How to Engage With NFC Touch Points in 2021

How to Engage With NFC Touch Points in 2021

All smartphones can interact with NFC chips, but you should stay up-to-date with which phones interact with them out-the-box. Thyngs will do this for you.

Know your smartphones for better engagement in 2021

Android Smartphones 

Remembering what Android smartphones have NFC is easy. Because it’s all of them. All a donor has to do is make sure their NFC is turned on in settings. 

Go to Settings < Connected Devices < Connection Preferences < Turn on NFC

This is something great to know when helping others engage with touchpoints on-the-go. Alternatively, incorporate the instructions into your marketing designs for the team to have at hand. 

  • Unlock your smartphone
  • ‘Tap’ or closely hover the smartphone onto the touch-point 
  • Click the pop-up for an instant experience 

It’s also good practice to describe the 3-step process in simple terms. You can use an infographic like below alongside your NFC touchpoints. 

iPhones

Apple has introduced NFC as a key feature of iPhones since 2014. This means that all iPhones to come will have the functionality. 

iPhones XS and above will interact with your NFC objects out-the-box. Plus, NFC cannot be turned off for iPhones. One step you needn’t remember. Hoorah! 

  • ‘Tap’ or closely hover the smartphone onto the touch-point 
  • Click the pop-up for an instant experience 

iPhones 7,8 and X will interact with your NFC objects with iOS11 installed. 

What about QR codes? 

QR codes aren’t as sophisticated as NFC because they require a visual black and white code in the design. However, QR codes are widely recognised as funnels towards useful content. Go to “How to scan a QR code in 2021” for more. 

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