The Galaxy Note10+, just like the previous Note iterations, is equipped with a special chip that allows NFC or Near Field Communication. NFC is a wireless connection, similar to Bluetooth, that can be used to transfer data to another compatible device. In the US and other countries, NFC is used for payments after adding a compatible payment option. What you need to do is to hold your Note10+ close to mobile phone or an NFC tag or NFC reader to move information or pay for groceries, connect to websites, dial a phone number, among others.
By default, NFC is enabled on the Galaxy Note10+. Because the sensor for this particular feature is constantly on, it can add to battery consumption. If you want to conserve power, turning off NFC may help, along with other battery conservation tips. This guide will show you how to turn NFC off.
How to turn off Galaxy Note10+ NFC (Near Field Communication)
There are two ways to disable NFC on your Galaxy Note10+. The first one is by using Settings app and the other is with the help of the Quick Settings panel. Learn how to do each of them below.
Method 1: Turn off Galaxy Note10+ NFC (Near Field Communication) via Settings
- From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
- Open Settings.
- Tap Connections.
- Turn off NFC and payment by moving the switch to the left.
Method 2: Turn off Galaxy Note10+ NFC (Near Field Communication) using Quick Settings panel
- From the top of the screen, slide two fingers downwards.
- Look for NFC icon.
- Tap NFC to turn on or off (it should be grey if it’s off).
- Tap the Home key at the bottom to the return to the home screen.
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