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NFC on Nokia 2720 Flip

What’s NFC?

Near-Field Communication (NFC) is a set of protocols, allowing two electronic devices (usually mobile devices, like your Nokia 2720 Flip) to communicate with each other within a few centimeters of distance.

NFC has multiple applications, such as payment or file exchange with your Nokia 2720 Flip. NFC technology is also widely used via social networks to share contact information, photos, videos or chats.

Also, NFC-enabled devices like your Nokia 2720 Flip can be used as electronic ID cards and key cards.

Overall, NFC provides a low-speed connection that is easy to set up and can be used as a wireless connection with good reliability.

Many applications available on the Play Store allow you to use NFC on your Nokia 2720 Flip.

Our other articles on Nokia 2720 Flip can help you.

We particularly recommend NFC Check to check that your Nokia 2720 Flip has the NFC installed, and NFC Tools, an application allowing you to easily connect to another NFC terminal.

How to enable NFC on Nokia 2720 Flip

To activate NFC on your Nokia 2720 Flip, the easiest way is to download a dedicated application from the Play Store and activate it.

We recommend in particular NFC Tools and Smart NFC.

How do I verify that NFC is enabled on my Nokia 2720 Flip?

Also, many applications allow you to verify that NFC is available and correctly installed on your Nokia 2720 Flip.

Notably, NFC Check and NFC Check from Tapkey are very convenient for this kind of checks.

How do I secure my NFC?

Your Nokia 2720 Flip normally knows how to secure NFC communications on its own.

So you probably don’t need to use any antivirus software to take advantage of NFC. However, as a security precaution, you may choose to use a virus scanner to make sure you do not receive malware and viruses over NFC.

We recommend in particular for your Nokia 2720 Flip, an antivirus like AVG Free Antivirus and Avira Antivirus.

How NFC works on Nokia 2720 Flip

Before anything else, it’s good to know that NFC is a derivative of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.

This method of radio frequency identification is also known as electronic tags.

As the name implies, the working principle of RFID is to connect a circuit containing a radio frequency part (the RF part of RFID) and an antenna loop together.

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All of these elements are present in your Nokia 2720 Flip.

If the RFID tag is inserted into a specific magnetic field, a signal of a given frequency will be emitted by the RFID: the reader will be able to obtain pieces of information previously written on the RFID tag.

If necessary, the RFID reader will also be able to rewrite any information on the RFID tag.

NFC is a bit the same thing, except that RFID readers and tags are included in NFC technology: an NFC device can be read and modified by another NFC device. The two devices can then exchange information.

Note that each of the two devices can write information to the other device.

In order to prevent malware, this last possibility of reciprocal writing requires NFC-specific IT security measures.

So, your Nokia 2720 Flip can adopt three modes in NFC:

1. Passive mode

Your Nokia 2720 Flip then becomes like an RFID tag, containing information that can be read.

The reader can obtain this information, and modify it if needed.

2. Active mode

Your Nokia 2720 Flip is then a reader, of an RFID card or another NFC device.

To do this, a magnetic wave is emitted around your Nokia 2720 Flip.

The devices receiving this wave will be able to send their information in return.

3. Bi-directional mode

In this mode, the two devices, including your Nokia 2720 Flip, are both readers and receivers of the signals.

They can therefore exchange and write data freely.

In all cases, be sure to use an antivirus on each connected device to prevent the spread of malware.

NFC on Nokia 2720 Flip for contactless payments

In the event of a card replacement by your phone, your Nokia 2720 Flip, NFC compatible, goes into contactless card mode.

Cards replaced by NFC include bank cards and access cards.

In case of bank card replacement, most contactless mobile payments are made in shopping malls or transportation.

Your Nokia 2720 Flip or other related electronic device can be placed near the reader and the transaction can be completed by entering your PIN code.

This is very convenient to save time and avoid having to walk around with too many cards in your pocket.

Note that NFC replicable bank cards include Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Mi Pay, Alipay, Huawei Wallet and credit cards from major banks.

Technically, it is essential that the contactless reader is properly connected.

