Use Nfc on Samsung Galaxy S4

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One of the many features of the Samsung S4 is the NFC, or Near Field Communication. This kind of feature or technology allows the phone to send out few information bits within near proximity.

Unlike with a Bluetooth transfer, one can send information without the usual pairing process.

If you are not aware not such technology exists in your phone, then here are some of the ways you can start using it.

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Turning on NFC on Your Phone

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    On your screen, tap the "Apps" tab.
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    Go to the "Settings" tab.
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    Look for the NFC option and swipe to turn on the feature.
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    Do the same procedures when you want to turn it off.
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Using NFC on Your Phone

NFC works well with applications such as S Beam and Android Beam.

How to Activate Android Beam on Your Phone

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    From your home screen, tap "Apps".
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    Go to "Settings".
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    Look for the "Connections" tab.
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    Look for "NFC".
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    Tap "ON" on the "Android Beam" tab.
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    The same procedure goes when you want it turned off.
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Now your phone is ready to beam several browser pages, like your contacts or videos on YouTube.

S Beam application is also a very cool technology. When your S Beam is running, file transfer with another NFC-capable phone is possible just by holding them close together. You may go ahead and beam music, videos, photos from your files or Gallery.

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Turning on S Beam on your Phone

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    Tap "Apps" from your home screen.
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    Go to "Settings".
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    Tap the "Connections" tab.
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    Tap the "S Beam" option.
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    When transferring, just touch your device's back to another device capable of NFC transfer and transfer occurs.
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Samsung S4 is also the world's very first smartphone created with the capability to make a "cardless" payment, thus making it safer for cardholders. Now shopping has become tap and go.

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Use NFC to share content to other phones using Galaxy S4

Once you have turned on the NFC feature on your device, you can now transfer files, contacts, music, photos and images, videos, applications and websites using this very useful technology. To share content from your Galaxy S4 to another device, check on the sections below. Make sure that NFC for both devices has been turned on.

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Send Contacts Using NFC

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    Wherever you are on your phone, go to your Home Screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Contacts icon (second icon from left) located on your Favorites bar.
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    Once on you are on the "Contacts" app, go over to the contact that you want to send via NFC and tap on it to view details of the contact.
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    Now bring both phones close, back to back, to the point of touching them.
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    Wait for the "Touch to beam" notice, this means that NFC connection has been established.
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    Tap anywhere on the screen to send the selected contacts.
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Send Pictures and Video Using NFC

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    Wherever you are on your phone, go to your Home Screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favorites bar.
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    From the Application list, look for Gallery and tap on it to open.
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    From the Gallery, look for the album containing the picture or the movie that you want to send.
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    Tap on the picture or the movie that you want to send through NFC.
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    Touch the back portion of both phones together to establish an NFC connection.
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    When connection has been established, "Touch to beam" option will show.
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    Tap anywhere on the screen to send the selected picture or video.
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Send Audio and Music File Using NFC

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    Wherever you are on your phone, go to your Home Screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favorites bar.
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    From the Application list, look for the Music Player app and tap on it to open.
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    Look for the music file that you want to send and tap on it.
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    Bring both of your phones back to back to signal devices to start an NFC connection.
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    You will know that the NFC connection is successful upon seeing the message "Touch to beam".
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    Tap anywhere on the screen to send the selected audio file.
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Send websites using NFC

Aside from making sure that both devices have turned on NFC, the receiving device should also have an internet connection or it may not be able to view the webpage.

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    Wherever you are on your phone, go to your Home Screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favorites bar.
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    From the Application list, look for the Internet application and tap on it.
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    Go to the site that you want to beam over NFC.
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    Once you are on the site, put the phones back to back, with both device touching, and wait for a message that says "Touch to beam".
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    Touch anywhere on the screen to send the selected website.
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Send other files using NFC

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    Wherever you are on your phone, go to your Home Screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favorites bar.
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    From the Application list, look for "My Files".
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    Choose the storage location and the folder where the file that you want to share is saved.
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    Tap on the application to open it, then bring both devices back to back making sure that they touch.
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    Wait for a message that says "Touch to beam".
    This means that NFC connection has been set up.
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    Touch anywhere on the screen to send the selected file.
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  • Take note: NFC sharing will only continue if you are able to open the file.

Questions and Answers

How can we share calendars between Samsung S4?

I do not know how to share my calendar with another S4.

You can use S-Beam to share your calendar with another Samsung Galaxy S4. This will let you beam events and details.

Another option is to set up online sharing, where you can share events with other people automatically, rather than needing to share one event at a time. You can also find some of the same calendar functionality in the S4 as you can find on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Calendar App.

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