Simpler and Faster File Share With Galaxy’s Quick Share

May 12, 2023
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Transferring files between devices can take much time and energy, but Samsung Electronics has simplified the file sharing process. For Galaxy users looking to share photos, videos and various files with other Galaxy devices, smartphones or PCs, the Quick Share feature[1], introduced in 2020, is streamlining file transferring functionality.


Offering enhanced usability and simplicity, Samsung’s flagship file sharing feature enables the quick sharing of all file types, from simple photos and memos to large videos and business documents.


Galaxy’s Flagship File Sharing Function: Quick Share

1. File Corruption is a Thing of the Past With Quick Share

▲ Using Galaxy’s Quick Share feature, users can share files easily and quickly.


When meeting friends after not seeing them for a long time, capturing memories of your time spent together is essential. However, if the Gallery app on your smartphone fills up with photos while spending quality time with friends, there is no need to worry. To avoid the hassle of uploading all the photos to a messaging app or email and downloading them again, Quick Share provides simple file transfer in a matter of seconds.


The biggest advantage of Quick Share is that users can quickly share photos with nearby Galaxy devices in just a few taps regardless of the number and size of the files. With a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, users can send files to up to eight people at a time.[2]


Receiving files through Quick Share is simple, from set up to sending and reception. In order to use Quick Share, swipe down from the top of the screen of your Galaxy device and tap on the Quick Share icon from Quick Settings.


▲ Activate Quick Share from the Galaxy menu to send files conveniently.


For those looking to try out Quick Share, here is how to use the feature in just a few, easy steps:


Select the file to share à click Quick Share


Select a picture or video in the Gallery app or a file in a folder, and then click the Share icon. After pressing the Quick Share icon in the pop-up window, available Galaxy devices that can accept shared files appear.


▲ Users can simply select the file they want to share and click the Quick Share icon.


Select Galaxy user to transfer files Receiving party accepts files


Galaxy devices that can accept files are listed according sharing preferences that the user has set in advance. When the other Galaxy device accepts the file transfer, the file is sent immediately. These shared files can be immediately found in the Quick Share folder created in the Gallery app without a separate download process.


▲ Share photos among Galaxy users in a flash using Quick Share.



2. Share Quickly and Seamlessly With Non-Galaxy Devices

What’s more, Quick Share makes file sharing easy not only between Galaxy devices but also with other smartphones.


▲ When sending files to non-Galaxy users, click Quick Share and Copy link or Share using QR code.


When using Quick Share with non-Galaxy users, a Galaxy user can select the file they want to share via Quick Share and choose from the following options: Copy link, Share in an app and Share using QR code. If the user chooses to share the file using a QR code, the recipient can simply copy or scan the code and receive the file instantly on their smartphone or device. Additionally, files uploaded to the Samsung Cloud can be shared with others as well.


▲ Transferring photos with Quick Share feature’s QR code function


If Share in an app is selected, the link can be sent via a messenger right away, making it an effective way to share files to multiple people at once in a group chatroom. Additionally, users can send original photos and videos in high quality without worrying about deteriorated image quality due to file compression.


It is also worth noting that files uploaded to Samsung Cloud are automatically deleted after a certain period, improving security and user convenience.


3. Share Quickly With A Range of Devices Such as Tablets and Laptops

Quick Share can be used on any Galaxy device that comes with the feature. The instant file sharing feature allows files to move freely across smartphones and Galaxy tablets.


Sharing files between different types of Galaxy devices is also easy and frictionless. To send a file from your Galaxy smartphone to another Galaxy device, all you need to do is activate the Quick Share feature on both devices before selecting the files and recipient using Quick Share.


Share Safely With Private Share

When sharing files containing sensitive information, Samsung’s Private Share is there to help your share files securely.


Users can send a variety of files through Private Share, including images, video, audio and documents. 20 files of up to 200MB in total can be sent at once to a designated recipient using a phone number and identification number.


▲ With Private Share, users can control how long recipients have access for and set an expiration date.


▲ Private Share allows users to revoke access to shared files even after they have been sent.


The most notable feature of Private Share is that users can control the recipient’s access permission and the file’s expiration date. Prior to sharing, users can set the amount of time a file can be viewed. Users can also adjust the settings and revoke sharing permissions.


▲ Private Share prevents recipients from capturing screenshots of shared files, keeping them secure.


Additionally, the sender can check whether the recipient has received the files as well as if and when they opened them.


In addition to Quick Share and Private Share, Galaxy users can also use other file sharing methods, such as Dropship as well as Nearby Share, allowing users to send content how and when they want.


▲ Sharing photos between Galaxy users using Quick Share


From sharing important files in business environments to sharing photos and videos with loved ones, Samsung Galaxy’s Quick Share and Private Share features are enabling increasingly smooth communication in the digital era with their convenience, security and wide usability.


[1] Quick Share requires the sending device to be operating on Android OS Version 10.0(Q) and above.

[2] Maximum number of files varies depending on device model.

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