What are we going to do to make NFC work as intended?

Many good wireless headphones and portable speakers have NFC support. In 99% of cases, it allows you to skip the pairing procedure through the Bluetooth menu. Just bring your smartphone to the accessory. and you’re done.

Apple has blocked NFC in iPhones for a very long time for any purpose other than Apple Pay, so iPhone owners have long been accustomed to ignoring the feature in all accessories. Now let’s get out of the habit.

Thanks to the instructions below and the iOS 13 Commands, you can use NFC in your headphones and speakers to connect your iPhone to them with one swipe without any Settings or menus at all.

How to enable real NFC on your iPhone in 1 minute

Today I will tell you how to make NFC on iPhone really useful. Not even so: we will actually turn it on.

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The iPhone has had the module itself for many years, and it is completely freely used by the Apple Pay contactless payment system.

But if you try to connect any NFC accessory to your iPhone, you will be disappointed. precisely, it waited until the last moment.

By default, iOS ignores NFC tags in wireless headphones and portable speakers. the ones designed for quick connections. It’s a pity, because it’s very convenient: you bring the headphone case to the iPhone, and it automatically connects to your “earplugs”.

Android has done this since time immemorial, so why are we worse? It turns out to be almost nothing. thanks to Commands in iOS 13.

iPhone 6 NFC Test. Testing NFC-Tag scanning

I was pleased with the positive reaction to the previous post about automating the connection of Airpods to Apple gadgets. Anyway, Commands in iOS 13 is a really powerful tool, learning which brings tangible benefits.

So I decided not to stop and offer you something cooler.

Instruction. We turn on the connection to headphones and speakers via NFC

iPhone with iOS 13. iPad won’t work, iPod touch too, they just don’t have NFC

▸ wireless headphones or speakers with an NFC tag. If the accessory does not have an NFC tag, it doesn’t matter. Even your bank card can serve it, as I wrote about here

How do you know if your accessory has NFC? The NFC emblem is applied to the body of the accessory next to or directly above the location of the tag. For successful pairing, it must be directed towards the back of the smartphone. The range is low and is a maximum of a couple of centimeters.

Before starting the setup, make sure that the accessory is connected to your gadget right now, this is important. Go.

Open Commands and go to the Automation tab. If accidentally deleted, just download again from the App Store.

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Iphone 4, 5, 6: Where is NFC / S Beam / Android Beam? AIRDROP!!!!

Click on in the upper right corner or immediately select Create automation for yourself.

In the list that opens, scroll down to the NFC item. Tap on Scan opposite NFC Tag.

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We bring your headphones or speakers with the NFC tag to the upper part of the back of the iPhone. where it has a camera.

Nothing happens? Do not make any sudden movements and hold the mark under the iPhone for at least a second before moving it. for some reason, the initial recognition of a tag in iOS 13 takes much longer than it will take after setup.

You can also use any NFC tag, not just the one built into your headphones or speakers. In addition to bank cards, a pass from the office or an NFC sticker from AliExpress can serve as a tag. Thus, the quick connection function can be added to any Bluetooth speaker. The main thing is not to lose the mark itself.

As soon as the iPhone finds the tag of the accessory, it will offer to name it. Write and continue.

Now we add a new action that will be performed when the iPhone finds this NFC tag. Select Scripts, scroll down and click Set Playback Location.

In the list that opens, select headphones or speakers that will connect to the iPhone when you bring it to the NFC tag. In my case, these are Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones.

If there is nothing in the list, you have not connected the accessory to the iPhone in advance. Do this and return to the current point of the instruction.

We’re almost done. It remains only to disable the Ask before launch option and confirm your choice.

Now, every time you bring your iPhone to the included headphones or speakers, they should connect to each other.

Unlike Android, iPhone cannot be forced to connect to unknown (previously unpaired) devices through the Automation we just created. We are waiting for iOS 14 and further indulgences for NFC from Apple.

How to find out if there is NFC in a Xiaomi phone?

You can find out if the phone supports contactless communication in three clicks: Go to “Main menu” → “Settings” → “Connected devices” → NFC.

How to enable NFC on iPhone 6 S?

To enable NFC, you need to set up Apple Pay.For this you need:

  • open the Wallet app;
  • touch the plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • in the new window, click the “Next” button;
  • take a picture of the card with the help of an automatically turned on camera so that its number is clearly visible;

How to connect Sony headphones to an iPhone?

Pairing your device with a Bluetooth accessory

  • On your device, go to the Bluetooth Settings menu and turn on Bluetooth.
  • Put the accessory in discoverable mode and wait for it to appear on the device’s screen.
  • To pair, tap the name of the accessory when it appears on the screen.

How to set up an NFC tag on an iPhone?

Instructions: how to make a bank card an NFC tag for Teams in iOS

  • Open the Teams app on the iPhone.
  • We go to the Automation section (it’s at the bottom)
  • We create a new automation. Create automation for yourself
  • At the bottom of the list that opens, click on the NFC item.
  • We poke on the Scan button opposite the NFC tag.

How to find out if NFC works on iPhone?

After you finish binding the card, check the operation of NFC. To do this, you need to go to the iPhone settings. Go to the wireless settings. Find Near Field Communication in the list and make sure the technology is enabled.

Where is NFC in iPhone 6s?

The module is located at the top of the iPhone (for the same reason, when paying via NFC, it is better to put the phone to the terminal with the area of ​​the camera or Apple logo.

How to pay for purchases using NFC?

To do this, you need to enter the card number, its expiration date, CVV-code, and then confirm your actions with the SMS-message code. It will come to the number to which the card is linked. If there are several cards entered. before paying, you must select the desired card, if it is not installed by default.