About Samsung DeX and How It Works
If you feel like extending your smartphone screen to a desktop screen and use peripheral devices like Keyboard? Cool! Samsung just lunched this feature through the Samsung DeX which also lets you use a monitor, keyboard, and mouse without even having a PC connected. So, what is Samsung DeX and how does it work?
In this post, we’ll go in-depth on what Samsung DeX is, what devices support it, what it does, and how it works. let’s get into it.
So What is Samsung DeX?
DeX means ‘Desktop eXperience’ and that’s exactly what this feature does. Samsung DeX is a feature included on some high-end Samsung handheld devices that lets you to extend your Samsung smartphone into a desktop-like experience by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. All these peripheral devices can be connected with an HDMI adapter and you can access all your mobile apps on the monitor.
Smartphones that Support Samsung DeX?
Almost all the new Samsung smartphones come with the Samsung DeX feature. It launched with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and has subsequently shipped with the following devices:
Galaxy S8 Active
Note 8, Galaxy S9
Galaxy S9 Plus
Galaxy Note 9
Note 10 series
Note 20 Series.
Samsung plans to roll out the feature on many more of its upcoming devices.
How DeX Works
Previously, to use the Samsung Dex feature, you need a DeX docking device to connect your phone. Now, you need an HDMI adapter, a DeX cable or multi-port adapter, a display with an HDMI input, a mouse & keyboard, and a DeX capable smartphone or tablet. The mouse and keyboard you need is preferably Bluetooth but you can as well opt to use the ones with cables and connect them to the multi-port adaptor.
First of all, connect your mobile device to your display using the HDMI adapter, a DeX cable, or a multi-port adapter. Samsung DeX would launch automatically, allowing you access to all your mobile apps and content. Next, connect your mouse and keyboard via Bluetooth. On choice, you can use a USB keyboard and mouse with a multi-port adapter.
Samsung DeX set-up
On getting your mouse and keyboard connected you can enjoy an intuitive desktop experience. Your smartphone can be used as a touchpad by simply swiping down from the top of the screen to open the notifications panel and then taping the option to use your phone as a touchpad. Afterward, navigate to use your finger or the S-Pen for navigation.
For scrolling through pages, just swipe up or down. Tap your smartphone – which is now a touchpad – once to open apps or select something just like you would with a single left-click on a mouse. Tap with two fingers to open the options menu – similar to a right-click on a mouse. To zoom a figure/subject, simply pinch your fingers in or out.
It’s no surprise that Smartphone makers are doing all they can possible to enable you to use your phone more like a computer. The DeX feature is a testament to this.