Near field communication (NFC) allows wireless data exchange between two NFC devices in close proximity to each other. NFC devices are very small and can, for example, be integrated in cards.

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Single Authentication for Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC

I would like to use a single authentication for Bluetooth(BLE and classic), wifi and NFC between an android phone and a wearable device.Which means , say i connect a phone and another wearable through ...
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Do the new NFC options in 4.4 Kitkat allow one to have a combined digital wallet?

The new Android has Host-based Card Emulation built in which takes care of the secure element: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/hce.html Wondering what it takes to load NFC ...
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How to set default browser used by NFC?

I have a Samsung S4 mini, stock Jellybean ROM. I have several browsers installed, one of which is Firefox configured for browsing through a proxy. When I tap on an NFC tag, Android opens up Firefox - ...
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What App do I need to use NFC on an android phone to pay for things in the UK?

I'd like to know if it's possible to use NFC on an HTC One X to pay for things in the UK and if so, what app do I use? Google wallet doesn't seem to be supported here in the UK.
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Is NFC required for reading RFID?

Can we read RFID like QR-bar code without NFC in Android? I am confused because we can read QR-Barcode with simple apps like Bar Code Scanner. After searching 2-3 hours I found NFC with every detail ...
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Is there a way to write a full vCard via NFC?

Is there a way to write a full vCard to a NFC tag? All of the apps I've tried off Google Play seem to only write the email address or other subset. I've tried apps such as NFC Task Launcher, NFC ...
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Is it possible to have a phone alarm go off if it moves a set distance away from a NFC tag?

I have a bad habit of leaving my phone around. I want my phone to alert me if it gets to far away from me. If this is possible how can I set this up?
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Reading Mifare Classic chips with Samsung Galaxy S4?

Searching the web far and wide has me almost out of hope in making Samsung's Galaxy S4 phone read the Mifare CLassic chip through NFC. But does anyone know of any form of work-around, or is this ...
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Is it possible to share file with one using NFC and another using bluetooth?

May I know if it is possible to transfer file from one phone using NFC to another phone using blue-tooth? I know it is possible to transfer file from one NFC to another NFC. Also, it is possible to ...
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Is it possible to to set a fixed NFC P2P RF speed for the Initiator?

In NFC P2P communication, the RF speed of the LLCP connection is set by the Initiator. The possible speeds are 106kbit/s, 212kbit/s, 424kbit/s. Android always choses the fastest possible speed. For ...
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Can Android NFC devices be used to clock in a RFID/HID timeclock for work? (As a tag?)

Can Android devices be used to clock in a RFID/HID timeclock for work using NFC? Using the software, I can register the cards with the timeclock. But would I be able to register phones?
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What causes NFC on Nexus 4 to stop working?

Sorry for the vague question title, I am open to suggestions, but I am not sure how else to phrase this. I recently got a new phone; the Nexus 4. When I got it, NFC tags were working fine. They would ...
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Poor NFC recognition after replacing Nexus 4 back cover

After replacing the back cover on my Nexus 4, the ability to read NFC tags has decreased significantly. I replaced the back cover of my Nexus 4 with an original(!) replacement because the glass had ...
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Can I clone my (mifare classic) Access card with an Android device?

I use an NFC access card. Is there any way to clone my card using Galaxy Nexus / Nexus 7?
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My nfc-enabled android-phone won't read a rfid key I own, why and what can I do about it?

Does it require some kind of activation-code? If so, can I read it while I scan it on the original scanner?
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Where's exactly the NFC area in the Nexus 7 2013?

I've had a Nexus 7 2012 and in the tiny manual there was an indication on where exactly I should touch my phone on it to get NFC communication - near the "e" in the back. That worked great, as I know ...
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Android and NFC strenght

I am currently doing a research on Android phones, trying to find the "best" Android phones in terms of their ability to read-write to NFC cards. I read that there are phones that struggle to power ...
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Batty drain issue on CM10.2.1-yuga / Sony Xperia Z - NFC Service using over 50%

I've recently put CyanogenMod CM10.2.1-yuga on my Xperia Z and I've noticed the NFC server is using an insane amount of the battery. Even after disabling the service in the App section, the ...
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Can't enable NFC on HTC One X

On clicking the NFC checkbox in settings, it turns off by itself after about 2 seconds. It's a used phone which I bought from a friend more than a year ago and it's always been like this since it had ...
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Unknown Tag Type collection

Since purchasing my Samsung Nexus S I have been bombarded by 'New Tag Collected' Tag Type 'Unknown'. I have since learned how to turn this off, but I was wondering what these Tags are and where are ...
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Android Beam - vCard Not Init'ing

When I try to send a contact from one nexus 5 to another, Android Beam fails (everything is enabled). Other things such as a pic, a Play App link, etc. work just fine. When I pull the log, I can see ...
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NFC for PC using libnfc

Is it possible to use the phone's nfc hardware as a NFC reader for PC (installing some app or using netcat with some /dev/ file)? My phone has pn544 chip, it seems it is available as /dev/pn544
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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

I had some NFC tags with my Xperia Sola. It could change settings if I touched the tags with the phone, and it was pretty useful. Can one use this "technology" with modern Samsung phones? Both ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 4G notification center NFC button doesn't work

UPDATE: This was fixed in the 4.3 update that came out for my phone lately. No need to think about it anymore, also I can't give any further details. I have a quite new Samsung Galaxy S3 4G ...
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Sending an application (apk) through NFC

Is it possible to install the application to another device using NFC? The application is not in Google Play store. If it is possible, how can I do this?
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nfc tag compatibility with google nexus 5

does anyone know if samsungs tec tile 2 (note the 2!) are compatible with the google nexus 5? in fact, does anyone have a list of compatible nfc tags? (i thought the whole idea of nfc tags is that ...
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Reading NFC tags from the front of the phone

I'm creating an app reading NFC tags. Currently all works well expect that the NFC tag can only be scanned when it touch the back of the phone. Is there anyway to allow NFC to be read through the ...
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Is there an app that associates a certain action to a arbitrary NFC tag?

