What is Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect allows you to search for nearby devices and quickly connect to them without going through the detailed Bluetooth or WiFi Direct settings. The connection can be through Bluetooth or WiFi direct (including screen mirroring through Miracast).
Actually, if you are a long-term Samsung Galaxy devices user, you probably noticed Quick connect in a few devices already, for example, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4. Unfortunately, many owners have no idea on how to use it.
Many smartphone users, especially new Android users, may have problems to connect two devices through Bluetooth or WiFi direct. Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect can make the job easier for many Galaxy S6 owners.
Please note, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge has the identical Quick connect. This guide applies to both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, although in the text, I used Galaxy S6 only most of the time.
Where can I find Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect is part of the notification panel. Actually, you can only access Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect from the notification panel.
To access Quick connect in Galaxy S6, you need swipe down (see this page on gestures on Galaxy S6 touchscreen) from the status bar (top of the screen, please see this page on status bar) with one finger to open notification panel.
If the other device does not support Quick connect, you need turn on Bluetooth or WiFi Direct on these devices manually.
If the other device supports Quick connect, you just need turn on Quick connect on that device. Quick connect will enable necessary settings automatically for you.
Step 1: Open the notification panel and tap Quick Connect.
Swipe down from the status bar to open Galaxy S6 notification panel.
Tap Quick connect as shown below.
If you are using this feature for the first time, select a visibility option and tap TURN ON QUICK CONNECT as shown below.
For security reasons, you should set the visibility of Galaxy S6 as Only when Quick connect turned on, as shown below.
You can modify the Galaxy S6 visibility later by tapping Settings on top right.
You can also set the privacy for Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect as shown above so that Galaxy S6 is visible to contacts only.
Step 2: Find and connect to other devices
Once you turn on Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect, Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth features will be activated automatically in your Galaxy S6.
Galaxy S6 will start to search for nearby devices.
For other devices, you can turn on Quick connect, or enable Bluetooth and WiFi Direct manually. If you turn on Bluetooth manually, you need make sure the visibility of such a device is on.
In this example, my Galaxy S6 edge found Galaxy Note 4 nearby as shown below.
Tap the found device (in this case, as shown in the screenshot, it is Galaxy Note 4) to connect to it and find possible operations.
After tapping the available devices, you can find you can share content or share WiFi profile with Galaxy Note 4 through Quick connect.
To share content through Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick connect, tap Share content as shown below.
You can now select various types of contents to be shared to Galaxy Note 4.
Tap any of them and then select the content. The content in Galaxy S6 will be shared with the other device (Galaxy Note 4 in this case).
Why I cannot find Galaxy S6 Quick Connect on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge?
In some regions, some carriers chose to remove this feature.
So, if you cannot find Quick Connect in Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from the notification panel, very likely, your carrier or distributor opted to remove this feature.
Can I disable Galaxy S6 Quick Connect?
No, you cannot disable Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick Connect. This is enabled (if it is enabled) as an essential feature (although it is not essential) in Galaxy S6 TouchWiz.
Can you use Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick Connect on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge?
If you have any questions on using Samsung Galaxy S6 Quick Connect on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, please let us know in the comment box below. We will try to help you.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.