Use Near Field Communication (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as videos, photos, web page addresses, music files or contacts. You can also use NFC to scan tags that give you more information about a product or service as well as tags that activate certain functions on your device.
NFC is a wireless technology with a maximum range of one centimetre, so the devices sharing data must be held close to each other. Before you can use NFC, you must first turn on the NFC function, and the screen of your device must be active.
The NFC detection area is located on the back of the device. Hold your device close to another device or an NFC reader so that the NFC detection areas touch each other.
NFC may not be available in all countries or regions. Using certain apps, some NFC functions can be enabled even when the device is switched off. Note that not all devices support this feature.
To enable or disable the NFC function
- From your Home screen, tap .
- Find and tap Settings > More.
- Tap the NFC slider.
Scanning NFC tags
Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags to receive additional information, such as a web address. For example, it can scan embedded tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store.
To scan an NFC tag
- Make sure that your device has the NFC function turned on and that the screen is active and unlocked.
- Place your device over the tag so that the NFC detection area touches it. Your device scans the tag and displays the content collected. Tap the content of the tag to open it.
Connecting to an NFC compatible device
You can connect your device to other NFC compatible devices produced by Sony, such as a speaker or a headphone. When establishing this kind of connection, refer to the User guide of the compatible device for more information.
You may need to have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® activated on both devices for the connection to work.