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Multiple Uses

  • Settings & Apps

    Keep forgetting to set an alarm? Place a programmed TecTile on your nightstand, activating specific settings when touched by your phone. Set an alarm time, enable the alarm and turn silent mode on by setting your device on the nightstand.

  • Phone & Text:
    Share a Contact

    "Here's my card".Place TecTiles on your business cards to easily share your contact info with colleagues or clients. Just tap your phone onto a colleague's card and bypass the whole process of typing everything in manually.

  • Phone & Text:
    Share a text

    On your way home from work?Place a programmed TecTile on your car dash that will send a message to your loved ones letting them know you're leaving the office and on your way home with just one touch of your cell phone.

  • Location & Web:
    Foursquare Check In

    Two check-ins away from becoming mayor?Foursquare and Facebook are growing in popularity as ways for businesses to interact with customers. Businesses can program TecTiles to allow consumers to check in to their location and can even provide discounts based on check-ins.

  • Social

    Are you a social butterfly?If you constantly update your Facebook status or Twitter feed, streamline the process with TecTile. TecTiles can be used to launch an update feature, allowing you to touch and type to share with your friends.

  • Phone & Text:
    Make a Call

    The ultimate speed dial.TecTiles will allow you to place a call or send a default text to any of your contacts when activated. Stick a TecTile on something that reminds you of the contact like behind a framed picture at your desk.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Samsung TecTile?

    Samsung TecTile is an app which lets you read and write TecTile NFC tags. You can create TecTiles to change settings on your phone, launch applications, check-in to places, update social status, or even make phone calls or send text messages automatically. Once you create a TecTile using the TecTile app, place the Tile in a convenient place, then tap your phone to the TecTile to perform the actions stored in the TecTile.

  • Where can I get TecTile tags?

    You can buy tags in your mobile phone store, or from The official Samsung TecTile website and store

  • Will TecTile tags work on all phones?

    TecTiles are designed to work on Samsung Android smartphones that comply with MIFARE™ technology, including Samsung Galaxy S III. Please see below for the latest list of compatible Samsung smartphones. TecTiles may work with other NFC-enabled Android smartphones that comply with MIFARE, but Samsung does not test other branded devices for compatibility or functionality and makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to such use.

  • How do I write a TecTile tag?

    Using the Samsung TecTile application, choose the type of tag you want to make and what you want it to do, then tap 'Next'. Once the app is ready to write the tag, hold the back of your phone on a TecTile tag and wait until your tag has been written. It will only take a couple of seconds. The right spot is near the middle of the back of your phone.

  • How do I read a TecTile tag?

    Just unlock your phone and hold the back of your phone on a TecTile tag. You don't need to be in the Samsung TecTile app to read a TecTile tag.

  • Can I prevent my tags being changed after I have written them?

    Yes, just check the ‘Lock TecTile’ checkbox before you write the tag. But be careful - when you do this, nobody can ever change that tag, not even you. Tags locked with version 3.0 of the TecTile app can be unlocked so long as the phone performing the unlock has the same primary Google Account as the one used to lock the TecTile.

  • What kinds of tags can I make?

    Settings & Apps:

    Change Phone Settings
    Make a tag to set your phone up the way you like it when you get to work, or when you get in your car. You can even set an alarm time for a bedside tag. You can set individual settings, or combine settings to optimize your phone for your location - at home, at work, in the car, or other places.

    Switch Phone Profiles
    Switch between pre-defined or custom profiles. Profile TecTiles let the result of scanning be defined by the user. For example, create a “meeting” profile and put it on the conference room table that one user will have mute their phone while letting another user set their ringer to vibrate.

    Launch an App
    Make a tag to launch any app you have on your phone. You can even set music volume for music players or internet radio applications.

    Toggle Music Playback
    Make a tag to toggle between playing music or pausing music.

    Join a WiFi Network
    Make a tag that will connect a phone to your WiFi network. Great for visitors to scan when they arrive!

    Show a Message
    Make a tag that shows a message to whoever scans it.

    Play a Track
    Choose your favorite song and make a tag to play that tune at the tap of a TecTile!

    Phone & Text:

    Make a Call
    Make a tag that'll bring up the phone ready to make a call to the number you choose. This is the 'Call Mom' tag.

    Send a Text Message
    Make a tag that'll send an SMS to the number you choose. This is the 'Honey, I'm Home' tag.

    Send an Email Message
    Make a tag that’ll send an email to the contact you choose. Great for those who don’t have unlimited texting but want to send their loved ones a message frequently.

    Share a Contact
    Make a tag that shares a contact's details. Great as a way to exchange business cards.

    Start a Google Talk Conversation
    Make a tag which will start a Google Talk conversation with the Google Talk user that you choose.

    Forward Calls
    Make a tag which will forward all of your calls to another phone number.

    Location & Web:

    Show an Address or Location
    Make a tag that'll bring up a map of an address or location.

    Foursquare Check In
    Make a tag that checks the reader into the Foursquare venue that you choose. Put this tag on your reception desk or next to your register. Lock the tag to ensure everyone checks in to your business.

    Facebook Places Check In
    Make a tag that checks the reader into the Facebook Place that you choose. Put this tag on your reception desk or next to your register. Lock the tag to ensure everyone checks in to your business.

    Show a Google Place
    Make a tag that shows a Google Place. Find all of the information you want about your favorite store or restaurant – all with a simple tap.

    Send a Glympse
    Make a tag that shares your current location for a set duration of time. Great for letting your friends know exactly how close you are to the party or letting your family track your progress on a road trip home for the holidays.

    Open a Web Page
    Make a tag that shows a web page.

    Save a Bookmark
    Make a tag that adds a link to a website in the user’s browser. For business owners, this is a great way to promote your website or link to a weekly specials page that your customers can access again and again.

    Social:

    Update Facebook Status
    Make a tag that updates the Facebook status of the reader.

    Facebook Like
    Make a tag so the reader can Like the link you supply.

    Tweet a Status
    Make a tag which will tweet the message you choose.

    Follow a Twitter User
    Make a tag which will let the reader follow the Twitter user you choose.

    Update Google+ Status
    Make a tag that updates the Google+ status of the reader.

    Connect on LinkedIn
    Make a tag which will connect the reader with the LinkedIn user you choose.

  • Is there an instance where my TecTiles will not function as intended?

    TecTiles will not work near metal surfaces. If you've just purchased TecTiles, they will come in a metallic sleeve. You will need to remove the TecTiles from the metallic protective sleeve before you try to read or program your TecTiles. Also, verify that your phone is equipped with NFC technology and that NFC is turned on in your phone's settings.

  • Will TecTile tags work with all browsers?

    TecTiles are designed to work with the built-in browser on your phone.
    If you install a different browser, you may experience some issues when you scan a TecTile.

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