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  1. scooter7's Avatar
    I setup a tag to turn on / off the WiFi. I wanted it near my door, but didn't want to just stick it where it would be visible, so I tried putting it underneath the light switch cover. Amazingly it works great without any problems.

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    05-19-2013 01:15 AM
  2. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    I setup a tag to turn on / off the WiFi. I wanted it near my door, but didn't want to just stick it where it would be visible, so I tried putting it underneath the light switch cover. Amazingly it works great without any problems.

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    Where did you get the tags?
    05-19-2013 06:24 AM
  3. CaCHooKaMan's Avatar
    i have one hidden in the visor of my car that turns off wifi, turns up the media volume and opens my music player at the same time
    05-19-2013 07:26 AM
  4. aandrew610's Avatar
    Does anyone know if big box store's carry nfc tags? Like best buy ect thanks

    sent from my galaxy s4
    05-19-2013 08:32 AM
  5. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Best Buy and Radio Shack carry the Samsung TecTiles. They're pricier than other options, though.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
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    05-19-2013 09:03 AM
  6. scooter7's Avatar
    Where did you get the tags?
    I downloaded the NFC Task Launcher (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...actionlauncher) on my Nexus 7 to write on a free tag I had gotten from some promo. After downloading it, there was a link on the the app developer's site for a pair of free tags from the the developer, in exchange for a short survey.
    05-19-2013 10:33 AM
  7. scooter7's Avatar
    i have one hidden in the visor of my car that turns off wifi, turns up the media volume and opens my music player at the same time
    I have another one that will turn on bluetooth and open up Google Music at the same time so I can play my music through my home bluetooth receiver. I just haven't found a good hiding spot yet.
    05-19-2013 10:42 AM
  8. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    I purchased my tags off amazon. The TagsForDroid brand seem to be great. I've had no trouble with them at all. Just be careful as there's two different kinds of tags, and certain devices only support certain formats.
    05-19-2013 09:21 PM
  9. goneflyfishing's Avatar
    so is there a way without rooting the phone that allows using NFC tags while the phone is asleep? I understand this is a safety thing but shouldn't we have a choice?
    05-19-2013 11:24 PM
  10. stesyl's Avatar
    05-20-2013 07:06 AM
  11. Viva Terlingua's Avatar
    How close does the phone have to get to the tag to initiate the action?
    05-20-2013 07:27 AM
  12. adriandb's Avatar
    How close does the phone have to get to the tag to initiate the action?
    I have to essentially touch my phone to them. My One lives in a thin case so maybe without that you wouldn't have to.
    05-20-2013 09:34 AM
  13. scooter7's Avatar
    I have to essentially touch my phone to them. My One lives in a thin case so maybe without that you wouldn't have to.


    How close does the phone have to get to the tag to initiate the action?
    It may depend on the individual tags themselves, but with my light switch tag, it works fine being on the back side of the light switch plate (about 3 mm) and with my Otterbox case on (about 3-4 mm). Plus I find I can activate with it being at a slight angle, adding another couple of mm. So all in all I can get this tag to activate with the phone approximately 6-9 mm away from the tag.
    05-20-2013 10:13 AM
  14. bbaker901's Avatar
    This is how I use my tags:

    1) One by the door when I walk in to cut on WiFi, cut off bluetooth, cut on remote app to turn on the TV.
    2) One in the car to cut off wifi, cut on bluetooth, set volume on high.
    3) One at my desk at work to cut on wifi, cut off bluetooth, set volume to silent.
    4) One in my wallet set to send a text to my bank for a balance when I tap my wallet in my pocket with my phone. I love that...lol
    5) Also have an NFC keychain set to text my girlfriend that I'm available to talk if she's available as well everytime I tap it.

    All from Tagsfordroid ordered off amazon and I'm using the NFC Tasker App. I'm still trying to build the habit, since this is a new world for me coming from a samsung epic, but it's automating my life quite nicely. I'm digging it!
    05-20-2013 10:38 AM
  15. stesyl's Avatar
    Have you noticed any difference in battery performance using NFC. I would think you would have to keep it enabled all the time right?
    05-20-2013 12:50 PM
  16. michaelp68's Avatar
    This is how I use my tags:

    1) One by the door when I walk in to cut on WiFi, cut off bluetooth, cut on remote app to turn on the TV.
    2) One in the car to cut off wifi, cut on bluetooth, set volume on high.
    3) One at my desk at work to cut on wifi, cut off bluetooth, set volume to silent.
    4) One in my wallet set to send a text to my bank for a balance when I tap my wallet in my pocket with my phone. I love that...lol
    5) Also have an NFC keychain set to text my girlfriend that I'm available to talk if she's available as well everytime I tap it.

