This is how you program NFC tags (step plan)

This is how you program NFC tags (step plan) In this blog, I will talk about programming NFC tags. We receive a lot of questions about this subject, so I think it’s a good plan to explain this in detail.

To clear up any confusion, programming NFC tags is not difficult and can easily be done yourself. Despite the fact that the term ”programming” sounds complex, it is actually not that bad. Before I present you with the step-by-step plan on how to program NFC tags, I will first talk about the ways with which you can program NFC tags.

What ways are there to program NFC?

You probably know the saying: there are several roads to Rome. This saying also applies to the programming of NFC tags. There are several ways with which you can program NFC tags. Mainly, there are two ways that are widely used, the most popular of which is programming with a mobile phone.

This can be an Android or Apple device. Previously, NFC programming was only possible with an Android phone, but since the Apple update (IOS13) it is also possible with an Apple device. In addition, programming is also possible with an NFC Reader/Writer. This is a device with a USB input that can be connected to a computer. With the supplied software you can easily write NFC tags.

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With which devices can I program NFC tags?

There are not only several ways to program NFC tags, but also several devices with which you can do this. As you read in the previous paragraph, it is possible to program with both an Apple and an Android device. But beware, not every Apple device supports this function. Only the Apple devices with the software iOS13 or higher accept this function. In contrast, Android does not suffer from this. You can write NFC tags with any Android device.

Which applications are suitable for programming NFC?

In previous paragraphs, we talked about the ways with which you can program NFC tags and with which devices this can be done. When you choose to program NFC tags via a mobile phone, you have a choice of different applications.

Apple Store Do you have an iPhone? Then use the NFC Tools application. With this, you can easily read and write NFC tags.

Play Store Do you use an Android phone? Then we recommend two popular applications for reading and writing NFC tags, namely:

-NFC Tagwriter-NFC Taginfo

How do I program NFC tags?

Time required: 5 minutes.

How do I program NFC tags?

  1. Turn NFC ‘ON’ on your smartphone
    Android
    Go to SETTINGS -> WIRELESS AND CONNECTIONS -> ON.
    Don’t worry, this setting will not affect your battery life. So you can just keep the NFC function ON. 

    Apple
    You don’t have to do anything! Apple has NFC enabled by default.

  2. Download the NFC app
    Android
    Go to PLAY STORE -> Search NFC TAGWRITER -> DOWNLOAD

    Apple
    Go to APPLE STORE -> Search NFC TOOLS -> DOWNLOAD

  3. Open the NFC app
    Open the NFC application on your smartphone
  4. WRITE-> NEW DATA SET
    Then click on ”Write” and then on ”New dataset”.
  5. Choose the data
    Click on the data that you want to program on the NFC tag, such as a Link, Contact details, Bluetooth, Phone, Text, SMS etc. In this example we program a link on the tag.
  6. Fill in the details
    . Leave the description blank. Enter at URL the link you want to program on the tag with the title.
  7. WRITE -> CONFIRM OVERWRITE -> WRITE
    Click on write, then confirm the overwrite by pressing write again.
  8. Program the tag
    Hold the NFC tag against your phone and you will receive the message: SAVE SUCCESSFUL. Finally, press DONE. Goodbye, your NFC tag has been programmed!
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