Step by Step Directions
Here is step-by-step guide on how to program your NFC tag or NFC business card. First off, the NFC tag has to be programmable and have a suitable memory limit. Tap Tag holds 144 Bytes of information and the info is stored using no power whatsoever, and can be constantly overwritten if the user wishes to change its contents.
An Individual Link
You can add just your instagram, or just your Facebook, or Just your LinkedIn, or any website link.. You get the idea. Good news is Tap Tag is rewritable so you can reprogram a new link infinite times using the steps below.
Tap Tag User Guide
NOTE** The Other options do not work on all phones, ONLY use "Custom URL" to ensure your Tap Tag will work everywhere. Do not use the Contact Option**
If you would like to make a contact card that works, follow These Steps first.
Side Note: On this page you can add any link, which is what the entire internet runs on. Here's some examples...
Any website, Instagram, Link Tree, SoundCloud, Youtube video/channel, Venmo, PayPal, Photo/album link, LinkedIn, Tik Tok, Pinterest, restaurant menu, the list goes on!
Where to place your sticky Tap Tag NFC chip?
Nothing happens when I hit "Write" on the last step
- If the "approach NFC chip" dialogue does not appear at all when hitting "Write" simply close out the app, then close out of the app completely in the multitasker and try again. This is a known error within NFC Tools.
I receive a red exclamation point when I approach the chip
- Simply try tapping "Write" again. If NFC Tools severed connection with the chip before successfully programming you will get this error. Try 3 times before you try other steps.
- Make sure the number of "bytes' is under 256
- Make sure you are only programming one item onto the NFC chip (one link). Each item will appear, if there are multiple hit "Edit" in top right and delete until there is only one.
- Make sure you have used the "Custom URL/URI" Option, and not the other options. If you want to do a contact card or custom landing page then follow these steps to convert into a website link
The app does not pick up the chip on the "Approach NFC Tag" step, It just remains on the message and I do not receive a checkmark or exclamation.
- Make sure you are tapping with the appropriate area of your phone. iPhones tap from the center top. Android's typically tap from the center backside of phone.
- Try removing your case. If there is metal in your case it may interfere with connection to the chip
- Test the chip - On the first page of NFC Tools there is a "Read" Option. Click that and tap the chip, if it reads then the issue lies within the app or phone. Simply restart your phone and try again. This is a known fix to this issue. If the chip does not read using this option, contact us
- Make sure your smartphone is Compatible with NFC reading/writing
Testing with phone (After a successful checkmark when programming)
My phone does not pick up the NFC chip on its own
- Make sure you are tapping the appropriate location on the smartphone. iPhones scans from the center top, androids typically scan from the center back of phone.
- iPhones typically work best of the Lock Screen before opening to the Home Screen. Position the top center of iPhone on the chip and wake the screen.
- Androids have the option to turn OFF nfc in settings. Please make sure NFC is ON. iPhones do not have this setting, NFC is always on.
- Try removing your case. If your case has metal in it it may interfere with scanning.
- Ensure the chip is actually programmed with info. Hit "Read" on the first page of NFC Tools, it will scan to a new page, at the bottom under "Record" you will see what is programmed on the chip. If there is no "record" box then the chip is blank. Follow the steps on this page to program the chip.
- iPhone X, 8, 7, and 6 have one additional step to read NFC chips. Open control center (pull down from top right). In the icons on the bottom there is sideways wifi-symbol. Click that to read NFC
- Make sure you have a Compatible smartphone that can read NFC
- It may take up to 1 second to scan. Be sure to keep the chip in appropriate spot for 1 full second.
- Known Issue: If you accidentally added a space before or after your link when pasting into the text box the chip will successfully program, but will not scan when testing on your phone. It is best to reprogram following the same steps and double check there are no spaces in your link
- Make sure the link you programmed has https:// or http:// included. It is best to go to the actual website and copy the link straight from the browser.
My chip is programmed, and scans, but I don't like where it directs to
- You may reprogram the chip to a new website following the same steps on this page. Re doing the process overwrites the previous contents.
- If the chip still directs to the Tap Tag website, you may have not programmed successfully. Please follow the programming steps again and ensure you get a checkmark at the end of the process.