Android smartphones with NFC are really flexible with the use of this technology. Learn 10 ways to use the NFC technology on an Android smartphone, gathered by CNET.
If you already have an Android phone including NFC, you need only the NFC tags, which contain a memory chip from 64bit to 1KB, available at a price of $3 – $4. NFC tags can be easily programmed to send different signals to your NFC gadget, at a distance of several centimeters.
1. Activation / Deactivation of phone’s Wi-Fi
One of the simplest ways to use the NFC technology is to get automatically disconnected from the wireless network connection when you leave home or when you arrive, so easily obtained by the NFC Task Launcher application.
2. Start the Bluetooth in the car
With an NFC tag attached to the board, which easily reaches the phone when you get behind the wheel, you can enable the hands-free Bluetooth headset automatically.
3. Enable options for office
Using the same application, prepare yourself for an NFC office tag, which can put the phone in silent mode or even open documents.
4. Phone settings for the nightstand
With an NFC tag on the nightstand, alarms can be automatically activated on the phone, while it enters into silent mode and brightness is reduced.
5. Timing NFC Appliances
Stick a NFC label to the washing machine, which activates an alarm on your phone that can be universal or can be set in place according to the wash cycle. With an similar NFC tag, the alarm is on when you will be close to your stove and you will not forget about the food.
6. NFC tags for Evernote
The Touchnote free application allows you to open Evernote specific task lists depending on where you are. With only two NFC tags, an office and a home tag, it is more easy to browse through your schedule.
7. Enable / disable Bluetooth keyboard
Stuck behind a keyboard on Bluetooth, a NFC tag can be programmed to open or close the connection, to spend less time with the phone’s Bluetooth settings.
8. Use NFC tags as a mean of identifying
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has already introduced in some locations a program through which a NFC tag is attached to the phone, becoming a boarding pass and allowing faster transit through the airport.
9. Replacing the keys with NFC tags
The first locks with NFC already arrived on the market and the entrance door keys can be replaced with NFC tags. Priced at about $ 300, Yale Lockitron also allows remote door opening, when a family member can no longer find their NFC “key”.
10. NFC pranks
In the present, bringing the phone with NFC features close to a label that includes a Web link allows the automatic opening of the link. By removing this option as a security measure, you can crate pranks to your friends with Android phones that have the NFC feature.