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How to use Android’s built-in NFC sensor to instantly pair with a Bluetooth scanner

This article demonstrates how to use Android‘s built-in NFC sensor to pair with a Bluetooth scanner that has an embedded NFC chip with it’s MAC address stored in the NDEF data (such as the Scanfob 2006). Tip —  You can enable this feature with any BLE scanner by writing the scanner’s MAC address to the NDEF data of an NFC chip.

1. Navigate to the Serial Device Manager (SDM).How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 1

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2. Tap on the options menu button (the three vertical dots button at the top right-hand corner of the SDM view).How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 3

3. Select Connect BLE via NFC chip.How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 3

This brings you to the NFC Connect view (see image below).How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 5

4. Make sure the scanner is discoverable and connectable and tap SELECT KNOWN BLUETOOTH ADDRESS, then tap on the device to connect with using the NFC tag.How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 5

5. Place the NFC chip beneath the Android device’s NFC sensor.How to connect bluetooth device with NFC tag scan Android: 6

The SDM will use the data on the NFC chip to immediately pair with the scanner (no Bluetooth discovery necessary). https://www.youtube.com/embed/5KRXkmGy39M?autoplay=0&start=0&rel=0 Wireless connect via NFC scan to Android phone tablet

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