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Version: 10.3.3

What is NFC?

The NFC feature might not be available, depending on your service provider, your administrator's settings, and your BlackBerry device model.

NFC is a short-range wireless technology that is designed to let you easily share content and information without having to pair your device to another NFC-enabled device. Depending on your wireless service provider and the applications you have installed on your device, there are many interesting things you can do using NFC, including:

  • Exchange contact cards with a new friend or business acquaintance.
  • Pass a picture to your friend.
  • Grab a coupon from a poster you see on the street.
  • Send a webpage you're viewing to a friend.
  • Add a friend to your BBM contacts.
  • Copy smart tag information to an NFC tag.
  • Connect to an NFC enabled printer to print or scan a file.

Some NFC apps are designed to simulate a physical card, such as a credit card, a public transit pass, or an access badge. If the app is open on your device, just tap the back of your device to the NFC reader and go. A few examples of what you can do using NFC apps include:

  • Pay for your morning coffee without taking out your wallet.
  • Pay for your bus or subway ride.
  • Gain access to your building when you get to work.

These example are just a few of the things you can do with NFC. NFC can be used in many ways depending on the applications you have installed on your device and the NFC compatibility of other devices.

Turn on NFC

The NFC feature might not be available, depending on your service provider, your administrator's settings, and your BlackBerry device model.

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap image Settings > Networks and Connections > NFC.
  3. Turn on the NFC Connectivity switch.