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Showing posts with label Bluetooth. Show all posts

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Android Beam Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has some features that can be used to help you easily transfer files from your phone to other devices in any condition, one of which is the Android Beam feature. You can use this feature to share files, e.g., webpage link, contact, video, picture, etc., from your phone to other NFC capable devices that have Bluetooth feature.


How to enable the Android Beam feature?
Before you can use this feature to transfer files, you have to enable this feature first in both devices. As the example, we'll turn on this feature in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

In Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find NFC and payment and then tap it.
  3. If NFC and payment is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns blue when it's enabled.
  4. Tap Android Beam.
  5. If Android Beam feature is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. When the switch turns blue , means the Android Beam feature is enabled.

In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find NFC and payment and then tap it.
  3. If NFC and payment is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns blue when it's enabled.
  4. Tap Android Beam.
  5. If Android Beam feature is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. When the switch turns blue , means the Android Beam feature is enabled.


How to use the Android Beam feature to share files?
If you have enabled the Android Beam feature in both devices, you can now use it to beam app content between the devices. As the example, we'll use this feature to send a picture and contact from Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Sending a picture using Android Beam feature:
  1. In Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, open a picture in the Gallery app.
  2. Hold Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge together back to back.
  3. When you see Touch to beam on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's screen. tap everywhere on the screen to start transferring the picture. You're free to separate the devices or not when the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is ready to transfer the picture.
  4. Bluetooth in both devices will be enabled automatically and the picture will be sent.
  5. In the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, you'll see the notification on the status bar when the picture is completely transferred. Beamed pictures will be saved in the Download album in the Gallery app.

Sending contact using Android Beam feature:
  1. In Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, open a contact's detail page in the Contacts app.
  2. Hold Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge together back to back.
  3. When you see Touch to beam on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's screen. tap everywhere on the screen to start transferring the contact. You're free to separate the devices or not when the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is ready to transfer the contact.
  4. Bluetooth in both devices will be enabled automatically and the contact will be sent.
  5. In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, you'll be asked to choose a place to save the contact (the options are likely: Device, your active Samsung account, and your active Google account). As the example, we'll select Device so that the contact will be saved in the phone storage in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  6. The contact's detail page will be displayed in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use Smart Lock Trusted Devices Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

When you're using one of the screen lock types with security lock feature(e.g., pattern, direction lock, PIN, password or fingerprints), you can add Bluetooth or NFC devices(e.g., your Bluetooth watch, your car's Bluetooth system, an NFC sticker on the phone dock in your car, or other Bluetooth capable devices) to your trusted devices list to have your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge stays unlocked when connected to those devices.


How to add a Bluetooth device to the trusted devices list?
As the example, we'll add Samsung Galaxy S5 to the trusted devices list when it's connected with your phone and being used for Bluetooth tethering by using the following steps:
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Lock screen and security.
  3. Tap Secure lock settings.
  4. Tap Smart lock.
  5. Perform your screen lock type. As the example, if you use fingerprints as your screen lock, place your finger on the Home key to verify your identity.
  6. Tap Trusted devices.
  7. Tap Add trusted device to start adding Bluetooth devices to the trusted devices list.
  8. Tap Bluetooth.
  9. Tap the Bluetooth device that is being connected with your phone. In this example, tap Galaxy S5.
  10. A pop up window appears on the screen to tell you that a trusted device can keep your phone unlocked when it's nearby, even if someone else is holding it. Tap Yes,add to continue adding the selected device to your trusted devices list.
  11. The selected device has been added to the trusted devices list.


How to use smart lock trusted devices feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature to make unlocking the screen easier while using Bluetooth tethering feature with Samsung Galaxy S5 which has been registered in advance by using the following steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap Bluetooth to enable Bluetooth and scan all available Bluetooth devices.
  2. Tap the required Bluetooth device you want to connect to. In this example, tap Galaxy S5 which has been added to the trusted devices list.
  3. As long as your phone is connected to your trusted device, your phone will keep unlocked.
  4. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen. At this time, you just need to swipe the screen to unlock it.
  5. If you'd like to lock the screen while your phone is connected to a trusted device, tap and hold at the bottom of the screen and then drag it out the circle to force your phone to lock securely.

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Share Your Namecard via Bluetooth in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The stock Contacts app in your Samsung Galaxy S4 has a feature that will let you create your own name card so you can save your personal information, e.g: name, phone number, etc. When needed, you can easily share your name card to others via Bluetooth.


How to share your name card via Bluetooth?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab. All your contacts will be displayed here.
  3. Tap your name card (it's located at the top of the contact list).
  4. Tap the Menu key and then select Share name card.
  5. Tap Bluetooth. If Bluetooth in your phone is off, tap Turn on button to turn it on.
  6. Assuming that the device you want to share your name card with has been paired with yours, tap the device name to select it.
  7. When the selected device has accepted your file transfer request, your name card will be sent shortly.

