In more than one opportunity previously, we told you about the new Nearby Share feature, which allows sharing and transferring photos and files between Android phones just like the AirDrop feature on the iPhone and Apple products in general, and here is the technology that reaches its latest stages and actually begins to reach Android phones, specifically Samsung and Pixel phones, In this article, we will explain to you all the details of the Nearby Share and how to use and activate them.
How to enable and use the Nearby Share feature to transfer photos and files
Above all, the feature has not yet reached all phones, but it has actually begun to reach random users, especially Samsung and Pixel phones on the one hand, and some Huawei phone users on the other hand, and as a precaution, update the Google Play Services app from the Play Store because this feature Part of it.
First: How to activate the Nearby Share feature?
Go to the settings of your Android phone
• From the settings, go to Google Settings
Now go to Device Connections settings or phone communication technologies:
• In the event that your phone supports the feature at the present moment and that the Google Services application is updated as we mentioned before, you will find the Nearby Sharing feature among the options:
• Through the settings, activate the feature normally through the Turn On option, as in the following picture. You can also choose a name for your phone, which will appear to any other user of the same feature when sending a file or picture to you, in addition to the ability to control the appearance of your phone.
Second: Controlling the Nearby Share property settings
After activating the feature as in the previous step, the feature will appear to you as follows, and as you can see from the picture, you can through these settings change the name of the phone, the appearance of the phone to other devices and the quality of communication with other devices.
Finally, you can control the type of data that you want to consume when transferring pictures and files, the first option allows the use of phone data (the Internet package) and we certainly do not allow it, and the second allows the use of Wi-Fi, and the third is the best of them which does not depend on the Internet at all, but on direct connection Between the two devices.
There are tons of settings for you to discover for yourself! Share with us in the comments if you will start using the Nearby Share to transfer photos and files or not, and also share with us how you are currently using!