INFORMATION: METAL PHONE CASES DISRUPT THE PHONES ABILITY TO READ NFC TAGS.
If you have a Metal phone case, you may need to remove the phone from the case in order to read the NFC Smart Tag.
How to use NFC on the iPhone
Depending on the iPhone model, there are different ways to use the NFC function. Starting with iOS 14, the “NFC Tag Reader” function is available by default to all users who have at least an iPhone 7. So if you own an iPhone 7 or newer, you no longer need a third-party app to read NFC tags. You can turn this feature on by tapping the NFC button in the control center and hold your iPhone near an NFC tag to trigger an action.
When you see the NFC Tag Reader Screen - Tap the Top of the phone on the Smart Tag
You'll see this notification at the top of the screen. Click to OPEN in the App.
iPhone NFC Tag Reader is located at the top of the phone
This video shows where to place the iPhone when you want to read a Smart Tag
If the NFC button is not visible on your Control Centre screen, you may need to add it to the Control Center. Proceed as follows: