How to enable screen mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy device (with images)

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How to enable screen mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy device (with images)
How to enable screen mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy device (with images)
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This article will teach you how to cast your Samsung Galaxy's screen to an HDTV.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Mirroring with a Samsung Galaxy S5/S6

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 1

Step #1. Turn on your HDTV

To mirror the screen of your Samsung Galaxy, you need a Samsung smart TV or a Samsung All-Share Cast hub.

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 2

Step 2. Change your TV's input accordingly

Depending on the type of TV you have, the procedure here will vary slightly:

  • For a smart TV, select the 'Screen mirroring' option with the Source button on your remote control.
  • For an All-Share hub, you'll need to change your TV's input to the one that uses the All-Share HDMI cable (for example, Video 6).
Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 3

Step 3. Unlock your Samsung Galaxy device

If you've enabled a passcode, you'll need to enter it to do this.

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 4

Step 4. Swipe down from the top of your screen with two fingers

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Step 5. Press Edit

It's in the top right corner of your screen.

On some phones, this may also be a pencil icon

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Step 6. Select Screen Mirroring

You may need to swipe left or right to see this option.

On some phones, this option may also be called Smart View

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Step 7. Select the mirror device name

For example, you can press the name of your TV here.

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Step 8. Select Connect with a PIN

If you connect to a Samsung smart TV without an All-Share hub, your S6 will connect automatically without having to enter a PIN code.

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Step 9. Enter the PIN code displayed on your TV

As long as the pin code matches, the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 will be mirrored to your TV.

Method 2 of 2: Mirroring with a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 10

Step #1. Turn on your HDTV

To mirror the screen of your Samsung Galaxy, you need a Samsung smart TV or a Samsung All-Share Cast hub.

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 11

Step 2. Change your TV's input accordingly

Depending on the type of TV you have, the procedure will vary slightly:

  • With a smart TV, select the 'Screen mirroring' option with the Source button on your remote control.
  • For an All-Share hub, you'll need to change your TV's input to the one that uses the All-Share HDMI cable (for example, Video 6).
Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 12

Step 3. Unlock your Samsung Galaxy device

If you've enabled a passcode, you'll need to enter it to do this.

Enable Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy Device Step 13

Step 4. Open your Android's settings

It's a gear-shaped icon on one of your home screens (or between your other apps).

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Step 5. Scroll down to the "Connect and Share" heading and select Screen Mirroring

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Step 6. Slide the Screen Mirroring switch to the 'On' position

It should turn green.

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Step 7. Select the name of your TV

It should appear below the Screen Mirroring button.

Unless you have multiple screen mirroring devices enabled, your TV should be listed here

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Step 8. Enter the PIN code displayed on your TV

As long as the pin code matches, the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 will be mirrored to your TV.

If you're using a smart TV, your phone should be able to connect without a PIN

Tips

  • If your Samsung Galaxy is running on an operating system older than 4.1.12, you may not be able to mirror your screen.
  • Your Samsung Galaxy needs to be relatively close to your TV for the casting to succeed. If you're having trouble connecting, try moving closer to your TV.

Warnings

  • Using hardware different from Samsung's All-Share unit may cause problems with mirroring your screen.
  • Mirroring your screen will quickly use up your battery. Make sure to keep a close eye on your battery usage so that you can plug in your phone if necessary.

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