What are we going to do to make NFC work as intended?
Many good wireless headphones and portable speakers have NFC support. In 99% of cases, it allows you to skip the pairing procedure through the Bluetooth menu. Just bring your smartphone to the accessory. and you’re done.
Apple has blocked NFC in iPhones for a very long time for any purpose other than Apple Pay, so iPhone owners have long been accustomed to ignoring the feature in all accessories. Now let’s get out of the habit.
Thanks to the instructions below and the iOS 13 Commands, you can use NFC in your headphones and speakers to connect your iPhone to them with one swipe without any Settings or menus at all.
How to enable real NFC on your iPhone in 1 minute
Today I will tell you how to make NFC on iPhone really useful. Not even so: we will actually turn it on.
The iPhone has had the module itself for many years, and it is completely freely used by the Apple Pay contactless payment system.
But if you try to connect any accessory to the iPhone via NFC, you will be disappointed. precisely, it waited until the last moment.
By default, iOS ignores NFC tags in wireless headphones and portable speakers. the ones designed for quick connections. It’s a pity, because it’s very convenient: you bring the headphone case to the iPhone, and it automatically connects to your “earplugs”.
Android has done this since time immemorial, so why are we worse? It turns out to be almost nothing. thanks to Commands in iOS 13.
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I was pleased with the positive reaction to the previous post about automating the connection of Airpods to Apple gadgets. Anyway, Commands in iOS 13 is a really powerful tool, learning which brings tangible benefits.
So I decided not to stop and offer you something cooler.
Instruction. We turn on the connection to headphones and speakers via NFC
▸ iPhone with iOS 13. iPad won’t work, iPod touch too, they just don’t have NFC
▸ wireless headphones or speakers with an NFC tag. If the accessory does not have an NFC tag, it doesn’t matter. Even your bank card can serve it, as I wrote about here
How do you know if your accessory has NFC? The NFC emblem is applied to the body of the accessory next to or directly above the location of the tag. For successful pairing, it must be directed towards the back of the smartphone. The range is low and is a maximum of a couple of centimeters.
Before starting the setup, make sure that the accessory is connected to your gadget right now, this is important. Go.
Open Commands and go to the Automation tab. If accidentally deleted, just download again from the App Store.
Click on in the upper right corner or immediately select Create automation for yourself.
In the list that opens, scroll down to the NFC item. Tap on Scan opposite NFC Tag.
We bring your headphones or speakers with the NFC tag to the upper part of the back of the iPhone. where it has a camera.
Nothing happens? Do not make any sudden movements and hold the mark under the iPhone for at least a second before moving it. for some reason, the initial recognition of a tag in iOS 13 takes much longer than it will take after setup.
You can also use any NFC tag, not just the one built into your headphones or speakers. In addition to bank cards, a pass from the office or an NFC sticker from AliExpress can serve as a tag. Thus, the quick connection function can be added to any Bluetooth speaker. The main thing is not to lose the mark itself.
As soon as the iPhone finds the tag of the accessory, it will offer to name it. Write and continue.
Now we add a new action that will be performed when the iPhone finds this NFC tag. Select Scripts, scroll down and click Set Playback Location.
In the list that opens, select the headphones or speakers that will connect to the iPhone when you bring it to the NFC tag. In my case, these are Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones.
If nothing is listed, you have not connected the accessory to your iPhone in advance. Do this and return to the current point of the instruction.
We’re almost done. It remains only to disable the Ask before launch option and confirm your choice.
Now, every time you bring your iPhone to the included headphones or speakers, they should connect to each other.
Unlike Android, iPhone cannot be forced to connect to unknown (previously unpaired) devices through the Automation we just created. We are waiting for iOS 14 and further indulgences for NFC from Apple.