What to do if you want to transfer data from one Samsung device to another? You will think of using USB connector or Wi-Fi, right? But now, there’s a new way for Samsung users to share photos, videos, and other types of files with their friends and family – it’s using the Quick Share app. What is this app? How does it work for your device?
Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung
If you have files you need on one Samsung and want to share them to another device, you must be wondering how to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung. The most commonly used way for you to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung is using Smart Switch.
How to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung (step-by-step guide):
- Install the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app on both of your Samsung devices. (You can search for Smart Switch in Google Play Store.)
- Place the Samsung devices near to each other (within 50 cm) and then open Smart Switch on them.
- You can then choose to transfer via USB cable or wireless.
- After that, please follow the instructions on the screen to continue.
You need to know that the Smart Switch is preloaded on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Please go to Settings to active the Smart Switch function.
Quick Share – A New Method for Sharing Samsung Files
In the past, Android users like to share links, photos, and files between devices by using the Nearby Share feature. The Nearby Share is to Android device what AirDrop is to Apple device. As long as the two devices are using Android 6.0 or later versions, you can share files between them easily with the help of Nearby Share.
If you find the AirDrop not working on your device, you should try to fix the problem by following the tips given on this page.
What Is Samsung Quick Share
Now, Android provides a new way for users to share photos and videos with others – using Quick Share. The Quick Share Samsung is a new sharing service to help users send files (images, photos, audios, videos, links, etc.) to other people. This is a new feature on Android devices, similar to Apple’s AirDrop. With the help of Samsung Share, you can send files between two Galaxy phones, Galaxy Book, or to multiple people at a time easily and quickly.
Samsung’s Quick Share app is now available for Windows; you can get it easily from Microsoft Store. You can choose to use Quick Share or the original Windows Easy Transfer when planning to transfer files between Windows operating systems.
- How to transfer files with Windows Easy Transfer?
- How to fix when the Windows Easy Transfer is unable to continue?
How to Share Files between Samsung Phones
Step 1: turn on the Samsung Share app on both devices.
- Unlock the Samsung phone.
- Swipe down from the top of the Home screen to access the Quick Panel.
- Swipe down again to expand your Quick Panel.
- Swipe left to locate Quick Share.
- Tap on Quick Share to turn it on.
Step 2: send files using Quick Share.
- Go back to the Home screen.
- Access the image, photo, document, video, link, or any file you want to share.
- Tap the Share icon on the phone screen.
- Choose Quick Share from the sharing window.
- Unlock the Samsung phone on which you want to receive the shared files.
- Tap Accept from the pop-up prompt on the receiving phone.
- Wait for the process to finish.
You can select multiple files to share from the Gallery app or the My Files app.
How to Change Quick Share’s Privacy Settings
- Swipe down on the notification shade to expand the options.
- Locate the Quick Share on the screen. Please click on the three-dot icon and choose Edit if you can’t it here.
- Press the Quick Share and hold it to access the Quick Share settings screen.
- Now, you can choose from Contacts Only and Everyone.
- Besides, you are able to toggle on or off the Receive files option and change the Phone name.