Connect to another device using Wi-Fi Direct

The BlackBerry device you want to connect to must have the Wi-Fi Direct tab selected on the Wi-Fi screen. To connect to another type of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct-enabled smartphone, view the documentation for that device.

Note: Although you can create a Wi-Fi Direct connection between your device and other types of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED smartphones, apps on your device might not be able to share files with other devices.

You can connect your BlackBerry device to other BlackBerry devices using Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct allows your device to connect without access points or a router. Once you establish a Wi-Fi Direct connection, you can share media files and other types of files without needing an Internet connection.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings > Networks and Connections > Wi-Fi.
  2. If the Wi-Fi switch is off, set the switch to On.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
  4. Tap the device you want to connect to.

To establish the Wi-Fi Direct connection, the device you are connecting to must accept the invitation to connect.