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SideSync is officially shutting down, replaced by Samsung Flow

Samsung is officially shutting down SideSync. Signs of this happening first emerged in October last year when SideSync was replaced with Samsung Flow on the Galaxy S9 series. Now the company is going to pull the plug on SideSync across the board, and users who will want to share their notifications and mirror their smartphone’s screen to a computer will continue to do so using Samsung Flow instead.

SideSync will cease to exist on the Galaxy Store and Google Play Store beginning October 15. Once this happens, Samsung smartphone users will no longer be able to find and download the app through these channels. Users who already have the app on their phones will still be able to utilize it, but the company recommends Samsung Flow as a better alternative for people who require the mirroring feature.

As to why Samsung has decided to axe SideSync, well, the app’s demise doesn’t come as a surprise given its lack of support for the Galaxy S9 a year ago. This doesn’t seem to be a case of getting rid of a useful feature without offering an alternative. It’s more of a decision to streamline the platforms and integrate some of SideSync’s features into the newer Samsung Flow application.

Do you use SideSync on your phone or have you already switched to Samsung Flow? If you did, how was your transition? If not, check out the video below for a quick look at the app’s capabilities.

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supazeez
supazeez

Good riddance. never liked it

MaesterB
MaesterB

Honestly, between whatsapp and android messages, what else do you need to view on your phone? You can gain access to everything else via a web browser in Windows.

I gave Flow a chance and found that it was just too odd for interface to really want to keep using it.

meyemmabasso
meyemmabasso

I really love Samsung Flow. This app allows me to unlock my PC, share pictures, answer phone calls, WhatsApp messages and see my mails.
I also prefer it above Your Phone Companion App, because I unlock my PC at a glance just watching my phone. I managed to download it, both PC & phone via Galaxy Store & Microsoft Store and it was like magic for me and my PC.

unmighty
unmighty

I miss SideSync’s Screen Mirroring over USB

Samchami
Samchami

I use Samsung Flow all the time to view my notifications on my Windows 10 device instead of having to unlock my S9+ constantly. Also, it allows me to sign in to my Windows device using the biometrics on my S9+ since my Windows device lacks a fingerprint scanner and Face unlock, it’s a great feature!