1. titoyees's Avatar
    Hello!
    Anyone know how NFC will be handling in Windows Phone 8.1?

    Now in Windows Phone 8.0 is terrible. You have to authorize any action, making the NFC unusable, because the point is to reduce the time and interaction with the phone to accomplish simple shortcuts.
    04-08-2014 11:32 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    I mean authorization literally takes one virtual button press. About .06 second wasted. I would hate for my friends to just keep tapping their phone against mine and automatically download stuff and change what I'm doing. NFC implementation is perfect as far as I'm concerned! And I believe it is the exact same in 8.1.
    04-08-2014 11:39 PM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    I like that Microsoft enabled a little security in how Windows Phone handles QR codes and NFC. It won't launch anything without displaying what will happen next. I think that is vitally necessary to safely use NFC or QR codes. Otherwise, it could easily take you somewhere that you don't want to be. That is how people get phished out of usernames and passwords.

    It would be nice however, if NFC could control the phone a little bit more. I'd love to be able to generate an NFC tag to connect my bluetooth speaker to my phone, for instance. Or an NFC tag that would allow me to change settings on the phone...even if I had to tap the screen to confirm the actions.
    04-08-2014 11:55 PM
  4. titoyees's Avatar
    I mean authorization literally takes one virtual button press. About .06 second wasted. I would hate for my friends to just keep tapping their phone against mine and automatically download stuff and change what I'm doing. NFC implementation is perfect as far as I'm concerned! And I believe it is the exact same in 8.1.
    on Android, Just tap+send. And you just have to authorize one time.
    For example: if you hab a Bluetooth Speaker with NFC, when you tap with your phone, you authorize the first time. After that, you just tap and it will connect, without user intervention. Thats what im talking about.
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    04-08-2014 11:56 PM
  5. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    I'm eager to hear back on this, too - as restrictive as NFC was previously, I never even bothered to buy NFC tags, so I have none around to play with.
    04-14-2014 06:18 PM
  6. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    Relived to seem that you can authorize an NFC device one time and be done with it. nfc.jpg
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    04-14-2014 06:41 PM
  7. powercamg4's Avatar
    wp_20140414.png
    Well this is new.....
    Tried it terminal beeped, nothing happened and I had to cancel and swipe my plastic
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    04-14-2014 07:16 PM
  8. bozza72's Avatar
    Relived to seem that you can authorize an NFC device one time and be done with it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Ive not seen this, what app did you open with NFC, ??? I have a pre typed txt message to the wife to tell her il be late home how can i one tap with this ??? any ideas ??
    cheers
    04-15-2014 06:02 PM
  9. CreepinJesus's Avatar
    It says in the NFC settings, "You must have a payment SIM for this to work." - any idea how we find out if we have a payment SIM?
    BlazeBlue likes this.
    04-15-2014 06:17 PM
  10. Penguinguy95's Avatar
    Ive not seen this, what app did you open with NFC, ??? I have a pre typed txt message to the wife to tell her il be late home how can i one tap with this ??? any ideas ??
    cheers
    I got the option to trust it the second time I used my NFC tag
    04-15-2014 07:46 PM
  11. kyriacou48's Avatar
    It says in the NFC settings, "You must have a payment SIM for this to work." - any idea how we find out if we have a payment SIM?
    As far as I know, a payment SIM is just a SIM with contacts. If your phone has NFC built in, this isn't required.

    Don't quote me on this though - I think that's how it works and interacts.
    04-15-2014 09:29 PM
  12. jhoff80's Avatar
    That would be incorrect. A payment SIM contains a secure element.

    Unless you've specifically asked for one from your carrier, chances are you don't have one. That being said, you also now in WP 8.1 need a corresponding app to interface with all that.
    kyriacou48 likes this.
    04-15-2014 10:07 PM
  13. ecr80's Avatar
    if you're on AT&T i think you need to get Isis enabled by the carrier, not sure though.
    04-15-2014 10:45 PM
  14. kyriacou48's Avatar
    That would be incorrect. A payment SIM contains a secure element.

    Unless you've specifically asked for one from your carrier, chances are you don't have one. That being said, you also now in WP 8.1 need a corresponding app to interface with all that.
    Awesome, thanks for clarifying. Hadn't really been too aware of a dedicated Payment-enabled SIM!
    04-16-2014 01:56 AM
  15. titoyees's Avatar
    Thanks everybody!!!
    Really helpfull.
    Windows Phone 8.1 is better on NFC
    04-21-2014 12:20 AM
  16. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    And don't share with Android 'cause still use BT.
    Android use Wifi Direct. :[
    04-21-2014 03:40 AM
  17. gfunk84's Avatar
    That would be incorrect. A payment SIM contains a secure element.

    Unless you've specifically asked for one from your carrier, chances are you don't have one. That being said, you also now in WP 8.1 need a corresponding app to interface with all that.
    So it won't just recognize the cards in your Wallet? More barriers to use. Ugh. The setting doesn't even mention requiring any apps, just a payment SIM.
    04-23-2014 01:42 PM
  18. JLP's Avatar
    Does anyone know if NFC should work between a Windows Phone with 8.1 and one with 8.0?? I have a phone from my employer (Lumia 925) running 8.0 with Lumia Black update, and my personal HTC 8X running 8.1 preview. Since it has the better camera, I snapped a pic on the Lumia 925, and said what the heck, let's try to NFC it over to my 8X. Well when I share the pic through "tap + send" and then touch the phone together...nothing happens!

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    05-04-2014 09:21 PM
  19. Sascha Hoppe1's Avatar
    But settings like flight mode must be turned on manually. Sadly it only takes you to the settings page.
    05-12-2014 03:56 AM
  20. slavrenz's Avatar
    I went in to my AT&T store a few months ago and asked for a secure SIM card. They gave it to me, but the guy also said that since then (~February 2014), they have been putting secure SIM cards in all new phones.
    05-19-2014 07:23 PM

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