How to use Samsung Galaxy S5 Quick Connect/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Direct File Transfer

Quick Connect is a feature that allows you to easily search and
connect to nearby devices for convenient file sharing or use your GS5 phone as
a remote control by connecting it to a smart TV.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Quick Connect How to use guide
In order to successfully share contents, the device to connect must
have Quick Connect support. Also make sure Quick Connect is enabled on the
device to avoid any further issue.
Devices that do not support Quick Connect must have Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth enabled to share files with the GS5.
How to Connect GS5
to nearby devices with Quick Connect?

Follow these steps to use Quick Connect to connect your Galaxy S5 to
other available devices nearby.
1. Open the Notification Panel on
your device by swiping your finger from the top of the screen.
2. Touch Quick Connect. Doing so
will automatically enable Bluetooth (if still disabled).
Hint: Quick
Connect location may vary depending on your carrier. It may be listed in the Quick Panel or under it.
3. Locate and touch the name of
the device you wish to link with your GS5 and send file(s) to.
4. Choose which type of file or
content you want to send to the other device.
5. After choosing the
folder/album that contains the file you want to send, touch to select that
6. Touch Done to proceed.
Hint: If this is the first time you send a file to the connected device,
you will be prompted with the messages: “Waiting
acceptance…” and “GS5 wants to share 1 (file type to share) with

7. When prompted with the
aforesaid notice, touch the Accept
button to accept the file. This will initiate file transfer in both devices.
8. When the device starts to
receive the files, you will see another prompt saying, “Receiving files from (source_name). Check progress in
notification bar.”
It’s that simple!
How to Connect GS5
to nearby devices not supported by Quick Connect

In this case, you will need to use and enable Bluetooth function on your device.
Following are the steps to connect GS5 with other nearby devices not
supported or cannot be searched by Quick connect:
1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger down from the top of the
screen of your GS5 smartphone.
2. Touch and hold Bluetooth to proceed.
3. Touch to enable Visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices option.
4. Touch to select the name of
other nearby device you want to pair with your GS5 for file sharing.
5. Confirm pairing request by
touching OK on both devices. Doing
so will let you instigate sharing of content(s) with the paired device through
Quick Connect.
How to Connect via
Wi-Fi Direct?

1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger down from the top of the
2. Touch and hold Wi-Fi.
3. Touch More Options to continue.
4. Touch to select Wi-Fi Direct.
5. Touch the name of the
available device you want to pair with your GS5.
6. Touch Connect on the Invitation to Connect dialog prompt
on the device you want to pair with to allow connection between devices. Doing
so will also let you use Quick Connect to share file(s) with the paired
Touch End Connection to
stop connection between devices.

Hope this helps.

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