Near-field communication (NFC) is a wireless technology that allows devices in close proximity to establish communication and exchange data by simply bringing them close together. All RuuviTag sensors support reading the basic device information using NFC.
When NFC is supported on both your device and your mobile device is NFC-enabled, you have the ability to either add a new sensor or view sensor information if the sensor was already added to the Ruuvi Station app.
The capability to scan a sensor through Near-Field Communication is enabled on the Add a New Sensor page, the Dashboard, and on any Sensor Card page (full image view) in Ruuvi Station mobile application.
Notice! When NFC is not supported or is disabled on your device, or when the Ruuvi Station application is minimized in the background, trying to scan a RuuviTag sensor with the device does nothing.
Scan sensor with NFC
- On iOS, tap on Add with NFC button to use NFC feature, then
- Touch the top of the RuuviTag sensor with your mobile device. NFC antenna location on your mobile device varies by the manufacturer, so it may require moving your device to the correct position against the RuuviTag in order to get the near-field communication to trigger.
- When a new sensor is scanned with NFC on the Add a New Sensor page, the sensor will be added to the application and a new Sensor Card will be created.
- When a new sensor is scanned with NFC on the Dashboard or Sensor Card page, a popup showing sensor details is displayed including an Add Sensor button, which will enable the user to add the sensor to the application.
- When an existing sensor is scanned with NFC on the Add a New Sensor page, you will be moved to the existing Sensor Card page (full image view).
- When an existing sensor is scanned with NFC on the Dashboard or on the Sensor Card page (full image view), a popup showing sensor details is displayed.
Sensor Details popup
When sensor details popup is shown, it contains the following sensor information:
These details can be then copied to the clipboard in both Android and iOS applications.