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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NFC credit card

I'm wondering, if I can use my NFC phone as a credit card... how can I solve it? As I think, Google Wallet has this feature, but I'm not from US, I can't install it from Play. Do someone know some ...
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How do I Switch off NFC?

My Nexus S alerts me when it is close to my Oyster season ticket. It says New Tag Collected. Unknown tag type. Can I stop it doing this.
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Toggle application with NFC

I am using NFC tag to run Car application, and to set volume up in car on my HTC M8. But after I go out of the car I must to manually close application and set volume down. Please, is there a way how ...
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Why does the YubiKey Neo only use Firefox, not Chrome?

I want to use the YubiKey NEO with Chrome, and when I tap the NFC sensor to the phone, the only app I can use is Firefox. I would like to have SSO work with Chrome, but not sure how they were able to ...
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How does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

So I've noticed that NFC Task Launcher can toggle the Power Saving mode for the Galaxy s3. Obviously then, this is not a secure setting that requires root access (eg. turning GPS on / off). So is it ...
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Certain NFC tags cause NFC to stop working

This is a very strange problem, so I'm sorry if I describe in in a confusing way. For the past few days, I've been playing around with NFC on my Oneplus One phone. I installed a few apps (NXP TagInfo ...
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Tapping an NFC tag which contains an URL. (How) can I override the default action (browser launch)?

My previous question established that when a factory reset Android device taps an NFC tag which contain an URL, the operating system launches a browser. Can I prevent that? Is that just a default ...
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How can an NFC battery's NFC functionality be used on Android devices? [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a battery with an Near Field Communications (NFC) label on it. Several earlier Android modles don't come with such a label on the battery. I would like to know what ...
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Avoid opening Play Store after NFC scan for unlocking with Smart Lock

I want to use the Smart Lock feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop together with NFC. I've configured it and it works well, but my problem is, that after scanning the NFC Tag (and also after unlocking the ...
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How to use NFC with RFID tags/chips

When I bought my Samsung Galaxy SIII, there was a big buzz about the new phones on the market supporting NFC (Near-Field Communications). However, given that Blutooth exchange of files and even the ...
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Does HTC Desire 816 Dual sim have NFC? [closed]

I decided to buy HTC Desire 816 and in my country ( Egypt ) only the dual sim version is avaliable ! I heared that that version is not able to have NFC option :-( is that true ??
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How do I disable/change the NFC sounds?

I love the NFC functionality of my LG L5, but the sounds are too annoying. Is there a way to customize or disable the sounds that are played whenever a tag was read?
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Where is the NFC element located in a Moto X?

I have a Moto X (2013 version) -- and use Google Wallet's tap-to-pay at merchants that support it. With certain readers, I end up moving the phone around over the reader until it works; knowing where ...
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Send file via NFC from Galaxy S2 Plus and Sony vaio with Ubuntu OS

I have a problem with sharing files between my Galaxy S2 phone and a Sony Vaio model SVF1521DCXW with NFC support1. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version and I don't have any idea how can I use NFC ...
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Truncated text from NFC tag

The NTAG216 can hold 800+ bytes of information. But when I scan it with my Samsung S4, it will only show 5 lines of text followed by an ellipses (...) which is at most about 270 bytes. I've tried it ...
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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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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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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?