Please Note: Samsung DeX is available on selected mobile devices and is compatible with Windows 7 or 10 and Mac OS 10.13 or higher. Desktops require at least 500MB of free disk space.
From phones that fold to AI assistants, our imaginations have never been freer to reinvent ways of using and fusing our technologies. Samsung DeX is a powerfully versatile player in this field — a native application that offers a desktop-like interface powered by your mobile device.
All you need to do is connect your mobile device to a monitor (optional for tablets), and a keyboard and mouse if you're feeling fancy 😎, and launch Samsung DeX. From there, you can take advantage of many desktop features such as dragging and dropping files, arranging and resizing windows and utilising keyboard shortcuts.
We really do love this feature — with optimised apps like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Zoom, YouTube and Microsoft Office Suite, Samsung DeX is a real powerhouse for flexible, remote working. You can also get the best of both worlds by storing private documents safely on your phone using Secure Folder, then viewing or presenting them later on a big screen without having to transfer sensitive files.
It's not all work and no play though. With Samsung DeX you can kick back and stream movies to a big juicy TV or monitor, while still using your phone...as a phone. Stream videos, films, photos and artwork to the big screen but respond to calls and messages as normal on your handheld device. You can even connect to a PC or Mac for creative cross-platform multitasking and file sharing.
Samsung DeX for mobile device and monitor:
For a desktop-style experience using a phone or tablet, you'll need an external display such as a monitor or TV, as well as an HDMI to USB Type-C adaptor. Some newer models support USB Type-C directly, allowing you to connect using a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable without an adapter.
Refer to the user manual of your monitor or TV to see which connections are supported. For some smartphone models, you may also wish to use a DeX Station or DeX Pad.
Samsung DeX for tablet:
Connect your tablet to an external monitor using the instructions above, or simply launch DeX on its own.
Samsung DeX for PC or Mac:
With Samsung DeX for your computer, you can use compatible apps on the larger screen, make use of the keyboard and mouse and easily drag files between devices.
With the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra you can now connect DeX wirelessly. Just open the Quick panel on your smartphone, swipe down and tap DeX. Then select your TV, tap Start now on the Samsung DeX pop-up and accept the connection request on your TV.
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