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
  • Galaxy J1
    Device is not working
  • Galaxy J3 (2016)
    Model: SM-J320FN
    Android: 5.1
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J3 (2017)
    Model: SM-J330FN
    Android: 8.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J4+
    Model: SM-J415FN
    Android: 8.1, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J5
    NFC-Position: Hinten, der mittlere Bereich des Gerätes.
    Model: SM-J500FN, SM-N9208, SM-N920G
    Android: 5.1, 6.0, 7.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J5 (2016)
    Model: SM-J510FN, SM-J510UN
    Android: 6.0, 7.1
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J5 (2017)
    Model: SM-J530F
    Android: 7.0, 8.1
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J6
    Model: SM-J600FN
    Android: 8.0, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J6+
    Model: SM-J610FN
    Android: 8.1, 9.0
    Device is working
  • Galaxy J7
    Model: SM-J730F
    Android: 7.0, 8.1, 9.0
    Device is working