Samsung dex support for note 10 lite/ s10 lite

Samsung’s phones are crammed with special features, so it’s understandable if one or two have passed you by. However, Samsung’s DeX mode is something you absolutely don’t want to miss. Essentially turning your powerful Galaxy điện thoại cảm ứng into a versatile desktop computer, Samsung DeX allows you to lớn hook up a computer monitor, mouse, & keyboard & start using your phone as a PC.

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While you might expect a trick like this lớn be trumpeted loudly & then abandoned, Samsung has actually been consistently improving DeX. The feature used to require a specific (and expensive) dock to lớn use, but over the years, Samsung has refined the process, so now you now only need a simple (and cheaper) USB-C cable to use DeX mode. You can even connect wirelessly to your smart TV if you have a Galaxy chú ý 20 or lưu ý 20 Ultra. Here’s a quick guide on how khổng lồ use Samsung’s DeX mode.

What is DeX?

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“DeX” is the name for Samsung’s desktop software, activated by plugging a compatible sản phẩm điện thoại device into a spare monitor, laptop, or computer. It turns your phone or tablet into a full-fledged desktop experience, complete with word processing software, internet browsers, và more. Samsung DeX is principally aimed at those who require a smartphone office, but really, it can be used by anyone with a spare monitor lying around.

Of course, many people already have a serviceable laptop, so what’s the point of the DeX mode? In short, it’s the ease of having everything you need in a single device. Being able to seamlessly switch from writing an e-mail or document on your phone to writing it in a desktop environment can be extremely useful for some people — & that’s exactly what DeX offers.

Samsung DeX on the Samsung Galaxy S10 range and newer (including the new Galaxy S20 range) is even more useful, as DeX on those devices is able to trigger within Windows or MacOS — so you don’t need a separate, spare monitor to use DeX. Instead, it’ll pop up in a separate window, allowing you to lớn use your phone in a desktop environment while also allowing the use of your regular computer. With the new Galaxy lưu ý 20 range, you can even use DeX wirelessly on your smart TV.

DeX-compatible devices

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Not every Samsung device can use Samsung DeX mode, & it’s pretty much restricted to lớn Samsung’s flagship ranges only — which doesn’t include the Galaxy S10 Lite and note 10 Lite, for some reason. The following Samsung phones và tablets are compatible with Samsung’s DeX mode:

Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 20 UltraSamsung Galaxy note 20Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraSamsung Galaxy S20 PlusSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 10 PlusSamsung Galaxy lưu ý 10Samsung Galaxy chú ý 10 5GSamsung Galaxy S10 PlusSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10 5GSamsung Galaxy cảnh báo 9Samsung Galaxy S9 PlusSamsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 8Samsung Galaxy S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy Tab S6Samsung Galaxy Tab S5eSamsung Galaxy Tab S4

How lớn use DeX on a spare monitor

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Starting Samsung’s DeX mode on a spare monitor is as simple as connecting it lớn your phone or tablet. Except, it’s not. DeX mode has gone through a few transformations over the years, & as a result, there are a few ways to lớn access DeX. Whether you’re using a dedicated dock or a single cable, here’s how to use DeX on a monitor.

Connecting with a USB-C cable or hub

Using a USB-C to lớn HDMI cable is one of the most convenient ways to lớn use DeX, & it was introduced with the Samsung Galaxy chú ý 9 và the Galaxy Tab S4. Since then, it’s spread lớn all DeX-compatible devices, so it’s an option for any of the devices listed above.

While using a cable is likely to lớn be a popular choice since it doesn’t require an expensive dock, there are no additional ports lớn attach wired accessories such as keyboards and mice, so you’ll be reliant on bluetooth peripherals. If you need ports, then you can also use a cheap USB-C hub instead of a cable — but these can be a little fiddly. Whether hub or cable, it’s the easiest way to try out Samsung DeX. Here’s how lớn get it running:

Start by making sure you have the right cable. Samsung recommends its own DeX cable, HDMI Adapter, or USB-C Hub, but you can use most other third-party USB-C hubs as well.If using a third-party USB-C hub, make sure it has a USB-C port as well as an HDMI port. The hub will need to lớn be plugged into a fast-charging charger, or DeX will not trigger.Make sure you’re using a monitor with an HDMI port. Almost any monitor should work, but not every TV will work with DeX.Connect your device & monitor. You may need khổng lồ remove any protective cases for the cable to lớn connect properly.DeX should start automatically.If it doesn’t start automatically, check your notification shade và select the option for DeX from the list.Otherwise, make sure everything is connected properly.Make sure you’re using a fast charger. The charger that came with your device should suffice.Once DeX has started, pull down your notification shade và tap Use Your Phone as a Touchpad.

Connecting with an official DeX Station/DeX Pad

DeX was originally only usable with Samsung’s DeX Station and DeX dock. Later, with the release of the Galaxy S9, the DeX Pad was added, which also allowed you lớn use your phone as a trackpad. As mentioned above, neither of these are required any more, but if you happen to lớn come across one, you can still use it — as long as it’s built khổng lồ accommodate it. The DeX Station was built for the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and chú ý 8, & may struggle lớn fit newer và larger devices. The DeX Pad’s kiến thiết is more forgiving, but it’s still worth giving the connection a dry run before you mix up your workstation.

