How to enable NFC on your phone

Today’s smartphones come equipped with various technologies that allow them to interact with other technological devices without having to do any configuration. One of them is NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

What is the NFC for?

NFC allows interaction between compatible devices for the purpose of transferring information, as long as both are very close to each other.

NFC is a technology that is already being used in various cities to make contactless payments or access public transport. Likewise, it is integrated into Android and iPhone smartphones, however, in the latter case its use is somewhat restricted.

How to use NFC?

When used from a cell phone, the NFC connection allows printing tasks, listening to music from external speakers or exchanging data with devices with similar technology, either directly or through applications. All you have to do is touch your tag or NFC reader with the back cover of the cell phone.

For this, it is not required to enter passwords, you simply have to have the NFC function activated. Here we teach you how to do it.

How to enable NFC on an Android phone

  1. Go to Settings > Connections (or Connection & sharing on Xiaomi) and locate the NFC button.
  2. Once this is done, click on the button to enable the NFC function.
NFC on Xiaomi Android phone

How to enable NFC on iPhone

On the iPhone, the NFC function is enabled by default from iPhone 6.

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