's called Samsung Kies 3. Click this link to download Samsung Kies 3. Do not download the original Samsung Kies, as your Galaxy S5 is not compatible with that old version of the software. Once the application has installed, simply plug your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your computer and follow the onscreen instructions to transfer your phone's files to your computer.

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How to connect Galaxy S5 to Bose Bluetooth earpiece?

S5 will sync with Motorola earpiece, but not Bose Bluetooth 2. I used both on my Galaxy S3.

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Make sure the you check Discovery before you turn the Bluetooth on. To connect to the Bose, hold down the button during the discovery search on the Bose. Sometimes you have to hold down the Bluetooth button on the device that you want to connect to. Also, delete the past Bluetooth pairings saved in your S5 and clear the cache before attempting to connect for the first time with a new earpiece or device.

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Quick connect with my phone and laptop, its not working?

My Chromebook already has Bluetooth installed in it and now I'm trying to connect my phone to it, but my phone isn't connecting to it or says it can't find it I don't know what I'm doing wrong, do I have to download something for it to work?

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Turn off the Chromebook and go through the process again of turning on the Bluetooth. Make sure that you have enabled Discovery in your phone Bluetooth settings before you begin the pairing. Connecting your phone to the Chromebook is virtually useless though because you can't share files or perform other functions. Use Google Drive on both the PC and phone for file sharing. Apps like AirDroid can be used to connect both devices and it will also display incoming SMS. Google Voice does this as well using Hangouts to show SMS.

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How to connect Galaxy S5 to computer over WiFi, so I can play any music from my hard drive on my S5?

Galaxy S5, want to connect over WiFi to HDD on Dell system running Windows7 64bit. S5 connects to WiFi network just fine

Install Samsung's SideSync on your PC and get the app in {https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sec.android.sidesync30&hl=en Google Play] if it is not already pre-installed on your phone. You can then stream through the Windows Media Player. AirSong is another app in Google Play that works great for streaming music from both devices over WiFi. The only issue is if you want to play it in your back yard. The further the space between the router and you, the more buffering can happen.

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Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to Nearby Devices via Quick Connect

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How do I get my pics from my laptop into my S5?

Don't understand how to transfer photos. I have quick connect but says device not found

Install Samsung Kies to your PC. Then you can connect the S5. Access the DCIM folder on your phone from the PC and drop the photos that you want on your phone. Your computer may not be compatible for Quick Connect. Another option is to install Google Photos on your PC and on your S5. It is an excellent way to share photos between both devices. I have mine set up to Sync the minute I get home and connect to my WiFi so that I never lose images or videos of my children's events. It actually saved several images and videos I thought I lost forever when my Note2 fried the motherboard. Set up my new phone and synced the Google Account with Google Photos pre installed on the new device. They were there when I checked my Google Photos on the new device. The final option is to install OneDrive on your PC and phone. The only drawback is that you have to occasionally clear out the storage and save to your PC hard drive because it gets full. It is not difficult though. I use this as a secondary backup.

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Trying to tether my Galaxy S5 to my laptop?

Bluetooth is turned ON in both devices and is listed as paired on both devices. According to my phone it is sharing this device internet connection, How do I connect these devices so I can tether?

You can read about how to tether your Galaxy S5 in the VisiHow article titled Enable USB Tethering on Samsung Galaxy S5 to Share Internet via USB Cable.

How do I enter pass key on my Galaxy S5 when connecting to my laptop?

I have paired with my HP laptop but when I send pictures it won't send the file. I have tried quick connect and it gives me a passkey but I don't know where to enter it to enable connection

You need to install Samsung Link on your PC and this is where you enter the passkey. Sometimes it also requires you to put in your Network password for the WiFi a second time if you have not set it up properly.

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S5 Mini WiFi Unable to connect to a Sony Bravia TV?

S5 Mini WiFi Unable to connect to a Sony Bravia TV.

