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Apple iPhone 6 NFC

Does the Apple iPhone 6 have NFC ?

Yes, however the NFC function within the iPhone 6 can only be used for making payments. The iPhone 6 cannot be used for scanning NFC tags, even with an App.

With the recent release of iOS13, Apple added a host of additional functionality to the iPhones that can read NFC tags, which include the iPhone 7, 8, X, Xs and Xr. However, no NFC support was added to the iPhone 6 and it's fairly safe to say at this point that the iPhone 6 will never be able to read NFC tags either with or without an App.

Can the iPhone 6 encode NFC tags ?

No. As with reading NFC tags, this situation is not likely to change.

NFC Tags For The Apple iPhone 6

The table below illustrates the available NFC tags and their compatibility with your phone. As phone specifications can change without notice and also vary from region to region, we strongly advise testing tags before any purchase.

Manufacturer NFC Chip Compatible
NXPNTAG216 (Not Recommended)No
NXPMIFARE Ultralight® EV1No
STST25TN512 (TN512)No

Note for iPhone users: The ICODE SLIX and ICODE SLIX2 tags need to have already been encoded (have NDEF data) before some iPhone Apps will be able to encode them. We suggest using the NFC Tools app with these chips for encoding or ask Seritag to encode something onto the tags without locking.

How much memory do I need ?

Depending on what information you need to store on your NFC tags, you will have different memory requirements. NFC Tags have a very limited memory so getting a tag that will store everything you need is important. Seritag have put together some information on how much memory you will need in your NFC Tag.

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