Get started with NFC

Switch the NFC features on in your phone, and start tapping to share stuff or connect to devices.

With NFC, you can:

  • Connect to compatible Bluetooth accessories that support NFC, such as a headset or a wireless loudspeaker

  • Send things, such as contacts or your own photos, to your friend's phone, PC, or tablet running on Windows 8

  • Tap tags to get more content for your phone, or to access online services

  • Pay with your phone, if supported by your network service provider

The NFC area is on the back of your phone, near the camera. Tap other phones, accessories, tags, or readers with the NFC area.

With back of phone facing you, NFC area is
above camera lens.
  1. On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS > NFC.
  2. Switch Tap to share to Ontoggle on icon.

    Tip: Before using NFC, make sure the screen and keys are unlocked.

Enable NFC payments

  1. On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap ALL SETTINGS > NFC, and switch Tap to pay to Ontoggle on icon.

    You may be able to pay or use your phone as a ticket even when your phone is locked, depending on your service provider.

    Tip: To select when you can use NFC payments, tap Active cards work.