Why would you want to? Both the DeX Station và the DeX Pad function as USB hubs as well, so you can easily attach wired mice, keyboards, or additional storage systems. Plus, it’s just a more attractive addition khổng lồ a desk than a simple USB-C hub or single cable. Here’s how to lớn use it:

Set up the DeX Station or Dex Pad. Make sure the nguồn cable is firmly attached, as DeX won’t work without it.Make sure you’re using a monitor with an HDMI port. Almost any monitor should work, but not every TV will work with DeX.Attach any accessories you’ll be using to lớn the Station or Pad.Insert your device into the Station or Pad.DeX should start automatically.If it doesn’t, pull down the Notification Shade of your device & select the option for DeX from the list.Otherwise, check all the connections are tightly inserted.

How to use DeX on a máy tính or computer

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Samsung has continued khổng lồ improve DeX mode with its latest flagships, & it’s even gone as far as to lớn remove the requirement to have a spare monitor lying around. With the Galaxy chú ý 10 and note 10 Plus, Samsung introduced a way lớn use DeX from inside Windows and MacOS.

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This version of DeX was introduced with the Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 10 range but has been ported to lớn the Galaxy S10 range & can also now be found on the Galaxy S20 range và the new Galaxy cảnh báo 20 range.

Attach your device khổng lồ your computer or máy vi tính with your USB-C cable.Once the ứng dụng is installed and your phone is connected, DeX should boot automatically.Once DeX is running, you can use it in a window or in full-screen mode.While it’s open, you can reply to lớn messages and read notifications from your phone. You can also access files from your phone & transfer files between both devices by dragging between windows.

How to use DeX wirelessly on a smart TV

With the arrival of the Galaxy note 20 range comes the option to use DeX on your smart TV. Most smart TVs using Miracast are compatible, although you’ll get the best experience on Samsung smart TVs released in 2019 or later. If in doubt, kiểm tra that your smart TV supports screen mirroring, & you should be good to lớn go. Here’s how khổng lồ use wireless DeX:

Open screen-mirroring mode on your smart TV.On your cảnh báo 20 or cảnh báo 20 Ultra, pull down the Quick Panel settings and tap Samsung DeX.From the detected devices list, select the TV you want to wirelessly connect to.Tap Start Now on the Samsung DeX pop-up.Accept the connection request on your TV.

Casting from your note 20 or chú ý 20 Ultra lớn your smart TV is a second-screen experience — which means you can multitask & use separate apps on your phone while it powers DeX on your TV. So, you can watch Netflix on your TV while sending a text from your phone or take notes on your note 20 while watching online lectures or documentaries on your TV. DeX lets you operate up khổng lồ five apps at once on your TV & control them using the improved DeX cảm ứng Pad on your phone. Activate it after you’ve connected lớn DeX by swiping down the Quick Panel và selecting Run With touch Pad. Using three fingers to lớn swipe, you can swipe up to lớn return khổng lồ the Recents page, swipe down lớn go to lớn home, or swipe left or right to quickly switch between apps.

How lớn use accessories with DeX

A desktop experience isn’t complete without a mouse and keyboard. While a phone is extremely useful for working on the go, for real productivity, a mouse & keyboard are vital, và DeX requires both to get the most out of it.

If you’re using a Dex Station, Dex Pad, or any sort of hub, attaching wired peripherals & accessories is as easy as plugging them into available ports. But if you’re using công nghệ bluetooth accessories, you’ll need to lớn pair them to lớn your phone. To bởi vì so, head to lớn your Settings, then tap Connected Devices > Pair New Device. Put your device into discoverable mode — kiểm tra its manual if you’re not sure how — and then go through the pairing process when it appears on your list.

Once everything is paired, you should be able to lớn use them in DeX mode.

What can you do with DeX?

In brief, anything you can vì with your phone or tablet, you can vì chưng with Samsung’s DeX mode — but in a desktop environment.

When you first start using DeX, you can go ahead và fix your display settings how you want them. For example, if it doesn’t scale properly to your TV, you can choose the Fit khổng lồ Screen option to fix this display issue. You can access your device’s apps by clicking the App symbol — nine dots arranged in a three-by-three square — in the bottom-left corner. From there, you can run any of your device’s apps, though they won’t stretch lớn cover your screen if they’re not optimized to work with DeX.

Samsung also offers several DeX-optimized apps, such as the Microsoft Office suite, Gmail, and Photoshop Sketch, in its Galaxy Store. You can access the Galaxy Store from the đứng đầu of the ứng dụng drawer. If an optimized version of your phầm mềm doesn’t exist, you can click the Rotate button in the top-right-hand corner of the phầm mềm window lớn turn everything khổng lồ landscape orientation. This will make things look a bit better on your computer screen.

The app icons can live directly on your desktop, so you can quickly access them at any time. You also have the option to lớn create a taskbar for your apps. You’ll see an option to địa chỉ cửa hàng this when you right-click on your screen. You also can find important DeX options and notifications in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.

If you don’t have a keyboard plugged in, you can tap the Keyboard icon to produce one on the screen. You also can lock both your DeX station and your phone at the same time if you’re walking away from your desktop & want to ensure it’s secure. 

To toggle between DeX view và screen mirroring, go lớn the Notifications menu. Screen mirroring is a useful copy-paste method that creates the mirror image of what you see on your sản phẩm điện thoại device on a larger computer screen.