How to Enable Nearby Sharing on Android Phones – Airdrop
There are so many android phones in the market today. There are various android phone manufacturers in the world today making nice android phones. As these phone makers keep making android phones, android will continue to advance and as it continues to advance, better and more better features will be made available.
Android 11 has been made official and it comes with good features which the Android 10 did not have. Some of these features includes, nearby sharing, privacy protections, app permissions, Bubbles, and many more. In as much as these new features matters, the one that got people more interested were the ‘nearby sharing’.
Please note that even if you are using Android 10, you can still be able to use nearby sharing on it. All you have to do is to follow the procedure explained below to sign in and start using. Ensure that you update to the latest version of Google Play Store. You can be able to enable nearby sharing on Samsung, OnePlus, Google, Motorola and LG mobile phones including many other mobile phones. The fact that your phone name is not mentioned here does not mean you are not eligible. Just go ahead and sign in and enjoy.
Nearing sharing (Airdrop) is not a new thing as long as mobile phone is concerned. It has been a feature in iPhone for so long now. iPhone call it ‘Airdrop’. But there was never a time when it was available for android users. Using other sharing apps such as Xender, Bluetooth etc for so long, android now deem it necessary to enable nearby sharing to come with the new Android 11 update and many android users have accepted the idea with much happiness.
Meanwhile, what is nearby sharing? Its simple. Nearby sharing is the new Android attribute that allows Android users to wirelessly share their files, images, media links, posts, etc with other nearby android devices. Nearby sharing works wirelessly which makes it nice.
How to Enable Nearby Sharing on Android Phones
Setting up and enabling nearby sharing on your android phone is very simple (Android Airdrop). The user interface is also very easy to assimilate. There is a big X situated at the top left corner of your phones which if you click on it, will automatically cancels the nearby share panel. Your avatar which may have your picture is situated at the right side which when clicked will direct you to the settings panel where you can set up your device name, visibility and of course, the mechanism to use for sharing purposes.
It is important to note that the nearby sharing works in different protocols. While smaller files requires mobile internet connection to be able to transfer, large files requires Wi-Fi or the always share offline mode to be able to successfully share. Now below are how to enable nearby sharing on Android phones – Airdrop.
- To enable nearby sharing on android phone, update your Google Play Services APK to the latest version. The nearby sharing is rolling out via new update. So update to the latest version of google play store from this link HERE
- The second thing you need to do is to register for the Google Play Services better program HERE
- Once you have enabled the nearby sharing, it should open the share sheet, once it open, select nearby sharing.
- Once you select nearby sharing, it will start looking for other nearby devices
- You can as well go to the settings panel and configure your avatar, your device and many other things that might interest you.
- You can watch the video below made by Velian Speaks Tech YouTube Channel to know how to enable the option.