why can't the iphone 8 read nfc tags ?
i have an iphone 8 and it doesn't read nfc tags without an additional app. why ?
We can't speak for Apple but... that's how they designed it. The iPhone 7,8 and X don't have 'background tag reading' which means that they are not always looking for NFC tags. You need an App installed and then use that App to actively request to scan the tag. We don't think that this functionality will change.