Loading up your Samsung GALAXY Note II with loads of amazing music, apps and videos is a no-brainer. But what if you want to share your favourite tune, clip or even a pal's phone number with another GALAXY Note II user? Beaming contacts and content between some smartphones can be a bit of a pain, but with S Beam it couldn't be simpler.
Instead of having to email or message files, S Beam on the GALAXY Note II allows you to simply touch two phones together for instant transfer. Using a mix of NFC and Wi-Fi Direct technology, Samsung has made transfer tech breezier than ever. Here's a guide to getting started.
How do I turn it on?
Firing up S Beam on your GALAXY Note II is as easy as going to the Settings menu, then More Settings, to toggle the feature on.
How do I make a transfer?
Easy! Just navigate to the specific contact, song, movie or photo you want to S Beam, grab the friend you want to share it with, and then hold your Galaxy Note II back-to-back with theirs.
You'll be prompted to tap the screen to initiate your transfer, then – as soon as you move the phones away from each other – it will begin, without you needing to do anything else!
Can I only transfer small files?
No – that's the joy of S Beam. Because it uses Wi-Fi Direct tech as well as NFC smarts, you can easily share hefty movie files and songs.
Before S Beam, doing this used to be nigh-on impossible. Now it's as easy as touching your phone together with a friend's and leting the magic happen.
What else can I beam?
S Beam isn't just about sharing large files. You can easily swap numbers and send web links to your friends. No matter how big or small, S Beam can handle it.
What other Samsung phones have S Beam?
The GALAXY Note II isn't the only smartphone to include S Beam tech. You can easily send and receive files to and from friends who have the amazing Samsung GALAXY S III as well!
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