2021/05/27 ｜By G Editor.
It is not hard anymore for connecting your smartphone to TV or computer monitor to enlarge the 5 or 6-inch screen in hands. Besides mirroring screen to watch YouTube, Netflix, etc., connecting GeChic 15.6-inch On-Lap M505T portable touch monitor to Android phone allows you to scroll on a bigger screen! With Galaxy Note/S or other Samsung flagship smartphones, you can not only mirror the phone screen to M505T but also have an PC-like touchscreen experience through Samsung DeX!
Upgrade your phone to a touch workstation by quick connection and setup for DeX mode! And find out more tips to take the advantages of your Apps.
Before connecting your phone to a touch monitor, you should confirm that the phone complies with these two conditions: ①equipped with the USB-C port that supporting video signals output(DisplayPort Alt mode); ②According to the test result, the smartphone must be updated to Android 8.0 version or later to be able to output touch signals.
◆ Quick Setup
Power on M505T Monitor
Use USB Type-C to USB-A power cable to connect 5V 2A adapter (or power bank) to the DC IN on M505T.
Connect Samsung Note9 and M505T Monitor
Use USB-C video cable to connect the smartphone to the USB-C port on M505T for transmitting video and touch signals.
Don’t forget to enable Auto Rotate on your phone so that when you rotate the phone to landscape, the image will be displayed horizontally on M505T monitor as well!
💡 About Landscape Display
Not all phone Apps support landscape mode. Though the latest Android version allows display in landscape, some Apps only apply to smartphone layout. Thus, these apps can only display proportionally on the external monitor in portrait mode.
◆ Switch to DeX Mode
Samsung DeX is a software included on the Samsung phones. When the phone is connected to an external monitor successfully, you can swipe down from the top to unfold shortcut menu and tap the DeX button to enable it.
▲ Tap to enable DeX mode
▲ Tap again to disable DeX mode
The name "DeX" is a contraction of "Desktop eXperience". DeX supports an PC-like experience, imitating the interface of typical PC desktop through Android system. DeX mode differs from screen mirroring, it turns into an independent desktop on the external monitor and you can use different web pages and apps on both the phone and the M505T touch monitor at once.
Although DeX mode also features of the use of touchpad, we suggest that you connect to M505T monitor and operate the phone on M505T touch monitor directly for working intuitively and speedily.
▲ Before: Operate on the touchpad
▲ After: Scroll on the M505T monitor
◆ Samsung DeX Interface Guide
The layout is shown below that you may be familiar with this desktop just like on a PC. The main function buttons and icons are not actually big enough in proportion. Using the phone as a touchpad can make you feel hard to get the hang of it. Sometimes you just cannot accurately touch the point you want to click. Instead, you can avoid this plight by touching the M505T touch monitor directly.
For business travelers and the work-from-anywhere users, smartphone is doubtless the most convenient device for dealing with business outside of the office. You don’t need to turn on the laptop or desktop PC, Samsung DeX and 15.6-inch second monitor provide a bigger working area but you still work on the same system. Spare you the trouble of transferring files between smartphone and computer.
DeX mode can turn a touch monitor into a touch laptop. As long as you turn on the phone Bluetooth to connect to a keyboard and mouse, a touch PC is born!
▲ Turn Bluetooth on
▲ Pairing Bluetooth devices
◆ Tips for working on dual monitor Smartphone
1. Work on Dual Monitor: Send and receive mails and draw an e-signature at any time
Write and read mails on M505T while working. Use PDF app to help you browse files in full screen, take notes, and sign easily! Go paperless effortlessly without transferring the files among different devices.
2. Flexible use of secure folder: Efficient file management
Finding the file on the phone is like looking for a needle in a haystack making you depressed. Especially when the private files are mixed with files for work, it is more tough to distinguish work and life. Samsung phones provide secure folder as an encrypted space on a phone. You can create the secure folder to protect important confidential documents and Apps from peeping and stealing. You can also login to the other account on apps such as mailbox or communication software.
As the way to switch users on the computer, if you are used to work on DeX then you can try to put those work-related files and frequently used Apps in secure folder to help you manage files systematically.
3. Office Paperwork: Make PowerPoint and Word accessible
Make mobile Microsoft 365 Office easy to use! Using Word, Excel and PowerPoint on DeX touch monitor, you can scroll to read and drag photos. Coupled with a keyboard, you can also search online on the other side. This way rivals to the efficiency of doing on a computer.
4. Remote Work：Take the minutes while joining the video conference
As more and more people need to work remotely or work from home, the video conference may become a routine for many workers. Samsung DeX supports Zoom Meetings. You can open the video camera on your smartphone and use OneNote to take notes on the M505T monitor. If you’re the host, you can open another window to show to other participants for presenting at the same time.
5. Video Editing
After taking photos or shooting videos, you can directly edit the videos without transferring them to the compute! On Samsung DeX mode, open the installed Adobe Premiere Rush on the second monitor to edit videos. If you hope to upload your video or vlog to your Fan Page or YouTube channel instantly, you can just get video editing done speedily without a computer!
Besides functions for communication and entertainment, DeX mode attempt to allow the mobile phones to be upgraded to work devices. Although it is not a complete replacement for laptops. However, when you work it with an external monitor, you will find this slim and portable touch monitor can not only keep usage habits on the phones but also complete your works by various phone apps like on a laptop!