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Congrats on your new Metal NFC Card!
Below are tips and tricks to help you get the best experience with your new card.
1) Metal Blocks NFC
Your new card will only work from the backside where the chip is exposed. This is a security feature so when putting in your wallet with frontside of card facing outward you have a 0% chance of someone scanning your card while it is in your pocket.
2) Keep away from hard items
Your metal card is tough, but not invincible. It's best to store it in soft areas like a leather/soft wallet. We recommend to keep away from loose change or keys to avoid it getting scratched. Over time, it is still likely to get micro scratches
Some cards leave fingerprints or smudges, kind of like a phone screen. The best way to clean your card is with a microfiber cloth and some windex. A regular paper towel or napkin are okay. You can also use a small amount of non-bleach mutli-purpose cleaner.
How to Scan
The metal cards will only work from the backside with the exposed chip.
The NFC scanner on smartphones is small, so it is best to "rub" or "wiggle" the chip near the scanner 2-3 times for best scan.
For iPhones, the scanner is at the very tippity top of the phone and works from the top-back or top-front of the phone, as shown in the video.
For Androids, the scanner is in the center-backside of the phone.
Store your metal card like any other card in your wallet
Best if stored in a soft pocket like that of a normal wallet or wristlet. If you keep it stored away and used when needed, your metal NFC business card will last for many years to come.
Most phones released after 2018 have NFC by default. If your phone is not recognizing your card after all other attempts, please check to see if your phone is compatible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Cards
I just received my metal card - How to create my Tap Tag profile/Contact Card
1) Scan your Tap Tag for the first time to start setting up your account. Tap with smartphone or scan its QR code (if it has one)
2) Choose an option on the first screen you see.
Option 1: Claim my Profile now - Choose this option if you are managing your own account and profile (Recommended)
Option 2: I have an access code. Link to my company master account - Choose this option if your card was given to you by management and someone else will be managing your account for you. They would have given you an access code to enter.
3) Choose which package works best for you. The free package is free and can be upgraded in the future. Paid packages are billed annually and will revert you to a credit card screen.
4) Add a username/password which allows you to sign in later to edit your profile.
Add the contact information you want to be shown on your profile. Hit the + signs to add more info.
Upload a profile picture. The picture will update upon saving.
Save your profile
5) View your new profile. You can click "Dashboard" at the bottom to view your dashboard, this allows you to edit your page further and manage your profile.
Thats it! Every scan of your Tap Tag will now show your live profile.
Can the metal cards get wet?
They are water resistant and will not rust. However we do not recommend submerging in water.
I am not sure how to scan my Metal NFC card / Not working
How to scan the QR code
If your card has an engraved QR code on your card the best way to scan is to aim your smartphones camera at the code in average to bright lighting conditions.
If you are in a dark area or a space with dim lighting, it is best to tilt the card slightly towards a light source so that the reflective QR illuminates. This will help a smartphone scan in poor lighting like at a restaurant, bar, or faintly lit outdoor area.
What is option 1) Claim my new profile
This is the start of setting up your new Tap Tag. By setting up your profile you will be walked through the steps of creating an account, a username, password, and adding your profile info like phone, email, websites, etc. Upon saving your account, your Tap Tag will now share your digital profile with others and allow them to download your contact card with the same info. Making this account also allows you to sign in later and edit your profile at any time, this will automatically update your Tap Tag.
What is option 2) I have an access code, link my profile to my organization
This is only if your direct manager or HR has given you a code, if they did not mention a code whatsoever you will likely be selecting option one.
The access code is necessary if your corporation is paying for our premier package to manage, edit, and see analytics of your Tap Tag/profile. By entering their code, your Tap Tag and profile will now be managed by them. You will have one opportunity to add your info and set up your profile. Upon saving you will forfeit control to your employer and will have to contact them for edits.
Again, if you were not given an access code then select option one. It can always be linked up later if needed.
What is "Redirect URL" on the profile creation form?
This allows you to enter any website URL to direct your Tap Tag to. This option would bypass our profile and upon tap of your Tap Tag, send the recipient directly to your desired website, like maybe your Instagram profile, or your company website. Simply paste a website URL, and click "enable" to turn this feature on. Or leave it blank to serve your contact card (default)
This can be turned on/off at any time after you create your account.
I don't want the Tap Tag profile, how do I redirect my tag?
No problem at all. Maybe you're paying for a more advanced profile somewhere else, maybe you just want to share your instagram, or just your company website. This can be done from your dashboard.
Tell me more about the default software on my card (mytt.ag)
You can find all the information about our software on this page
This software will not be on your card if you requested another website to be programmed on your original order form
How do I link 2 or more Tap Tags to one profile?
We are working on a much more seamless method to do this, which is to be released soon. At the moment there are a few more steps to link products, we apologize.
1) Create the account of your first item (typically your main item like a card)
2) Once the account is created, copy the browser URL of your profile, it will look like https://mytt.ag/_______.
3) Start creating the account of the 2nd item (or 3rd, 4th, etc), Stop on the form screen.
4) On the form screen enter in a new email (different than your first account) and a password. In the "Redirect URL" text box, paste your profile URL you copied from your first profile. Then click "enable"
5) Save Profile. Your 2nd profile now directs to your first profile, essentially making both tags serve the first profile.
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