NFC Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G – How To Fix It?

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Muhammad Tayyab


If you encounter such a situation where you find your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G NFC not working, then you should follow this guide to eliminate the issue. Here, we have covered some proven fixes that will lead you to fix the NFC issue on your smartphone.

NFC refers to “Near Field communication”. This technology allows you to perform several operations between two devices instantly. A bit similar to Bluetooth in functionality but different in nature. NFC also allows you to make contactless payments with the bank card info saved on your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G NFC Not Working? [Try Out These Fixes]

If you are having an issue with the NFC on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, then you should make sure to confirm the followings:

  • Your device should be in a range (10 cm) to communicate with other NFC-enabled devices.
  • NFC should be enabled.
  • Make sure, other devices also have the NFC feature otherwise it is improbable to communicate via NFC.

If you are pretty sure about the above points and still find the NFC not working, then you should clear the cache and data of the NFC services on your phone. Here is how you can do that,

  • 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.
  • After that, reboot your phone to take a fresh start.

By following the above steps, if you are still having issues regarding NFC on your smartphone, then take a long tour with these below fixes one by one, and hopefully, your problem will be resolved.

  1. Activate NFC on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked
  3. Soft Reset your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  4. Boot into Safe mode
  5. Clear System Cache
  6. Update the Software
  7. Turn Off Power Saving Mode
  8. Enable High-Performance Mode
  9. Reset App Preferences
  10. Perform Factory Reset on your smartphone

Let’s start with the above-mentioned fixes one by one in detail:


Activate NFC on your Smartphone

Make sure to enable the NFC on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. Before using the NFC feature, you are supposed to turn ON the NFC as it won’t start automatically.

How To Enable NFC on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

enable NFC

Step 1: Head over to the “Settings”.

Step 2: Next, tap “Connections”.

Step 3: After that, enable the option “NFC and contactless payments”.

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 your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

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

Let’s perform a soft reset.

perform soft reset

How To Perform Soft Reset on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

Step 1: Simultaneously, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons.

Step 2: Once, the power options appear on the screen, release all the buttons.

Step 3: Now, tap on the “Restart” option to select and again tap “Restart” to confirm.

Step 4: Wait for a while and your smartphone will boot up in a few minutes.

Boot into Safe Mode

There might be a high chance of getting into an issue due to the interference of some of the third-party apps. To find out this, you need to boot your phone into safe mode.

Safe mode prevents the third-party apps from running and only just allow the built-in apps to be served in that particular mode.


How To Boot Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Into Safe Mode?

Step 1: Simultaneously, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume down” buttons until you see the power options appear on the screen.

Step 2: Next, Long press the Power icon for several seconds until you see the pop-up “Safe Mode”.

Step 3: Now tap the “Safe Mode” icon to confirm.

Step 4: After that, your phone will boot into “Safe mode”.

Step 5: Finally, you will be able to see the “Safe mode” label at the bottom left corner of the screen.

If you see your phone starts wireless charging in safe mode, then there might be a problem with the third-party apps somehow that are preventing your phone from wireless charging.

Uninstall all the third-party apps at once and then reboot your phone. Once, your phone boots up successfully, then enable the NFC and see if it’s working or not.

Clear System Cache

Sometimes, the ambiguous data stored in the cache memory of the phone might cause unexpected issues. This can also prevent many of the phone features from functioning properly.

Steps To Follow below:

Step 1: Switch OFF your smartphone.

Step 2: To enter into recovery mode, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume UP” buttons until you boot into recovery mode successfully.

Step 3: Once in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to switch between different options and the power button to select the desired option.

Step 4: In recovery mode options, select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option and continue by pressing the “Yes” to confirm.

Step 5: When you are done with it, now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot the System Now” option.

That’s it, you are done with clearing the system cache. Once your smartphone boots up successfully, then check whether the wireless charging is working or not.

Update the Phone Software

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.

How To Update Software of smartphone
  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap on “Software Update -> Download and install”.
  • Wait as it will automatically check for recent updates.

If any recent version of the update is available, then download and install it on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Turn OFF Power Saving Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

If your phone is running on power-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 power saving mode on your smartphone while using the NFC.


How To Disable Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

Step 1: Head over to the “Settings”.

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

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

Step 4: Scroll down a bit and you will see the “Power Saving” option. Just disable it.

In addition, you should also switch to “High Performance” mode at least at the time when you are using the NFC feature on your smartphone. This will boost the performance of your smartphone and will let the NFC work properly.

