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5 Wireless Network Technologies on Android and iOS Smartphones

In this smartphone era, many technologies have been embedded in the Android and iOS platforms (including iPhone and iPad). With these various technologies, many things can be done and become easier with just 1 small device that can be carried everywhere. For example, with Android Smartphones we can open web pages, take pictures, calculate with a calculator, play, and much more. One of the features in Android is a wireless network connection feature that allows users to communicate with each other with their respective smartphones. With this feature, data transfer becomes simpler and faster because there is no need to use cables anymore.

1. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity)
Wi-Fi is a wireless connection that is most often used, especially when you are in a cafe or mall. With Wi-Fi we can access the internet through the available access points. In certain places, this Wi-Fi network is secured with a password or password so that only certain people can access it. In addition to public facilities such as malls or cafes, we can also create our own Wi-Fi network through tethering from an Android or iOS smartphone that has subscribed to a data plan so that we have a private Wi-Fi network which is certainly safer than public Wi-Fi.

Also Read: What is Wi-Fi? This is the Definition, Function, and How WiFi Works

2. Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct is a technology that allows 2 devices to be connected directly without the need for a router as an intermediate access point. This can happen because today’s smartphones already have a tethering feature so that one smartphone can function as an access point as well. One application that uses this technology is ShareIt, which is an application for transferring data and information between smartphones or PCs / Laptops / Computers.

Also Read: How to Use ShareIt on iPhone and Mac (iOS and Mac OS)

3. Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a technology that allows the exchange of data over short distances and usually no more than 10 meters. Before the popularity of wi-fi and wi-fi direct, bluetooth was often used to exchange data between mobile phones, but nowadays bluetooth is rarely used for data transfer between smartphones because the distance is short. Usually this technology is used for wireless mice, keyboards or headsets.

4. NFC (Near Field Communication)
NFC is a technology that allows 2 electronic devices to communicate with a very short distance or only a few cm (centimeter) only. The advantage of this NFC is that it does not need pairing like bluetooth. Currently, NFC technology is starting to be widely used for payments using smartphones.

5. Infrared
Smartphones nowadays rarely support infrared because there are already faster data transfer features with a longer range such as bluetooth, wi-fi, and wi-fi direct. However, some smartphones that support this feature can usually be used instead of remote control ( TV, DVD player, AC, or the like that uses infrared). Of course, this technology makes TV, AC, or DVD player users more practical because they don’t need to store all the remote controls and provide batteries for each of them.

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