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    Default NFC and Battery Life

    Has anyone tried leaving NFC enabled for any length of time? What was the impact on battery life?

    I ordered some Samsung TecTiles yesterday now that they can be locked and unlocked again to change the function. I'm just wondering how worthwhile they will be if I need to manually toggle NFC to use them.
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    My nfc is on all the time and I do not notice any difference in battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    My nfc is on all the time and I do not notice any difference in battery life.

    Sent from my Razr
    Thanks. I turned it on this afternoon for about four-and-a-half hours and it didn't seem to have any effect on the battery. I'm now more excited for the TecTiles to arrive.
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    I also keep it on all the time and I've never had an issue with my battery getting me through the day. Of course, I've also never used NFC, since all my friends have stupid iPhones, and I can't really try it out with their crap phones. I really wish Verizon would unblock Google Wallet; I'd love to try it out!

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    I use nfc chips at home, work, and the car. It's pretty cool.

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    The tiles arrived today. They were super easy to configure. I spent all of five minutes programming three different tiles for the car, work, and home. Now all of my audio and network settings are handled automatically.
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    For what it's worth NFC seems to be passive. If I launch the Samsung TechTiles app I can ping the chip. When my phone has been idle or used under normal conditions for a while the NFC doesn't see to be active anymore; I have to launch the app to ping a chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAldenIV View Post
    For what it's worth NFC seems to be passive. If I launch the Samsung TechTiles app I can ping the chip. When my phone has been idle or used under normal conditions for a while the NFC doesn't see to be active anymore; I have to launch the app to ping a chip.
    All I have to do is unlock the phone from the lock screen and get near the chop and it picks it right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    All I have to do is unlock the phone from the lock screen and get near the chop and it picks it right up.

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    That worked. I could have sworn it didn't yesterday, but today simply unlocking the phone worked. Thanks.
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