Where is the NFC Area on Moto Z Force?

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  1. hammerhead13

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    Where is the NFC Area on Moto Z Force? I have tried to use the NFC to sync with devices that have NFC Pairing and it doesnt seem to want to. I have it turned on and NFC works on the other Devices since I tried it with My Droid Turbo. Is it Possible that the Incipio OffGrid Battery Mod is affecting it?
     
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    I would think that NFC would only work with no mods whatsoever snapped on.

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    NFC works through the style shell, but I would think that Sajo is probably right on the battery pack, speaker, projector, and other larger mods.

    When using NFC, you have to touch the devices together. It'll trigger when you're a fraction of an inch away, but for best results, I always make contact.

    I would assume that these larger mods don't let the NFC chip in the Z get close enough to the chip in other devices.

    That said, it's up near the top of the Z, if I remember right.
     
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    According to the Moto website, the NFC antenna on the Z series is right above the camera. I agree with Jonny, the larger / thicker mods probably interfere.

    Edit: Pic from the Moto website.

    [​IMG]

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    Thanks for the Information!
     
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    It seems to only add about 1/4" at the Thickest Point on the Phone with Incipio OffGrid
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    My moto z force NFC spot is right below the round camera area on the back of the phone right under where it says "droid"

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    When I used the NFC spot, I took off the magnetic style panel on the back too.., but I don't think you have to remove it if you don't want to.

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    It works with the style shell on. When I reset my 6P before selling my force, I set the 6P up by using nfc with the Z.

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    I tried with the Battery Mod and No Go but just the phone works perfect. I guess its too thick. Boo.
     
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    It's possible that the wiring & currents going through the battery pack interfere with the signal.

    Kind of a shame they didn't take nfc into account & design around it.

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    I have Verified that I am unable to Use Android Pay or at least Pay with it having the Incipio OffGrid Moto Mod attached. I tried without the Moto Mod and i was able to make a Payment. This may be the Biggest Drawback I have seen so far with my Moto Z Force.
     
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