If you have been reading tech news for a while, then you might know that in June 2020, Google launched a new feature known as ‘Nearby Share’. The nearby share feature allows Android users to share links and files between devices.

During the initial stage, the Nearby Share feature had been rolled out to Android 10 and Android 11 only. However, later it has been rolled out to all Android devices.

Now that it has been rolled out to the majority of Android smartphones, we have decided to share a method to set up and enable the feature on Android.

Steps to Enable & Use Nearby Share Feature on Android

So, in this article, we are going to share a working method to enable and use the Nearby Sharing feature on the Android device. With this method, you can share files between devices.

Step 1. First of all, pull down the Notification panel and tap on the Edit button.

Tap on the Edit button
Tap on the Edit button

Step 2. Under the Edit, you will find the ‘Nearby Share’ option. Simply tap on the button to turn it on.

Tap on the Nearby share
Tap on the Nearby share

Step 3. Once done, you will see a prompt like below. Here, tap on the ‘Turn on’ button.

Tap on the 'Turn on' button
Tap on the ‘Turn on’ button

Step 4. Once done, locate the file that you want to share and tap on the ‘Share’ button.

Tap on the 'Share' button
Tap on the ‘Share’ button

Step 5. From the share menu, select the ‘Nearby Share’ button.

Select the 'Nearby Share' button
Select the ‘Nearby Share’ button

Step 6. It will now scan for the nearby device. Next, tap on the device name. The receiver will get a prompt, ask them to tap on the ‘Accept’ button.

Tap on the device name
Tap on the device name

Note: You can’t share files unless you save the nearby user as your contact. So, make sure to save the user as a contact on your device.

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So, this article is all about how to enable and use the Nearby Share feature on Android. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.



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