NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is a short-range, wireless technology that lets you quickly and wirelessly exchange information between your phone and other NFC-enabled smartphones, smart accessories, and NFC-enabled access points. You can also use NFC technology to save, view, create, or change smart tags and also use it for making payments at NFC enabled Point of Sale terminals.
Depending on the applications that you have added to your phone, you might be able to use your phone as a transit pass or as an access pass, by tapping the back of your phone against an NFC-enabled access point, subject to applicable terms and conditions from the particular vendor.
To use NFC technology on your phone, your phone must be within approximately 0.78 in. (2 cm) of the NFC-enabled smartphone, smart accessory, NFC-enabled access point, or smart tag that you want to exchange information with.
To turn NFC On and Off: Touch Apps > Settings > More… > NFC
Location of NFC Antenna
Tap and Pay
Hold the top of your phone to NFC capable terminals for quick and secure payments.
Click here to learn more about Android Pay
With Android Beam, you can beam content from device to device to share the following:
- People (contacts) beaming
- Maps beaming (with Google Maps application)
- Web page beaming (browser beaming of URL)
- YouTube Video sharing
- Application Sharing (Google Play)
You can also pair with Bluetooth accessories with one tap, touch NFC tags and open weblinks, download coupons, or play media.
To turn Android Beam on or off:
Touch Apps > Settings > More… > Android Beam > On or Off.
Note: Android™ Beam is only available when NFC is turned on.
Note: Sending or receiving images/videos from the Motorola devices to Galaxy devices is not functional.The Galaxy devices use Samsung's proprietary beam technology instead of the standard Android technology.
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