Things to know about NFC? Is it really Important?

Things to know about NFC

NFC stands for Near Field Communication which is a wireless communication technology with so many new devices, from smartphones and tablets to notebooks and smart home appliances. It is the set of protocols that enables smartphones and other devices to establish radio communication with each other by bringing devices together.

Tell me, how NFC works?

NFC is a short-range wireless technology. It is based on the technology that is built on a radio frequency identification system that allows devices to read and send information through radio waves. It provides secured and rapid financial transactions with ease of use. NFC tags are typically read-only, but may be rewritable.

Steps to use NFC in Android

  • Go to settings then click on more.
  • Click on the “NFC” to activate it. It will make android beam function turn on automatically.
  • If android beam doesn’t turn-on on its own then choose yes to turn it on.

Why we use NFC?

If your smartphone has NFC feature, it can be used to transfer data to other phones or to NFC readers. NFC simply transfer the data or information to a nearby active device. NFC file sharing doesn’t require any paring or different steps to connect, which makes it faster. NFC can be used with NFC tags and can be used to make payments.


NFC is a faster way than any other wireless technology to interact with another device. It requires less effort and consumes less power as compared to Bluetooth. NFC is meant to be user-friendly as it has a lot of other potential uses other than wireless communication and data exchange between digital devices.

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