NFC (Near Field Communication) is the tech that lets you make payments by just getting things close, like using your phone. It was made by Phillips and Sony in 2002, and we’ll dive into it more in this article.
If you have an iPhone 6 or newer, you already have this feature on iOS devices. For Android phones, you just need to go into settings. Let me walk you through how to check if your phone has this cool feature.
How to know if the cell phone has NFC and activate it
1. Some smartphones have the widget right in the toolbar. To access it, go to the home screen, drag it down, and locate the icon.
2. Click on it or Hold it until NFC activates.
3. Another way is to Open “Settings” and enter “Connections”.
4. Go to “NFC & Contactless Payments” and slide the switch.
5. Click on the “Contactless Payment” button.
6. Set the service that will be used and slide the switch to activate “Pay with the app currently open.”
Whether you’re an iPhone user, where NFC has been available since the iPhone 6, or an Android enthusiast, just a simple trip to your phone’s settings will reveal whether this technology is at your fingertips.
As smartphones evolve, NFC plays an increasingly integral role in enhancing our daily interactions and making life more efficient.