Turn Android Beam On / Off - Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini

Note Android Beam™ can be utilized to transfer data (e.g. web pages, videos, place page in Maps) from one Near Field Communication (NFC) capable device to another when only a few centimeters apart, typically back-to-back.

Caution NFC may not function properly with the use of a third party battery. To ensure functionality, only utilize the Samsung designed battery with 'Near Field Communication' printed on the battery label.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps (located in the lower right).
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. From the Wireless and networks section, tap More settings.
  4. From the File/data transfer section, tap NFC.
  5. Ensure that the NFC switch (located in the upper right) is turned on Switch On icon.
  6. From the Android Beam™ section, tap the Android Beam™ switch to turn on Switch On icon or off Switch Off icon.