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  1. eds817's Avatar
    This is my first device with NFC and have yet to really use it. From what I read it isn't very popular or accepted here in the US yet, at least not here in South Florida.

    If you use it, what do you use it for?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    04-28-2013 03:51 PM
  2. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Well here in Chicago basically everywhere its a pay pass machine I can use it including all the places that accepts Google wallet (home depot McDonalds walgreens foot locker certain vending machines).

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 04:41 PM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    I use the NFC tags to automate functions on my Note 2. One for home turns on wifi and volume to 100% and turns off bluetooth, the car tags just swaps wifi and bluetooth and the key chain tag turn off both and turns on vibrate for work. On my Nexus 4 I also use tags but then also use Google wallet to pay for things as mentioned above.
    04-28-2013 04:51 PM
  4. chubb's Avatar
    I have NFC tags at home, work, and in my car. I have thems set up so when I start my day, I walk out the door and it turns off wifi, turns gps on, and sets ringtones to 100%. When I get in my car, it is set to turn wifi off (if it isn't already), GPS on, and launch the Amazon MP3 app. At work, when I walk into the office, it turns wifi on, cell data off, volumes to 0. When I walk out, it turns cell data on, wifi off and volumes to 80%. I have mine set to be a switch. Also gps access requires root, but this is how I use my NFC tags.

    Also when I get home the same sticker turns on wifi, turns gps off, volumes to 50%.
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    04-28-2013 05:24 PM
  5. eds817's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    What are you using to program your NFC tags? I bought some from Samsung and using their app, TecTiles. However I don't see the option to turn GPS on or off.

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    04-28-2013 06:36 PM
  6. chubb's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    What are you using to program your NFC tags? I bought some from Samsung and using their app, TecTiles. However I don't see the option to turn GPS on or off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    I bought mine from tag stand and use their app to program them.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 07:51 PM
  7. Bombo_Strombo's Avatar
    Yes I do. To turn settings on and off, to share webpages and pictures with people that are near me, set timers that I frequently set, etc.

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    04-28-2013 07:59 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I had it turn on WiFi and turn off mobile data when I am home. Also, I had it turn off the ringer when I an att work.

    Although now, I just use Tasker which is more convenient add it is automatic.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-28-2013 09:09 PM
  9. planoman's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    What are you using to program your NFC tags? I bought some from Samsung and using their app, TecTiles. However I don't see the option to turn GPS on or off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    You cannot turn on GPS but you can turn on Navigation.
    04-29-2013 07:04 AM
  10. gvlakers's Avatar
    Well here in Chicago basically everywhere its a pay pass machine I can use it including all the places that accepts Google wallet (home depot McDonalds walgreens foot locker certain vending machine
    I use to love my Paypass feature on my debit card--how do you setup NFC to do it? I thought Google Wallet was only for certain markets? It's not downloadable for me. *confused*
    04-29-2013 07:42 AM
  11. jdub1981's Avatar
    Google wallet does not work on the att note 2 without root. You have edit some files to make it work. According to google the note 2 is missing a capabilty that makes the google wallet NFC wireless signal more secure.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-29-2013 10:17 AM
  12. alicechong7789's Avatar
    NFC Task Launcher is a really good App. There are a ton of settings you can change and actions that can be performed. They even show examples of what you could do with NFC tags in your car, home and office.
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    05-01-2013 11:46 AM
  13. sejgiul's Avatar
    I've just ordered some from rapidnfc. They should arrive on Friday! This is my first nfc device so it'll be fun to play around with it.

    I'm planning on using nfc task launcher to create 3 tags. One for the car, home and work

    I'll update with details on the tags I got and how they perform.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
    05-01-2013 12:57 PM
  14. XavierMatt's Avatar
    I've used it but most only for transferring pictures or Web links. Most of friends (non geeks) are aware of it.

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    05-01-2013 01:00 PM
  15. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Got mine today from RapidNFC however they screwed my order yo and instead of six stickers they sent me six hang tags. I have emailed them.

    What's the range on these then? How close has the phone got to be to the NFC tag?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    05-01-2013 01:31 PM
  16. sejgiul's Avatar
    I ordered the clear round NTAG 29mm ones. Only ordered 4 because they're quite dear. ..

    I believe they've got a range of a couple of cms.

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    05-01-2013 02:30 PM
  17. chubb's Avatar
    You cannot turn on GPS but you can turn on Navigation.
    You have to be rooted for that, since its a system item Should have mentioned that, sorry if I got your hopes up.

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    05-01-2013 07:45 PM
  18. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    You have to be rooted for that, since its a system item Should have mentioned that, sorry if I got your hopes up.

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    You're both right technically. You need to be rooted too enable or disable GPS however you can enable Navigation to a defined destination.

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    05-01-2013 10:05 PM
  19. Sophos's Avatar
    NFC Task Launcher is a really good App. There are a ton of settings you can change and actions that can be performed. They even show examples of what you could do with NFC tags in your car, home and office.
    I use this app as well. I have tags at work (professional kitchen) set to auto start timers (5, 10, 15, 30 & 45min) when I scan them. I also have one on my keychain that turns on silent mode.

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    05-01-2013 10:15 PM
  20. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Got mine today from RapidNFC however they screwed my order yo and instead of six stickers they sent me six hang tags. I have emailed them.

    What's the range on these then? How close has the phone got to be to the NFC tag?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Can't fault Rapid NFC service. They've sent me the stickers I should have got in the order and told me to keep the hang tags as way of an apology! Happy days! Great company.

    Now to go about programming them.

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    05-02-2013 03:33 PM
  21. sejgiul's Avatar
    I just got them today. I programmed one for at home and one for the car.

    I've used nfc retag free because nfc task launcher didnt work for me...

    The advantage of nfc retag is that it doesn't show the pop up for the action



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    05-02-2013 04:15 PM
  22. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Does NFC not trigger while the screen is locked?

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    05-04-2013 01:40 AM
  23. sejgiul's Avatar
    No it doesn't trigger when screen is off, I was quite disappointed with that!

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    05-04-2013 02:30 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Does NFC not trigger while the screen is locked?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    It doesn't work when the phone is off or on the lock screen

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-04-2013 11:24 AM
  25. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    What about if rooted?

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    05-04-2013 11:57 AM
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