Requirements

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

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Image is used for working devices working Image is used for non working devices not working
  • Galaxy A5, A5 (2016)
    Device is not working
  • Galaxy A50
    Model: SM-A505FN
    Android: 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A6
    Model: SM-A600FN, SM-A600T
    Android: 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A6+
    Model: SM-A605FN
    Android: 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A7 (2018)
    Model: SM-A750FN, SM-A750GN
    Android: 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A70
    Model: SM-A705FN
    Android: 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A8 (2018)
    Model: SM-A530F
    Android: 7.1, 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A8+ (2018)
    Model: SM-A730F
    Android: 7.1, 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy A9 (2018)
    Model: SM-A920F
    Android: 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy Alpha
    Device is not working