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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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 ...
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NFC task for BOTH tag entry and exit

Since picking up a few NFC tags I've been experimenting with automation apps to run tasks for certain contexts (e.g. Car dock). The apps I've tried (e.g. Trigger) are great at running tasks when the ...
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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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Can one NFC tap initiate multiple actions from the same tag?

If a single user taps a single tag a single time, can the tag be encoded such that it both sends an SMS (or, at least, launches the SMS app) and launches a URL connection? Is this the best S.E site ...
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How can I use an NFC tag to unlock my device

It seems that some of the NFC lock apps don't integrate into the native lock-screen, but present a custom home screen that blocks access to native home screen. This appears to result a range of ...
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How do I transfer one video file from a S6 to an S3 using NFC?

Both my phones are on the same WiFi network and I have NFC turned on for both but what is the qucikest way to select one 400MB file to copy to the S6 through NFC?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Cloning room key card by using NFC

I live in a youth hostel of an university and we access our rooms and labs by using a contactless key card. I want to clone my card to my phone. Is it possible to copy when it is key protected? Can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I copy a NFC badge to my (rooted) Android phone for Daily Usage

For the Cafeteria a school we have NFC badges with which we pay meals or drinks. I was wondering how is it possible to have the card on my phone? I lost it 5 times last year. I've tried to copy the ...
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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 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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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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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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Phone makes sound when waving a credit card near it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound, so I pulled it out ...
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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 service ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (GT-I9305)...
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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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How to use NFC tags to trigger profiles and tasks in Tasker?

I am planning to get some NFC tags which I want to use to control some profiles in Tasker. Where in Tasked can I choose NFC tag as my trigger? If that does not exist, how can I turn tasks on and off ...
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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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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 "...