How To Transfer Files Using NFC on Android: The Introduction of NFC or Near Field Communication has open up many advantages in the fields of wireless connection. And one of the most notable is the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) on Smartphones mainly with the Android devices.

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Now if you are little bit familiar with this Near Field Communication or NFC then you must have wondered how to use the NFC (Near Field Communication) to transfer files on Android device then you have come to the right place as here we will provide you with the detail guide of using Near Field Communication or NFC to transfer files on your Android device.

But first thing first, as first of all we will need to understand some of the basic things about Near Field Connection or NFC. Let us start with understanding “What is Near Field Connection or NFC?”

What is NFC or Near Field Connection?

Now half of the detail about NFC is suggested by its name as for NFC to work it needs two NFC capable devices which will use radio waves to transfer files from one NFC capable device to another NFC capable device just by bringing the devices “near” each other “fields”.

This NFC technology became quite famous in the recent among the Android Phones and tablets. And most of the recent Phones and Tablets contains NFC chips which will let the device users use the NFC and transfer files using it on your Android device.

NFC or Near Field Connection made its debut with the the Android version of 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the form of Android Beam where you will just need to hold two Android devices close to each other to transfer the files from one Android device to another Android device with enable NFC.

Now your question might be “How do you know if your device supports NFC or Near Field Communication“? and “How can you activate NFC on your Android Device”?

Do Your Android Device Supports NFC or Near Field Communication?

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  1. First of all you will need to tap on the “Settings” option of your Android device.
  2. Now under the Wireless and Networks tap on “more” option.
  3. Now Scroll down and you should see NFC and Android Beam option if your Android device supports NFC or Near Field Connection.

Now the next question that you might be having on your head is that how you can activate NFC or Near Field Connection on your Android Device.

How To Activate NFC or Near Field Connection on your Android Device:

And now that you have confirm that your device contains NFC chip and Android Beam then now you can proceed towards activating the NFC on your Android Device.

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  1. First go to Settings>>Wireless and Networks>>More
  2. Now tap on the NFC option to activate the Near Field Connection on your Android Device.
  3. Now the the Android Beam will be turn On automatically and if it does not than you can manually turn your Android Beam On in the option.

Now that you have activated the NFC on your Android Phone you will be able to transfer files using the NFC technology.

How To Transfer Files Using NFC on Your Android: 

Now you can use the Android Beam on your Android device to beam the content using the NFC or Near Field Technology and to do it here is what you will need to do.

  1. First of all you will need to open the File that you want to share.
  2. Now you will need to place both the device with NFC enabled back against each others.
  3. Now wait for a sound and confirmation that both the devices have detected each others.
  4. Now the sender screen will shrink and display “Touch to Beam” at the top of the screen.
  5. Now you will need to tap on the sender screen to beam the files and a sound will confirm it.
  6.   Now once the Beaming is complete you will hear a audio confirmation of the beaming being completed.

And that’s all you will need to do to transfer files using NFC or Near Field Communication. Now i hope that you have got all the trick that will let you transfer files on your Android Device using Android Beam of NFC or Near Field Technology.

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