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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)!
    On the iPhone, the NFC reader is located at the top center of the phone. See picture below. Here you can find more information for iPhone users.

    The NFC reader position can vary on Android devices, but is usually in the center of the device. Samsung and Google provide precise information about the location on their respective devices.


Iphone example: 


Android examples:

  • iOS Devices:

    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 / 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/ 15Pro Max- Fully compatible, background scanning enabled.
    iPhone 6/6S/6+  Not compatible
    iPhone SE/7/7+/8,/8+/X/ XS/ XS Max - compatible

If you share with one of these devices, follow the steps below to activate their NFC reader:   

Step 1: Go to "Settings"


Step 2: Click on "Control center"


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 up to your Tapni product and it should automatically recognize it.

  • Android devices:

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

    Hersteller und Modell  Verfügt über einen NFC-Chip   Liest 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