How to use NFC to add credit and debit cards to Dashlane on your Android device

If you’re using an Android device with NFC capability enabled, adding payment cards couldn’t be easier. When adding a compatible credit or debit card, simply hold your card near your device and Dashlane will automatically fill in that card's information.

NFC, or near field communication, is a way for your phone to interact with something else very close by. If you use your payment card or your phone to make contactless purchases, you’ve already used NFC technology.

This feature is available starting in the 6.1904.2 version of Dashlane. See How to update Dashlane for instructions.

How to make sure your Android device has NFC capability

For the feature to work, both your phone and your payment card must be capable of NFC. If your card has the contactless icon here, it is NFC-capable.


The easiest way to check if your device has NFC capability is to look for the small NFC tile in your quick settings menu.


Otherwise go to Settings and verify if NFC is among the other connectivity options like WiFi or Bluetooth.


How to use NFC to add a credit card on Android


You can add a credit or debit card to Dashlane in four easy steps:

  1. Turn on your NFC connectivity. NFC must be on for Dashlane to propose the feature.
  2. In Dashlane, tap the plus sign and add a new credit/debit card
  3. When prompted to do so, hold your card to the back of your device. Depending on your device, you may have to move the card around until you find the best spot for the connection to be made. Note that if you would like to enter your cards manually, you can always choose this option here by tapping on "enter manually".
  4. You'll be taken to the new payment card credential, where Dashlane will automatically fill in the information available on your card – the type of credit card, the card number, the expiration date, and, depending on the card, the account holder's name.
    You will be prompted to add your security code (the three-digits on the back of your card), as this information is never encoded in the card. Fill in the account holder's name if it was not able to be filled in automatically.

All that’s it, you’re all done!

Note that you can also use this feature to correct or update an existing card. Remember, it can only update the information available on the card via NFC. 

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