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Near field communication, or NFC, is a type of wireless communication that works at close range, typically within about 3 to 4cm.  Its a technology that enables smartphones and other devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching / tapping the devices together or bringing them into proximity.

The target can be powered like two mobile phones, or an unpowered 'tag' or object, such as a wristband, sticker or key fob.

If anyone wishes to access your profile it is available but the user does have to be about 0 cm to 4cm away from the device.  However the information that you are putting onto your profile is information that, by its very nature, is something that you want to make public.

The quickest way to view the online profile is with a NFC enabled smartphone.  In an emergency the first responder just has to tap the Tap4ICE ID device and then they will be taken to your profile. (as long as you have activated it).

Keep in mind, our users control what information is seen in their emergency summary.  You do not have to show all information in your profile some may not be required in an emergency, but important for you to keep for historical information.

Below are the ways that your information can be viewed when you may not be able to speak for yourself: nfc medical id devices

As well as the above mobile devices, the medical profile can be viewed on any device connected to the internet by browsing to www.tap4iceid.co.uk and clicking on the 'check profile' button on the home page.

*not all mobile devices have NFC capabilities yet, but by the end of 2015 nearly all new smartphone produced will have NFC

Every device is slightly different when it comes to activating NFC.  Its normally found in the wireless and networks section within the settings screen.  
The list of devices that are NFC capable is growing by the week.  Below is a list of smartphones that are available now and at time of posting was correct:
  • Acer Cloud Mobile
  • Acer E320 Liquid Express
  • Acer Liquid Glow
  • Acer Liquid S2
  • Adlink IMX-2000
  • Alcatel One Touch 922
  • Alcatel One Touch 996
  • Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2
  • Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 Mini S
  • Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S
  • Alcatel Onetouch Pop Fit
  • Amazon Fire Phone
  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (locked)
  • Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (locked)
  • Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (locked)
  • Apple iPhone SE (locked)
  • Apple Watch (locked)
  • Asmaitha Sruta 7 Tablet
  • Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL)
  • Asus Padfone 2
  • Asus Padfone Infinity
  • Asus Vivo Tab
  • Asus Vivo Tab RT
  • Asus VivoTab Smart
  • Asus ZenFone 2
  • BBK Vivo Xplay
  • Benq T80
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930
  • BlackBerry Classic
  • BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
  • BlackBerry Dtek60
  • BlackBerry Passport
  • BlackBerry PlayBook
  • BlackBerry Priv
  • BlackBerry Q10
  • BlackBerry Q5
  • BlackBerry Z10
  • BlackBerry Z30
  • Blu Life Pure XL
  • BQ Aquaris M5.5
  • BWC ToughSlate 7?
  • C-Mii 1
  • C-Mii 3
  • Casio DT-X8
  • Casio G?zOne CA-201L
  • Casio IT-800
  • Cat S60
  • Cetrix CB250
  • Cetrix CD661
  • Cetrix CT973G
  • Cetrix CV300
  • Dell Venue 11 Pro
  • DLI 9000
  • Faea F1
  • Faea F2
  • Faea F2S
  • Famoco FX-100
  • Firefox OS Flame
  • Fujitsu Arrows A
  • Fujitsu Arrows æ F-07D
  • Fujitsu Arrows Kiss
  • Fujitsu Arrows Tab
  • Fujitsu Arrows V
  • G.To N800
  • Gentag GT-601v2
  • Gionee Elife E7
  • Google Nexus 10
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Google Nexus 9
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Project Tango tablet
  • Hike X1
  • Hike X1D
  • Hisense Sero 7 Pro
  • HP Elitebook Revolve
  • HP Elitepad 900
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 510
  • HTC Desire 610
  • HTC Desire 620
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire C
  • HTC Desire Eye
  • HTC Droid DNA/HTC J Butterfly
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE
  • HTC First
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC Mini
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One Max
  • HTC One SV
  • HTC One VX
  • HTC One X/XL
  • HTC Ruby/Amaze 4G
  • HTC U Play
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC Windows Phone 8X
  • Huawei Ascend G300
  • Huawei Ascend G6 4G
  • Huawei Ascend G600
  • Huawei Ascend G7
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7
  • Huawei Ascend P2
  • Huawei Ascend P7
  • Huawei Ascend Y201
  • Huawei G620S
  • Huawei Honor 6
  • Huawei Honor 8
  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P8
  • Huawei Sonic/Turkcell T20
  • Huawei TalkBand B1
  • iBerry Auxus Nuclea N2
  • iOcean X8
  • Jolla by Jolla
  • Kuoziro FT701W NFC Tablet
