How To Disable NFC On Jolla’s First Sailfish OS Smartphone, Via The Command Line Interface

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. In this article I will show you how to disable the NFC connection on Jolla’s Sailfish OS smartphone, in order to dim the battery consumption.

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NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is a set of standards that enables the smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication between them, by touching or bringing them into proximity, in order to exchange data,

How To Disable NFC On Jolla's First Sailfish OS Smartphone, Via The Command Line Interface

Since nobody wants to remove the NFC chip (hardware component) from the Jolla smartphone, we can at least disable it via the terminal. Switch to the developer mode, type in the password and disable the service via systemctl:

$ devel-su
$ systemctl stop tohd.service

Since this is a termporary fix only, the setting will be discarded at the reboot, so you will be needing to do this tweak every time you start your phone.

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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