I'm using the NFC Task Launcher for launching actions stored on my own tags. This works fine. What I'm searching for is an app that associates a certain action with an arbitrary tag. An example: my ...
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Emulate an RFID card with android 4.4?

Is it possible to do it with the host card emulation feature of android 4.4? Is there a sample how this framework works? https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/hce.html
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What's the difference between Android Beam vs S Beam?

What is the difference between Android Beam on the Galaxy Nexus and S Beam on Galaxy S3? Are these two features inter-compatible? Can I transfer data between the two devices?
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How to copy text string from nfc tag

I'm trying to copy a string of text from a nfc tag, but the only option I've been able to find is displaying the text with no ability to copy it (its a complex string with letters and numbers). Best ...
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Does a special NFC Chip have to be installed before using the phone as a charge card?

When NFC is turned on, can you pay for something at a store, or do you need to install a special chip?
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How to transfer files between Galaxy S3 and HTC one x using NFC

As I have mentioned in the question, I want to transfer files (pics) from samsung galaxy S3 to HTC one x via NFC. I have switched on android beam on both the devices. When I bring the phones close, I ...
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NFC functionality in Google Nexus S?

How physically close will a tag need to be for the phone to detect a NFC card? (10cm or can it greater) Also can the phone present itself as a NFC tag to other phones? If this is possible is the ...
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Add NFC functionality (like Nexus S) via SDIO standard in microsd to non-NFC phones?

Google Nexus S is the first Android phone to include NFC (Near-field communication) for wireless hardware for applications such as contactless payment and perhaps proximity based target advertising. ...
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SGS3 I-9300 Android 4.2 - why can't I disable these system apps?

nb. I can disable them using 3rd party root apps without any discernible negative effects. Are these networking protocols default? They seem to be harmless but everything I read about sit0 seems ...
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How to transfer images via Android beam (NFC)?

When I transfer an image from S3 to Nexus 4, Play store is opened. However, for contacts it works well and good. Do I need any app for transferring files over NFC?
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TecTiles and applications

Samsung promotes NFC via its TecTiles, which is a very interesting concept but i cant find lots of information about it, especially the need for an app. Do you know if a user that just want to ...
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Can an apk file be written to any type of NFC tag

Is it possible to write an apk file to a NFC tag for it to be downloaded when a user desires? bWe are trying to create a solution in which our reps in the field can simply turn on NFC in specific ...
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How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note I717 for lockscreen/screen off use?

The Note I717 running Paranoid ICS and makes everything except the S-Pen great -- except I can't quite figure out how to enable NFC for use on the lock screen/screen off modes. I see plenty of people ...
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How to start deskclock timer via NFC

I am trying to start the timer of the deskclock app that comes with Android 4.2 using a NFC chip. I am not trying to write an app that does this but rather use one of the many NFC launcher apps. I ...
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Identify the NFC tag or NFC-enabled device during transfer

I am very new to Android. I want to identify which one is enabled NFC tag or NFC-enabled device. Please provide the difference between NFC mode: card read/write P2P communication
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how to assign an app to an event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt but I get every time I scan the tag a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC related ones). I have a Samsung Galaxy ...
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NFC Peer2Peer Mode - Android Beam - ISO 18092

I need to find out how in Android Beam the P2P-Mode is managed. I found some general information about P2P: There is an active P2P Mode (not recommended by NFC Forum) and the passive One ...
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Where is the NFC hardware located?

I noticed that certain Samsung batteries say "Near Field Communication" on them. Is the NFC h/w located in the battery? Does it differ by the manufacturer of the Android device? A friend of mine ...
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Why does my Galaxy S3 make a noise when I put it down?

Occasionally, when I put my Samsung Galaxy S3 down relatively firmly, it makes a noise that's sort of half way between 'BONG' and 'CLANK'. When it happens I can immediately pick it up and put it down ...
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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

Is there any default support on Android basic apps (phone, browser, contacts...) for NFC? Because if I want to develop for NFC, the user will need to install my NFC app. But for simple tasks that use ...
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Galaxy Nexus NFC Verizon

Does the Galaxy Nexus have NFC on Verizon? I remember reading about the phone being delayed because competing carriers wanted to avoid Google Wallet and that some carriers had even disabled the NFC ...
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How to know if my phone has NFC technology?

Is there anyway to find out whether my Samsung Galaxy Note has NFC technology or not?I bought the phone from Greece,but the store in which I bought the phone brought it directly from Samsung in ...
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Does the Motorola Droid RAZR support NFC?

Does Motorola RAZR XT910 support NFC with Gingerbread or Android ICS 4.0? Engadget says the device has an NFC controller. What does this really mean?