Google Pixel 7 Pro NFC Not Working? Here’s the Quick Fixes

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Muhammad Tayyab

When it comes to contactless payments using your phone, the NFC feature is the one making it possible. You can pay at terminals, shopping malls, and different places with just a tap on your phone. Paying at shopping malls, terminals, and other places is just a step away, tap on your phone to make a contactless payment.


There are multiple NFC-supported apps such as Google Pay and etc that provide contactless payments using the NFC feature.

What if the NFC feature stops working suddenly? Many users have reported about the NFC feature not working on Google Pixel 7 Pro.

Are you also suffering from NFC not working issue on your Pixel 7 Pro?

Here are a few things, you need to check in the first place.

1. Your device should be in a range (10 cm) to communicate with other NFC-enabled devices.

2. NFC should be enabled.

3. The other device should also hold the NFC feature otherwise it is improbable to communicate via NFC.

4. Clear the Cache and Data of the NFC

After you have followed the above fixes and still the NFC is not working on your Pixel 7 Pro, then try some more fixes below.

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, tap on “Apps”.
  • Now, a bit down you will see your app’s label with three lines on the right side of it. Just tap on the “three lines” and then enable the option “Show systems apps”.
  • Go back and search for the “NFC” option in your apps list now.
  • Next, tap on “NFC->Storage”.
  • Finally, tap on the option “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data” one by one.
  • At last, reboot your phone

After clearing the cache and data, if still, the NFC is not working then head over to the other fixes below.

Google Pixel 7 Pro NFC Not Working

Let’s start the troubleshooting process with the help of these fixes one by one until you solve the NFC not working issue.

  1. Activate NFC on your Pixel 7 Pro
  2. Soft Reset your Pixel 7 Pro
  3. Turn Off Power Saving Mode
  4. Perform Factory Reset on your smartphone

Activate NFC

Before using the NFC feature, you are supposed to turn ON the NFC as it won’t start automatically.

How To Enable NFC on Google Pixel 7 Pro?

Step 1: Head over to the “Settings”.

Step 2: Next, tap “Connected Devices” and “Connection preferences”.

Step 3: After that, enable the “NFC”.

enable NFC

Now, when you have enabled the NFC successfully, check whether it is working fine or not. In case of any problem, proceed to the next method.

Soft Reset

Adopting the soft reset method in the first place is the most recommended whenever you are facing any issue. Most of the time, this method standalone succeed in eliminating all the issue you encounter.

How To Perform Soft Reset on Google Pixel 7 Pro?

soft reset

Step 1: Press and hold the “Power” button until the power option appears on the screen.

Step 2: Now, tap the “Power Off” option.

Step 3: Once, the phone is turned Off completely, now wait for several seconds and then turn it back ON with the help of the Power button.

Turn OFF Battery Saving Mode

If your phone is running on battery-saving mode, most of the features that are supposed to be a burden on battery power will be disabled automatically.

This is because the mode’s main focus is to develop an environment that could utilize less battery power, which might result in providing more battery power to consume for long hours.

To avoid unnecessary utilization of resources on the phone, the power-saving mode disables all background activities. Thus most payment apps that require communication with NFC in the background couldn’t do so.

Therefore, you should disable battery saving mode on your smartphone while using the NFC.

How To Disable Battery Saving Mode on Google Pixel 7 Pro?

battery saver mode

Step 1: Head over to the “Settings”.

Step 2: Next, search “Battery” in the search bar.

Step 3: Now, select the “Battery saver” option.

Step 4: Finally, toggle the button to turn OFF battery-saver mode.

Software Update

Most of the problems occur due to an outdated version of software running on the device. Hence, you need to check for the latest update and if available, then download and install it on your smartphone.

Downloading and installing the latest updates is very simple and can be done by following below simple steps.

How To Update Software of smartphone

Step 1: Head over to “Settings”.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “System-> System Update”.

Step 3: Further, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update (If available any recent updates).

Perform Factory Data Reset

Factory data reset is the most effective method to eliminate any issue you are encountering. This method wipes all the data and set all the settings to default on your smartphone.

So what you get after performing a factory data reset is the fresh beginning of your smartphone and it feels like you have just unboxed it.

How To Perform Factory Data Reset

How To Perform Factory Data Reset on Google Pixel 7 Pro?

Things to consider before Performing a factory data reset:

  • Charge your phone.
  • Back up your important data.

How To Perform Factory Data Reset on Google Pixel 7 Pro?

Step 1: Head over to “Settings-> System”.

Step 2: Secondly, tap the “Reset” option.

Step 3: Next, tap “erase all data (Factory Reset)”.

Step 4: Your phone might also ask you to enter your PIN. Continue with typing the PIN and select “Erase All Data”.

Once, the process gets complete, select the “restart” option, wait until it boots up again, and then set it up accordingly from the beginning.

How To Choose Your Default Payment Service Using NFC on Pixel 7 Pro?

When you are going to make a payment using NFC with a particular NFC app and unfortunately it fails suddenly, then you should check whether the particular NFC app is selected as the default contactless payment or not.

For example, if you are using Google Pay as the default payment method using NFC, then you will not be able to use other available NFC apps at the time. In a nutshell, if you want to use any NFC app, then you should first make it your default payment service in the NFC settings on your smartphone.

default payment app in NFC

Here’s, how you can do that,

Step 1: Head over to “Settings” on your smartphone.

Step 2: Next, tap “Connected devices” and “Connection preferences”.

Step 3: Now, you will be able to see the “NFC” option. Just tap on it.

Step 4: After that, tap the “Contactless payments” option and then “Payment default”.

Step 5: Here, you will find the list of all the available NFC payment-supported apps on your phone.

Step 6: Choose the desired NFC app from the list, you want to use as your default payment service.

Step 7: Finally, follow the on-screen instructions and you are good to go.

Related: How To Fix Google Pay Not Working on Pixel 7 Pro?


If the NFC feature stops working on your Pixel 7 Pro, then you need to reboot your phone in the first place. After that clear the cache of the NFC and update your smartphone.

If the problem still persists, then you should follow the other fixes covered in detail in this guide to eliminate this issue.

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