1. rotto16's Avatar
    So I had some Samsung NFC Tags setup and work on my S3. I'm using NFC task launcher to write to the tags and carry out the actions. Now when I try to use them on my S4 I get a message that the tag is not supported. Anyone else have this problem? What kind of tags are supported?

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    05-23-2013 10:31 PM
  2. rbernard80's Avatar
    Yeah, the old ones don't work. Samsung just released a new version to work with the GS4.
    Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today
    05-23-2013 11:12 PM
  3. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Yeah, the old ones don't work. Samsung just released a new version to work with the GS4.
    Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today
    Yes. The new TecTiles only work with the new S4.

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    05-24-2013 05:37 AM
  4. jzamorski's Avatar
    Yeah they changed the hardware for NFC tech in the S4... so its a similar problem as the Nexus 4 and 10 have with NFC Tags. There are some non-samsung tags that will work too, you don't have to get the "tectiles".
    05-24-2013 08:10 AM
  5. majorpayne's Avatar
    I'm looking for some that are compatible with the Note 2, the S3 and the S4 does it exist? I have one of each of these in my house
    05-24-2013 09:54 AM
  6. Averix's Avatar
    It was stupid of Samsung to make the original TechTiles the way they did. They chose a standard that was basically guaranteed not to work with future NFC readers. All of the tags I set up for controlling things and doing settings are now worthless. Buy new tags through NFC Task Launcher app from Tagstand or if you want some keytag types, Sony has a 4 pack of some nice ones for $20. They work with the S4, unlike Samsung's first batch.
    05-24-2013 12:20 PM
  7. alicechong7789's Avatar
    The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses Broadcom NFC hardware so it is not compatible with the Mifare Classic 1K tags.
    The S3 and S4 is compatible with all Ultralight and NTAG203 NFC chips.

    Please take a look at this table here: NFC Phones and NFC Tablets - NFC - GoToTags NFC Software Documentation
    05-30-2013 01:27 PM
  8. AlgarY's Avatar
    Some more details about Samsung Tectiles and the backstory on why they don't work with the S4:

    Samsung Tectiles & Galaxy S4, the unhappy couple | Shopping 4 NFC
    06-02-2013 06:36 PM
  9. Nicholas Walcott's Avatar
    So if I have an older S3 mini without NFC is there are way that i can update my phone with this new software....i think samsung could do this because alot of people bought the Mini as it came out (like myself). It should have a way to update our phones thats only fair....or are you saying we have to sell this phone and get a new one ( not cool atall Samsung, not cool).
    07-02-2013 03:33 PM
  10. Avraham Reiss's Avatar
    I've just got the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the Samsung Galaxy 4 phone. Both are Android systems.
    In testing NFC connections by placing the machines back-to-back, the Tablet managed to send a photo to the Galaxy, but the Galaxy didn't manage to send a photo to the Tablet.

    Any ideas, anyone?
    09-01-2013 07:46 AM
  11. George Wilde's Avatar
    I have had problems with NFC when I used S-charger from Samsung.
    It is wireless charger. You need replace standard S4 back cower with
    thicker S-charger cower. NFC absolutely not working in this case.
    Back replacement returns NFC.
    10-27-2013 07:28 PM

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