Guest Post by Rajan Balana.

Here is an useful tip for Samsung Galaxy S II owners. As we all know, Samsung Galaxy S II is an Android device featured with almost each and every feature which should be present in a high-end smartphone. The interesting feature about which I am going to talk about in this article is the “Wi-Fi Direct”.

What is Wi-Fi Direct?


Wi-Fi direct is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S II. I am not sure if it is available in other low-end Samsung Android devices or not. But no doubt this feature is awesome. It helps you to share files over Wi-Fi with a tremendous speed. Let’s see how you can take benefit of this amazing feature, here we go!

How to use Wi-Fi direct in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Step I: Pick up your Samsung Galaxy S II and open the Settings menu.


Step II: In settings menu, go to “Wireless and Network” option, and in that choose “Wi-Fi Direct Settings” option. See the screenshot below:


Step III: Next you can see there is an option “Configure Wi-Fi Direct”, if you want to change the Device name or set a password. You can secure your Wi-Fi Direct by setting a password, so that only users with this password can connect with your device through Wi-Fi Direct.


Step IV: After making changes, click on first option “Wi-Fi Direct”, it will activate the function. You need to activate the same functionality on other Android device capable of this feature.


Step V: As soon as you will activate the functionality on other device, it will show the found Wi-Fi devices near around and click on that device, it will take few seconds to make a successful connection between the devices.

Step VI: After the connection is successful, you should try to transfer a file through Wi-Fi Direct, for this either you go to your file manager or gallery. Choose any file and click on ‘share via’ and choose ‘Wi-Fi’. It will directly start sending the selected file to the connected device. You might be wondering about the transfer speed, it’s really fast!

I tried sending a 150MB HD video file and it took about 1 minute or less than that for the transfer. You don’t need to use Bluetooth anymore! If you are facing any issue while using this feature, do share with me. I will try my best to sort out your problem.

This was guest article by Rajan Balana who is a Blogger and a student. He loves to explore android smartphones and tablets. He reviews gadgets at and also covers Android News at

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