What is NFC and how do I use it?

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows users to make secure transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. NFC transmissions are short range (from a touch to a few centimetres) and require the devices to be in close proximity.


NFC works by sending data over radio waves, but it is also able to induce electric currents within passive components of a device. It is most commonly used in peer-to-peer technologies such as Samsung Beam, making small amounts of data transfer possible between devices.


To turn NFC on or off, you will need to:

1 From the home screen tap Apps.
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2 Tap Settings.
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Note that some devices will need to tap connections before proceeding.

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3 Tap NFC and payment.
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4 Tap the switch to turn on NFC on or off.
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