Although a relatively old technology, NFC (Near Field Communication) has finally become a norm among Android devices, ever since its role in Android Pay. Android NFC chip enables devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances without the involvement of any power source.

While remote mobile payment is among the most advertised uses of the technology, there is a lot more you can do with your Android NFC chip. With the help of NFC apps, NFC stickers, and an NFC-enabled Android, you can make the most out this amazing technology every day.

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View Public Transit Card Info

If you live in a major city, there is a good chance that the bus or train cards you use every day for your commute come with an http://updato.com/how-to/use-nfc-share-content-androidNFC chip. While some public transit systems use encryption, there is a decryption key available for you to find out details about the card.

Android NFC Chip

Download FareBot from the Google Play Store

With the help of an app called FareBot, you can easily read the information stored on your transit card. The Android NFC chip connects to the one in the card, enabling you to find out details such as balance, trip information and other transactions on the card.

Force yourself to wake up using NFC

If you’re a sound sleeper and can’t have enough of the extra 5 minutes of sleep, NFC can be the right help. All you need is the Sleep as Android app that comes with a built-in feature, requiring you to scan an NFC tag in order to dismiss the alarm.

Android NFC Chip

Download Sleep as Android from the Google Play Store

For instance, if you have trouble getting out of bed, simply stick the NFC sticker in your bathroom or in the hallway and configure it with the app. Every morning when the alarm goes off, the app will not stop ringing until you leave the comfort of your bed and use the app to scan the NFC tag.

Use your Android NFC chip as a virtual wallet

Since the most popular and probably the coolest use of NFC technology is mobile payments, mentioning mobile payments is essential to the cause. After revamping Google Wallet and boosting Android Pay, Google is now supporting NFC-powered mobile payment across the United States and many European countries as well.

Android NFC Chip

Download Android Pay from the Google Play Store

More than just a mobile payment option to buy your groceries, Android Pay also allows you to manage your e-wallet. You can store membership card details from your local Best Buy, add your Starbucks Gift Card and of course, add several credit and debit cards in minutes.

Source: WonderHowTo

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