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Share Memo Via Bluetooth in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Though Bluetooth is not the fastest connectivity feature, many users still like using this feature to share content with others because most of smartphones have this feature. If needed, you can also use Bluetooth to easily share memo in your Samsung Galaxy S4 to other Bluetooth enabled devices.


How to share a memo over Bluetooth?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open S Memo app.
  2. Long tap the required memo you want to share and then select Share via. If the selected memo is secured with a password, a pop up window will appear to warn you that the locked memo will be shown in gallery, tap OK button to continue. Next, you have to unlock the memo first by entering the password and then tap OK button.
  3. The selected memo has to be converted first before it can be transferred. There are three file types available that you can select:
    • Image file (.jpg): select this option to convert the selected memo to a .jpg file.
    • PDF file (.pdf): select this option to convert the selected memo to a .pdf file.
    • S Memo file (.snb): select this option to convert the selected memo to a .snb file.
  4. Tap Bluetooth. If Bluetooth in your phone is off, tap Turn on button to turn it on.
  5. Tap the required device you want to share with. If the selected device accepts your transfer request, the converted memo file will be transferred from your phone to the selected device.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Adjust Bluetooth Visibility Timeout in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You have to pair your Samsung Galaxy S5 with other Bluetooth-enabled device when you want to use Bluetooth to transfer files or share Internet connection. You can make the pairing process becomes easier by setting your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices. By default, your device is set to visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 2 minutes, or in other words, your device will be visible to paired devices only after 2 minutes. However, if needed, you can adjust your Bluetooth visibility timeout so that your device will be visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices more longer, even you can set your device to always visible as long as Bluetooth is turned on.


How to adjust Bluetooth visibility timeout?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connections section and then tap Bluetooth .
  3. If Bluetooth is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Visibility timeout.
  5. Now, you can select from the following options:
    • 2 minutes: select this option to make your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 2 minutes.
    • 5 minutes: select this option to make your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 5 minutes.
    • 1 hour: select this option to make your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 1 hour.
    • Never timeout: select this option to make your device always visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices.
  6. The Bluetooth visibility timeout has been adjusted.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Share Contacts via Bluetooth in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has been equipped with some connectivity features that can be used to transfer or share contacts to other devices, one of which is by using Bluetooth. By utilizing Bluetooth, you can send a single contact or multiple contacts at once to another Bluetooth-enabled device with ease.


How to send contacts via Bluetooth?
There are some methods that can be used to transfer or share contacts via Bluetooth, but this time I'm going to show you how to do so from the Contacts app by using two different methods.


Method #1
This method can be used if you want to send a single contact via Bluetooth. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. If needed, tap the Contacts tab to view your contacts list.
  3. Tap the required contact.
  4. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Share name card.
  5. Tap Bluetooth.
  6. If Bluetooth is off, you'll be asked to turn it on. Tap the Turn on button to turn on Bluetooth.
  7. Tap the required device you want to share with. FYI, the device that receives the file may need to confirm to accept the file first before the file can be sent completely.
  8. The selected contact has been sent to the selected device.


Method #2
This method can be used if you want to send multiple contacts at once via Bluetooth. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. If needed, tap the Contacts tab to view your contacts list.
  3. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap Select.
  4. Select the required contacts you want to share via Bluetooth.
  5. Tap and then select Bluetooth.
  6. If the Bluetooth is off, you'll be asked to turn it on. Tap the Turn on button to turn on Bluetooth.
  7. Tap the required device you want to share with. FYI, the device that receives the file may need to confirm to accept the file first before the file can be sent completely.
  8. The selected contacts have been sent to the selected device.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Device Name in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The name listed in the device name option will be displayed in other devices to represent your device when you need to connect your phone to transfer files using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi direct, or when you need to connect your phone to share media file using the nearby devices feature. Since Samsung Galaxy S5 uses its name as the default device name which is too general then you may need to change the device name to a more personal or unique so that others can easily recognize your device from its name. Using a unique name can also prevent the other devices from accidentally sending files or share media files to the wrong device.


How to change the device name?
You can use the following steps to change the name for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct and the nearby devices at once:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to then System section and then tap About device .
  3. Tap Device name.
  4. Enter the required device name you want to use. It'd better if you use a unique name that will make others can easily recognize that it's your device.
  5. Tap OK button to save the changes.
  6. The device name has been changed and the name will be used for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct and nearby devices features.

As a note, you can also change the device name from the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct and nearby devices menus by utilizing the rename device option that can be found when you long press the recent apps key or tap the three dot icon at the top right of the screen.