Apple iPhone (iOS) NFC Capabilities

Apple’s iPhone supports NFC functionality for all models of iPhone newer than the iPhone XS/XR (released 2018); older models of the iPhone have limited or no support for NFC. The iPhone supports reading some NFC tags natively via background tag reading. 3rd party apps can use the iOS Core NFC Framework to integrate NFC functionality into their apps. Apple continues to add NFC functionality throughout their product ecosystem.

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iPhone NFC Questions and Answers

Does the iPhone have NFC?

Most likely your iPhone support NFC and NFC tags; see the iPhone NFC compatibility matrix for more details.

Which NFC tags can I use with my iPhone?

The iPhone supports all NFC chip types, although there is a small subset of recommended NFC chip types.