NFC (Near Field Communication) is a very useful tool that enables you to transfer data including photos, videos, or files and even make a payment between two NFC-capable devices. The communication between the devices is made through radio frequencies. For sure, this is an interesting tool to try. Unfortunately, there are many who do not understand how to use NFC on Android. We are going to explain how.
How to Use NFC on Android
Activate the NFC
The first thing that you need to do before you can use the NFC is activating the tool. You have to make sure that your device is equipped with this tool. To check whether or not yours has NFC, you may need to find out the N-Mark especially on Sony Xperia. Or, you can also find it on the menu. Please go to the “Setting” and tap “More”. Next, you should see “NFC” and “Android Beam”. On some other devices, you may also find the NFC in other places. Please try to find it first before you can activate it.
To activate the NFC, you just need to tap on the NFC switch to make it turn on. When done, the Android Beam has usually turned on too automatically. Next, you just need to pair your device with another one to which you will share the data. Make sure that the paired device also has the same tool which is activated.
As stated before, it is important to make sure that the other device has the NFC and it is activated before you share the data. When both devices’ NFC and Android Beam are activated, you also need to make sure that none is sleep or locked.
To beam content (photos, videos, files, and even apps), you can open the content that you want to share. Next, you need to place both devices’ backs against each other and wait until you get the sound and haptic confirmation telling that the paired devices detect each other. When you notice that the sender’s displays shrink into thumbnail and display, just select the “Touch to Beam” option on the top of the screen. You will hear a sound when the beaming is started. Just wait until the beaming process completes. In this case, you will hear audio confirmation. Or, when the content you share is an app, the beamed content, usually, will automatically launch and open.
Well, those are the steps on how to use NFC on Android devices. For your information, when you want to share apps, you have to make sure that they are not APK because the NFC will not send it. In addition, you may need to try using the tool several times before you are accustomed to it. For sure, you will need to read further information about how to do other things using NFC including mobile payment. Just wait for the next updates that we will post in order to get more about the similar topics.
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