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Enroll Android devices Using NFC

ManageEngine's NFC Enrollment app facilitates enrolling corporate Android devices without Google Services into MDM (Mobile Device Management) and provisioning devices (running Android 9.0 or later) as Device Owners by default. This process expedites the enrollment by distributing and installing the ME MDM app on target devices in simple steps using NFC (Near Field Communication). You can directly enroll and start managing the devices before distributing them to employees.

Note: Google has removed the NFC bump APIs. Therefore, the NFC bump functionality will not work on the ME MDM App.


  • NFC Tag Storage Capacity: Minimum of 888 bytes.
  • Device Requirements: Must have NFC capability and run Android 9.0 or later.

Steps to enroll using NFC Tag

  • Launch the ManageEngine NFC Enrollment Application.
    • Open the ManageEngine NFC Enrollment app on your device.
  • Scan the NFC Enrollment QR Code.
    • Select the Scan the NFC Enrollment QR code to enroll the device option.
    • Scan the QR code for EMM 9.0 enrollment. This QR code can be found on the server console under Enrollment -> QR code enrollment -> 9.0 or later.
  • NFC Enrollment Page.
    • After scanning the QR code, the NFC Enrollment page will open.
    • The options for NFC TAG and NFC BUMP will appear on the page.
  • Write Data to NFC Tag.
    • Select the Write Tag button on the NFC TAG page.
    • Tap the NFC tag with the phone's rear side to start storing the enrollment data in the NFC tag.
  • Factory Reset the Target Device.
    • Factory reset the device that needs to be enrolled.
  • Enroll the Device Using NFC Tag.
    • Ensure the device is on the welcome screen.
    • Tap the NFC tag on the rear side of the factory-reset device.
    • This action will start the device owner enrollment on the device.

Best Practices

  1. Make sure the NFC tag has a minimum storage capacity of 888 bytes.
  2. Once the data is stored on the NFC tag, it can be used to enroll multiple devices.
  3. If the data on the NFC tag was stored a month ago, it is advisable to rewrite the data to ensure it is up-to-date.
  4. Follow the QR code scanning and NFC tag writing steps carefully to avoid errors during the enrollment process.
  5. Factory reset the target devices properly before tapping the NFC tag to ensure a successful enrollment.



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