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What is Android Beam?

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  • Mobile Phones
  • Last Updated 06/18/2015

What is Android Beam?




             Android Beam is a service to transmit and receive apps or files between two devices via NFC.

             Run a feature (Gallery, Music, Contacts, Browser, Map, YouTube, or any downloaded app) and place the phone back to back to another phone.

             Screen that says “Touch the screen to Beam” will appear. Tab to start transmission.


 How to setup


             Ensure Android Beam are enabled on both devices.


             Go to Settings > Networks > Share & Connect 




             Turn on NFC


             Check Android Beam



 How to use


             1. Select the file you want to share on your device.




             2. Place both devices back to back while the selected file is displayed on your screen.


             3. When the content is ready to be sent, the screen will be shown in a smaller size.




             4. Touch the screen to share.


             5. Transmission will start and the selected file will appear on the other device’s screen.

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