Enable High-Performance Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

Enabling high performance will allow all smartphone features to function properly and seamlessly. By doing so, the NFC feature will start working properly without any interruptions.

high performance mode

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Head over to “Settings->Battery and device care”.

Step 2: Tap the “Battery” option.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “More Battery Settings”.

Step 4: Finally, tap the “Processing speed “ option and then choose “High” to activate faster data processing.

Reset App Preferences

This fix could help you eliminate NFC-related issues. By resetting the phone settings, it will erase the custom settings and will set all the settings values to default. This includes app settings, app permissions, and many more things.

Here are the steps below:

reset all settings OR apps preferences

Step 1: Head over to “Settings”.

Step 2: Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Systems–> Reset Options”.

Step 3: Finally, tap “Reset app Preferences”.


Settings–> General Management–> Reset–> Reset All Settings

Perform Factory Data Reset on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

Factory data reset is the most effective method that can eliminate any kind of issue. 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 feels like you have just unboxed it.

Things to consider before Performing a factory data reset:

  • Charge your phone.
  • Back up your important data.
How To Perform Factory Data Reset

How To Perform Factory Data Reset on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

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

Step 2: Next, tap “General Management”.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the “Reset” option. Just tap on it.

Step 4: Here, you will see various reset options.

Step 5: Tap on the one labeled “Factory Data Reset”.

Step 6: Now, it will provide you with the list of information stating that all the data will be erased from your phone.

Step 7: Simply scroll down to the bottom and tap on the “Reset” button.

Wait for the process to complete, once it finishes, the phone will boot up and will be directed to the Welcome screen. Now, set up your phone accordingly by following the on-screen instructions.

Bonus Tip 1 – How To Choose Your Default Payment Service Using NFC?

If you are unable to make payments using NFC, then you might need to check the default payment method selected for NFC.

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 Samsung Wallet (Samsung Pay) as the default payment method using NFC, then you will not be able to use other available NFC apps at a 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 “Connections”.

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

Step 4: After that, tap the “Contactless payments” option.

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.

Bonus Tip 2: How To Transfer Files From Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G To Other Devices Using NFC?

After the release of Android 10, it has been noticed that Android beam is no longer available to serve for sharing data such as photos, videos, audio, and other files using NFC. Therefore, it is not possible to share data with other devices on your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G using NFC.

Alternative to this, Android just came up with a feature known as Nearby Share. It allows you to share Photos, videos, audio, apps, and other files with other devices that have enabled Nearby Share. It’s very simple to share things with these features.

Let’s explore how to enable and share items using Nearby Share.

How To Enable Nearby Share on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

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

Step 2: Next, tap on “More Connection Settings”.

Step 3: Here, at the top, you will see “Nearby Device Scanning”. Enable it by tapping on the toggle button.

How To Transfer Files Using Nearby Share on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G?

Step 1: You need to select the files, photos, videos, or apps to share.

Step 2: Once, you have selected so, tap on the “Share” button.

Step 3: Now, select “Nearby Share” among other available options.

Step 4: Your device will automatically initiate the searching process to search for the available device with nearby share enabled on it.

Step 5: Once it finds, you should tap on the device name to select the desired device you want to share things with.

Step 6: After that, the selected device will receive a notification.

Step 7: Once he accepts the notification, the files will be transferred successfully.


We have covered all the fixes in detail to eliminate the NFC-related issues on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. Before going to step into those detailed fixes, you should try out these things in the first place to check whether the problem gets resolved or still persists.

Perform Soft Reset -> Press and Hold the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons simultaneously until the power options appear on the screen. Now, select the “Restart” option to reboot your smartphone.

Clear Cache and Data of NFC -> “Settings–> Apps–>Your Apps–>tap on the three lines at the right side->Show Systems apps->NFC->Storage-Clear Cache & Clear Data”. After that, reboot your phone.

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

Related: How To Fix GooglePay Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G? [Fixed]

About Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G


The phone comes with 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X touchscreen display, 1440 x 3088 pixels resolution. Moreover, It runs on Android 12 including One UI 4.1 powered by an Octa-Core processor.

It offers multiple variants regarding storage, 128/256/512 GB with 8/12 GB of RAM or 1 TB with 12 GB RAM.

The camera features a Quad 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP primary lens with LED flash including other features. In addition, a 40MP secondary lens for selfies is available in front.

It is powered by Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery.

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