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Here’s how to use Samsung Wireless DeX on your monitor, tablet, and PC or Mac

Samsung DeX is a powerfully native application that offers a desktop-like interface offered by your Galaxy device. All you need to do is connect your mobile device to a monitor (optional for tablets), and a keyboard and mouse and launch Samsung DeX.

Galaxy device is more capable than you know. To text, your friends, watch a movie on the big screen, or get ready for your presentation, all with a Galaxy device assisted by DeX. The perfect tool for multitasking is now available with a wireless connection.

The DeX for PC is available on selected devices and on Windows 7, 10, and versions of Mac OS higher than 10.13. With USB-C to HDMI cable and accessories connected separately.

Samsung DeX wireless connection is supported by TVs that support Android smartphone screen mirroring only. There may be a difference in performance depending on the TV’s specifications and WiFi environment.

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Enable DeX

  • From Quick settings, tap DeX.
  • Follow the instructions on your device to connect to your TV or PC.
    • If connecting to a PC, download the DeX app on to your computer at
      samsungdex.com.

Samsung DeX for mobile device and monitor: 

  • Pair your keyboard and mouse (if using them) to your device.
    • You can do this using Bluetooth, or via the USB ports on your DeX Station or DeX Pad
  • Connect your monitor
    • If using a DeX Station or DeX Pad, connect the ends of the HDMI or USB Type-C cable to the ports on the dock and the monitor.
    • If using just a monitor, connect the HDMI adaptor or USB Type-C cable.
  • Connect your device
    • Insert your phone into your DeX Station or DeX Pad.
    • If using a monitor, connect your mobile device to the HDMI adaptor or USB Type-C cable
  • Wait for the DeX interface to appear.
    • To use your smartphone as a touchpad, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Settings panel and tap Use your phone as a touchpad

Samsung DeX for a tablet: 

Connect your tablet to an external monitor using the instructions above, or simply launch DeX on its own.

  • If using accessories such as a mouse or keyboard, make sure they are connected or paired using Bluetooth.
  • Swipe down from the top of the screen to launch the Quick Settings panel and tap the Settings icon.
  • Now find Advanced features and then Samsung DeX and slide the toggle to activate.
    • You can use this Samsung DeX menu to adjust settings such as screen timeout, default audio output, and more.
  • Samsung DeX mode will now launch
    • You can also use your S Pen to interact with the display.

Only the following Galaxy Tab models support DeX: Galaxy S4, S5e, S6, S7, S7+, and Galaxy Tab Active Pro.

Samsung DeX for PC or Mac:

With Samsung DeX for your computer, you can use compatible apps on the larger screen, make use of the keyboard and mouse and easily drag files between devices.

  • If you have not already done so, first download the DeX app for PC or Mac:
    • Samsung DeX for PC
    • Samsung DeX for Mac 
  • Connect your smartphone to your desktop using a compatible USB Type-C cable to launch the Samsung DeX app on your desktop computer.
  • Wait for the Samsung DeX interface to appear. You may need to unlock your phone to begin.

Try these apps in DeX mode

You can switch between screens naturally when using your desired apps. Go from MS Office Suite to Adobe Sketch or from Browser to YouTube. Use them on your device, then project it on a bigger display. With Samsung DeX, you’ll get your jobs done before you know it and even have enough time for games.

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