  • Kyocera Hydro Elite
  • Kyocera Hydro Icon
  • Kyocera Hydro Vibe
  • Kyocera Torque
  • Lenovo K800
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • Lenovo Vibe X3
  • LG Fx0
  • LG G Flex
  • LG G Flex 2
  • LG G Pro 2
  • LG G2
  • LG G3
  • LG G3 Beat/LG G3 S
  • LG G4
  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG Intuition
  • LG KU380-NFC
  • LG L50
  • LG L70
  • LG L90
  • LG Mach
  • LG Optimus 3D Max
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus Elite
  • LG Optimus G
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus LTE
  • LG Optimus LTE Tag
  • LG Optimus Net
  • LG Optimus Vu
  • LG Phoenix 2
  • LG T530 Ego
  • LG V10
  • LG V20
  • LG Viper
  • LG Volt
  • Lumigon T2
  • Lumigon T2 HD
  • Lumigon T3
  • Megafon Mint
  • Meizu MX3
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
  • Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • Motorola Droid Maxx
  • Motorola Droid Mini
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Motorola Droid Razr HD
  • Motorola Droid Razr M
  • Motorola Droid Razr M 4G LTE
  • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Motorola Droid Turbo 2/Moto X Force
  • Motorola Droid Ultra
  • Motorola MC75A HF
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
  • Motorola Razr D3
  • Motorola Razr i/MT788
  • MTS 975
  • Nextbit Robin
  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 603
  • Nokia 700
  • Nokia 701
  • Nokia 801T
  • Nokia 808 PureView
  • Nokia C7/Astound
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
  • Nokia Lumia 2520
  • Nokia Lumia 610 NFC
  • Nokia Lumia 620
  • Nokia Lumia 720
  • Nokia Lumia 730/735
  • Nokia Lumia 820
  • Nokia Lumia 830
  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • Nokia Lumia 925
  • Nokia Lumia 928
  • Nokia Lumia 930
  • Nokia Lumia Icon
  • Nokia N9
  • Nokia Oro
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus One
  • Oppo Find 5
  • Oppo Find 7
  • Oppo N1
  • Orange Infinity 996
  • Orange San Diego
  • OrientPhone P6 Plus
  • Panasonic BizPad
  • Panasonic Eluga
  • Panasonic Eluga Power
  • Pantech Discover
  • Pantech Sky Vega LTE
  • Pantech Sky Vega Racer
  • Philips Xenium W336
  • Porsche Design P?9981
  • Porsche Design P?9982
  • Prada phone by LG 3.0
  • Runbo X6
  • Samsung Ativ Odyssey
  • Samsung Ativ S Neo
  • Samsung Ativ SE
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Style
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant
  • Samsung Galaxy Axiom/Samsung Galaxy Admire 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Advance
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate
  • Samsung Galaxy Express
  • Samsung Galaxy Express 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy Light
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Premier
  • Samsung Galaxy Round
  • Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE/Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S Advance
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active/Sport
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
  • Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Young
  • Samsung S5230 NFC
  • Samsung S5260 NFC
  • Samsung SHW-A170K
  • Samsung Wave 578
  • Samsung Wave M
  • Samsung Wave Y
  • Samsung Windows RT Ativ Tablet
  • Samsung WP8 Ativ S
  • Sharp Aquos Phone Serie
  • Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta
  • Sharp RW-T107 NFC Tablet
  • Sharp RW-T110 NFC Tablet
  • Smartisan T2
  • Sonim XP1301 Core NFC
  • Sonim XPand NFC
  • Sony SWR10 SmartBand
  • Sony Vaio Fit
  • Sony Xperia Acro S
  • Sony Xperia AX
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia E3 Dual
  • Sony Xperia Ion
  • Sony Xperia L
  • Sony Xperia M
  • Sony Xperia M2
  • Sony Xperia M5
  • Sony Xperia P
  • Sony Xperia S
  • Sony Xperia Sola
  • Sony Xperia SP
  • Sony Xperia T
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
  • Sony Xperia V
  • Sony Xperia VL
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia ZL
  • Sony Xperia ZR
  • TazTag TazPad
  • TazTag TPH-One
  • The Toughphone Defender
  • THL 5000
  • Toughshield R-500
  • Toughshield T700
  • Turkcell MaxiPRO5
  • Turkcell T11/ZTE Racer II
  • Turkcell T40
  • Umi Cross
  • Umi X2S
  • Vertu Constellation
  • Vertu Ti
  • Vodafone Smart 4 Power
  • Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo
  • Vodafone Smart III
  • Xiaomi Mi 2A
  • Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi3
  • Xolo X900
  • Yota Devices YotaPhone (2014)
  • Yulong Coolpad 8870 NFC
  • Zopo ZP998
  • ZTE Axon
  • ZTE Blade II
  • ZTE Flash
  • ZTE GoTa GH800
  • ZTE Grand X IN
  • ZTE Kis
  • ZTE Nubia Z5
  • ZTE Orbit
  • ZTE PF200
  • ZTE R233
  • ZTE Turkcell MaxiPLUS5
E&OE - Date 03/03/17   There are some older phones that have NFC capabilities, but have been removed from the list.   As the mobile phone market is constantly changing this list will soon become outdated.

