- Some of these steps work only on Android 13 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
- This feature was previously known as Nearby Share. If you still find Nearby Share on some devices, Quick Share will still work.
- Quick Share is available on Android 6+ devices and Chromebooks, and on selected Windows devices through an App.
- For a Galaxy device with Android 10 & One UI 2.1 or later, the settings and features can be different. Learn about Quick Share feature on Galaxy devices.
Adjust Quick Share settings
- At the top of your screen, swipe down.
- Tap Quick Share .
- If you can’t find Quick Share :
- Tap Edit .
- To your Quick Settings, add Quick Share .
- If you can’t find Quick Share :
- Choose who can share with you:
- Your devices: Your device is visible to your other devices with the same Google Account, even when the screen is off.
- Contacts: Your device is visible to your nearby contacts while your screen is on and unlocked.
- Everyone: Your device is visible to anyone who is nearby while your screen is on and unlocked.
- Only for 10 minutes: To protect your privacy, your visibility will automatically switch back to your previous selection after 10 minutes.
- To manage additional settings, like how you appear to others, at the lower left, tap Settings.
- Open the content, like a photo or webpage from any app.
- Quick Share has no limit on content size or number of files, but the app that you share from might.
- Tap Share Quick Share .
- Make sure the device you want to share with is nearby.
- Tap the device you want to share with.
- If you can’t find the device, make sure it has set up “Who can share with you” and has the screen unlocked.
- Wait for the other device to accept your sharing request.
- To cancel an in-progress transfer, tap the same device again.
- During the transfer:
- You can leave the screen and the transfer will continue.
- You’ll get a notification in your notification tray when you leave the sending screen. You can check the status, cancel, or go back to the transfer screen from that notification.
- To select multiple receivers, you can tap more than one device.
- Due to technical constraints, simultaneous sharing is only supported on selected device models.
- In other cases, transfers will be queued and receivers you select later will get the transfer request when previous transfers are completed.
Tip: On selected devices with Android 13 and up, you can also share contents from your clipboard with Quick Share. After you copy something, you get a pop-up confirmation at the bottom of the screen. Tap Devices and choose the device you want to share the content with.
- If you share content between your own devices with the same Google Account, the device that receives automatically accepts the transfer.
- If you share content from the clipboard of your own device, the content is automatically copied when someone receives it.
- Check that you’ve selected the right setting for “Who can share with you.”
- Turn on Bluetooth .
- Make sure your screen is unlocked when you receive content from someone else.
- Wait for a pop up notification that tells you who’s trying to share and what content they want to share with you.
- Select Accept or Decline.
If you try to share or receive content, but it doesn’t work, try these steps:
- On the receiver’s device, to make your phone or tablet visible, swipe down from the top of the screen. In your Quick Settings, tap Quick Share .
- On both devices, check if Bluetooth is turned on.
- On both devices, check if Location is turned on.
- Bring the devices close together, within 1 foot (30 cm) of each other.
- Turn Airplane mode on, and then off.
- Wait until no one else is sharing content with the other device.
- If the device is on Android 12 or earlier, check if Location is turned on.
- Turn your device off, then back on.