Tap Tag is extremely quick and easy to program using many third party free smartphone apps. Our favorite is "NFC Tools" located in the apple and Android app store. We have created a Youtube Video which breaks it down step by step and we also created a Web Page to walk you through the process step by step.
For the demo below we will be walking you through programming using NFC Tools:
1: Open a free NFC-writing app like "NFC Tools"
2: Tap "Write"
3: Tap "Add a record"
4: Tap "Custom URL / URI" or "Social Networks" to start
You will notice many more features of the app that you can program. Tap Tag hold 137 bytes which is the equivalent of roughly 35 characters of data. So have fun adding different content. Some features do not work on all phones, For example, you are able to add "WiFi Network" to the Tap Tag but currently all iPhones and most android do not support WiFi credentials through NFC...yet.
5: Input your website link if selected URL, or insert you social media tag if selected. (If you selected Social Media, and then "Instagram" for example, all you have to add is you @ "______________" and not the entire website link)
6: Select "OK" in top right corner, you will see you creation in menu of the next screen, now all you have to do it tap "Write" and hold your phone near Tap Tag for about 1 second. Your phone should make a sound and/vibrate when tag is programmed.
Your NFC apps will always override anything previously programmed on Tap Tag. Our tag can be programmed at anytime and is infinitely reloadable. Most apps offer a way to "Lock Tag" but keep in mind this is 100% permanent and irreversible. We recommend only doing this in a business or public setting to avoid people re-writing your tag. Once Locked everyone will be locked out from writing it including you, whatever info or link was on the tag it will be there forever. Locking a tag voids any refund.
Tap Tag uses NFC technology to interact with NFC-enabled smartphones. NFC is scannable from a distance of about 3 inches on most phones. The NFC chip is often located in different areas on different smart phones so move the tag around to find out where the chip is before sticking. Do not stick tag to NFC chip area as your phone will accidentally scan it every time the screen wakes. For example, an Iphones NFC chip is located at the top of the phone, so be sure to put the tag about midway down or lower. Some Android phones are in the middle of phone or at the bottom.
Tap Tag can hold 137 bytes of data (about 36 characters of text)
Tap Tag is extremely water resistant as it has no electrical charge or batteries. It is more water proof than your smartphone and can withstand daily use if attached to your phone.
Tap Tag is 1' 3/16" in diameter and 1/16" thick at most with rounded edges.
Tap Tag comes standard with 3M adhesive. 3M adhesive is the same as what "pop sockets" use to stick to your phone. It is removable but takes a little elbow grease. We do not recommend attaching to any painted walls as it may strip the paint upon removal.
Yes! We offer steep discounts for any bulk order of 10 or more tags. You can even order 200+ tags for more than 50% off each. To learn more visit our Bulk Order Page, here you will find tier-pricing for different size orders.
In addition, we offer custom logo printing on any order of 20 or more Tap Tags. This info is also available on our Custom Order Page.
Yes! there is a 20 tag minimum order, but luckily we offer steep discounts for bulk orders, so a custom Tap Tag actually is cheaper per unit than buying them separately. You can learn all about it on our Custom Order Page.
Tap Tag comes with this website pre-loaded on it. To see Tap Tag in action simply tap your NFC-enabled smartphone to it, the NFC chip works within 2 inches of smartphone and is located at different spots on different phones so move your phone until you get a read.
If you are not getting a read:
1: Make sure your phone is not on airplane mode.
2: Your NFC chip automatically turns on when you wake your phone using the side button, it will not scan when screen is off. Your phone does not have to be unlocked to scan but screen does have to be on.
Apple iPhone's NFC chip is permanently turned on as long as screen is active.
For some Android phones, you may have to go into "settings" and turn on "NFC."
3: Look at "Compatible phones" above to see if your phone is compatible. Only since 2018 have phones been able to read NFC with out a designated app. If your phone is before 2018 you may have to download a third-party app to read NFC chips. All new phones going forward are expected to have this technology installed.