    All from Tagsfordroid ordered off amazon and I'm using the NFC Tasker App. I'm still trying to build the habit, since this is a new world for me coming from a samsung epic, but it's automating my life quite nicely. I'm digging it!
    Which NFC Tasker App are you using? I put "NFC Tasker App" into a search and a bazillion choices came up. Paid or free, and which one?
    05-20-2013 01:03 PM
  17. Viva Terlingua's Avatar
    This is how I use my tags:

    1) One by the door when I walk in to cut on WiFi, cut off bluetooth, cut on remote app to turn on the TV.
    2) One in the car to cut off wifi, cut on bluetooth, set volume on high.
    3) One at my desk at work to cut on wifi, cut off bluetooth, set volume to silent.
    4) One in my wallet set to send a text to my bank for a balance when I tap my wallet in my pocket with my phone. I love that...lol
    5) Also have an NFC keychain set to text my girlfriend that I'm available to talk if she's available as well everytime I tap it.

    All from Tagsfordroid ordered off amazon and I'm using the NFC Tasker App. I'm still trying to build the habit, since this is a new world for me coming from a samsung epic, but it's automating my life quite nicely. I'm digging it!
    I'm coming from an iPhone where I just left the wifi on all the time. Does it affect battery performance that much on the One to just leave it on?
    05-20-2013 02:20 PM
  18. adriandb's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone where I just left the wifi on all the time. Does it affect battery performance that much on the One to just leave it on?
    Having any radio powered on will draw battery life down. My recommendation is to turn everything on that you would ever expect to need on and live like that for a couple days. See how the battery performs. If it's fine, then leave it like that. If it's not making it through the day then start making adjustments.
    05-20-2013 02:33 PM
  19. scooter7's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone where I just left the wifi on all the time. Does it affect battery performance that much on the One to just leave it on?
    I noticed very little effect on battery life on my EVO 3D, so I just left the WiFi on all the time. On the One, though, the annoying popup that I get every time I access an app that needs data when my WiFi was on, but not connected was enough to warrant the change.
    05-20-2013 02:39 PM
  20. ksavaiano's Avatar
    I setup a tag to turn on / off the WiFi. I wanted it near my door, but didn't want to just stick it where it would be visible, so I tried putting it underneath the light switch cover. Amazingly it works great without any problems.

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    thats a great idea! Curious, have you thought of any other "hidden" spots for nfc tags? Was thinking to put one on my nightstand for alarm clocks, but didnt want to just stick it in plain sight. Also had a great idea for any music lovers! Place a tag on your guitar that launches a guitar tuner app, or place a tag somwhere on a drum kit that launches a metronome!
    05-20-2013 05:00 PM
  21. scooter7's Avatar
    thats a great idea! Curious, have you thought of any other "hidden" spots for nfc tags? Was thinking to put one on my nightstand for alarm clocks, but didnt want to just stick it in plain sight. Also had a great idea for any music lovers! Place a tag on your guitar that launches a guitar tuner app, or place a tag somwhere on a drum kit that launches a metronome!
    I'm still trying to find a hiding spot for one that I created to turn on bluetooth and open Google Music to play music through my bluetooth receiver, but haven't found a good hiding spot yet.
    05-20-2013 05:39 PM
  22. ksavaiano's Avatar
    I'm still trying to find a hiding spot for one that I created to turn on bluetooth and open Google Music to play music through my bluetooth receiver, but haven't found a good hiding spot yet.
    I might want to put one in my car to open my music app since i dont have bluetooth, but then again its like two clicks away haha Ill probably just keep one in my office to turn on wifi, turn vibrate on, and turn off data, and just set it as a toggle so when im leaving i can tap it, and then when i get home ill tap a new one to kick on my wifi! Yet i still dont know where i will put the ones at home. But as i said itd be very cool to have them hidden so people are just like "wtf?" then ill get a keychain to take to the gym with me to tap it to turn off any unnessecary radios and turn on my music app! Any ideas for some good hidden uses would be great (some that wouldnt mean i have to drill in to my desk) or some other innovative uses! like one on the wall to turn on a flashlight at night or something.
    05-20-2013 06:47 PM
  23. bbaker901's Avatar
    Have you noticed any difference in battery performance using NFC. I would think you would have to keep it enabled all the time right?
    I have NFC on all the time and I haven't noticed any affects on my battery life. It lasts all day, and I'm a heavy user (facebook, games, banking, netflix, and web browsing). So, with all that, it lasts for me roughly from 5am to about 7pm on most days before I plug it up and at that time it's at about 15%.
    05-21-2013 10:33 AM
  24. bbaker901's Avatar
    Which NFC Tasker App are you using? I put "NFC Tasker App" into a search and a bazillion choices came up. Paid or free, and which one?
    I apologize. I meant to say I use the NFC Task Launcher App. That's the first one that pops up in the play store and that's the one I used.
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    05-21-2013 10:35 AM
  25. scooter7's Avatar
    I apologize. I meant to say I use the NFC Task Launcher App. That's the first one that pops up in the play store and that's the one I used.
    Which NFC Tasker App are you using? I put "NFC Tasker App" into a search and a bazillion choices came up. Paid or free, and which one?
    I posted the link for the NFC Task Launcher earlier in this thread, but here it is again.

    I downloaded the NFC Task Launcher (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...actionlauncher) on my Nexus 7 to write on a free tag I had gotten from some promo. After downloading it, there was a link on the the app developer's site for a pair of free tags from the the developer, in exchange for a short survey.
    05-21-2013 11:09 AM
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