How To Setup NFC for Android

Author James Mash 14.7.2015. | 11:04

Good news! NFC tags are now included in our gadget gift bag!

NFC (Near Field Communication) allows two NFC enabled devices to exchange small amounts of data. As more and more devices have NFC these days, the technology has gone mainstream. Setting up NFC is super easy once you’ve the right apps installed and identified which devices you own have NFC. Getting NFC tags like in the image below can add additional fun.

nfc tags geek bag

1. Download an NFC App

When browsing the Google Play store, the good news is that there are hundreds of NFC apps available. However, the bad news is that it isn’t easy to look through the crappy apps. Fake ratings will make it challenging for you to find the NFC app you need, before you give up. The Chinavasion team has reviewed over 30 free NFC apps, and below we’ve listed two free NFC enabling apps that are easy to use and don’t cost you a penny. They’ll have the basic features you require:

  1. NFC Tools: sold app! It will make your life more comfy with over 100 tasks available and infinite combinations.
  2. Trigger: automate your life and life in the future now! Besides NFC you can also setup WiFi and Bluetooth triggers.

If you want to go PRO and expect more features from an NFC application we can recommend: NFC Tools Pro Edition.

3. Check which devices you own have NFC

Go through all your tech devices and see if they come with NFC technology. Focus on devices you bought in 2014 and 2015, as NFC was introduced in 2014. Bluetooth speakers and Headphones these days, often come with this technology.

4. Get NFC Tags

Besides using NFC to communicate with other devices, you can also get NFC tags and setup tasks. Tasks include:

  • Calling
  • SMS
  • Visiting a website
  • Bluetooth activation
  • Turning phone off
  • Activate wifi
  • Activate alarm
  • Open inbox
  • Start GPS
  • Activate airplane mode

If you don’t own these tags yet. Consider getting the ones  below that are included in our gift bag.

4. Ideas for Using NFC

Secondly, you should check some ideas for using NFC. The video below demonstrates a few basic, popular uses to get started with.

5. Setup Yourself!

Using the apps suggested above, setting up a task is easy. You basically first choose the tasks than activate these by connecting it to a tag. Checkout the video below for a step by step explanation by a hot girl. Note: the NFC task launcher app that she suggests in the video used to great, but it’s buggy these days.

Author James Mash 14.7.2015. | 11:04
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