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How to turn on NFC?
I have an Android device
You can turn on NFC by following these four simple steps:
1. Access settings on your smartphone.
2. Locate the communication settings
3. Switch NFC to ON
4. Exit the settings
Of course your smartphone will require more interaction than these 4 steps but we cannot cover all specifics of every manufacturer, every model and every version of the operating system.
We recommend that you follow one of the links below depending on you device:
We recommend that you remove the protective case around your phone (if you use one) to get familiar with the location of the NFC chip inside your phone.
I have an iPhone
If you have an iPhone 7 or higher, you can use its NFC functionality to interact with Sugi Card.
You need to have installed iOS 11 or later in order to use this functionality. You can verify your iOS version by going to Settings -> General -> About -> Software version.
If your iPhone model is 11, XS or XR, then you are good to go immediately.
If your iPhone model is iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, you may need NFC tag scanning with an App. A number of NFC Apps have appeared on the App Store. Download one of these Apps and you are good to go.
If you have an older iPhone, unfortunately you do not have the technical ability to read NFC tags.
We recommend that you remove the protective case around your phone (if you use one) to get familiar with the location of the NFC chip inside your iPhone. Once you are familiar with the chip location, you can put it back on and continue using it.
HINT: The NFC chip is usually located in the top quarter of your iPhone – at least for the once we have tested. We recommend that you tap your Sugi Card on your iPhone for about 1 second close to your camera lens.
I am unsure about my device
Here is also a long-list of manufacturers and their smartphone models with NFC. This list is provided by a 3rd party and we do not guarantee its accuracy. For example, while the iPhone 6 has NFC that can be used for Apple pay, it cannot be used with the Sugi Card. You need to use an iPhone 7 or higher.