Have you heard of NFC technology and want to learn how to use it? We show you how to read and write information on an NFC card with your Android mobile. Abbreviations NFC correspond to the English words for Near Field Communication, that is, it is a short-range wireless technology.
Although it has currently been implemented in many countries in fields such as transportation payment or even like security system in physical stores, it is not something new.
This technology gained approval in 2003 and by 2008 mobile devices that implemented NFC technology combined with that of Bluetooth. Today it is more common to find cards that implement this technology to store all kinds of information in a space of few bytes.
Right now we show you how to easily read and write information on NFC cards using your mobile device with Android operating system.
NFC TagWriter app
NFC TagWriter is an application that allows users to mobile devices that integrate NFC technology write and read NFC tags with contact information, locations, text messages and much more.
You can download it for free from the Google Play Store application on your device and install it to start using this application. If you still don’t know how to log into the Play Store with your Google account, this article is of interest to you.
If your mobile device does not have NFC technology, you can download the application to prepare the set of data you want on a label and later create it on another enabled device.
Another function of this application is pairing both Bluetooth as Wifi for devices with built-in NFC feature and handover application launch. It is even possible to pair or connect an NFC speaker with an Android device.
Thanks to this application you can create your own NFC card What ID card or visits for customers of your physical store or company.
You will also be able to read the information contained in previously created cards and modify it, if it allows it, quickly thanks to the available functions.
Additionally, you can share the information of a card with other devices that have the NFC TagWriter application, either to make a backup or to modify.
Write content to your NFC card
Once you have successfully installed the application on your Android device, open it and press the Create, write and store option.
Then select the New section to start adding the information to write on your NFC card, for this select the type of data you want to store.
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As we mentioned earlier, you can store data such as vCard contact data, URL bookmarks for web addresses, SMS, E-mails or geolocation data.
When you have selected the type of information you must locate the file or write the information in the indicated field, as the case may be.
If you have verified the information and you are satisfied with it, you can press the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
Next, you will see a series of options that you can select to your preference, such as writing several NFC cards, protecting the card against writing or adding a launcher.
You do not need to select an option to continue the writing process. When you press the Next button the writing process will begin.
You need to bring the card on which you want to write to the back of your device and wait for the process to finish.
The application will show you the message Store successful next to a process summary and the information you have stored on the card.
Read the content of your NFC card
The process to read the content of an NFC card is quite simple with the NFC TagWriter application. Just open the app and select the View option.
This is usually at the top of the list of options. Now the application will ask you to bring the card you want read to the back of your device to have access to information.
When you have positioned the card, you must wait a second for the reading process to start and the application will automatically show you the content stored on the card.
By following these simple steps you will be able to read and write information in NFC cards using your Android device, so that you can get the most out of this technology that is becoming more and more popular.
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