How to Set Up Wi-Fi Direct on Galaxy S9 Plus

Wouldn’t it be great if you could effortlessly connect your Wi-Fi-enabled devices without messing around with access points and passphrases? That’s what Wi-Fi Direct has to offer and it’s time to gain more popularity these days. I know that the list of settings and features on your new Galaxy S9 Plus is quite extensive and some of them remained ignored for a rather long time. This should not be the case for this Wi-Fi Direct feature.

Almost all Android smartphones running Android 4.0 and above have Wi-Fi Direct functionality, so why not enjoying what the feature has to offer? While the systems’ user interfaces might vary, using this functionality is relatively simple, as well as unified across all devices.

It would be a shame to miss that on your Galaxy S9 Plus handset, so waste no more time! Wi-Fi Direct devices can connect to each other without having to go through an access point, so you don’t need to use your router. This is because Wi-Fi Direct devices establish their own ad-hoc networks and you get the chance to see which devices are available and choose which one you want to connect to.

How to Set Up Wi-Fi Direct on Galaxy S9 Plus:

  1. First of all, from a Home screen, tap the Apps icon (located in the lower-right);
  2. Then, tap Settings;
  3. On the left side of the screen, you must select Wi-Fi;
  4. Ensure the Wi-Fi switch (located in the upper-right) is turned on Switch On icon;
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Direct (located in the upper-right);
  6. On the other device, choose the Wi-Fi Direct command;
  7. After that, you can select the Galaxy S9 Plus device from the list of available devices;
  8. If scanning stops while you’re readying the other device, touch the Scan button found at the top the screen to start scanning again;
  9. On your Galaxy S9 Plus handset, just touch the Accept button;
  10. The connection is made, so let the fun begin! And if you think that sounds very like Bluetooth, you are making no mistake, but this is so much faster!

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