Asked by: Loris Corres
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How do I get rid of NFC tag not supported?

Last Updated: 19th June, 2020

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The easy way to turn off NFC on your phone is to drag down the notification bar, expand the quick access panel and tap the icon for NFC. This is what the icon looks like on most Android phones. If you're not using NFC on your phone, but you did get this error message, that means that something nearby is NFC enabled.

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Just so, why does my phone keep saying NFC tag not supported?

The message "NFC tag type not supported" is displayed by the Android system (or more specifically the NFC system service) before and instead of dispatching the tag to your app. This means that the NFC system service filters MIFARE Classic tags and never notifies any app about them.

Likewise, what does couldn't read NFC tag mean? The Read error message may appear if NFC is enabled and your Xperia device is in contact with another device or object that responds to NFC, such as a credit card, NFC tag or metro card. To prevent this message from appearing, turn off the NFC function when you don't need to use it.

Beside above, what is NFC tag type?

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a wireless connection which can be used to transfer information to and from your mobile phone. By holding your mobile phone close to an NFC tag or NFC reader you can pay for groceries, connect to websites or call a phone number and more.

How do you fix NFC?

If your device has NFC, the chip and Android Beam need to be activated so that you can use NFC:

  1. On your Android device, tap on “Settings.”
  2. Select “Connected devices.”
  3. Select “Connection preferences.”
  4. You should see “NFC” and “Android Beam” options.
  5. Turn both of them on.

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Why do I keep getting new tag collected?

That error message would suggest that the NFC chip is detecting something it thinks is a tag, but the tag is empty. If you don't have any NFC tags lying around, make sure you don't have anything else around that might have an NFC chip, like a credit card.

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How do I get Android Beam?

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Can I use my phone as NFC tag?

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Every device running on Android 4.0 or later
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