Some Galaxy Note10 Plus users may not know that they can show their photos, videos, or even their game to their TV, thanks to screen mirroring. This guide will walk you through the steps on how to set up screen mirroring, also known as Smart View.
What is Screen Mirroring?
Your Galaxy Note10 Plus has a dedicated chip that allows it to broadcast its screen to a TV. The feature is called Screen Mirroring but it’s been renamed to Smart View in the Note10 Plus. Both refers to the same functionality that lets your Note device to cast the screen. This is usually useful if you want to watch anything that you see on your screen to a much larger viewing platform like a TV. Some apps may not work when screen mirroring is enabled but in general, you can cast your screen for virtually anything. This is a great utility to view pictures, videos, or even watch movies on your TV. It also mirrors games you play. The only downside to this feature is that it can greatly drain your phone’s battery, especially if you mirror while the screen brightness is high. If you want to cast a movie to a tv for an extended period of time, make sure to set screen brightness on your phone to the lowest comfortable level for you and keep the screen open. If the screen is locked, you’ll also be casting the locked screen to your TV.
How to set up Note10 Plus screen mirroring
Setting up screen mirroring is really very straightforward. All you have to do is to enable the feature and you’re good to go. Here’s how to do Note10 Plus screen mirroring:
- Before you can begin using screen mirroring, you have to make sure that the TV you’re trying to cast your Note10 screen to and your Note10 are connected to the same wifi network.
- On any screen, pull down the Notification Bar using two fingers.
- Find Smart View.
- Tap Smart View.
- Find your TV and tap it to start mirroring.
- If the TV asks to allow your Note10 to connect, confirm the action by selecting Yes.
If you have successfully establish the connection, you should be able to do the following:
- Show pictures stored on your external device
- Watch videos stored on your external device
- Watch videos from apps on your external device
- Play music through your TV’s speakers instead of your external device’s
- Show people the game you are playing
Screen Mirroring feature may show slight lag when an action is performed. This is normal as the technology that makes this happen is limited. This means you will not be able to effectively watch the TV’s screen when playing a fast-paced game.
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