Turn on NFC and Payment on Samsung Galaxy S8

Edited by Jay

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NFC or near field communication is a way of transferring data wirelessly between two NFC enabled devices (Android Beam). In addition to transferring data and files, NFC can also be used to make wireless payments directly with your Galaxy S8. With Tap and Pay, users can either use Android Pay or their online banking, to essentially digitize their wallet. This can be incredibly convenient if you would rather not carry a wallet or bank card around. As more merchants start accepting wireless payments, this method of paying for goods and services will increase in popularity.

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Although the steps below were completed using a Samsung Galaxy S8, they will work for any Android-powered device running Nougat.

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Enable NFC, Android Beam and Tap and Pay

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    From the home screen, swipe either up or down to access the app drawer.
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    Inside your app drawer, tap the "Settings" shortcut.
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    On the main Settings screen, tap "Connections".
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    While on the Connections page, scroll down and tap "NFC and payment".
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    on the NFC and Payment screen, toggle the switch in the upper right corner to turn NFC on.
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    You can also enable NFC from the Connections screen.
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    If you would like to share files, links, data and more, tap "Android Beam" from the NFC and Payment screen.
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    To enable Android Beam, toggle the switch in the top right corner.
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    To share files and links, touch the back of your phone to the back of another NFC enabled device, then tap the screen to share.
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    Once you touch the back of your phone with the back of another device, tap "Touch to Beam".
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    To enable payments via NFC, tap "Tap and Pay" from the NFC and Payment screen.
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    Here on the Tap and Pay screen you can select your payment option
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    If you have any online banking apps installed, they will be displayed here.
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    Now you can make payments by tapping your device to NFC enabled debit and credit machines.
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Enabling NFC to share files and make payments is an awesome way to maximize the power of your Samsung Galaxy S8. As long as you're able to tap your device with another, you can send data back and forth without draining battery power.

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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Enabling Android Beam when you're within reach of friends' or family members' device, is the quickest way to share files, links, and data.
  • Ensure that you have your preferred online banking apps installed to give yourself more payment options, or you can use Android Pay.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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