You may have to update your Sony Bravia:

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    Press Home on the remote for the Sony Bravia.
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    Go to Settings.
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    Select Set-up in the Settings Menu.
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    Look for the Updates feature and click it to see if there are available updates.
    Your TV will need to be connected to the WiFi for this to happen.
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You have to enable the MiraCast/ScreenMirroring app on your TV first before you begin the connection. If you still can't connect then download WiFi Display from Google Play on the S5 and Sony Bravia. There are also additional MiraCast apps that you can install on both devices as a troubleshoot function.

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My version of remote link isn't connecting right with my computer?

I have a Windows 10 and trying to connect my phone to be the remote using remote link but it keeps saying wrong version and I need to visit this site, so I do then it tells me its downloading something but nothing works after the extraction of the files

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Unified Remote is one of the few that can currently work for using your phone as a remote on the PC with Windows 10. SmartGlass is only going to be supported using Xbox pairings from this point on.

I can't transfer music to my phone?

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy J5 and I can't transfer files from my HP Pavilion G6 to it, I get the message that I need to use Smart Switch but I don't know how

Download Photos from a Samsung S4 to Your Computer is a VisiHow article that explains how to enable SmartSwitch. Even though it is for an S4, if your device supports SmartSwitch then the instructions will be the same.

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How to import videos from S5 to Windows 7 Acer?

It only allows me to import pictures

Use [1] OneDrive on your S5 and PC to import Videos. You can also enable MTP to transfer videos to your PC:

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    Connect the S5 to the Acer using the supplied USB cable from your charger.
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    Access the Bluetooth in Settings.
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    Click the USB icon.
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    Select Media Device (MTP).
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Launch Windows Explorer.

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    Using Windows Explorer, find and navigate to SM-G900V > Phone.
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    Transfer what you wanted to from the phone to the PC.
    If you do not see it under phone then navigate to >Card which will access your SD card.
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Why won't my video player play the videos I transferred from the PC?

I have the Samsung j5, and my videos aren't recognized by the video player. I tried installing the VLC app also, but it was the same. It always gives me a black screen with a monitor and an arrow pointed to the right. Also, only the audio of the video plays.. I have tried: I tried installing the VLC app, to see if results were different, but it was the same.. I think it was caused by: I don't know.

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You need to get the VLC program installed on your PC although VLC is just a simple replacement for Windows Media Player. You will also want to install a codec pack on your PC. One of the best available is [www.cccp-project.net CCCP Project] which expands what the VLC/Media Player can do. If you have installed these and the video is still not playing, modify the resolution settings of the video on your phone such as 1080 instead of 4K.

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How do I use the quick find option?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, and I cannot use the quick find option. I have tried: I've looked everywhere for the quick connect option and I see it nowhere

You need to install the Lollipop update on your phone. In Settings go to About Phone and System Updates. If you are elligible for the upgrade it will be there. You can also find the Lollipop version on some ROM websites but it is easier to wait for the update on your phone.

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I am unable to transfer my photos fr my S5 to my PC?

Have downloaded latest version of Kies, but do not know how to use it to sync or transfer photos to my PC from my Samsung S5. I have tried: Have connected my S5 to the PC

Install Samsung Kies for PC is a VisiHow article with further information about using Kies. Launch the Kies program on your PC and then using the cable provided with your charger, connect the phone to the PC. The phone should be recognized but there is a troubleshooting application built into the Kies program if the phone is not recognized.

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Hi, I have pictures on my Samsung S5 phone which I want to transfer to my laptop HP pavilion entertainment PC, but the Bluetooth does not pick it up, so what can I do?

I just need to know how to download my files to the PC. I have tried: I have tried to pair both equipment but no positive result. I think it was caused by: No Idea

You have to enable Discovery in the Bluetooth settings on the S5. Also, sometimes if you turn the WiFi off and then attempt the launch it will work better. Some users noted that when they put their phone into Airplane Mode it recognizes the PC but otherwise, never finds it.

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