What to do if NFC doesn't work on Android phone

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Do you know that you have many options available to solve the problem with NFC does not work on the android phone? If NFC is not working on your Android phone, there are several things we can do to understand the source of the error and get this great option present on our phone to work again.

The guide can be applied to all phones of all brands, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Honor, LG, Sony and others. NFC has become a present feature on a large number of Android phones. It's almost essential and we're surprised when a phone doesn't have it.

What to do if NFC doesn't work on Android phone

Thanks to this function we can make payments with the phone in a simple way. Although as with any feature present on an Android device, there are times when NFC doesn't work. Here we leave you with a number of solutions to put in place if NFC doesn't work on Android phone. It's annoying, especially if we're trying to make a payment and can't do it. There are several solutions that will be very useful.

Is your bank compatible with Google Pay and NFC?

Google Pay is the mobile payment application par excellence on Android, although it is not compatible with all Android phones, despite the fact that the phone has NFC. So this is already a first limitation that you can find when you have to use the service. On the other hand, your bank may not be compatible with Google Pay.

It is currently already compatible with over 30 banks in Spain, but it could be that the your bank is one of those that do not support Google Pay, which is something that prevents you from being able to use NFC normally on your Android phone.

If you use your bank application on Android, which is the most used option, it is important to check if this app is compatible with NFC, which allows you to make mobile payments from it. Since this application may not have this compatibility, some only allow you to see operations and make transactions online, but not payments with your phone.

Are mobile payments well set up?

Another problem if NFC is not working could be that you haven't set up mobile payments correctly on your phone, which prevents you from using them normally. There are times when this option has not been activated on the phone or the appropriate application has not been chosen by default to be able to make payments with the phone. So check, at least, to rule out that this is the problem in your case. The steps to do this are:

  1. Open your phone settings.
  2. Go to device connections.
  3. Open NFC.
  4. Check if it is activated on your phone.
  5. Check if you have chosen a payment application and if that app is compatible.

Restart the phone

If you have used NFC to make mobile payments on more than one occasion and it is a specific problem, which occurs suddenly, try restarting your phone. An error may have occurred in the execution of this function or application, which prevents us from using it normally. 

In such cases, restarting the phone can put an end to the problem. It's very simple, restarting our phone it continues to perform well when we have a problem with our phone. Try restarting it, then try using NFC to make a payment. In many cases it should work again.

NFC not working after an update?

A very common cause with NFC not working could be the update. System level or customization updates and application updates. So try to remember when you started having this NFC problem on your phone. 

Remember if it was after a system or customization update, because either of these could be the cause, which is not making the NFC work. Also an application update it could cause this, especially if it's an app that uses NFC, like Google Pay. This is unlikely to happen, the app will update, and this option will not work, but it is something that could happen.

Restart your phone in Safe Mode

If you still can't find the source of the NFC not working problem on your phone, you can try using Safe Mode on Android. This mode generates a safe environment, in which you can test the operation of the NFC, for see if this option works or if it really is a problem with the NFC, it could be coming from its chip. It is a good way to be able to understand the origin of this error.

The method of access it can vary between brands and even between models of the same brand, even if, as already mentioned, in most cases it is generally identical. Follow these steps to boot your phone in Safe Mode.

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