Near Communication Field or NFC is a communication technology that helps in data exchange between two compatible devices within a certain distance.
NFC has become an important feature lately as it lets you make payments for purchases without having to use your credit or debit card. All you need to do is pull out your smartphone and after identifying the card you want to pay with on your phone just wave your phone over the NFC reader and your payment is done.
Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 also features NFC. For all those who have an account with Samsung Pay can enable it on their Note 8 and begin using the services. The new users would have to enable NFC feature and then create an account with Samsung Pay to proceed.
We are going to show you how to enable NFC on Galaxy Note 8.
How to enable NFC on Galaxy Note 8:
On your Home screen swipe to access the apps screen. This is only if you have a Home Screen Layout or are using the Standard Mode. But if you are on the Simplified View or using Bixby Voice then you can to need to move to Standard View.
- You can do this by swiping the Status Bar down
- Then, look for Settings icon and click on Menu icon
- Under Menu icon, you need to tap on View as Standard list
Once this is done, you can proceed to enable NFC on Galaxy Note 8:
- You will now have to go to Settings
- Under Settings look for NFC and Payment
- Toggle the NFC Switch to turn it on
In order to disable the option, you will have to follow the same steps to get here and then toggle the NFC Switch button to Off. It will disable the NFC functions on Note 8.
More about NFC:
With payment systems on the smartphones – Samsung Pay and Android Pay NFC is a something quite known. For those who are yet to learn the speciality of NFC or what it actually does, it is nothing but a way of letting people go cashless and cardless.
NFC works with two devices, for the communication to happen a transmitting device is needed and the other one is for receiving the signal. There are different devices that can be used and they can be both active and passive based on the way they work.
Active NFC sends and receives data. The most common active NFC devices are the smartphones.
Small transmitters such as tags that have the ability to send information to NFC devices without a power source are passive NFC devices. These devices just connect to other passive components and cannot process any information sent. Examples of passive devices can be interactive signs on walls.
NFC is now quite popular, but most importantly it is super useful.
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