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Basic Android: what is and how to use Android Beam

For some time the functionality Android Beam is present in many mobile devices that use Google’s operating system. But, curiously, this possibility is not used by users on a regular basis, either by the ignorance of its existence or simply not knowing how to use it. We will tell you everything you need to know about.

Basically, Android Beam allowing is to share files wirelessly within walking distance in a very simple way (rather than Bluetooth, for example). This is done because there is use to NFC, being this connectivity essential for the use of the tool of which we speak. The case is that bringing the two terminals, communication is established and if the process is confirmed, in a matter of short time this ends.


The first thing you have to do and if, as we have started, your device is compatible with NFC – which serves to do more than make payments-, is Activate Android Beam to use it. This is not complicated and you have to do the following:

  • You can access the terminal settings
  • Now depending on the model you have is Android Beam at one place or another (in which they have the development of Google just unchanged is in the section of networks and connections (in the Galaxy will find it in payment and NFC))
  • Now, simply activate the NFC connectivity and, then, do the same with Android Beam. Simple

Use of Android Beam

As we have indicated this is most simple since you must simply bring the two devices when you display the file that you want to share, as for example an image (if fault at first test in different positions, since you must detect where each model antenna NFC).

Uso de Android Beam

When there is a connection you will hear a sound and see a message on-screen confirmation, give you use by clicking on this for Android beam begins to work. Then you will see a label in which is the advancement of the process and simply must wait until. By the way: this feature can only be used if both devices are unlocked.

You can meet them other basic concepts of Google’s operating system from the list below with their corresponding links:

  • How to enable use with one hand on the keyboard from Google
  • Add security using a PIN, password or pattern
  • Get Chrome to work faster
  • Called by software to your phone if you can’t find it
  • Three security options that you should always use
  • How to manage Android devices in your Google account
  • How to use Play Store wish list
  • How to configure an IP sets on a phone or tablet
  • How to save all your contacts in your Google account
  • How to disable Google keyboard Checker
  • It uses multiple users in a same Android
  • How to clear the cache of your phone or tablet
  • How to properly configure the Google Now Wizard
  • What is and what is the NFC connectivity
  • Additional WiFi connectivity options
  • How to install applications outside the shop Play Store
  • How to manage the location on your Android phone
  • How to increase security by encrypting your phone or tablet
  • How to share content quickly
  • How to disable pre-installed applications
  • How to select the default applications
  • How to set a limit of data consumption
  • How to change the keyboard on a phone or tablet
  • How to send Google maps from a computer to your phone

The basic Android article: what is and how to use Android Beam was published in AndroidAyuda.

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