Support – Android
In order to use NexDock with an Android phone you need to find out if your phone supports HDMI out . If it does, depending on the phone, you need a MHL to HDMI adapter or a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter. If your Android phone does not support HDMI, there are two options to use it with NexDock: Wireless Display Adapter and USB DisplayLink Adapter. You can google “your phone model” and “HDMI” such as “Samsung Galaxy 6 HDMI” to find out if your phone supports HDMI out.
What is included
HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable and HDMI to HDMI adapter
With HDMI you will need
MHL Adapter or Micro-HDMI to HDMI Adapter
Without HDMI you’ll need
Wireless Display Adapter or DisplayLink Adapter
If your Android phone supports HDMI out you can use any HDMI-out cable compatible with your phone to connect with NexDock. If your Android phone does not support HDMI out, you can use Wireless Display Adapter or DisplayLink Adapter for a wired solution via USB.
Below you can find the wired and wireless adapters we tested with NexDock and Android smartphones that do not have HDMI out support.
Quick Setup Guide
To use your Android phone with Wireless Display Adapter connect HDMI to mini HDMI cable for display and Micro-USB to USB cable for power. If you are using Wired DisplayLink Adapter make sure you download DisplayLink Presenter app from Google Play before connecting your phone to NexDock. Press and hold power button on NexDock. Once your phone’s display is extended to NexDock “Caps Lock” led will start blinking showing that bluetooth keyboard & touchpad are in pairing mode. Go to Settings/Bluetooth on your smartphone and turn on bluetooth connection. Search for “NexDock Keyboard” and click on “Tap to pair”; pairing code is not required. Enjoy watching your movies, TV shows in a much bigger screen.
NOTE: Android OS does not provide a good “desktop PC” experience when connected to a bigger display but you can try apps such as Andromium for a better “desktop PC” experience with NexDock.
NexDock display resolution is 1366×768 and some of the HDMI adapters do not support this resolution.To confirm there are no issues with NexDock please test the display with a Windows10 laptop that supports 1366×768 resolution using NexDock as secondary monitor.
In case you cannot connect to “NexDock Keyboard” delete it from paired connections on your device and try again. NexDock will always try to connect the last paired device so if you are using NexDock with multiple devices make sure the bluetooth connection is turned off on the device that you are NOT using and try again. You can also disconnect paired bluetooth connection from NexDock pressing first Function+Q (to unlock) and then Function+BT (to unpair) on the keyboard.
Battery level is recognized only when NexDock is connected to a device via bluetooth so if you do not have any device connected via bluetooth you might experience flickering of display due to low battery.
In case NexDock does not turn off for any reason you can force shutdown by pressing and holding power button for 10-15 seconds.