NFC is a wireless technology that uses radio waves to connect two devices. It can be used for a wide range of applications, including authentication and traceability.
Apple’s latest devices, the iPhone XS and XR, have NFC built in. However, older models like iPhone 7, 8, and X require you to activate NFC on your device in order to read tags.
1. Go to Settings
The Settings app is a great place to find out everything you need to know about your iPhone. It’s where you can change the way your device operates, access important information, and even uninstall some apps. However, some people might not be aware of how to go to Settings.
Whether you’re using an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone, there are several ways to get there, including searching for the menu from the Home Screen and Lock Screen. You can also use the Spotlight Search feature on your device to access the Settings app – simply swipe down from the middle of the screen to bring up the search bar and enter “settings” into the field.
In addition, you can use the App Library to add a shortcut to the Settings app. You can either tap and hold on the app’s icon to add it to your Home Screen or tap and hold on the app’s name in Spotlight Search or Today View to move it to another location.
You can also toggle Reachability on the iPhone XR to make it easier for you to reach certain parts of your screen with one hand. When Reachability is turned on, you can swipe down from the top or bottom of the display to bring content into view and then slide it back up to set it back into place.
This feature is especially useful for those who are shortsighted and have difficulty reaching certain parts of the display with a normal hand. To turn this feature on, go to Settings > General and toggle it on.
Keep a normal photo alongside HDR photos: Right beneath the option to enable Smart HDR in Camera, you’ll see an option to keep a normal, non-HDR version of each shot. This is a handy way to save space on your device and makes it easier to edit images in the future.
Portrait lighting effects: If you’re interested in experimenting with artificial lighting effects when taking pictures, you can toggle them on in the Camera app. Alternatively, you can enable them in the Settings app under the Photo tab and then select the style you prefer.
2. Tap General
The Apple iPhone Xr is the first generation of iPhone to support native NFC reading. This means that there is no need to install an additional NFC App to read an NFC tag. Instead, the phone will automatically trigger a tag scan once you tap or hold it to an NFC tag.
This can make it easier to interact with the world around you. For example, you can use a tag to open apps or start HomeKit scenes. However, this feature can also be a bit resource-hog. If your device is constantly refreshing the web and other apps in the background, it could slow down your device’s performance significantly.
One of the best ways to speed up an iPhone XR is to delete clutter from the device’s memory. This could be a file or two, an application, a bunch of photos, or even a full backup.
Another way to speed up an iPhone XR is by upgrading to the latest iOS version. The latest versions of iOS usually have fixed bugs and improved performance.
If you haven’t updated to the latest iOS, try to update as soon as possible. The updates will typically be available in a variety of languages and are often available at no extra charge.
It’s also worth checking to see if the apps you use are receiving regular updates. Some apps update every day, while others update once a week or bi-weekly.
You can find out whether the app you’re using is receiving any updates by going to Settings > General and then tapping on the Automatic Downloads tab. You’ll then be able to toggle off updates and other options, like Music, Apps, and Books & Audiobooks.
Alternatively, you can always clear the device’s storage by erasing all content and settings. This may help to speed up your device and resolve a number of issues, including an empty screen, apps freezing or crashing, keypad / touchscreen problems, audio issues, and other common problems that affect the functionality of the device.
Finally, if none of the above solutions have worked to speed up an iPhone XR, you might want to try resetting all your device’s settings. This will reset all the device’s settings and may restore your device to its factory defaults. This process will take a few seconds and will likely return your phone to its original configurations.
3. Tap NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology that allows your iPhone to interact with other devices nearby to exchange information and make payments. It’s most commonly used with Apple Pay, but it can also be useful for data exchange and connecting to NFC-enabled speakers or printers.
The latest iPhone models, such as the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, can automatically read and scan NFC tags in the background without needing third-party apps. This feature is known as Background Reading, and it’s a handy way to quickly get information from an NFC tag.
To use the feature, you’ll need to make sure that you have an NFC-enabled device and that the two devices are in close proximity to one another. You can then tap your iPhone to the NFC tag, which will automatically scan and display the contents of the tag in your “Wallet” app.
In addition to using NFC with Apple Pay, you can also use it for App Clips and other features. Apple introduced App Clips with iOS 14 so that you can access a small portion of an application without downloading the entire application. For example, you can rent a bicycle by holding your iPhone near the tag.
Once you’ve tapped an NFC tag, a notification will pop up on your screen with a number of actions to perform. You can choose from: – Initiate a payment through Apple Pay, – Initiate an app clip, – Send a text message, or – Read a web address.
You can also use the NFC feature for automated tasks, such as pairing a HidrateSpark “TAP” Bottle with an NFC-enabled speaker to record your water intake. You can find out more about using NFC for these purposes in our Guide to Automating Tasks with NFC on your iPhone.
Previously, you’d need to install a third-party app in order to read NFC tags, which would require a bit of work on your part and can be time-consuming. That’s no longer the case with iOS 14. You can use an NFC-enabled device to read all types of NFC tags, including URLs, email addresses, and phone numbers.
4. Tap Turn On
Near field communication (NFC) is a technology that allows two devices to interact when they are in close proximity. Using NFC, you can make payments, transfer data between devices, and more.
Apple’s latest iPhone models, including the XR, have NFC built-in. This means that you don’t need to install any extra hardware. However, if you want to use NFC, you’ll need to enable it on your iPhone.
Enabling NFC is a simple process and can open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. You can use NFC to make payments and connect with other devices, like speakers or printers.
To get started, open the Settings app on your iPhone. You should see a toggle switch for NFC on the Wallet & Apple Pay page. Tap the switch to turn it on and begin using NFC to make payments and transfer data.
You can also use NFC to pair a Bluetooth device with your phone. If you have an NFC-enabled speaker, for example, tapping it with your iPhone will pair the two devices, allowing you to stream music through your speaker without having to manually search for available Bluetooth devices.