NExT not scanning with iPhone

Yes, the url is on the chip and it opens without error on the android. The iPhones are running iOS 13.

Hmm the only thing left is position. You know how you kind of tap the too edge of the iphone to a payment terminal like you’re tapping the tip of a magic wand? Well when it comes to implants you want to stab the top edge of the phone directly down on the implant like you’re cutting it in half… the length of the implant should be perpendicular to the width edge of the top edge of the phone.

Nothing. I even used the xLED to get the orientation correct. I might just need to wait for it to heal a bit more so I can really try to find it.

Is it possible that the implant is too deep for the iPhone to reach but the android and KBR reader can reach it?

Can you somehow take a photo of your iphone with the XFD in the orientation you’re using to scan your implant with?

Mate, I really dislike A LOT of things about apple :nauseated_face:, but even though their tech is at least 2 years behind EVERYBODY else, it still does work.
If it was the spark original or xSLX I would understand.
Can you confirm It works with apple pay (should work easily with an active reader)
What App are you using? (sorry if I missed it above)
Have you tried TagInfo by NXP (the people that make the chips, so probably your best bet)
Also NFCTools might be worth a try

Also, have you read through this? there may be some more clues /hints for you to try

@Pilgrimsmaster why you make me defend them… I don’t want too… But… Apple ain’t bad from a tech standpoint. Like at the last 1 or 2 launches there processors have been market leading. There camara tech is in the upper echelons. There software update timeframe is by far the best… They just have certain stances as a company and make implementation choices that I dislike. But from a tech standpoint there… Fairly reasonable…

Brb got to go clean my keyboard with soap, feels dirty now.

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I’ve used NXP Writer, NXP Info, and NFC Tools. All without results.

SO still on your list of things to do / try / confirm

Android you can turn NFC on/off, can you do the same on the iPhone :nauseated_face:
try toggling it
Is your phone firmware upto date?


Can you tell I am running out of ideas :bulb: ?

This is the orientation I am trying to use. The Samsung works with the tag or led either horizontal or vertical. The iPhone only works with the led vertical, but not with the tag at all.

The NFC was lighting up the led. Then I scanned my hand, nothing happened. Then I went back to the LED and it lit up.

I’m beginning to wonder if its a range thing with the iPhone…

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Try taking the case off. Assuming you haven’t already. Seems negligible but it can make a massive difference sometimes.

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The samsung s10 with the case has no trouble reading or writing the chip. The iPhone, even without the case, can’t even “see” it.

Damn, was just an idea after seeing the case with the xFD. It seems really dim, mines very bright with my note 9.

Yeah, that was my first thought too. Turns out the NFC antenna isn’t even covered by my case. :sweat_smile:

Do you have access to another iPhone :iphone: :nauseated_face: you can test it with?

Well we know the implant works and we know that iPhones work so not sure how another iPhone is going to help debug this particular issue. :thinking: :man_shrugging:

But then again I have reached the bottom of my idea pool.

I would disagree, if it works on somebody else’s phone, then it is likely his phone that is the issue; if it doesn’t work then it is likely the implant is too deep for the iPhone antenna, area too swollen at the moment or his read technique still needs tweaking…

Therefore, depending on result of alternative iPhone test:
Keep trying approach angles for the sweet spot
New Phone needed
reinstall implant
Allow swelling to go down


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But 2 iPhones have been tried. A third is unlikely to help :sweat_smile:

I do remember somebody mentioning a while ago, they had to use the technique as described above by amal

making a + or X but they had to push quite hard