1. Iphone 11 Nfc

(Updated for iOS 14, iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max)
Near Field Communication or NFC was invented in 2002 to add contactless data transfer to low power mobile devices (like the iPhone). Supporting 3 distinct modes NFC offers a range of functionality from card-emulation for Apple Pay to passive tag reading - connecting our mobile devices to a broader internet of things.

IPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. With an iPhone XS or later running iOS 13.1+, you can use the device's NFC reader to scan NFC tags placed around your home to trigger tasks set up in Shortcuts.

iPhone 12, 12 Pro / Max, 12 Mini
iPhone 11, 11 Pro / Max, SE (2nd Gen)
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR
iPhone X, 8, 8+, 7, 7+✓*
iPhone 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, SE (1st Gen)
iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G

While most flagship Android devices have had full NFC support since 2012, Apple decided to be more conservative implementing the technology, waiting to introduce NFC until it found a solid consumer use-case. This use-case came in 2014 with the introduction of Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6+ models. Sporting NFC for the first time Apple kept the functionality locked to Apple Pay. In-fact Apple removed all mention of NFC from the iPhone 6 and 6+ tech-specs, instead focusing on Apple Pay throughout their messaging.


By now most iPhone owners are familiar with Apple Pay. Credit cards are added to Apple Wallet, where they can be used for payments in-store, in-app, and online. To pay in-store you simply hold your phone up to a supported payment terminal at checkout, verify your identity and you're on your way. Due to the security provided by NFC Apple was able to negotiate some of the lowest transaction fees in the industry, saving retailers, and hopefully customers money.
Functionality stayed the same with the later introduction of the iPhone 6s, 6s+, and iPhone SE. These iPhones had a fully functional NFC chip but Apple continued to keep the functionality locked to Apple Pay.

This all changed in 2017 with the introduction of iOS 11. For the first time iPhone 7 and newer devices could read NFC through a 3rd party app. Unfortunately Apple did not open up NFC tag reading for the older iPhone 6, 6+, 6s, or 6s+ models. Nonetheless this was a big step forward: the ability to read NFC tags through an app opened up the possibility for brands to embed web or app based content directly into their physical products.
In 2018, with the introduction of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, Apple opened up NFC tag reading from the homescreen. By removing the friction of having to install a 3rd party app, Apple embraced this new interaction paradigm. This new, direct-to-consumer content channel effectively bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds and opens up big possibilities for the internet of things.
In the fall of 2019, with the release of iOS 13, Apple unlocked the ability for iPhone 7 and newer devices to write NFC tags with 3rd party apps. If you are looking to write NFC tags check out our complete guide to writing NFC tags with an iPhone and iOS 13.


Updated 11/03/20:Apple’s support document for MagSafe clarifies that the iPhone 12 mini will only charge up to 12W with MagSafe accessories.

Remember MagSafe? The beloved charging plug for MacBooks was given the boot when Apple moved to USB-C charging, but the company just brought it back as a new standard for iPhone charging and accessories.

Nfc Iphone 12

With a ring of magnets around a new charging coil design, along with improved shielding and NFC, you can sort of “snap” the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro to a new MagSafe wireless charger, just like you do with the Apple Watch.

The more precise alignment and improved internal components allow for faster charging—up to 15 watts instead of 7.5 on earlier iPhones (or 12W for the iPhone 12 mini). That’s about as fast as charging previous iPhones plugged in!

This doesn’t make existing Qi chargers are useless. The new iPhones still support existing Qi-enabled wireless charging at rates up to 7.5 watts, just as previous iPhones have.

More than charging

The new MagSafe standard is about more than just charging. Apple has added a single-turn coil NFC antenna and a magnetometer to the MagSafe components, so the phone can recognize and react to accessories.

The magnets enable all sorts of snap-on accessories and cases. MagSafe cases will snap on securely, but will still allow the chargers and other accessories to snap on to the back at the same time. Apple is making new silicone, clear, and leather cases that securely snap on to the MagSafe magnets, and allow MagSafe snap-on charging right through them.

Apple has even got a slim snap-on MagSafe wallet, for example. There are third-party chargers and accessories coming, too.


Apple’s got a new MagSafe Duo charger that will charge your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch at the same time, and folds up for travel. There’s no word yet on when it will be available or how much it will cost.

Apple’s official MagSafe charger is a reasonable $39, though it does not come with a power adapter. The leather wallet is $59 and comes in four colors, and the silicone and clear cases are $49 no matter which size of iPhone 12 it’s for. The official Apple leather cases do not yet have a price or release date.

Iphone 11 Nfc

Third-party developers are already at work making MagSafe compatible products. Apple called out a car mount and a multi-device charging dock from Belkin, for example, but you can probably expect the array of snap-on magnetically attached devices for iPhones to expand rapidly over the coming months.

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