NFC phone : what is it?

NFC phone : what is it?

In this article we will talk about what NFC phone: what kind of technology that is used in the modern means of communication, on what basis it works, and what applies.

What is NFC

Note that initially NFC technology (Near Field Communications) has been widely distributed to pay for contactless payments.Recently, however, it is quite often used in smartphones and tablets.In short, NFC - it is such a technology with which you can perform a fast connection (at close range) with other devices that also have NFC function.An important feature of this connection between the devices is that the connection can be set without entering passwords or any evidence.

How does NFC phone

Technology NFC can be used for many purposes.Your mobile phone NFC function can become a virtual bank card, a pass to the pool or to the factory.Also with the help of NFC can share files, links, read and write information (with special applications and NFC tags and NFC smart cards).

But what is NFC in your phone, you ask, if there is Bluetooth for data transfer?The difference between them is quite obvious: as we wrote above, NFC is more commonly used when paying for any goods or services, but Bluetooth is not suitable for these purposes.The fact that Bluetooth has a wide range, which increases the risk of interception of your payment information.A connection between two devices via NFC, on the contrary, is instantaneous, unlike Bluetooth.

Why use NFC

You can exchange applications, web pages, videos from YouTube.In these exchanges phone or tablet does not download the video file or link, it just opens it's all in your browser.As we have said, NFC support billing function, and this is probably the main advantage of this technology.With the appropriate software, you can pay for any services, products, in short, just use the phone as a map.However, as yet the function is for some reason not in demand in Russia.

In addition, you can use NFC tags and smart card with a chip NFC to read.NFC chips are so small that they can be inserted into anything (business cards, tags, wristbands, labels, etc.).Mostly in these chips contains information about products, human data, references, and they may contain commands that execute your phone or tablet at the touch of NFC tags.

Do you function on your device NFC

Check availability NFC feature on your phone or tablet as follows: In the settings menu, in the "Wireless Networks" section, select "More": there should be items NFC settings.Also on the package or on a phone or tablet battery can stand NFC logo - it means that the device supports this technology.

Note that most of the new models are already equipped with NFC function, but so far the technology is virtually no demand in our country.Basically it is used to pay for services and the rapid exchange of information.But, nevertheless, NFC technology is not standing still and is constantly being improved, and who knows, maybe, it will soon replace familiar to us a means of sharing information.If you want to know more about the functions of smartphones and other mobile devices, look at our section on Cell Phones.