How to activate NFC on iPhone?

Enable NFC on iPhone 1
Enable NFC on iPhone 1

NFC is a wireless technology used to communicate between two NFC-enabled devices on an NFC tag and a device. NFC is available on all of the latest iPhones starting from iPhone 6 which was launched in 2014.

If you are using iPhone 6 or up to iPhone 10, you must add NFC tag reader to the control center from the settings. After adding NFC tag reader to the control center, you can swipe up/down and activate NFC on your iPhone.

And if your iPhone model is iPhone 10R or anything above, NFC is activated by default on your iPhone. Just move the NFC tag reader in front of your rear camera and your iPhone will detect the NFC tag.

How to activate NFC on iPhone 6

If you are using an iPhone 6, you are lucky. Because Apple started implementing the NFC feature on iPhone 6. Here’s how to enable NFC on iPhone.

Enable NFC Tag Reader from Control Center
Enable NFC Tag Reader from Control Center
  • Go to Settings on your iPhone 6.
  • Click on Control center.
  • Scroll down and click on the green + icon beside the NFC tag reader.
  • Press the Home button and go to the homepage.
  • Swipe up to access your Control center.
  • Click on the NFC tag reader.
    NFC-tag-reader-icon
  • Scan the tag.

How to enable NFC on iPhone 8/10

If you have an iPhone 8/10, you can activate the NFC tag reader from the control center. iPhone 10 is the last device where you need to manually add NFC tag reader to your control center.

The latest models have an NFC tag reader activated and running in the background. All you need is just a tag reader in front of the camera to scan.

Enable NFC Tag Reader from Control Center
Enable NFC Tag Reader from Control Center
  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on the Control center.
  • Add NFC tag reader from the list.
  • Press the Home button.
  • Swipe down to access the Control center.
  • Tap on NFC tag reader icon.
    NFC-tag-reader-icon
  • Scan the NFC tag.

How to activate NFC on iPhone 10R/10S/11/12/13/14

You can’t activate or deactivate NFC on any model released after iPhone 10. On those devices, NFC is always running in the background. Just hold the NFC tag near the camera for a while and your iPhone will detect the NFC tag reader.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is NFC on my iPhone 11/12/13/14?

You can’t find NFC on your iPhone 11/12/13/14 because it’s always active. Just hold the tag close enough to your camera and it will detect the NFC tag.

Where is NFC on my iPhone 6/8/10?

Add the NFC tag reader feature to your control center from the Settings. Then swipe up/down to access the control center and activate it.

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