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advanced nfc
setup guide

This guide is ONLY for the Advanced NFC Tagging option. The Basic NFC Tagging option requires no setup.


Importing the Shortcut

  1. Open the email containing the shortcut on your iPhone and tap on the attachment.

  2. Tap on the “Share” button (square with upward arrow).

  3. Tap on “Shortcuts”

  4. Tap on “Add Shortcut”

  5. If prompted, tap “Add untrusted Shortcut”

  6. Tap on “Done”


Linking the Shortcut to the NFC Tag

  1. Open the Shortcuts app and tap on the “Automation” tab.

  2. Tap on the “+” to create a new automation. (Skip this step if this is your first automation.)

  3. Tap on “Create Personal Automation”

  4. Tap on “NFC”

  5. Tap on “Scan”

  6. Hold the tag to the back of your iPhone until it asks you to name the tag.

  7. Give the tag a name. (I use the song title, but the naming doesn’t matter)

  8. Tap on “Next”

  9. Tap on “Add Action”

  10. In the search bar, type in “Run shortcut”

  11. Tap on the result that says “Run shortcut”

  12. Tap on the word “Shortcut” in light blue text and select the shortcut that you imported earlier.

  13. Tap on “Next”

  14. “Ask Before Running” is enabled by default, which means that each time you tap the tag, you will need to confirm that you wish to run the automation. I recommend disabling “Ask Before Running” so that you can skip the confirmation step each time you scan your tag.

  15. If you disable “Ask Before Running” it will then give you an option to “Notify When Run.” I usually leave these disabled, but you can enable it if you wish.

  16. Tap on “Done” to save the automation.


And that’s it! You should now be able to tap your iPhone to the NFC tag to pull up a selection menu of music providers to play your song in. Keep in mind this will only work on your iPhone and any other iPhone that you follow these setup steps on. Anyone else will see a single music service choice rather than a full selection menu.


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