Questions tagged [nfc]

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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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 to emulate a NFC card with an Android phone?

I have installed several "NFC tools" apps, and I am able to read a NFC door card. It seems to be able to duplicate it (when I'll have a blank NFC card) or even write new NFC tags. But I'd like to do ...
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Samsung Galaxy emitting constant beeping sound

My Galaxy (A8) is emitting a constant beeping sound every few seconds. I tried the following, per various online suggestions: Wiping the cache (by entering into recovery mode) Closing all ...
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Dialog option “Use by default for this action” or “Always” not displaying

I just completed my Android application which scans NFC tags. When an NFC tag comes near the device, the device tries to show all the apps which can scan the NFC tag. I want it to remember which app ...
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Can Android devices with NFC be used as POS terminals for EMV Chip-and-pin cards?

I know that Square, for instance, makes payment card readers you can attach to phones in order to make transactions using the mag strip, and they're soon to release a new card reader designed for EMV ...
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How to get data (text and pictures) from server via http get request using a NFC Tag (NFC tools)?

On my Android phone I use NFC Tools pro and I want to do following: get text from my server (i.e. to show it in a popup or text-to-speech) get picture from my server and show it I found the "HTTP ...
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NFC tags to execute commands

I would like to know if there is such a possibility to create NFC tag and then use it to execute complex commands on a tablet, for example opening a specific application or changing a certain system ...
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Does play store filter out NFC apps for phones which do not have NFC?

I'm developing an Android app based on NFC technology. So when my app goes live on the play store, will the app be displayed for people having non-NFC phones? Will they be shown a message like "...
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NFC: Spotify URIs open app, not specified resource

My goal is to program NFC tags in such a way, that Spotify starts playing a specific track/album/playlist. But after writing a Spotify URI (e.g. spotify:track:6rqhFgbbKwnb9MLmUQDhG6) to my tag, it ...
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How to drive Philips Hue lighting with NFC tags

Recently I came to use my NFC tags again. Wondering how I can use my NFC tags to automatize chores like: Turn the light on at noon (Alexa/Philips Hue) Turn the light off at midnight In essence I ...
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Clone RFID card to Phone

My Uni has an RFID chip implanted in our student IDs for doors and such, no mag strips or anything. Is there an app that could, ignoring permission for the moment, clone my student ID's chip to allow ...
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How to use NFC Tools to write a 540 byte file to NFC Ntag 215?

It seems Tagmo is a tool to write NFC tags, but when I searched on the Google Play Store, NFC Tools came out, not Tagmo (and it has a 4.4 out of 5 rating), so I tried using it to write a .bin file ...
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Using USB NFC reader as native from Android Emulator

I'm testing an Android app that uses NFC. However, my actual testing phone does not have NFC capabilities built-in. What I do have is a USB NFC reader for Windows. Is there a way I can open my app on ...
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Open Google Maps to location with NFC tag

I have an NFC tag containing only one record, in the format of geo: [latitude],[longitude], and when I tap it to my phone the 2 options are the Waze app and Google Maps. Waze opens up to those ...
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How to clone an NFC tag (e.g. MIFARE Classic) to an Android device?

I use a MIFARE Classic NFC access card. Is there any way to clone my card on an Android device (e.g. on Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Asus Nexus 7)? Note: this question is not about duplicating an NFC tag ...
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Do wireless charging adapters interfere with NFC?

I've just got a Huawei P30 (standard, not Pro or Lite) and realised it doesn't feature NFC - with no less than 4 wireless chargers in my house and 2 in my office. But I use Google Pay all the time - ...
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NFC on S4 doesn't work at all

I have an S4 with which I try the Yubikey Neo with NFC on. I also tried another tag but I can't get any response from the phone whatsoever. Not even a beep. NFC is turned on for sure. I bought an (...
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Is there a way to activate NFC during initial phone setup?

My mdm (Ivanti/Landesk) requires to deploy an APK through NFC during the initial phone setup (and only during this setup, where you need to set the langage, time zone, google account, etc.) . This is ...
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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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Open Image-link from NFC Tag

I have a NFC-Tag (FeliCa), where I store a URL to an image. (something like https://www.google.de/images/branding/googlelogo/2x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png for example). This Tag is emulated by a ...
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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 use Glase on a rooted Android device?

