ProxiCard Product Manual

Congrats on becoming a ProxiCard User!

We request you thoroughly read the following information in order to familiarise yourself with how the technology works and how to get the most out of your ProxiCard.

How your ProxiCard works

Your ProxiCard is built using a high quality stainless steel chassis with a PVC backing insert. The reason for this is because hidden within the card body is a tiny data chip that works to relay data via contactless technology. It is important to remember that the functional side of the card is the PVC side with the icon in the corner and not the brushed metal side that your logo/design is engraved on.

What's needed for a successful contact transfer

A smartphone with built in NFC technology.
The receiving smartphone to have an internet connection.
The card being scanned with phone in the correct manner (we will explain later on)

For use with Android

Android devices with built in NFC technology (Typically 2011 and newer) Some devices have background NFC running whereas others will need to have the NFC tag reader enabled before you begin. Making contact with the device, slowly swipe a full length of the functional side of the ProxiCard up the back or front of the phone, it may take a few attempts for some devices. The NFC antenna is typically either by the front or rear cameras. 0 need to remove the phone case if it has one on it. Once the card in successfully read, the link will bring the device to a page with all your programmed contact information. The [Save to contacts] button will do the rest!

How to use your ProxiCard

ProxiCard interacts with different devices in different ways and in some circumstances it may require a few attempts to connect. Using this technology for contact data transfer is a new concept and so some devices require a few steps to save the contact for now. (We anticipate smartphone manufacturers will address this with software updates)

For use with Apple/IOS

iPhone models released after the iPhone 6s have built in NFC readers.In order to allow the device to scan your ProxiCard, the “NFC tag reader” must be selected for iPhone X model and older. This can be found in the controls centre (Typically a simple swipe up or swipe down on the device to find this) iPhone models released after the iPhone X have a background NFC reader running whilst the screen is on and so this action is not required unless the user has manually disabled it.

Apple iPhone/IOS Antenna Locations

NFC does not work through metal or thick material like phone cases and so some devices will need to have the case removed before scanning. The best way to remember where to scan your ProxiCard for different iPhone models is as follows:
(a) iPhone WITH home button:
Making contact with the device, slowly swipe a full length of the functional side of the ProxiCard up the FRONT of the device where the FRONT camera is located. This may take a few attempts to trigger.
(b) iPhone WITHOUT home button:
Making contact with the device, slowly swipe a full length of the functional side of the ProxiCard up the BACK of the device next to the REAR camera. This make take a few attempts to trigger.

Apple iPhone/IOS saving contact

Unlike android devices, iPhones require a few extra steps to save the details to the phones contacts.These will be shown on the device once the [Save to contacts] button is pressed.