I'm using the payments app SEQR. It is NFC enabled and I'd like to pay for my cheese burger at McDonalds simply by touching the NFC sticker but it's a little bit hard right now since I ned to unlock the phone and also tap accept.

In 8.1, apps can be added to the list Apps I trust in the settings for NFC. But, I can't find a way to add the SEQR app to that list even though I've used it's NFC functionality.

How do I add an app to the Apps I trust list?


You need to Tap your phone to the NFC enabled device or sticker with your app. Once you do this you need to tap your phone to the NFC enabled device or sticker for the second time, then your phone will ask you whether you would want to add the app to the NFC trusted list or not.

Source: http://wmpoweruser.com/wp-8-1-has-fixed-the-biggest-problem-with-nfc-on-windows-phone/

  • Doesn't show up for me when I purchase something in the supermarket using SEQR. :/ – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Oct 27 '14 at 16:53
  • Have you tried making your payment more than once with the same app? – Royden Rego Oct 27 '14 at 16:56
  • Yes, though probably I've paid at different payment terminals. Each terminal got a different NFC sticker. – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Oct 27 '14 at 17:00

As toydenrego said, for normal apps you can just add an app to your trusted apps and it will not ask again the next time.

However, I highly suspect this is not possible when there's a payment involved. I wasn't able to find any documentation or official info on this, but I bet this is by design to prevent people stealing your money without you knowing.

  • I always have to enter a PIN in the SEQR app so it's not possible to steal money by tapping it somewhere. – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Oct 27 '14 at 22:55

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