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why can't the iphone 8 read nfc tags ?  

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kirsty
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i have an iphone 8 and it doesn't read nfc tags without an additional app. why ?

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Posted : 04/07/2019 10:43 pm
Seritag
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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. 

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Posted : 05/07/2019 3:26 pm
Sylvia
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I have an iphone 8 and it can read nfc tags with an app. this website recommends the nxp taginfo app but there's a simpler one from nxp on apple as well which i downloaded. you need to open the app first though.

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Posted : 18/07/2019 5:53 pm
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