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How NFC is Revolutionizing the iOS Payment System

by Tech Geekk writer
Smartphones and wearables are changing the way people pay for things today. More and more mobile users are taking help of mobile payment apps to make e-commerce transactions. For example, Apply Pay and Android Pay by Google, both systems allow users to add their credit or debit card details by entering it manually or taking a picture of it. Both these systems utilize Near Field Communication (NFC) technology while transacting on the NFC-enabled terminals. NFC converts such mobile payment applications into tap and pay apps for convenient transactions for the end users. The market of iOS smartphones that assimilate NFC is rapidly growing compared to other mobile payment systems. This article covers the transformation of the iOS market through NFC.

Essentials of NFC

NFC is a short-range wireless connectivity technology which simplifies transactions with just a touch on the screen or by holding the device to the terminal. It connects two wireless devices to exchange digital content by consuming minimal energy and using RFID, no matter how far they are from each other. The iOS users having iOS 11 and higher OS version have the full advantage of using NFC technology.

This provision changed the way of the smartphone uses and its digital counterparts. The vertical markets of gaming, security, and closed event systems are already leveraging the NFC benefits, and now the NFC reader is assisting iOS owners in interacting with NFC tags conveniently.

Near Field Communication has redefined the way people pay for things and provide a high authentication facility. Therefore, people can experience highly satisfying UX/UI performance on their iOS devices. By installing relative apps on their iPhones and other iOS devices, users can make a contactless payment, which results in a rapid expansion of the mobile payment field.

Apart from the contactless payments, the NFC tags can;

  • Create events and calendar timestamps
  • Adjust phone’s display settings
  • Assist in making phone calls, Emails, and messages
  • Set alarms and timers
  • Activate security features like lock screen
  • Adjust WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS settings
  • Manage social media, and much more

Six key benefits of integrating NFC into iOS applications

  1. Near Field Communication technology provides an augmented shopping experience to end-user. A relative app connects the consumer to the web page where the product or service information is available.
  2. NFC takes mobile payments one step further from the use of digital wallets. Buyers need to tap on their iOS device to solve a problem in a fraction of a second.
  3. It can effortlessly put the phone into a driving mode to make the driving safe and comfortable.
  4. It works as an alternative payment processing system which reduces the operational costs for deploying human resources to manage the accounting process.
  5. By providing lightening payment options, it offers more convenience to the user.
  6. NFC contains a two-step authentication process, which means even if the iOS device gets stolen, the user will not be defrauded.  

As you can see, NFC is a natural, cheap, and secure way to automate payment methods on the iPhone and other devices. It enables iOS users to make payments done through simple tap and pay apps without any hassle. In spite of many significant advantages, the NFC technology is not embraced as it should in the real world. However, after Apple’s decision to jump into this fantastic technology development, it is undoubtedly going to be accepted at a more general level. 

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