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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Share Media Files Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has some features that will let you share files with others, one of which is the nearby devices feature. This feature lets you share your media files (photos, videos and music) with other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can access or download your media files.


How to share media files using the nearby devices feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. You'll see this icon is displayed on the status bar as a sign that the nearby devices feature is enabled.If needed, you can select which media files you want to share with by tapping Shared contents and then select Videos, Photos or Music and then…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set SD Card as the Default Storage of the Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As we all know that you can use the nearby devices feature in your Samsung Galaxy S5 to download shared photos or videos from a nearby device into your phone, in condition that that device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network with you. By default, the downloaded files will be saved in the Download folder in the device storage. But, if needed, you can set your phone to save downloaded files to the Download folder in your SD card by setting the SD card as the default storage of the nearby devices feature so that the free space in your internal storage won't run out quickly.


How to set SD card as the default storage of the nearby devices feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the O…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Play Shared Music Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Nearby devices is a content sharing feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that will let you share or access media files with other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. One of the media files that can be accessed using this feature is music files. When the nearby devices feature in your phone is enabled, you can access shared music in a nearby device and play it directly from your phone.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can play shared music in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and you'll see this ic…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Watch or Download Shared Videos Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Watching or downloading shared videos in a nearby device is a thing that you can do when the nearby devices feature in your phone is enabled. This content sharing feature will work if both your phone and the nearby device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can watch or download shared videos in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and you'll see this icon is displayed on the status bar.

How to watch or download shared videos in a nearby device?
If you have enabled the nearby devices featu…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access or Download Shared Photos Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Nearby devices is a content sharing feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, you can access or download shared photos in other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can access or download shared photos in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and this icon will be displayed on the status bar.

How to access or download shared photos in a nearby device?
When you have enabled the nearby devices feature in your phone and there's a nearby device av…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Device Name in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The name listed in the device name option will be displayed in other devices to represent your device when you need to connect your phone to transfer files using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi direct, or when you need to connect your phone to share media file using the nearby devices feature. Since Samsung Galaxy S5 uses its name as the default device name which is too general then you may need to change the device name to a more personal or unique so that others can easily recognize your device from its name. Using a unique name can also prevent the other devices from accidentally sending files or share media files to the wrong device.


How to change the device name?
You can use the following steps to change the name for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct and the nearby devices at once:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to then System section and then tap About…