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Hold is a free and easy to use NFC scanner app.

It is designed to make scanning simple and quick. Just open the app, tap "Scan" and hold your device near the tag - that's it.

Hold can read NDEF(types 1 to 5) tags using NFC(Near Field Communication).

With the one-time Hold Pro upgrade you can take advantage of even more features such as scan history and search, advanced scan settings and the ability to detect and import scanned contacts.

Note: NFC scanning is currently only available to the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X. Hold does not support writing to tags as this functionality is not available on iOS.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Hold 2.0 includes:
• Siri integration - You ca now start NFC scanning using Siri. Record a custom phrase to trigger the action
• New app icon
• Improved scan waves animation
• Bug fixes and other improvements

If you have purchased the Hold Pro upgrade you also get:
• Search - You can now search the contents of your scan history
• Detect and Import Contacts - If the NFC tag you scanned contains contact info data (vCard), you can preview it and import it to your address book

Thank you for using Hold! Please consider leaving a review on the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

LinkChef ,

Super Simple

It works perfectly out of the box, is super simple, and does what it needs to do. I can’t wait until Apple opens up more features so that this can be an even better app!

anthonyantonellis ,

Great and simple app

Only improvement would be an option for scanning to begin with app launch (without needing to click ‘Scan’)


Nikola Kirev
9 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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