Swipe n Like isn’t working. Why is this?

Although Swipe n Like works on nearly all phones there will be occasions where some phones are not able to access Swipe n Like. As NFC is a relatively new technology there are a few reasons why this can happen:

  • Phone is turned off
  • The screen may be locked
  • WIFI may not be active
  • NFC option in Settings Menu may be turned off (Android)
  • NFC app is not installed (iPhone 7, 8 & X)
  • Older or budget phones may not contain NFC technology

Android devices

As NFC is an established feature with the Android, all new phones and most devices using this operating system can readily access Swipe n Like. Providing the phone’s NFC Settings are turned on, a user can interact with the tag without an app.

Activating NFC

If your NFC setting is not activated, follow these two simple steps:

  • Go to Settings > More
  • Tap on the NFC switch to activate it

Apple devices

Apples iPhone range released in 2018 and later can readily assess NFC Tags. Models XR, XS and XS Max can read the tags by swiping the top end of the phone over the tag. Even though most Apple products are equipped with NFC for their payment system, there is no native support for NFC tags without an app for iPhone 7, 8 & X. A free-to-download app is available from the App Store and is easily accessed via a QR code on the reverse side of the counter board supplied with each Swipe n Like tag or CLICK HERE. This app allows Apple products to not only access Swipe n Like tags but almost any other NFC tag. A link to the app is also available from the Swipe n Like homepage.

Installing NFC app on iPhone, To install the Tag Reader app for your iPhone 7, 8 & X, follow these simple steps:

  • Scan QR code on back of Swipe n Like counter board with camera or CLICK HERE
  • Install free app to phone
  • Activate app to access NFC tag

Apple models NFC app include iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Older iPhone models do not support NFC.

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