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The NFC plugin allows you to read and write NFC tags. You can also beam to, and receive from, other NFC enabled devices.

Use to

  • read data from NFC tags
  • write data to NFC tags
  • send data to other NFC enabled devices
  • receive data from NFC devices

This plugin uses NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) for maximum compatibilty between NFC devices, tag types, and operating systems.

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$ npm install phonegap-nfc $ npm install @ionic-native/nfc $ ionic cap sync

Supported Platforms#

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows



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import { NFC, Ndef } from '@ionic-native/nfc/ngx';
constructor(private nfc: NFC, private ndef: Ndef) { }
// Read NFC Tag - Android// Once the reader mode is enabled, any tags that are scanned are sent to the subscriber let flags = this.nfc.FLAG_READER_NFC_A | this.nfc.FLAG_READER_NFC_V; this.readerMode$ = this.nfc.readerMode(flags).subscribe(     tag => console.log(JSON.stringify(tag)),     err => console.log('Error reading tag', err) );
// Read NFC Tag - iOS// On iOS, a NFC reader session takes control from your app while scanning tags then returns a tagtry {    let tag = await this.nfc.scanNdef();    console.log(JSON.stringify(tag)); } catch (err) {     console.log('Error reading tag', err); }

For more details on NFC tag operations see