Connect with your friends using S Beam

Getting the best of sharing with Samsung's S Beam

Beam your media to mates with S Beam on the GALAXY Note II

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.

In the same menu, make sure that NFC (Near Field Communication) is also fired up, and remember to do this on both phones for S Beam to work properly.

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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