How to Enable NFC on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to enable NFC (Near Field Communication) on your Android device. NFC is a technology that allows for short-range wireless communication between devices, making it possible to transfer data, make payments, and much more.

Step 1: Check if your device supports NFC

Before enabling NFC on your Android device, it’s important to check if your device supports this feature. Most modern Android devices come with built-in NFC capabilities. To verify if your device supports NFC:

  • Go to Settings: Open the Settings app on your Android device by tapping on the gear icon in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and selecting the gear icon.
  • Search for NFC settings: In the search bar at the top of the Settings app, type “NFC” and tap on the “NFC” option that appears in the search results.
  • Check for NFC options: If your device supports NFC, you should see a list of options related to NFC settings. This indicates that your device has built-in support for NFC.

Step 2: Enable NFC

If your Android device supports NFC, follow these steps to enable it:

  • Go to Settings: Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Tap on “Connected devices”: Scroll down until you find the “Connected devices” option and tap on it.
  • Select “Connection preferences”: Under the “Connected devices” menu, select “Connection preferences.”
  • Enable NFC: Look for the “NFC” option and toggle the switch to turn it on. The switch will turn green, indicating that NFC is now enabled on your device.

Step 3: Customize NFC settings (optional)

After enabling NFC on your Android device, you can further customize its settings to suit your needs. Here are some common NFC settings you might want to consider:

  • Android Beam: Android Beam allows you to share content, such as webpages, apps, and contacts, with other NFC-enabled devices. You can enable or disable Android Beam under the NFC settings.
  • Tap & pay: If your device supports NFC payments, you can link your payment methods (such as credit cards or mobile wallets) and manage payment apps under the Tap & pay section of the NFC settings.
  • NFC tags: Some Android devices allow you to write information to NFC tags. You can configure how your device interacts with NFC tags under the “NFC tags” section of the NFC settings.


Congratulations! You have successfully enabled NFC on your Android device.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of this convenient wireless communication technology. Remember to explore different use cases for NFC, such as transferring files between devices or making contactless payments.

By following these simple steps and customizing the NFC settings according to your preferences, you can make the most out of this powerful technology!

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