Requirements for using mobile devices successfully for the online identification function

Not every mobile device can be used for directly reading or as a card reader. The following requirements for NFC technology must be supported by the device:

  1. NFC
  2. Extended Length Communication
  3. NFC chip: sufficient field strength
  4. Android version 5.0 (upwards)

Automatic check if NFC is available

AusweisApp2 contains an automatic check of NFC capability that tells you whether your mobile device has NFC or not. If the test is negative, a Bluetooth card reader or a suitable Android smartphone can be used as a card reader.

Video tutorial: Using the Android smartphone as a card reader (in german language)

Overview mobile phones and tablets

Image is used for working devices working Image is used for non working devices not working
  • Aquaris X5 Plus
    Android: 7.1
    Device is working
  • Archos 50F Neon
    Device is not working
  • BlackBerry KEY2
    Model: BBE100-4, BBF100-1, BBF100-6
    Android: 8.1
    Device is working
  • BlackBerry KEYone
    Model: BBB100-1, BBB100-2
    Android: 7.1, 8.1
    Device is working
  • BlackBerry MOTION
    Model: BBD100-1
    Android: 8.1
    Device is working
  • Blackview BV6000
    Device is not working
  • Blade V9
    Model: ZTE BLADE V9
    Android: 8.1
    Device is working
  • Cat S40
    Model: S40
    Android: 5.1
    Device is working
  • Cat S41
    Model: S41
    Android: 7.0, 8.0
    Device is working
  • Cat S60
    Model: S60
    Android: 6.0
    Device is working