Most people have smartphones these days - in fact most phones purchased are smartphones.

Many of these phones are now provided with NFC as standard, just like other forms of wireless communication.  Therefore whilst you cannot be 100% certain, the chances of someone having a NFC enabled phone is increasing.

Even if there is not a NFC enabled phone at the emergency, first responders will be able to browse to your profile via the website.

There is no issue with taking your Tap4ICE ID wristband or keyfob through airport security.  The tags do not affect aircraft instumentation.

If you want to have the facility to carry essential documents with you, then you need to look at MEkey ICE Tag

The MEkey ICE tag is a USB powered emergency medical id record that you can comfortably wear all the time, at home or on your travels. It is ideal for anybody with allergies or other medical conditions and for biker id, cyclist id, sports id including skiing, cycling, running, climbing, hill walking or biking.

MEkey gives you and your family peace of mind, because if you cant talk yourself the MEkey becomes.... 'the key to who you are'

The first thing you must do is make your online profile inactive.  This will stop your profile being displayed.

To do this login to your account through a PC and then select Profile Status and set it to inactive.  Now if the device is scanned a message will be displayed saying the profile is inactive, and if the device has been found please contact Tap4ICE ID.
Unlike some other similar services, there are currently no plans to introduce a subscription service.  This means once you have purchased a Tap4ICE ID device you can change your profile as and when you require for no charge.

If you dont want to use our NFC ICE solution we are also the designers behind MEkey ICE.

A USB powered emergency medical id record that you can wear all the time, at home or on your travels.  It is ideal for anybody with allergies or other medical conditions and for biker id, cyclist id, sports id including skiing, cycling, running, climbing, hill walking or biking.

MEkey ICE is available as - Dog Tags - Wristbands - Keyfob / Pendant - Wooden ICE Tag - ICE Card  

Tap4ICE ID

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