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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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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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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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Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus battery?

Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus embedded in the battery? Wouldn't it make more sense to separate the two things? Is there any hardware advantage of being this way? Disadvantages I can see several,...
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Does NFC enabled phone means the phone has an NFC tag inside?

I would like to clarify what it means when Android phone is a "NFC enabled phone" (example list on RapidNFC). Does this mean the following: The phone can read and write NFC tags? The phone should ...
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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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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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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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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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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: Wondering what it takes to load NFC ...
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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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What happens when I tap an NFC tag which contains a URL?

I don't have an NFC 'phone to try it out. A colleague absolutely insists that if you tap an NFC tag which stores a URL then that URL is launched automatically by the operating system. That doesn't ...
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Is there an app that associates a certain action to an 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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How to assign an app to an NFC event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt, but every time I scan the tag, I get a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC-related ones). I have a Samsung ...
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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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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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Can I use Google Cardboard with non-NFC phones?

I have recently got a hold of new phone which has 5 inch Full HD screen, so the first thing that I wanted to do is checking out the Google Cardboard VR. But I recently learnt that my phone doesn't ...
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Dialog option "Use by default for this action" or "Always" not displaying for NFC tag

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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Using root, how to fake nfc support of my phone so I can install apps that requires nfc from the Google Play Store?

This question is an extension of this question where I want to perform the nfc checking part at the embassy. Which files do I need to change in the filesystem using root so I can download apps marked ...
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