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What devices are NFC Compatible?

In this article, learn what devices are NFC compatible for both iOS and Android📱 

  • Anyone can have a Tapni on their phone regardless of the model they have 🤩
  • They don't connect to the phone they are on, they connect to the phone they are sharing information with.
  • Even if the other person doesn't have a phone on this list, you can still share your information with your QR code located in Tapni App (upper right corner)!


 iOS Devices:

  • iPhone 6/6S/6+ — Not Compatible
  • iPhone SE/7/7+/8,/8+/X/ XS/ XS Max — Compatible 
    If you are sharing with one of these devices, follow the below steps to activate their NFC reader:

Step 1: Go to "Settings"



Step 2: Click on "Control Centre"


Step 3: Scroll down and find the "NFC tag reader" under the "More Controls" section.


Step 4: Once found, tap on the "+" to add it to your control centre. 



Step 5: Exit the Settings app. Launch the Control Centre and tap on the NFC tag reader icon.


Step 6: Simply hold your device on your Tapni product and it should automatically pop. 

● iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/12/ 12 Pro/ 12 Mini/ 12 Pro Max/13/13 Pro/13 Mini/13 Pro Max/ 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max — Fully Compatible, Background Scanning Enabled  

On iPhone the NFC reader is at the top of the phone in the center. See below image. Here is more information for iPhone users.

The location on Android devices can vary, but it is typically found near the center of the device. Samsung and Google provide more detailed information about the location on their respective devices.


Android Devices:

If your Android is on the list but is not working, make sure that the phone has NFC turned on in the phone's settings.

Manufacturer and Model Has NFC chip Reads NFC
Pixel 2, 2XL Yes Yes
Pixel, Pixel XL Yes Yes
Galaxy S9, S9+ and all future Galaxy models Yes Yes
Galaxy S8, S8+ Yes Yes
Galaxy S7, S7Edge Yes Yes
Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ Yes Yes
Galaxy S5, S4, SIII Yes Yes*
P20, P20 Pro, P20 Lite and all future Huawei Yes Yes
P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite Yes Yes
Mi8, Mi6X, Mi6 and newer Yes Yes
Mi5,Mi5s, Mi5 Plus Yes Yes
Mi Mix, Mi Mix2, Mi Mix 2S Yes Yes
One Plus
6, T5, 5, 3T, 3, One Yes Yes
Moto Z3 Play and newer Yes Yes
Moto E5/Plus, Moto E5 Play/Go Yes* Yes*
Moto G6/Plus/Play Yes* Yes*
Moto X4 Yes Yes
Moto E4 Plus, Moto G5/G5S Plus Yes* Yes*
Q8, Q7, G7 ThinQ and newer Yes Yes
V35 ThinQ, Q Stylus, Q Stylo 4, V30 ThinQ Yes Yes
G6, V30 Yes Yes
Q6 Yes* Yes*
K10, V20, G5 Yes Yes
G3, Nexus 5X, V10, G4 Yes Yes
PH-1 Yes Yes
6.1, 8 Sirocco, 7 Plus, 5.1 and newer Yes Yes
8, 6, 5, 3 Yes Yes
3.1 Yes* Yes*
Xperia XA2/Ultra/Plus and newer Yes Yes
Xperia XZ2/Compact/Premium Yes Yes
Xperia XA1/Ultra/Plus Yes Yes
Xperia XZ1/Compact Yes Yes
U12+, U11 Eyes Yes Yes
U11/Life/+ Yes Yes
One (M8) Yes* Yes*
One M9, Desire 10 Pro Yes Yes
* – Region Specific