Meet Quick Share, Samsung’s Nearby Share and AirDrop killer
Samsung One UI is packed with a number of useful features of which Quick Share is way too underrated app over Nearby Share and AirDrop. Using Quick Share, you can not only share files across the Galaxy ecosystem but also with non-Galaxy devices through a link to download or QR scan.
Quick Share is a great alternative to Google’s Nearby Share and Apple’s AirDrop file-sharing tools. Samsung’s Quick Share makes sharing magical when you can instantly send images, videos, and files with up to five people simultaneously without pairing devices.
With the Quick Share feature, Samsung lets you say goodbye to the days of emailing files to everyone or copying files into a thumb drive to transfer them to other devices. In the era of innovation, you can seamlessly and conveniently send files to anyone inside or outside the Galaxy with Quick Share.
Google released the Nearby Share feature on the Android operating system, a few years back. As it’s a core Android feature, Galaxy devices also allow users to utilize the Nearby Share to share files such as images and videos without any need of downloading a third-party app.
Similarly, AirDrop is a feature created by Apple for devices running iOS or macOS operating systems. This Apple-exclusive service allows users to share files and documents across Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.
Beyond the abilities of Nearby Share and AirDrop, Samsung’s Quick Share makes file sharing across Galaxy and non-Galaxy devices easier than ever via links or QR codes. So if you love to share or overshare, then Quick Share is one feature you can’t live without.
How to Quick Share to Galaxy devices
First, make sure Quick Share is activated on both phones. Open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and tap Quick Share to activate it. Now, choose the file you want to share and tap the share button, followed by the Quick Share button at the bottom of your screen.
Your device will show you nearby Galaxy devices. Select the device you want to share with.
How to Quick Share to non-Galaxy devices
First of all, activate the Quick Share feature on your Samsung Galaxy device. Once done, open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and tap Quick Share to activate it. Now, choose the file you want to share and tap the share button, followed by the Quick Share button at the bottom of your screen.
Select either ‘Share link using app’ or ‘Share using QR code’.
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Here’s how to fix the Samsung Gallery app crashing
Are you facing the problem of crashing while using Samsung Gallery on your Galaxy smartphone? If yes, then let us tell you that after installing the new update of the Gallery app which came in version 14.1.05.2, the app is crashing.
According to reports, users are noticing that the app crashes after playing videos in the Samsung Gallery app. In the Gallery app after the recent update to Android T OS, processing related to screen effects does not work properly, so the app may be forced to close after playing a video.
Samsung Accessibility offers a Remove Animation function to Galaxy devices, which prevents some screen effects. It is useful if you’re sensitive to animation or screen movements.
In the recent scenario, if you have enabled this function then your may face some issues while playing video in the Gallery app. So if you’re facing Samsung Gallery crashing then you can temporarily fix this by disabling the ‘Remove Animation’ option.
How to disable the Remove Animation function?
To disable the Remove Animation function, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
- Click on the Visibility Enhancements option.
- Scroll down and check if the Remove animation function is enabled
- Turn it off by tapping on toggle.
How to update the Samsung Gallery app?
You can easily update the Samsung Gallery app to the latest version, just need to follow a few steps. Firstly, open Galaxy Store >> Search the Gallery app >> Tap on it to open >> Now, press on the Update option if any new version is available.
Samsung devices that are eligible for four years of Android and One UI upgrades
Samsung always puts the utmost effort to provide the latest mobile experience to Galaxy users. The company constantly enhances the experience of using its Galaxy devices via new updates. Last year, Samsung set a new standard with four years of Android OS upgrades to ensure the most up-to-date experience.
In addition to offering the extended One UI upgrade, Samsung also promised to provide five years of security updates to protect eligible Galaxy devices. Secured by Samsung Knox, Galaxy devices’ security update delivers end-to-end protection against potential security threats.
Earlier, Samsung used to provide only third-generation OS updates but then the company updated its policy so that Galaxy users could enjoy the latest mobile experience for a longer period of time.
Four generations of Samsung’s One UI (Android OS) and five years of security upgrades policy are applicable to Galaxy S series, Z series, and select Galaxy A/M/F series smartphones, as well as some tablets and watches.
Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for four years of Android OS upgrades
Galaxy S Series
- Samsung Galaxy S23
- Samsung Galaxy S23+
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21 (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Up to Android 16)
- Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S phones
Galaxy Z Series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (Up to Android 15)
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (Up to Android 15)
- Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z series devices
Galaxy A series
- Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A24
Galaxy M series
- Samsung Galaxy M54
Galaxy M series
- Samsung Galaxy F54
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- All upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S-series devices
Samsung Nice Catch Good Lock module gets One UI 5.1.1 support
Samsung is expected to unveil its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones in late July or early August this year which will come with a new Android 13-based software iteration – One UI 5.1.1. Even before the official release, the company has started rolling out One UI 5.1.1 support for stock apps, and the Good Lock module Samsung Nice Catch is the first app to get it.
The Korean tech giant is rolling out a new update for the Samsung Nice Catch app, which arrives with version 5.0.01.02. The update is available on Galaxy Store with an installation package size of 6.45 MB.
The June 2023 update for the Samsung Nice Catch app comes with One UI 5.1.1 support. Through this update, the company wants to make the app compatible with the upcoming One UI version, so that whenever the company releases it, the app will continue to work without issue and will not crash. In addition to this, the company brings some minor improvements to enhance the overall performance.
The latest update is available for Galaxy devices running Android 13-based One UI 5.1 only. At the moment, the update is releasing gradually so it may take time to reach all eligible Galaxy devices. The company will soon make up available for all devices.
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You can check the latest update of the Nice Catch Good Lock module app through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates.