The NFC plugin allows you to read and write NFC tags. You can also beam to, and receive from, other NFC enabled devices.

Use to

  • read data from NFC tags
  • write data to NFC tags
  • send data to other NFC enabled devices
  • receive data from NFC devices

This plugin uses NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) for maximum compatibilty between NFC devices, tag types, and operating systems.

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ionic cordova plugin add phonegap-nfc npm install @ionic-native/nfc
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ionic enterprise register --key=YOURPRODUCTKEY npm install @ionic-enterprise/nfc

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry 10
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone 8


import { NFC, Ndef } from '@ionic-native/nfc/ngx';

constructor(private nfc: NFC, private ndef: Ndef) { }


this.nfc.addNdefListener(() => {
  console.log('successfully attached ndef listener');
}, (err) => {
  console.log('error attaching ndef listener', err);
}).subscribe((event) => {
  console.log('received ndef message. the tag contains: ', event.tag);
  console.log('decoded tag id', this.nfc.bytesToHexString(;

  let message = this.ndef.textRecord('Hello world');