1. spasell's Avatar
    I did the update today from Verizon and since then I have this new notification but when I pull down notifications to check it there's nothing there telling me what it is.

    Anyone know?

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    10-20-2015 03:35 PM
  2. elysm1's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's NFC.
    10-20-2015 03:36 PM
  3. ReggieReg72's Avatar
    NFC is turned on

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    10-20-2015 03:39 PM
  4. zero157h7's Avatar
    Elsym is correct. It's NFC. If you don't like it and don't use it, turn off NFC in Quick Settings. You can't get rid of the icon without rooting last I checked. I personally have just decided to hide that bar on my homescreen. It's out of control.
    10-20-2015 03:39 PM
  5. spasell's Avatar
    Elsym is correct. It's NFC. If you don't like it and don't use it, turn off NFC in Quick Settings. You can't get rid of the icon without rooting last I checked. I personally have just decided to hide that bar on my homescreen. It's out of control.
    Is this needed for Samsung pay?

    I just tried to use Samsung Pay and it failed. Twice. Ugh

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    10-20-2015 03:45 PM
  6. spasell's Avatar
    Is this needed for Samsung pay?

    I just tried to use Samsung Pay and it failed. Twice. Ugh

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    I use Package disabler but unchecked everything I THOUGHT it might be interfering. But not sure.

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    10-20-2015 03:50 PM
  7. zero157h7's Avatar
    I'm not sure how to answer that question. Android Pay definitely has to have NFC. If you turned it off the logo would go away but it would not work.

    Samsung Pay uses NFC for terminals that have that technology but it also uses a different type of technology to mimic a credit card swipe (I can't remember the acronym) on terminals that do not support NFC payments. So, I don't know if NFC has to be on for those type of payments to work or not and I don't know of any quick toggle for that that is separate from NFC.

    One other thing to note, if you are using that type of payment it has to be on a machine that lets you swipe the card. If it's one where you put the whole card in then it won't work.
    10-20-2015 03:51 PM
  8. AdamHLG's Avatar
    Are sure about this? I thought Samsung pay never used NFC and only uses the other technology.

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    10-20-2015 04:20 PM
  9. spasell's Avatar
    So I turned off NFC and I'll check tomorrow and see if that works.

    The machine I attempted at and failed is the swipe machine not insert. The guy told me it was reading it but saying "not a credit card" so it read it. Failed. It's an AMEX an when I set up it it said it was all set and I got an email from AMEX also telling me it was all set

    Not sure if there's something I deactivated with package disabler or not. I went back through and cannot figure it out. Doesn't appear to be anything but what do I know.

    The terminal I tried at was linked to an ipad as I had to use my finger to sign so while it did have swipe reader maybe that was reason. Who knows

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    10-20-2015 04:46 PM
  10. kj11's Avatar
    For future reference...

    Settings>help>icon glossary
    10-20-2015 05:23 PM
  11. racedog's Avatar
    NFC does not have to be turned on for SP to work. I keep it turned off and have had no issues using SP.
    10-20-2015 05:30 PM
  12. spasell's Avatar
    NFC does not have to be turned on for SP to work. I keep it turned off and have had no issues using SP.
    I'm just hoping my failed attempt was due to error on merchant side. Like I said the guy showed me the response from terminal that said "not a credit card" when clearly I was trying to use my AMEX since Chace hasn't gotten in yet.

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    10-20-2015 05:38 PM
  13. me23brown's Avatar
    It depends on what type of payment you are trying to do. For touch payments you do need nfc on. I think mst can work without nfc.

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    10-20-2015 07:00 PM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    When you use Samsung Pay NFC turns on and off automatically.
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    10-20-2015 07:18 PM
  15. AdamHLG's Avatar
    Heh. He's right. NFC does turn on and off automatically when you use SP. Interesting.

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    10-20-2015 07:29 PM

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