NFC – Apple iPhone

As of iOS 13, the iPhone supports reading and writing for NFC tags for all models of iPhone since the iPhone XS/XR (released 2018). 3rd party iOS can use NFC on the iPhone via the Core NFC SDK. iOS supports reading NFC tags without an app via the background NFC tag reading feature.


The iPhone supports several NFC features and usages of NFC:

  • Background NFC Tag Reading
  • Reading NFC Tags
  • Writing NFC Tags
  • Reading the NFC Chip’s UID
  • NFC Actions in Shortcuts App
  • Apply Pay
  • Apple Wallet
Updated on October 22, 2019

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