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  1. stmiranda's Avatar
    It appears the latest update may have broken NFC. I can no longer transfer files from any of my S6 phones or to other NFC equipped devices. Anyone else experiencing this too?

    I get the initial audible when the phones are touched together but that's all.

    Thanks

    Carrier is AT&T

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    05-16-2015 05:03 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Try clearing your cache partition.

    Turn off your device. Hold down the volume up, homescreen and power button.

    In. Manual mode, use the volume rocker to toggle and select clear cache partition. Power to accept.

    When done, toggle to reboot.

    When the device comes back, see how it does.
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    05-16-2015 05:08 PM
  3. stmiranda's Avatar
    Thanks. Unfortunately that did not help. Oddly enough, I can transfer from my wife's phone and receive on the others. However our phones as the initiator does not function to any phone. The wifes will send and receive but the rest will only receive. I used a friends S3 to test.

    Went through all the settings and I don't see anything that is different. All the phones received the latest update.

    Thanks ...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 10:30 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Thanks. Unfortunately that did not help. Oddly enough, I can transfer from my wife's phone and receive on the others. However our phones as the initiator does not function to any phone. The wifes will send and receive but the rest will only receive. I used a friends S3 to test.

    Went through all the settings and I don't see anything that is different. All the phones received the latest update.

    Thanks ...

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    Did you contact tech support? Or try a factory reset?
    05-16-2015 10:52 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    Mine is working after the update. I use nfc tags for wifi at home, bluetooth in the car etc and it works fine after the update.

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    05-16-2015 11:49 PM
  6. mclark1242's Avatar
    May sound like a dumb question, but is your nfc turned on? Settings-nfc-on. Or quick toggle on and off
    05-17-2015 10:41 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    May sound like a dumb question, but is your nfc turned on? Settings-nfc-on. Or quick toggle on and off
    Not a dumb one at all. I noticed after the AT&T OTA update, my wake up gesture has been turned off. OP, hit us back with feedback.
    05-17-2015 02:13 PM
  8. stmiranda's Avatar
    Yes, NFC is turned on. As noted, of the 5 S6 phones I have, one can transmit and receive. The other four will only receive. This happened after the upgrade. Cache Partition cleared and phones rebooted multiple times.

    Thanks.
    05-17-2015 06:51 PM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes, NFC is turned on. As noted, of the 5 S6 phones I have, one can transmit and receive. The other four will only receive. This happened after the upgrade. Cache Partition cleared and phones rebooted multiple times.

    Thanks.
    Try a factory reset. If this doesn't work, it may mean a call to tech support to start the exchange process.
    05-17-2015 09:06 PM
  10. Wiggum333's Avatar
    NFC works on my phone with the exception of initiating transfers to another phone. Same for my wife's GS6. This does not appear to be a hardware problem at all ... this has to do with the software side of thing. It's pretty rare that I use the "tap and send" NFC stuff from phone to phone ... so it's not a huge deal for me right now. I do hope they fix it soon though, since its an easy way to quickly transfer pictures to my wife's phone at full resolution.
    05-29-2015 09:49 AM
  11. Wiggum333's Avatar
    FYI: Chatting with an AT&T rep right now about the NFC thing. She's telling me it's a known issue with Android 5.x that screwed up the ability to initiate file transfers using NFC. She doesn't know how soon there will be a fix for it, but it IS identified and being worked on.
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    05-29-2015 06:25 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    FYI: Chatting with an AT&T rep right now about the NFC thing. She's telling me it's a known issue with Android 5.x that screwed up the ability to initiate file transfers using NFC. She doesn't know how soon there will be a fix for it, but it IS identified and being worked on.
    Thanks for the heads up. I have yet to try using NFC on my GS6. Hopefully, it gets fixed with 5.1.1 or Android M.
    05-29-2015 06:33 PM
  13. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I have yet to try using NFC on my GS6. Hopefully, it gets fixed with 5.1.1 or Android M.
    The only thing I use NFC for is to throw pics I've taken of my kids or whatever to my wife's phone ... so the only issue I know of is initiating file transfers ... if there are other NFC issues, I'm unaware.

    either way, Google needs to address it soon ... NFC is a pretty key feature of the android phones ... sux to not have it fully functional.
    05-29-2015 06:39 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    The only thing I use NFC for is to throw pics I've taken of my kids or whatever to my wife's phone ... so the only issue I know of is initiating file transfers ... if there are other NFC issues, I'm unaware.

    either way, Google needs to address it soon ... NFC is a pretty key feature of the android phones ... sux to not have it fully functional.
    It doesn't look like it's included in the Android M 55 item change log.
    05-29-2015 06:46 PM
  15. Wiggum333's Avatar
    It doesn't look like it's included in the Android M 55 item change log.
    probably cuz it's not really a new feature, or change ... it's just something that's bugged right now, and needs fixing.
    05-29-2015 06:56 PM
  16. erasat's Avatar
    It appears the latest update may have broken NFC. I can no longer transfer files from any of my S6 phones or to other NFC equipped devices. Anyone else experiencing this too?