Also, even if the contactless reader is not used for reading, it can be used to credit your Nokia 2720 Flip.

Note that some NFC passive receivers can operate without electricity, but not your Nokia 2720 Flip.

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In addition, for card emulation applications, it is possible to collect data from third-party NFC-enabled devices.

You can then integrate this data, such as bank receipts or tickets, into your Nokia 2720 Flip.

You will then be able to save all your receipts or tickets in the Cloud or on your personal computer.

NFC on Nokia 2720 Flip to simulate a card

As we’ve seen, your Nokia 2720 Flip can simulate an NFC payment card.

But all types of cards can be replicated, such as magnetic access cards or RFID card readers. Many applications on the Play Store allow you to implement these solutions on your Nokia 2720 Flip.

These applications target professionals (delivery companies, manufacturers, etc.) and private individuals (home magnetic keys, access cards, etc.).

NFC over Nokia 2720 Flip for file transfer

NFC may not be the best method for transferring files from one device to another, due to its low bit rate. However, it can be very useful in many situations, such as transferring authentication data or readings from cards emulated with your Nokia 2720 Flip.

There are numerous applications available for this, such as Easy NFC File Transfer or NFC Transfer.

Depending on the version of the operating system installed on your Nokia 2720 Flip, you may already have a native application installed, allowing NFC transfers.

Be sure to check that the other device is compatible with your default NFC software.

If not, feel free to install more than one NFC application, as mentioned above, until it works.

NFC versus other similar technologies

In particular, the following technologies come to mind:

  • Bluetooth
  • RFID
  • QR code
  • Wi-Fi
  • 4/5G on your Nokia 2720 Flip

NFC technology offers extremely high security, performance advantages in short-range communications and, above all, lower cost.

In many cases, NFC is therefore to be preferred on your Nokia 2720 Flip over the technologies mentioned above.

Also, since its introduction in 2003, NFC has received the attention and support of many companies, such as Google, Apple or Samsung.

Whether to activate shared bikes or exchange business cards, NFC has more and more applications!

We hope to have shared with you via this article all the elements regarding NFC on your Nokia 2720 Flip.

Does Google pay work on Nokia 2720?

Google Pay allows you to make payments at physical stores, online shops and within apps with your Nokia 2720 Flip.

Where is NFC on my Nokia phone?

The NFC area is on the back of your phone. Tap other phones, accessories, tags, or readers with the NFC area. Tap Settings > More > NFC .

How do I turn off NFC on my Nokia?

What does NFC mean on my Nokia phone?

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Does iPhone 11 have NFC sensor?

Does the Apple iPhone 11 have NFC ? Yes. This phone normally has NFC functionality.

Why can’t I find NFC on my phone?

Ultimately, if you’re curious whether your phone will support a Near-Field Communication, try swiping down on your Android phone from the top to pull up the power options control, and seeing whether there’s one for “NFC”. If you don’t have one, you may not have Near-Field Communication (or the button switched on).

Where is NFC in iPhone settings?

Open the Settings app. Tap Control Center. Scroll down to the More Controls section and tap the Plus (+) icon next to NFC Tag Reader.

Where is NFC located on iPhone?

Where is the NFC sensor located? For newer iPhones, you may need to tilt your phone to the reader, so the top part of the phone is facing the reader. Pointing your phone straight at the reader, similar to how you would point a remote at a TV.

Where is the NFC sensor on iPhone 11?

Compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. iPhone NFC readers are found on the front of the devices. Simply place the smartcard close to the top of the screen.

Why is my NFC tag reader missing on my iPhone 11?

It’s because the NFC Reader on the newer iPhone models (XR/XS and newer) is a passive reader.

How do I get NFC Tag Reader on my iPhone 11?

– On your iPhone, open the Shortcuts app.
– Tap on the Automation tab at the bottom of your screen.
– Tap on Create Personal Automation.
– Scroll down and select NFC.
– Tap on Scan.
– Put your iPhone near the NFC tag.
– Enter a name for your tag.
– Tap on Add Action.

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