1. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I had an earlier post about an unknown status icon and it turned out to be NFC. I have never had it on but it was on somehow. I turned it off, went back to the post and let everyone know I had found it.

    Well, just noticed the icon back. It's been about 6 hours since I turned it off. I went to settings and it was on again.

    What is causing this?

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    10-31-2015 11:26 PM
  2. pdqgp's Avatar
    Are you using Samsung Pay? I think I've seen mine come on when I use it. Haven't really checked though as it doesn't seem to impact my battery life to where it's problematic for me.
    11-01-2015 07:35 AM
  3. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I am using Samsung pay. That may be it. But I didn't think it used true NFC. Maybe I was wrong. But it doesn't turn back off.

    So should just leave it on?

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    11-01-2015 08:33 AM
  4. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    The ONLY way to prevent NFC from turning itself on is to install the app Package Disabler Pro and disable NFC. Works like a charm. Same goes for the Facebook crap
    11-01-2015 11:14 AM
  5. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    Will Samsung Pay still work if you disable NFC?

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    11-01-2015 11:41 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Will Samsung Pay still work if you disable NFC?

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    Yes, Samsung Pay uses MST technology not NFC, that is why you can use it on any swipe terminal.
    11-01-2015 11:58 AM
  7. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    Yes, Samsung Pay uses MST technology not NFC, that is why you can use it on any swipe terminal.
    Thanks. I knew it used mst but wasn't sure if it used NFC on some terminals. I disabled it via package disabler so we will see if works on all.

    Thanks again.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-01-2015 12:44 PM
  8. Trees's Avatar
    Does Samsung Pay need NFC then? Thought it could use MST if NFC not available. Or all NFC terminals also MST, thus for Samsung Pay one only ever has to use MST?
    11-01-2015 01:51 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I think it doesn't need NFC at all.
    11-01-2015 01:57 PM
  10. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Thanks. I knew it used mst but wasn't sure if it used NFC on some terminals. I disabled it via package disabler so we will see if works on all.

    Thanks again.


    Posted via the Android Central App
    Oh no worries.....NFC will NOT turn back on if you disabled it with the Package Disabler Pro app
    11-01-2015 03:28 PM
  11. zmann's Avatar
    Samsung pay does not need nfc.
    11-01-2015 04:43 PM
  12. buckifvr's Avatar
    I just double checked, but my understanding is that Samsung Pay uses both NFC and MST technology.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-01-2015 05:09 PM

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