Use Near Field Communications (NFC) to share data with other devices, such as a video, photo, web page address, music file or contact. 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.
NFC may not be available in all countries and/or regions.
To turn on the NFC function
- From your Home screen, tap .
- Find and tap Settings > More.
- Tap the on-off switch beside NFC.
Scanning NFC tags
Your device can scan various kinds of NFC tags. For example, it can scan embedded tags on a poster, on a billboard advertisement, or beside a product in a retail store. You can receive additional information, such as a web address.
To scan an NFC tag
- Make sure that your device has the NFC function turned on and that the screen is active.
- 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.