Turn Android Beam On / Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III 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 3rd 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 Applications icon (located in the lower right).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. Tap More settings.
  4. Tap NFC.
  5. Ensure that the NFC switch (located in the upper right) is turned on S Beam switch, On indicator.  
  6. Tap the Android Beam™ switch to enable S Beam switch, On indicator or disable S Beam switch, Off indicator.