How To Use Android Beam – Android Lollipop

How To Use Android Beam - Android Lollipop
How To Use Android Beam - Android Lollipop

You can instantly send, or beam, a web page, a video, or other content from your screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typically back to back). In some apps, you can also start a beam from the Share menu.

Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support Near Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android Beam turned on. To check, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More. Also, make sure you know where the NFC area is on the back of both devices.

  • Open a screen that contains something you’d like to share, such as a webpage, YouTube video, or place page in Maps.
  • Move the back of your device toward the back of the other device. When the devices connect, you hear a sound, the image on your screen reduces in size, and you see the message Touch to beam.
  • Touch your screen anywhere. The other device displays the transferred content. Or, if the necessary app isn’t installed, Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can download the app.
    • To turn on NFC, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > NFC.
    • To turn on Android Beam, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Android Beam.

Note: This guide will work on devices using Android 5.0 Lollipop or above; like Nexus 6, Nexus 9, etc.

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