1. latinking91's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn off or remove nearby devices within my gallery app. Its really annoying. I have NFC off.

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    02-23-2015 08:54 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, but I'm not entirely familiar with how the Note 4 accesses nearby devices. If your NFC is turned off, could it be detecting those devices on your WLAN?
    02-23-2015 09:24 PM
  3. bbmjack's Avatar
    I don't have it on lollipop

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    02-24-2015 08:18 AM
  4. natehoy's Avatar
    -Settings
    -Nearby Devices (which shows under "Connect and Share" if you have tabs on
    -OFF

    Is that what you are looking to disable? It's scanning via WiFi, not NFC.
    02-24-2015 01:07 PM
  5. latinking91's Avatar
    Yea I have it off already but I still get nearby devices showing up in my gallery.

    Posted via My Note 4
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    02-24-2015 01:23 PM
  6. natehoy's Avatar
    Huh.

    I tried turning that feature on then shut down and restarted Gallery, and saw a list of devices for the very first time. I then turned it back OFF and the list persisted. I had to go back into settings and turn it ON then back OFF again, and pull up the recently-used apps list and swipe away Gallery, for the list to go away again.

    Looks like it's trying to persist the list of nearby devices.
    02-24-2015 02:30 PM
  7. latinking91's Avatar
    So it's not just me then. It could be a bug huh, that's the only thing that annoys me because I don't want other peoples computers or phones showing up there 😒

    Posted via My Note 4
    02-24-2015 04:43 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are all of those nearby devices familiar to you? Are they all on your local wi-fi network, or other wi-fi networks you connect to (like one at a friend's or family member's house)? I still wonder if they're just computers connected to the same WLAN, which means you wouldn't necessarily have strange computers showing up on your device.

    It would be like if you connected your Windows laptop to a wi-fi network and joined the Homegroup. In Windows Explorer, you would then see all of the devices that are connected in that Homegroup.
    02-24-2015 11:51 PM
  9. natehoy's Avatar
    So it's not just me then. It could be a bug huh, that's the only thing that annoys me because I don't want other peoples computers or phones showing up there

    Posted via My Note 4
    I made it go away by toggling the "nearby devices" on and off a few times then force-closing Gallery to make sure it read the setting properly. Did you try that?
    02-25-2015 08:22 AM

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