NFC, or near-field communication, is a feature that allows two devices to exchange data when they’re in close proximity. The Galaxy Note 8 comes with an NFC built-in, but it’s disabled by default. This means you can’t use apps like Samsung Pay to make payments at supported stores and cafes.
If you want to use an NFC-enabled device for peer-to-peer file transfers or Google Pay, you need to enable NFC on your Note 8. To do this, open your Settings app and navigate to “Connections > NFC & Payment”. Now, tap the toggle next to “ON” to activate it. This will also allow you to use Google Pay on your Note 8.
Here's how to enable NFC on your Galaxy Note 8:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap Connections.
- Toggle "NFC & Payment" On.
Once this is done, you can proceed to enable Tap and Pay
- Within the same settings menu, tap "NFC & Payment"
- Below Android Beam, tap "Tap and Pay"
- Select your default mobile payment service, in this case, "G Pay"
You can also quickly disable NFC by pulling down the notification center and swiping to the right to access the "NFC" icon, tapping on this will disable or enable NFC on your device.
More about NFC:
With payment systems on smartphones – Samsung Pay and Google Pay, NFC is something quite well known. For those who are not yet aware of its function, it is nothing but a way of letting people go cashless and cardless.
NFC works with two devices, for the communication to happen a transmitting device is needed and the other one is for receiving the signal. There are different devices that can be used and they can be both active and passive based on the way they work.
Active NFC sends and receives data. The most common active NFC devices are smartphones.
Small transmitters such as tags that can send information to NFC devices without a power source are passive NFC devices. These devices connect to other passive components and cannot process any information sent. Examples of passive devices can be interactive signs on walls.
NFC is now quite popular, but most importantly, it is very useful.