    I get the initial audible when the phones are touched together but that's all.

    Thanks

    Carrier is AT&T

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Are the others phones Samsung also? I'm asking because Samsung got rid of the S Beam that was in all previous Galaxy devices, when it detects S Beam (Samsung) it tried that first, some times it took some on and of combination between S Beam and Android Beam.

    So, I'd suggest you to check if you have Android Beam on turn it off and try again and viceversa. But I'm sure that if Android Beam is off it won't initiate the transfer but it can receive files, and you can have NFC on but Android Beam off, check that first.
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    05-29-2015 07:11 PM
  17. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Are the others phones Samsung also? I'm asking because Samsung got rid of the S Beam that was in all previous Galaxy devices, when it detects S Beam (Samsung) it tried that first, some times it took some on and of combination between S Beam and Android Beam.

    So, I'd suggest you to check if you have Android Beam on turn it off and try again and viceversa. But I'm sure that if Android Beam is off it won't initiate the transfer but it can receive files, and you can have NFC on but Android Beam off, check that first.
    Thank you... that was it. buried under the NFC settings is the android bea. function that must also be enabled. Its all working fine now.
    05-29-2015 11:52 PM
  18. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Yeah, I've noticed that it now uses android beam, which usually transfers by Bluetooth for me. I started using quick connect. It's much faster and I don't have to tap the phones together. You should give it a try.
    05-30-2015 12:04 AM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    Yeah, I've noticed that it now uses android beam, which usually transfers by Bluetooth for me. I started using quick connect. It's much faster and I don't have to tap the phones together. You should give it a try.
    For those wondering about quick connect, please see below.

    What is Samsung Quick connect on the Galaxy S6, and what can it do? | Android Central
    daveinsouthcentral likes this.
    05-30-2015 02:21 AM
  20. erasat's Avatar
    Thank you... that was it. buried under the NFC settings is the android bea. function that must also be enabled. Its all working fine now.
    I'm glad it worked as it was the first and only thing I could think of, but like I mentioned in another thread a couple of days ago, what amazes me the most is that it was the first thing that occurred to me, so what's happening with this companies' support, AT&T, Best Buy, Samsung?, neither of them seem to have a clue what to tell their clients when they call with simple stuff like this, and even saying that is a known bug, OMG, then it's a miracle people still buy Android phones with the bad reputation is getting from their own suppliers.
    05-30-2015 08:45 AM
  21. warpdrive's Avatar
    I'm glad it worked as it was the first and only thing I could think of, but like I mentioned in another thread a couple of days ago, what amazes me the most is that it was the first thing that occurred to me, so what's happening with this companies' support, AT&T, Best Buy, Samsung?, neither of them seem to have a clue what to tell their clients when they call with simple stuff like this, and even saying that is a known bug, OMG, then it's a miracle people still buy Android phones with the bad reputation is getting from their own suppliers.
    And that's why we have this forum. So members like you can help us typical consumers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-30-2015 09:18 AM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    And that's why we have this forum. So members like you can help us typical consumers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Keep it going, erasat. We owe you a lot. I can personally vouch for erasat as I recently needed his help with a new user who was having an issue.
    05-30-2015 09:20 AM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    And that's why we have this forum. So members like you can help us typical consumers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Keep it going, erasat. We owe you a lot. I can personally vouch for erasat as I recently needed his help with a new user who was having an issue.
    Thanks guys, but like I've always said, I'm just "paying it forward" .
    05-30-2015 10:55 AM
  24. stmiranda's Avatar
    Thanks for the additional information. In my case, all the phones are GS6. NFC not working g on mine. It will receive but not transmit. Don't see S Beam in any of the settings.

    Cheers

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-30-2015 06:55 PM
  25. erasat's Avatar
    Thanks for the additional information. In my case, all the phones are GS6. NFC not working g on mine. It will receive but not transmit. Don't see S Beam in any of the settings.

    Cheers

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    Go to settings - NFC and payment and click on NFC settings and with it in On position check that the Android Beam option is also On.
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    05-30-2015 07:02 PM
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