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Share files and media by using NFC stickers THIS way with nearby devices

NFC stickers can be used to transfer media, files and more between two nearby devices. Know how you can do it.

| Updated on: Jul 15 2022, 11:38 IST
How to share media via NFC sticker?
How to share media via NFC sticker? (Amazon)

NFC, or Near Field Communication, is a popular wireless technology that is used to transfer data, media and files between two devices in close proximity. It's a faster and more secure alternative to bluetooth and other file sharing apps like EasyShare. NFC stickers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It comprises a thin copper coil that allows the tag to get energized wirelessly from an NFC reader through electromagnetic induction and a microchip for storage.

This means when you bring a powered NFC reader near the sticker, the latter will transmit the stored data within its microchip. These chips are re-programmable upto 10000 times. The stickers can also employ public-key encryption if sensitive data is involved. And interestingly, it comes at a very cheap price i.e, just Rs. 45.

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All you need to know about NFC sticker

Most of the NFC stickers comply with the ISO 14443 standard for wireless, proximity-based data transfer. There are five subtypes of NFC - Type 1 to 5 where Type 1 are said to be the least advanced and can store less than one kilobyte of data whereas Type 5 is the most advanced and can store up to 32KB data. The transfer speeds also vary between the two. Type 1 and 2 NFC stickers are most commonly used and inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk even from online stores. You can get these NFC stickers on Amazon starting at just Rs. 45.

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You can share files, media, data, Wifi and even can make payments by using these NFC stickers. NFC enables contactless payments on Google Pay or Apple Pay on almost all stores and places that accept payments from these platforms.

That's not all, with the iPhone Shortcut app and the Android Tasker app, you can do more actions. These stickers can even be used to unlock doors with smart locks that don't have the option to use the smartphone as a key.

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First Published Date: 15 Jul, 11:38 IST