Pixel™, Phone by Google - Access Wi-Fi Direct

If you need to perform a task that requires connectivity between two Wi-Fi capable devices (e.g., printing files from your device), view this info on Wi-Fi Direct.

Note Notes:

  • Wi-Fi Direct allows the transfer of data between capable devices without the need of a wireless router or cables.
  • When Wi-Fi is turned on, Wi-Fi Direct is automatically enabled.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > Network & Internet Network & Internet settings icon > Wi-Fi Wi-Fi icon.
  3. Ensure that the the Use Wi-Fi switch to turn on Switch on.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi preferences (at the bottom).
  5. Tap Advanced Down arrow icon then tap Wi-Fi Direct to scan or view peer devices.


Related Topic: Set Up Printing