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    Default Galaxy S5: NFC Tags?

    I have not used NFC on a device yet. I think I will with the S5 when I get it. Is there a certain type of NFC tag/sticker that works with the S5 or will any do? Is there anything I should look out for?

    I'm looking at something like this: 10pcs NXP NTAG203 NFC Stickers w RF Shielding for NFC Phones Nexus 4 7 10 | eBay

    Thanks for any information!
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-06-2014 at 11:58 AM.
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    Any nfc tag should work.

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    There are some that wont work but I don't feel like finding the link. It's on Google somewhere (search). NFC is cool and all but personally I never used my tags. Bought 20 of them, mounted 3 of them and even those 3 I used for a couple of days and then forgot about them. I like paying with my phone via Google wallet but thats about it.
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    I was thinking of having one in my car to have it switch bluetooth on and start up a podcast app. I dont think I will use a ton. Prob just buy a 5 pack somewhere and try it out :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by atg284 View Post
    I was thinking of having one in my car to have it switch bluetooth on and start up a podcast app. I dont think I will use a ton. Prob just buy a 5 pack somewhere and try it out :/
    That is where I have (or had) one mounted. Probably used that one the most over those days. I had one next to my bedside to turn on do not disturb (whatever Android calls it) and open up a scanner app. Another next to my entry way where I would tap my phone against it to turn on wifi and something else (I cant fully remember). There are a few cool ideas that can be found on the web.
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    Looks like there are some NFC tag/stickers that will not work with the S5. This seller on ebay explaines it:

    "You are buying 10 brand new NTAG203 NFC stickers. These stickers come unformatted and can be written to with any NFC capable phone including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 and the Google Nexus 5 and 7! (The Mifare 1K tags do not work with the S4 & S5) They can be written to and rewritten as many time as you like. And can be programmed to do many things such as starting and stopping apps/services on your phone, or a combination of the two. Going to websites, used as keys to unlock things on your phone and much more! Simply search for NFC on any android market to find apps that make use of NFC tags."

    10x NTAG203 25mm NFC Tags Stickers Galaxy S4 S5 Compatible Ships from USA | eBay

    Edit: I just bought this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/NFC-Tags-NTA...item258c1e0529
    Last edited by atg284; 04-05-2014 at 07:09 PM.

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