Paying with a smartphone was imagination but thanks to NFC technology, today it is very common to take out your phone and proceed with purchases at various places. Nowadays, this feature comes in almost all new smartphones. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE also allows NFC payments to its users. In this article, we’ll see how to use NFC payment on Galaxy S21 FE.
Before starting, let us discuss, what is NFC. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connection standard. In a nutshell, it is a proximity-based wireless communication standard. Unlike Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, NFC interaction is limited to an extremely short range.
Although the primary use of NFC in a Samsung smartphone is making easy payments with Samsung Pay, one can also use it to quickly connect with wireless devices and transfer data with Android Beam. However, this feature only works when it is also enabled in the device you want to connect to.
How to use NFC payment on Samsung Galaxy S21 FE:
- Open Settings of your smartphone
- Tap Connections then NFC and contactless payments
- Turn the toggle on to use this feature.
How to use Tap and pay via NFC
Use an NFC payment app to make payments by touching your device to a compatible
credit card reader.
- Turn on the NFC feature by navigating to the above-mentioned steps.
- Tap Contactless payments to see the default payment app.
- To use another payment app, tap an available app to choose it.
- To use a payment app that is open, tap Pay with the currently open app.
- To set another payment service as the default, tap Others, and then tap the service you prefer.
Samsung Tip: Modify the side key button
When a person buys a Samsung phone and uses it for the first time, they may experience irritation because of the Samsung mobile side key function. You might remember the old days when you were having the feature to turn off your phone by pressing and holding the side key. Those times have naturally passed due to whatever reason.
Bixby now launches with a lengthy touch, while your camera app launches with a snappy double-tap. The good news is that both of these options are modifiable. There are limited alternatives available to you, but it is far simpler to disable Bixby if you want Google Assistant or Alexa.
Follow the below steps to change the settings of your side key according to your needs:
- Go to Advanced features in the Settings app after it is open.
- Tap on the Side key option after scrolling down to it.
- Both the Double-press and Press and hold functions can now be remapped.
Your first choice with the Double press feature is to switch it on or off. If you decide to maintain the feature, you may set it to start an app or your camera immediately.
Any installed software is available for selection, but some, such as the flashlight or Samsung Notes, make more sense than others. You have a few more restrictions while using the Press and hold feature. Alert Bixby or the Power off menu are your two choices.
How to enable Samsung ‘Lift to wake’ gesture
Based on Android 12, Samsung One UI 4.1 may not seem like a significant update on the surface, but it does bring some notable usability improvements to the table. It has a lot of customization options to completely revamp your phone’s UI at the same time, Samsung continues to offer some great gestures, such as ‘Lift to wake’.
Gestures play an important role in enhancing phone usability. These make it easy to operate the phone and check out some information without any hustle as well as saves time when you are in hurry.
Samsung Lift to wake feature allows you to turn on the display by simply lifting your phone from a table or removing it from your pocket. When turned on, there’s no need to press the power button to check the date, day, time, notifications, battery, etc.
Inside this article, you can find how to enable the Lift to wake feature on a Samsung Galaxy device running One UI 4.1.
Enable Lift to wake feature:
- Head over to the Settings of your phone.
- Scroll down and enter the Advanced features.
- Tap on Motions and gestures.
- 7 options will appear
- Turn the toggle on in front of “Lift to wake“.
- Now, when you lift your phone, it will automatically wake and show you the lock screen.
How to customize Samsung Always On Display
Samsung released the Always On Display (AOD) feature for its Galaxy smartphones years ago. It’s a handy feature that lets you view important information such as time/date, notification, music, etc without unlocking your phone.
When Samsung first introduced AOD, it didn’t had so many functionalities, but it continues to get improvements over time. It’s worth mentioning that only Samsung lets you customize Always On Display and no other OEMs and that’s really appreciating.
Samsung phones give you more control over your AOD screen, here’s how you can better customize your Samsung Galaxy phone’s Always On Display.
How to customize Samsung Always on Display:
- Head over to the Settings of your phone.
- Enter Lock Screen.
- Tap Always On Display to configure it.
Here you will see a few settings to play with. You can choose how long the Always On Display stays visible and pick your preferred clock style from a variety of digital and analog options.
Other than these, it gives you the ability to use AOD in Landscape mode, you can do so by tapping the Screen orientation option. It further lets you choose whether or not the media playback controls are shown through the always-on display.
On the other hand, the Samsung Themes app has a separate section for Always On Display themes where you can select hundreds of themes that suit your choice or mood. In addition, by installing the Good Lock ClockFace module, you can get more clock themes for your AOD.