The short answer is yes.
Using the unique 12 digit ID code printed on the reverse of the ID card, the You ID Me system works with any connected device: Smartphone, tablet or PC.
Behind the label is an NFC chip / tag.
The instruction printed on the label advises that the ID code can be entered at www.You-ID.me OR that the label may be read with an NFC phone to retrieve the wearers emergency details.
iPhone users must use the ID code method. This is because iPhone users do not have full use of the NFC decoder (its use has been locked down by Apple). All other smartphones may use both methods to retrieve the same info.
Things to bear in mind: -
i) Entering the ID at the You-ID.me website remains the most common method of access.
ii) It is likely not to be your own phone used in the event of an emergency -
So why has Apple locked the NFC on my phone?
iPhone 6 was the first of the iPhones to join the majority of smartphones containing an NFC controller.
However, at the moment, this new iPhone is “locked down” and may only be used by with the Apple Pay mobile payment system. This means that iPhone 6 users are not yet able to take advantage of the massive potential of NFC through apps, tags and communication.
Despite this, in the 72 hours following its launch, a million credit cards had been registered with Apple Pay - an indication of the popularity from Apple's user base.
Apple may open up the “locked down” access and that iPhone will join Android, Blackberry and Windows in scanning tags. When however is anyone’s guess.
As a percentage there are far more Android, Blackberry and Windows users than iPhone users which is reassuring when one considers the likelihood of a Smartphone carrier successfully scanning the wristband.
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