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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 5 Watch Beta: How to join, download and install when Samsung starts



Samsung One UI 5 Watch

A few days back, Samsung teased the One UI 5 Watch operating system. This new wearable OS will be coming pre-installed with the next-generation Galaxy Watch lineup this August. Meanwhile, Samsung also starting the One UI 5 Watch Beta for current models this month.

As of May 20, Samsung has not announced the One UI 5 Watch’s Beta Program. It’s expected to begin next week for the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With a few simple steps, you will be able to join the One UI 5 Watch Beta through your Galaxy device.

How to join One UI 5 Watch Beta

To participate in the One UI Watch Beta Program, you must register through the Samsung Members app on your device:

  1. In the Samsung Members app, log in with your Samsung Account.
    • If you do not have a Samsung Account, create an account on the Samsung Account site.
  2. Once logged in to the Samsung Members app, select “Notices > Registration for One UI Watch Beta Program.”
  3. Complete and submit the application form.

If you meet the participation criteria, you will be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program.

How to download & install One UI 5 Watch Beta

You must be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program to install the Beta software. To avoid compatibility issues, before installing the Beta software, make sure all apps such as Galaxy Wearable and Watch Plugin on the device are updated to the latest version available.

If you enrolled in the Beta program successfully, update notifications will be sent at the start of Beta.

To download and install the Beta software, on your device, select “Settings > Software update > Download and install”. You can also use the update menu in Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app. Beta software updates are rolled out gradually to One UI Watch Beta Program participants.

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How to recover calls and messages from a Samsung Galaxy using Find My Mobile



Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Samsung’s Find My Mobile function allows you to locate, lock and/or wipe your device remotely, which is necessary if you have lost your Galaxy device. This guide tells you how you can enable an important toggle, which makes it possible to recover calls and messages from your Samsung Galaxy.

Firstly, you will need to be signed into your Samsung account in order to use Find My Mobile. And to utilize the tools available in the Find My Mobile section, you will need to enable the Remote Controls feature on your mobile device before you can use the service.

How to enable Remote Control feature

From the home screen of your Samsung device, swipe up and choose Settings. Now, you have to open the Security and privacy tab, where you can find the option to expand Find My Mobile tools.

Once expanded, hit the toggle to turn on the Find My Mobile. It will get enabled swiftly if your phone already has Samsung Account logged in, otherwise, you need to login or create a new one.

Now, simply tap the switches to turn on the listed tools namely Allow this phone to be found, Remote unlock, Send last location, Retrieve calls and messages, and Offline finding.

Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Note: If you have already set up your Samsung account on your account, you may need to enter your password.

How to enable Retrieve calls and messages

During the procedure of setting up Find My Mobile, you have already enabled the “Retrieve calls and messages” feature. It allows you to recover your calls and messages if you lost your Samsung Galaxy device or it gets misplaced/stolen.

Find my mobile will show you the last 50 numbers that your device has made or received, for calls and messages. To recover, you will first need to login into SmartThings Find using your Samsung Account on a PC or secondary device and follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. On the Find My Mobile page, click Retrieve calls/messages
  2. Click Retrieve
  3. The last 50 numbers will display on your screen
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One UI 5.1 Always On Display: How to activate and customize on all Samsung devices



Samsung Always On Display One UI

Samsung One UI 5.1 brings an enhanced Always On Display feature, which delivers a stunning user experience. Galaxy users are adequately aware of the Always On Display, while some users may have not activated or customized the function yet.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access the One UI 5.1 Always On Display, turn it on or off, access additional settings, and edit the appearance. For starters, it’s going to be a big beneficial guide, while users already rocking with AOD on Galaxy can share their setup with us at tip[at]sammyfans[dot]com.

Samsung’s amazing AOD lets you view the clock, battery, and missed phone call/message notifications when the screen is turned off. Despite keeping the screen on all time, the feature uses less power and utilizes the proximity sensor to turn off completely when in the pocket.

With regular improvements, the company made the Always On Display feature more appealing. You can keep it on and show it off to your friends, while the ClockFace app allows you to create a customized clock appearance for the AOD functionality.

Let’s begin the guide:

Access AOD

First, swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the settings Settings icon. Now, scroll to and select Lock screen, turn Always On Display on or off and select the Always On Display switch. To access AOD Settings, select Always On Display and Edit the settings as desired.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

Adding to this, One UI also allows you to edit the Always On Display appearance. To do so, navigate to the Always On Display screen, and select Clock style. Once done, you will be able to Edit the appearance as desired, then select Done.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

It’s worth mentioning that flagship Galaxy devices may offer additional customization settings and options compared to budget ones. Samsung tells features availability varies by market and carrier so there’s a chance of riffs for consumers worldwide.

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