Send a Contact via NFC on Samsung Galaxy S5

Edited by Daniel, Eng, Nuance

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If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone and you want to send a contact to a friend who also has a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, did you know you can send contacts through NFC?

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Aside from doing business cards or sending them via Bluetooth, this is one of the easiest ways to send contacts to any other phone that supports NFC. NFC stands for - Near Field Communication. This is a short-range wireless connectivity standard that uses magnetic field induction that allows two devices to communicate when they touch each other, or at the least, brought within a few centimeters of each other.

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This article is part of the series on about Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Send Contacts Via NFC on Samsung Galaxy S5

Please refer to the steps below:

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    Ensure that both phones support NFC.
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    On the phone, tap "Apps".
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    Go to the "Contacts Application" on your phone.
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    Place your phone to the other phone - back to back.
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    Select a contact that you want to send to the other phone - once you have the screen profile
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    Tap anywhere on screen of the profile
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    Once you see a message that says "Touch to Beam" then it is ready to be sent
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    On the other phone, you must confirm the receipt of the contact
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    After confirming, it will be sent on the phone.
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If you are going to send pictures, it's pretty much the same steps, but instead of going to contacts, you need to go to the "Gallery" app.

How to Pair The Samsung Galaxy S5 To Bluetooth Accessory

If you have a Bluetooth speaker, Mono pod, headset and any other accessories that are compatible with Android 4.4.2 - you can sync them by following the steps below:

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    Ensure the accessory is turned on.
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    Go to "Apps".
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Network Connections" and choose "Bluetooth".
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    Turn on the Bluetooth located on the top right corner
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    Once the Bluetooth scans for available accessories, it will automatically be visible in the list of available devices.
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    Tap your accessory name to confirm the connection and it will be synced.
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To Un-pair

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    Go to "Apps".
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    Go to "Settings"
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    Go to "Network Connections" then to "Bluetooth".
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    Tap the paired device's "Settings" icon on the right side of the paired accessory
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    Tap "Unpair" to remove it from the paired accessories
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    The accessory will no longer be listed under "Paired Devices", it will now be listed under "Available Devices"
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How to Enable Flight Mode On Samsung Galaxy S5

If you are in a place where all radio transmitters are not allowed to be turned on like on a plane, it is helpful for you to know how to turn on Airplane or Flight Mode so you won't be embarrassed by getting a warning to turn yours off. This is also handy to do if you are travelling and you don't want "roaming" on.

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  1. 1
    Tap "Apps".
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    Go to "Settings".
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  3. 3
    Go to "Network Connection" then tap "Flight Mode".
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    On the Flight Mode, drag the slider to the right side to turn it on and you should see an air plane icon that indicates you are currently in flight mode.
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    To turn Flight Mode off, drag the slider to the left.
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