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FAQs about NFC on your Nexus 5X

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016

Answers to some of your questions about NFC

  • What is NFC?

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a method to wirelessly share information on your Nexus 5X. Use NFC to share contacts, websites, and images.

    You can even make purchases at locations that have NFC support. An NFC message appears automatically when your phone is within an inch of the target device. Follow the prompts to begin the transfer process.

  • What are the benefits of using NFC?

    NFC transfers are usually faster and easier to perform than most other transfer methods. NFC can be used to make purchases quickly at participating locations. Use NFC tags to send information to your phone with just a quick tap.

  • What are NFC tags?

    NFC tags are programmable tags that can send information to NFC-enabled device. NFC tags can be found in magazines, posters, and other forms of advertisement.

  • Does NFC drain my battery?

    Similar to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, NFC can drain your battery if it is always enabled. To preserve battery life, ensure that NFC is turned off when it is not in use.

  • How do I turn NFC on or off?

    Turn Near Field Communication (NFC) On or Off.

  • How do I share contacts, websites, and images?

    Use Android Beam.

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