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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Find the Wi-Fi Direct Option on Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, there are some options that changed its location in the Settings menu causing some users are having trouble to find them when they want to use them. As happen with one of the insider named Maureen who has the difficulty to change the Bluetooth name in her phone after she did update the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she couldn't find the rename option in the Bluetooth menu, where the option is usually located. Apparently, in the recent update you have to change the device name to change the Bluetooth name.

See also: How to Fix Can't Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another problem with the similar causes also experienced by another insider named Richard who has send me an email and said that he could no longer find the Wi-Fi Direct option in the Settings menu when he want to activate this option to allow him transferring some stuff to another phone.

How to find Wi-Fi Direct option in Android 4.3?
FYI, in Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and above, the Wi-Fi Direct has been moved to the Wi-Fi menu. Well, here are the steps to locate the Wi-Fi Direct option:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap My Connections tab.
  3. If necessary, slide the switch next to Wi-Fi option to the right to enable this option and allows you accessing the menu.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi Direct button.
  5. Tap Scan button to search another Wi-Fi Direct enabled device within range.
  6. Now, you're ready to use Wi-Fi Direct to transfer files with another Wi-Fi direct enabled devices.

Indeed, the appearance of the Settings menu in the Android ICS and the Android Jelly Bean(especially the Android 4.3) has some differences. So, digging the Settings menu to explore each option available is one things that you might consider to do to know the Settings menu more better. Well, hope this helps :)


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