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Question NFC in Realme 8?

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Ryan⠀

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Nov 30, 2021
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So, i thought if the realme 8 has NFC or not and searched it in YouTube and found soume videos that show it has NFC but when i searched it in settings i could not find the freature, i thought first that it may be because the videos i watched had a deferent realme 8 variant from another country, but i wanted to see if i find anything in the settings from a shortcut app(shortcut apps sometimes show hidden settings) and found this


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so when ever i open it it crashes can someone look into this and figure out if i can someone enable nfc.. sorry if my English is bad this is not my first language..
 

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CrazzyLogic

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May 20, 2018
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Initial question - have you uninstalled / disabled anything using ADB?

Enabling and disabling NFC is done with the quick settings toggle.
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If you don't see this toggle, try using the EDIT button to see if the toggle is hidden and then bring it up into quick settings.
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In the settings, NFC is located under "Connection & sharing"
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If for whatever reason you don't see these, there is an issue with your device. I tried googling around and found no mention about Realme 8 not having NFC. Region-specific versions very rarely differ in NFC/WIFI/Bluetooth/GPS functionality, they mostly come with different bloatware and antennas.
I'm from Europe, so my European version came with minimal Realme bloatware and all of it could be uninstalled without needing to use ADB.

Also try uploading screenshots of the "About phone" tab, if someone more knowledgeable tries to help you, this info might be useful to them.
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Ryan⠀

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Nov 30, 2021
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Initial question - have you uninstalled / disabled anything using ADB?

Enabling and disabling NFC is done with the quick settings toggle.
View attachment 5475507
If you don't see this toggle, try using the EDIT button to see if the toggle is hidden and then bring it up into quick settings.
View attachment 5475509View attachment 5475511
In the settings, NFC is located under "Connection & sharing"
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If for whatever reason you don't see these, there is an issue with your device. I tried googling around and found no mention about Realme 8 not having NFC. Region-specific versions very rarely differ in NFC/WIFI/Bluetooth/GPS functionality, they mostly come with different bloatware and antennas.
I'm from Europe, so my European version came with minimal Realme bloatware and all of it could be uninstalled without needing to use ADB.

Also try uploading screenshots of the "About phone" tab, if someone more knowledgeable tries to help you, this info might be useful to them.
View attachment 5475533View attachment 5475535
I have not uninstalled anything using adb, and my quick settings drawer does not have nfc -
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as you can see, it's also not in the settings-
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And the about phone as you asked

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Also i am half sure can be just my imagination tho when i bought the fhone i think it was there. And my phone is the Indian version and in the comments of some how to turn on nfc in realme 8 videos some people have commented that they also don't have it -
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Ryan⠀

Member
Nov 30, 2021
15
1
Initial question - have you uninstalled / disabled anything using ADB?

Enabling and disabling NFC is done with the quick settings toggle.
View attachment 5475507
If you don't see this toggle, try using the EDIT button to see if the toggle is hidden and then bring it up into quick settings.
View attachment 5475509View attachment 5475511
In the settings, NFC is located under "Connection & sharing"
View attachment 5475515View attachment 5475517

If for whatever reason you don't see these, there is an issue with your device. I tried googling around and found no mention about Realme 8 not having NFC. Region-specific versions very rarely differ in NFC/WIFI/Bluetooth/GPS functionality, they mostly come with different bloatware and antennas.
I'm from Europe, so my European version came with minimal Realme bloatware and all of it could be uninstalled without needing to use ADB.

Also try uploading screenshots of the "About phone" tab, if someone more knowledgeable tries to help you, this info might be useful to them.
View attachment 5475533View attachment 5475535
I just checked it on gsmarena it says it's region dependent 😢
 

CrazzyLogic

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May 20, 2018
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I just checked it on gsmarena it says it's region dependent 😢
I'm sorry about that. Realme website also has no mention of NFC on the indian version, but it does on my european version, along with more FDD-LTE supported bands.

Interestingly, the build number and hardware version are the same as my device, I would think atleast 1 of those would be different.

Also weird is that you can search for NFC and actually get results, to me it seems like the NFC chip is present, but is for whatever reason disabled on software level. If this would be true, rooting the device might allow you to enable it, but you would need someone way more knowledgeable than me to help you.
 

Ryan⠀

Member
Nov 30, 2021
15
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I'm sorry about that. Realme website also has no mention of NFC on the indian version, but it does on my european version, along with more FDD-LTE supported bands.

Interestingly, the build number and hardware version are the same as my device, I would think atleast 1 of those would be different.

Also weird is that you can search for NFC and actually get results, to me it seems like the NFC chip is present, but is for whatever reason disabled on software level. If this would be true, rooting the device might allow you to enable it, but you would need someone way more knowledgeable than me to help you.
I was thinking about rooting it but at time my laptop isn't with me.. and it also does not have any custom rom since there is no official twrp for it