How to use NFC with iPhone
How to smoothly unlock a door by tapping your iPhone against the Parakey NFC sticker at the door.
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Written by Jonas Arvidsson
Updated over a week ago

To use this feature your device needs to support NFC. Se further instructions for different models:


iPhone XS (and higher) with iOS 13 (and higher)

  1. Unlock your phone.

  2. Hold the tip of your phone against the Parakey sticker at the door.

  3. Tap the notification “Open in Parakey” to unlock.

    Alternatively use the NFC feature from the Unlock view in the Parakey app. See iPhone 7 - iPhone X

    NFC notification from the Parakey app: "Open in Parakey". Shown when the iPhone is tapped against Parakey NFC sticker

iPhone 7 - iPhone X

  1. Start the Parakey app and tap the NFC button.

    Unlock view in the Parakey app with NFC button


  2. Hold the phone against the Parakey sticker to unlock.


Older iPhones

If you have an older iPhone, you can always unlock with Parakey in app as usual.

I can't see the NFC button in my app

Contact a person in charge of the place and ask for the possibility to unlock via NFC.

How do we get NFC stickers at our place?

An NFC sticker is included in all new orders of Parakey units. If there is need for more stickers, a person in charge of the place can order more stickers via order.parakey.co

Do you have an Android phone?

How to use NFC differs a bit between iPhone and Android phones. Read more about how it works for Android.

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