NFC utility in Windows Phone devices

Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

Taken from Wikipedia, this passage exactly explains what NFC is and what it is meant to do. It just lacks one info: why would I need it on my Windows Phone device? Let’s expand this topic a little!

What could I use NFC on my Windows Phone device for?

– to pair some bluetooth earbuds, such as Nokia BH-221.

– to share photos or other files with friends, using the right apps available on the market.

– to pair the upcoming Nokia Treasure Tags!


What is pairing, exactly? Pairing is the way to tell a phone to track another device, such as a Nokia Treasure Tag, possibly via bluetooth, once it becomes distant enough from the phone itself to not allow the NFC to work correctly.

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