1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Is anyone else experiencing this? Over the past few days I noticed NFC turned off when I had it on. At first I thought I might have accidentally triggered the toggle but today, I am 100 percent certain that it turned off without me intervening at all. And my battery was at about 40 percent.
    04-21-2014 08:16 PM
  2. dadathepanda's Avatar
    It seems that my device does the same... I have about 5% battery, maybe that's why?

    The panda has spoken
    04-21-2014 09:08 PM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    It seems that my device does the same... I have about 5% battery, maybe that's why?

    The panda has spoken
    I do believe under power settings that when the S5 hits a low percentage, it disables stuff but at 40 percent, that does not seem right...

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    It seems that my device does the same... I have about 5% battery, maybe that's why?

    The panda has spoken
    I do believe under power settings that when the S5 hits a low percentage, it disables stuff but at 40 percent, that does not seem right...
    04-21-2014 09:32 PM
  4. YoSaintLaurent's Avatar
    I am glad I am not the only one having that issue. My phone keeps doing the same thing despite the fact I have no power saving features on.
    04-21-2014 09:52 PM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I am glad I am not the only one having that issue. Mine phone keeps doing the same thing despite the fact I have no power saving features on.
    Did it again last night. Annoying.
    04-22-2014 06:54 AM
  6. telveer's Avatar
    Happens with my VZW S5 too. Very annoying, to say the least. I don't have power management enabled and my phone is never below 50% battery.Please let us know if anyone is aware of a fix
    04-29-2014 05:48 PM
  7. Ayhanboy's Avatar
    I have the same issue. It should be a big or something else but i am almost sure it is not about the battery saving. It was turned off at 55 percentage. I thing it is getting off when i am charging. If anyone find a solution please let us know.
    05-03-2014 06:33 AM
  8. Sabrina Fair's Avatar
    Is NFC something that should be left on all the time?

    How do I turn it off?

    Thanks!
    05-05-2014 03:53 PM
  9. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    This happened to me as well.
    05-05-2014 04:59 PM
  10. Sabrina Fair's Avatar
    OK I figured out how to turn it off.
    05-05-2014 09:11 PM
  11. Jeffrey Pennino's Avatar
    same issue, but mine turns off immediately. anybody have a fix.
    06-16-2014 03:47 PM
  12. marshvegas1's Avatar
    I have done everything to try and find a solution with this same problem. My S5 is an AT&T model, and also my girlfriend has a Sprint version and still nothing as well. Hopefully something soon..
    06-30-2014 04:28 PM
  13. DarshOne's Avatar
    my vzw S5 loves to spontaneously turn NFC off, despite no power saving features, and no access to the NFC toggle thru quick toggles in pull down menu, and a lock screen with a password (not happening in my pocket). ive also noticed it loves to spontaneously call people from my texting app. its getting old.
    07-03-2014 12:14 PM
  14. Daniel Blackiston's Avatar
    ive also noticed it loves to spontaneously call people from my texting app. its getting old.
    That's a gesture control either your swiping from left to right in the full list of messages or your activating the call contact on screen feature while in an actual conversation
    07-10-2014 04:49 AM
  15. CJ Deaton's Avatar
    Your phone will call what ever contact is on the screen when you put your phone to your ear like your making a call or if you cover the sensor like you would when putting your phone to your ear. This will happen when in messages or the contact is pulled up.
    07-25-2014 04:46 PM
  16. CJ Deaton's Avatar
    My NFC also turns off on its own. I haven't found anyway to fix. Hopefully the next update will fix this bug.
    07-25-2014 04:47 PM
  17. jmagid51's Avatar
    What applications are you using that require NFC being on? I use it for ISIS Wallet and that is it.

    One solution may be to clear cach and data for the applications that you are using it for.

    Clear cache
    Clear data
    Force stop

    Restart the phone.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    07-25-2014 09:50 PM
  18. joshbgosh10592's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with my AT&T S5. I actually set a profile through Tasker to alert me when NFC gets toggled off.
    I know Tasker isn't triggering it because my phone isn't rooted, and root is required (along with Secure Settings) to toggle NFC.
    It appears to toggle off only when the screen is on (both on the lock screen and within any apps/home screens), but NCR stays on when I use the camera from the lock screen.
    It doesn't happen often, but it is quite annoying...
    08-12-2014 08:40 PM
  19. John Estep's Avatar
    Yep, lock screen, use camera, NFC stops...
    10-12-2014 04:17 PM
  20. Gray Area's Avatar
    Yes, happens to me too. I thought I was accidently turning it off myself.

    Posted on my conviently, convient Galaxy tab 3 7.0 via Android Central App
    10-12-2014 05:16 PM
  21. StanO2x's Avatar
    Ha! You figured it out. Using the camera without unlocking turns off NFC.

    Man that's irritating. I don't notice NFC is off until I've already started the car and am driving down the road. Scan one of my tags and nada.
    10-13-2014 03:50 PM
  22. brink's Avatar
    Ha! You figured it out. Using the camera without unlocking turns off NFC.

    Man that's irritating. I don't notice NFC is off until I've already started the car and am driving down the road. Scan one of my tags and nada.
    So this appears to be by design. If you have a password, pin, or fingerprint protected lock screen and you use the camera from that locked screen, technically one could gain access to the touchless payment software. It's like the camera isn't sandboxed so that's their solution.

    You can get the best of both worlds by only using the swipe camera when your screen isn't hard locked, only soft locked. In my brief testing that seemed to work as expected.
    balthius likes this.
    10-18-2014 02:52 PM
  23. jestep_97's Avatar
    I tried this and you are right, soft lock screen leaves it alone. I am using fingerprint so when it is hard locked it does turn off...
    11-05-2014 06:17 PM

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