How to pass files between smartphones with NFC


Many Android users are very familiar with the acronym NFC.

pass files between smartphones with NFC

But if not everyone is clear, let’s make a brief but useful explanation of this chip that is becoming increasingly important in the world of mobile devices.

Among its uses, one of them is file transfer. We’ll tell you how to make the most of it.

The first Android device to use NFC technology (along with its Android Beam tool) was the Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, which released the Ice Cream Sandwich version.

With NFC you can do various things like make payments with Android Pay or Samsung Pay and also send information or files to another device instantly. That’s the NFC function we’re going to shell.

How to send files with NFC

The first thing we need to find out is if our Android smartphone comes with NFC technology. If the result is positive then we simply have to activate NFC.

To do this, go to Settings and depending on the smartphone you will find it, for example, in the Quick Settings directly, but in general they will be in the Connections tab.

For example, LG and Samsung developed their own program to send files through NFC, SmartShare Beam and S Beam, respectively, but currently Android smartphones have this option included directly in their options.

File transfer via NFC is faster than with Bluetooth, but the devices have to be attached to each other throughout the process.

However, if the files are very large, it is probably better to use Bluetooth. To pass the files we only have to do the following steps:

  • Activate NFC on both phones.
  • Open the content we want to share on our smartphone.
  • Bring our phone closer to each other.
  • We will notice with a small vibration and a sound, indicating that the file is ready to be transferred.
  • We accept to send it.

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