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About NFC

Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for transportation or events after downloading the required apps.

!The battery contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the battery carefully to avoid damaging the NFC antenna.


Before using this feature
  • Check the location of the NFC antennas on your device and the other device.
  • Ensure that the NFC feature is activated on your device and the devices you want to connect to.
  • Ensure that the device’s screen is unlocked. Otherwise, the device will not read NFC tags or receive data.
Using the NFC feature
Use the NFC feature to send images or contacts to other devices, and read product information from NFC tags. If you insert a SIM or USIM card that has a payment feature, you can use the device to make payments conveniently.

On the Apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and then drag the NFC switch to the right.
Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag. The information from the tag will appear.
Making a purchase with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile payment service. To register or get details about the service, contact your service provider.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings → NFC, and then drag the NFC switch to the right.
  • Touch the NFC antenna area on the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
  • To set the default payment app, tap Tap and pay and select an app. The Payment services list may not be included in payment apps.
!The Payment services list may not be included in payment apps.

NFC detection area

  NFC detection area
Samsung Galaxy S8
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Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy S7*
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Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge^
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# You can only upgrade your device to the latest software via Kies software application.
* Please upgrade your device to the latest software for Octopus Mobile SIM service.
^ Octopus ornament is not supported.
  • Please hold your Octopus steadily at a varied distance if cannot be read.
  • Please use Octopus Mobile SIM in SIM card slot 1 with SIM1 configured as "enabled" via phone's settings.
  • Subject to network, data and messaging services.
  • Please use official battery for Octopus Mobile SIM payment.
  • Please use official covers or case when using Octopus Mobile SIM payment.