We all know that Bluetooth is the most famous data transfer features comes with android and non-android smartphones. With the development of the technology, there is newer technology got introduced for the fast data transfer. Also of that, some data transfer apps are also available on the market. In between this, there is also one useful data transfer feature is also there in most of the devices. This feature is Android Beam. Along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi File Transfer, the Android Beam is the data transfer feature. But, most of the users have the same query that How to Use Android Beam?

So, to get an answer to such queries regarding the Android Beam, here we are. We will discuss what is Android Beam, How it can be used, and more. So, have a look at the full discussion to get to know about the Android Beam.

How to Use Android Beam?

As we have discussed, the Android Beam is a data transfer feature used in Android smartphone except for Samsung devices. In which, the data is transferred via Near Field Communication (NFC). The Android Beam feature was firstly taken place in the Android OS Version 4. Ice Cream Sandwich. By using the Android Beam, you will be able to transfer the data quicker than the Bluetooth. By using which, you can transfer Web Pages, Contacts, Media, YouTube Videos, and more than that.

How to Use Android Beam

How to Transfer the Data using Android Beam?

To transfer the data from one to another device using Android Beam, you should know about the process. Before we going ahead, you should take care of one thing. Remember that to enable the Android Beam, both the devices must support NFC feature. If anyone device does not have NFC support, then you should not be able to transfer the data.

So firstly, we will have to check that the device supports NFC or not. For that,

  • Open the Settings.
  • Then, tap on More option under the Wireless & Networks tag.
  • If your device supports NFC and Android Beam, then you should see NFC and Android Beam option there.
  • In front of the options, you can also see Activate/Deactivate Slider.
  • Just tap on that slider to enable both this feature one-by-one.

Now, we will move towards the process of transferring the data using the Android Beam. So, here we go.

  • After activating the Android Beam, you have to place both devices as close as possible (Back-to-back).
  • The content which is to be shared is must be on display and, the display will light up.
  • You will also get a message “Tap to Beam” at the top of the screen.
  • Now, to transfer that content, just tap on the message and it will start its work.
  • If the process has done successfully, then a confirmation sound will play.
  • If not, then the negative sound will play.

You may not have noticed this feature in any Samsung Android device. Why? Because, Samsung has introduced their feature like Android Beam, as S Beam. Samsung has firstly launched this feature in Galaxy S 3 and Galaxy Note 2. This S Beam feature works faster than the Android Beam. But, this feature is not contained by all Samsung mobiles.

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Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com