How can I use the Tap and Pay payment app Glase (formerly SEQR) on a device which has been rooted using Magisk?
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Can I emulate my NFC credit/bankcard with my phone?

down vote favorite Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay or anything else isn't enabled in my country, but I do know that my card is using NFC. From what I have read there is a possibility that it can't ...
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Device fails to install provisioning app

I'm trying to provision a Huawei Y6 (MYA-L11) with a custom Device Owner app via NFC after a factory reset. However, once it has downloaded the admin app, I get a message box: "Oops! Couldn't install ...
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Firefox hijacks YubiKey NFC

I'm using a YubiKey Neo configured as an one-time-password generator. I'd like to use it with the YubiClip app but every time I pass it next to my phone, Firefox (my default browser) opens with a ...
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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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Will leaving a device on an NFC tag do any harm? [duplicate]

I want to leave my phone sat on an NFC tag all day long - will it do any harm to either the phone or the tag? I'm worried about Android constantly trying to read the tag all day, and that this could ...
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NFC battery draining through constant use

Does putting a device that constantly checks/uses NFC affect/drain the battery? One example is Dimple IO which puts NFC buttons on the back of your phone.
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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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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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What is the catch with microSD cards that have NFC support and will my Xiaomi Mi A1 support it?

I recently bought myself a Xiaomi Mi A1. Because it has a microSD card slot I'd like to buy a card. I noticed that some have NFC. Is it worth It? Is this real NFC or just a gimmick feature to buy such ...
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How to get Feitian MultiPass FIDO U2F working with OnePlus 3T?

Feitian MultiPass FIDO has 3 ways to work as a hardware token: BLE, NFC and USB. I'd like to use it either with NFC or BLE because the USB input can be occupied, and I have a feeling anyway that the ...
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Can Liquid screen protector be applied to the back of a phone [closed]

This is more of a hardware question... I got my LG V30 recently, and after a few days of usage without a case, I noticed I got a feel minor scratches, and one bigger one. My question is this? Can I ...
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Is it possible to add the NFC to the phone which does not have it?

My phone is a Motorola Moto 2g LTE (xt1072). It is really good phone but there is a one problem, it does not have NFC. Is there any solution, to add NFC to the phone which does not have it – and would ...
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Login to Android 6.0 with NFC card and Password

I am evaluating MI5 and its NFC functionality. I am considering to compliment my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9506 with MI5 because of various significant improvements in the hardware, software and ...
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Smart Lock unreliable/not working with NFC tag?

I’ve been trying to get Smart Lock to work on my Android device (OnePlus One on Cyanogen OS 13.1.2, i. e. Android 6.0.1/“Marshmallow”). I’ve configured an NFC tag as a trusted device and want to ...
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How can I trigger an action on one Android device with another Android device?

I recently got a new device and my old device will now be used as a music player with my bluetooth speaker. However, I wanna save battery by not having the old device's bluetooth on the whole time. ...
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Multiple uses for NFC

I have my bank card linked to my NFC and since this day it is also possible to have my public transit card assigned to my NFC-chip. The thing I want to know is, is it possible to have multiple ...
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NFC-Tagtype isn't supported

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S6 and recently updated my software to Android 7.0. Ever since I updated my Samsung Galaxy S6, my NFC Tag reader apps stopped working. Is this a known issue? I've tried ...
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Is it possible to have the NFC URL reuse a browser tab?

When I tap an NFC tag with url in it, it gives the option to open the link in the browser. If I go tap that tag again or another similar tag, it prompts user to open the url again in another browser ...
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Can i use NFC for File Transfer in Motorola X?

My friend is using Motorola X with NFC, but he can't transfer files through it. How do you transfer files through NFC on Android?
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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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Does Galaxy Xcover 3 Value Edition support Mifare Classic NFC tags?

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is one of the few devices that still support Mifare Classic NFC tags. It was released in 2015. Now Samsung have released an updated version, the "Value Edition" in 2016. ...
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Connect NFC to Galaxy S5

I have a Galaxy S5 and 6 NFC chips: I want to write text to those NFC chips. I've already tried 2 apps: NFC Tools and Trigger. None of these apps hadn't recognized those NFC chips. How can I read ...
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Which Android phones support MiFare Classic NFC tags? [closed]

I have to use MiFare Classic NFC tags, which Android phones can read and write to it? Couldn't find it on the internet.
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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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How to get rid of NFC icon?

After a forced OS reinstall by a repair shop a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact started to show a NFC icon in a status bar. How to get rid of it? It does not give any information as it is always on, so it is ...
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Can I pay with my phone if I switch to Cyanogenmod?

I own an Oneplus 3 and a NFC sim card. In order to use the banking payment app of my bank (Rabobank Wallet: https://www.rabowallet.nl/ / Netherlands) I need a phone with android supporting open mobile ...
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Can't enable NFC on Samsung Galaxy S3

For some reason I am unable to enable / use NFC on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300). When I got the phone, it did work. A month ago, I wanted to use it again and it did not work. I am currently using a ...
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Can I encode an NFC tag to send HTTP POST data?

Can I encode an NFC tag to send HTTP POST data? Or can I only use HTTP GET? I have Googled extensively, but can't seem to find an answer (which, I suppose, implies that it is HTTP GET only, but I ...