A few weeks ago, it was revealed that the Galaxy S1 series has wireless support for DeX on the PC. It turns out that you can wirelessly switch DeX to a compatible computer with the latest update to One UI 3.1, which means that more Galaxy devices support this feature.
Reddit user Ahmed_Momen22 posted a screenshot on Reddit revealing support for the feature in One UI 3.1 on his unlocked Galaxy S20 Ultra.
“Take advantage of the powerful desktop experience from your phone,” the picture reads. “Discard the DeX wirelessly on a compatible TV or computer, or connect the phone to a monitor, TV, or computer with a cable.”
If you’re unfamiliar, DeX is Samsung’s desktop mode software that lets you turn your Galaxy S or Tab device into a laptop so you can be more productive on the bigger screen. It can run on a device (on Tab series devices), on an external monitor / TV (either wirelessly using Miracast or wired with a USB-C to HDMI adapter) or as an application with windows on a Windows / MacOS computer.
To run the Windows 10 / macOS experience, you need to download Samsung’s DeX for your computer. Previously, you could only run DeX for PC via a wired connection between your Galaxy device and your computer. However, the latest update to One UI 3.1 obviously supports running DeX for a wireless computer, as long as your devices are on the same wireless network.
As we explained earlier, the process of wirelessly running DeX on a computer is simple. Just drag the notification tone and tap the appropriate icon to start searching for a computer that is on the same network and has DeX software installed on your computer. After that, simply connect.
DeX has always been a great way to expand the capabilities of your Galaxy device. The wireless experience makes it even more flawless. If you haven’t given the feature a chance yet, now is finally the time to do so.