NFC itself stands for Near Field Communication. This feature is useful for connecting two devices at the same time. The key is to bring the devices closer together. As a user, the advantages of this feature are numerous. One of the advantages is that you can get easy to transfer data.
Before we decide to utilize this function, we need to understand how it works. So, as a result of utilizing this function, you will be able to get the most out of it. The basic function of NFC is to transfer information through radio waves, much like WiFi or Bluetooth.
Electromagnetic induction is the mechanism behind this technology. The frequency of NFC transmissions is 13.56 MHz. With this frequency, the transmission rate is equivalent to 424 kbps. When you use this NFC function, you can send data properly. Furthermore, this NFC functionality may also produce an electric current in passive NFC components.
This NFC feature is available on both Android and iPhone, so how do you use it on both devices?
How to Use NFC on Android?
On an Android device, pull down the Quick Settings Menu and you’ll discover NFC right away. Then you can tap on the “NFC” switch to activate it.
You may also look for an NFC option in Settings > More or Settings > Wireless & Networks.
If your Android phone has NFC, you’ll need to turn on the chip and enable Android Beam so that you may utilize it:
- Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks
- Click the “NFC” switch to activate it. The Android Beam function will also automatically turn on
- If Android Beam does not automatically turn on, just tap it and select “Yes” to turn it on
After you’ve set up NFC on Android, you may begin using it. However, for successful data sharing, keep the following in mind:
- Both sending and receiving phones must be NFC-enabled and run Android Beam
- Both of the gadgets should not be sleeping or locked
- Do not allow your devices to be separated until after the beaming has begun
To send a photo or file, open the photo or file on your device. Then tap the two devices together. You don’t need to choose any “send via” options in this situation. Connect the two devices together. Simply confirm the transfer when it requests by touching “touch to beam.” When the two devices come into contact with one another, you’ll get both audio and tactile feedback. When the file or content has finished beaming, you’ll hear audio feedback.
How to USE NFC on iPhone?
The NFC feature may be utilized in a variety of ways depending on the model of the iPhone. The “NFC Tag Reader” feature is now enabled by default for all iOS 14 users who have an iPhone 7 or newer. You don’t need a third-party app to read NFC tags on an iPhone 7 or newer. You can activate it by tapping the NFC button in the control center and bringing your iPhone close to an NFC tag.
If the button does not appear on your screen, you may need to add it to the Control Center. Follow these steps:
- First open the Settings app on your iPhone
- Then select the option “Control Center”
- Scroll down and tap the green plus button to the left of “NFC Tag Reader”
The iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR, iPhone 11 as well as iPhone 11 Pro (Max) and iPhone SE (2nd gen.) models, on the other hand, feature the so-called “Background Tag Reading” function. When the iPhone screen is turned on, any NFC tags may be read without having to start the NFC Tag Reader first. The iPhone then looks for signals that are already in the background. When a tag is detected, a notification will appear on the display.
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