Checking if your phone is NFC enabled

NFC world

NFC World reports on the emerging technologies that are transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay.

Founded in 2008 as Near Field Communications World, we now cover the latest developments in NFC as well as an array of emerging online-to-offline technologies including mobile payments, blockchain, biometrics, augmented reality, Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacons, acoustics, light-based communications, digital watermarks, bio-sensors and more.

NFC checker

This is an exhaustive, comprehensive and accurate list of all the handsets that are available around the world. NFC World’s NFC phones list is mirrored all over the web but since it is a living document you should check this page for the latest information.

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How to check if your phone has NFC

Here’s NFC World’s list of the top ways to tell if your phone has NFC:

  • Got an iPhone earlier than the iPhone 6? You don’t have NFC.
  • Check the NFC phones list. Look in our definitive list of NFC phones to see if your model is listed. However, this is not a guarantee that you have NFC because phone makers sometimes vary handset specifications for different countries and carriers. The Samsung Galaxy S II is an example of a device that comes with NFC in some territories but not in others.
  • Check the manual. Look in your phone’s manual for references to NFC, near field communication or RFID.
  • Look for a logo. Look on the device itself for any sort of mark indicating an NFC touchpoint. It will probably be on the back of the phone.
  • Check your settings. Look in your phone’s settings menu for any mention of NFC. It may be listed in the part that deals with wireless or network set-up.
  • Check your apps. Look in your list of apps for anything that mentions NFC.