Samsung phones come with a really useful feature called Quick Share that allows you to quickly send and receive files. Among Galaxy devices, it is the fastest file transfer tool available, allowing you to send even large video files in just a few seconds.
In this article, we’ll go over what Quick Share is, how it works, its features, what you can send with it, and how to use it to share files between friends and family.
What is Quick Share? How does it work?
Quick Share is a file sharing app developed by Samsung and it is the best way to share files between Galaxy devices including phones, tablets, laptops and smartwatches. You can use Quick Share to send almost any type of file, including photos, videos, documents, songs, audio recordings, APK files, and more.
Files shared via Quick Share have a two-day expiration date; after that, recipients cannot download your file. This is done to prevent unwanted people from copying your file.
Although Quick Share works best between Samsung Galaxy devices, you can also use it to send files to non-Samsung Android phones, though the process isn’t as smooth and the transfer won’t be as fast. We will also show you how this works.
Quick Share comes pre-installed on your Samsung phone, which means you don’t have to download it separately from the Galaxy Store. To access Quick Share, simply go to Settings > Connected devices > Quick Share.
Also, Quick Share does not harm the quality of your photos and videos during file transfer. Sharing a photo on WhatsApp, for example, will reduce its resolution to reduce the file size, which means the recipient won’t be able to see it clearly.
In Quick Share, this is not a problem as all shared files are sent in their original quality. You can send up to 1 GB of content at a time and up to 5 GB per day. The maximum limit may vary depending on your region.
How to send and receive files with Quick Share
Before sending and receiving files on Samsung via Quick Share, make sure the feature is actually turned on. To do that, go to Settings > Connected devices > Quick Share > Who can share with you and select someone close. You can also find and enable Quick Share in the Quick Settings panel of your Samsung phone.
Once the feature is activated, follow the steps below:
- Select a photo from your gallery or file from the My Files app.
- Tap on the Share icon and select share now from the menu.
- If the recipient has a Samsung phone and is nearby, their device will appear in the menu. Tap on it and ask the recipient to accept the file on their device. This method works faster.
- Alternatively, you can select from three options: copy a link to share, share the link within an app, or create a QR code that the recipient can scan to receive your file. See how to scan a QR code on Samsung if you need help.
- Select an option to start uploading your file to Samsung Cloud. Once the file is uploaded, the recipient can download it using your link or QR code. If the recipient has a non-Samsung phone, they will be redirected to the Samsung Cloud website where they can download their file.
- Once you have successfully shared your file, you can view its details by going to Settings > Connected devices > Quick Share > Sharing history. Here, tap on a shared item to see the file size, sent date, and expiration date.
- If you change your mind later, tap stop sharing to cancel the file transfer.
Besides Quick Share, you might also want to check out other really useful features on Samsung to get the most out of your phone.
Use Quick Share to send and receive files
Quick Share is the best way to share files between Samsung Galaxy devices, whether you’re sending them to someone else or just sharing them with your own devices.
Aside from how fast it is, the best thing about Quick Share is that it doesn’t hurt the quality of your photos or videos like many other file transfer tools do. And if that wasn’t enough, you can also cancel the file transfer at any time! Go ahead and try it.