To enable the NFC feature in your iPhone. 


You will have access to all the applications that run via the NFC feature. 


This only applies if the user is sporting a brand-new iPhone.

An iPhone user needs only to touch their phone to another NFC-enabled gadget. Additionally, you can bring your iPhone's upper rear close to an NFC-enabled device. Then the iPhone scans the tag and shows a notification.

On the other hand, 

Background NFC reading is not available on iPhones before the XS.

Because of this, your phone will not initiate a scan of NFC tags when you approach or are close to them. If you own an older iPhone and wish to enable the NFC reader:

  1. If you possess an iPhone SE or an iPhone 8 or earlier, swipe down from the top right corner of your screen to access the Control Center.
  2. Open the NFC Tag Reader by tapping the NFC icon (a sequence of curved lines identical to a Wi-Fi sign turned horizontally).
  3. Get your phone close to the tag to see the information.

It's possible to add an NFC button to your Control Center if you don't already have one by navigating to Settings > Control Center > More Controls > NFC Tag Reader.

However, iPhones manufactured after the XS have discontinued this feature.


Well, there you go! You should now be familiar with the nitty-gritty of Near Field Communication on the iPhone.