If you're new to Samsung and looking for a way to connect your new S22 Ultra to a TV or monitor, you should be glad you've picked up a Samsung smartphone. Because it has a clever tool that can easily turn your smartphone or tablet into a desktop PC, and that is Samsung DeX. And the phone's USB C port also supports display function, so you can connect your S22 Ultra and TV/Monitor via DeX cable, USB C hub, or wireless DeX. The following are detailed instructions for the three methods.
Using a DeX Cable or USB C to HDMI cable
This is one of the most convenient ways to achieve the connection. You can use the official DeX cable or a third-party USB C to HDMI cable. Connect the USB C end to the phone and the HDMI end to the TV, and you can immediately see the phone screen mirrored to the TV. This is the advantage that the phone's USB C port supports video output as a USB C to HDMI cable can save the steps of wireless screencasting. (Note that not all phones with a USB C port support video output) You can also switch your phone to DeX mode while keeping the HDMI cable connected.
Samsung DeX lets you connect your phone or tablet to a monitor or TV for a larger and clearer view in desktop mode. It's also perfect for multitasking or using productivity apps that are easier to use on a bigger screen, such as PowerPoint. To switch to Samsung DeX, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel. Tap the Samsung DeX notification, then tap Samsung DeX and follow the instructions. The monitor will switch to Samsung DeX mode.
NOTE: Keep in mind that DeX will reboot if you remove or unplug the HDMI cable. Please remember to save all changes before unplugging the cable. To exit DeX, select the app icon in the lower-left corner of the DeX screen, then select Exit DeX.
Using a USB C hub adapter
While using a cable may be a popular option since it doesn't require an expensive dock, there are no extra ports to connect wired accessories like keyboard and mouse, so you'll be reliant on Bluetooth peripherals. If you need more ports, you can also use a multifunctional USB C hub instead of a cable, and the method for connecting a TV/monitor is the same.
The CableCreation’s 7-in-1 USB C hub lets you connect a wired mouse and keyboard along with an HDMI monitor. And as the charging port of the mobile phone is in use, you can charge the phone through the USB C PD port of the hub. And if you think Wi-Fi is too slow, you can connect your phone to a wired network through the Ethernet port. Of course, you can also insert the SD card of your camera or the TF card of other devices into the phone to read the content inside. With so many ports, your desktop experience will be greatly improved.
Using Wireless Samsung DeX
With the arrival of the Galaxy Note 20 series, you have the option to use DeX wirelessly on your smart TV. The best part is that no cables or DeX accessories are required. Most smart TVs or monitors using Miracast are compatible, but you'll get the best experience on Samsung Smart TVs released in 2019 or later. The Galaxy S10, S20, S21, S22 series, Galaxy Note 10, Note 20 series, and Galaxy Z Fold series all support the use of Samsung DeX wirelessly on Miracast-enabled TVs.
If in doubt, check if your smart TV supports screen mirroring and you should be good to go.
Here's how to use wireless DeX:
1, Open the source menu with your TV remote and activate screen mirroring mode on your smart TV.
2, On your S22 Ultra, pull down Quick settings panel and tap Samsung DeX.
3, From the list of detected devices, select the TV you want to connect wirelessly.
4, Tap Start Now on the Samsung DeX pop-up.
5, Accept the connection request on your TV.
If the TV is not listed, make sure the TV is within range of the Samsung Galaxy S222 Ultra and Wi-Fi is turned on on the TV. And the short distance ensures you get a smooth wireless connection, preventing stuttering and lag.
So those are the three ways to connect Samsung phone to TV or monitor, thank you for reading.