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



Samsung Dex Features Tips

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

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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One UI 6.1

One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices



Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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One UI 6.0

How to bring One UI 6 Weather Insight Widget to your Galaxy’s Home screen



Samsung Weather Widget January 2024 update

Samsung One UI 6.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements to the Galaxy devices. One of the most useful features is the Weather Insight Widget, which provides a comprehensive overview of the local weather conditions.

The Weather Insight Widget shows the current temperature, humidity, air quality, UV index, and wind speed, as well as the forecast for the next 24 hours and 7 days.

It also alerts the user of any upcoming severe weather, such as storms, snowfall, rain, or heat waves. The widget helps the user stay well-informed and prepared for weather changes.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Features

You can easily add the Weather Insight Widget to the home screen of the Galaxy device. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Tap and hold the blank space on the home screen until the options menu appears.
  • Click on the Widgets.

  • Scroll down to find Samsung Weather.

  • Press the Weather option.

  • Tap on the Insight from the list of widgets.

  • Click on the Add option.

Samsung One UI 6 Weather Widget

Now, you can drag and drop the widget to the desired location on the home screen and resize it if needed. Once the widget is added, the user can edit it by tapping on the settings icon on the top right corner of the widget. The user can also access more details and tips by tapping on the widget itself.

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Tips and Tricks

Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Sabrina

What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.

Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:

Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches

  1. It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
  2. Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.

Display’s touch sensitivity is too low

  1. Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
  2. Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
  3. If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.

Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input

  1. Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
  2. To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
  3. For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.

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