Turn NFC On / Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III

Near Field Communication (NFC) allows the transfer of data between devices that are a few centimeters apart, typically back-to-back.

Note NFC must be turned on for NFC-based apps (e.g., Android Beam) to function correctly.

Caution NFC may not function properly with the use of a 3rd party battery. To ensure functionality, only utilize the Samsung designed battery with Near Field Communication printed on the battery label.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps (located in the lower-right).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. From the Wireless & Networks section, tap More Settings.
  4. From the Network section, tap the NFC (ON/OFF) swith.
    Note ON (NFC is enabled).
    Note OFF (NFC is disabled).