Having now retired,I decided to do the settled status before my NI records showed me as still employed. First,hurdle was that my phone is from the ark,so no use. My husband has an android phone but no NFC. My friend thought his phone had it and I managed to pin him (he's a busy man!) down to arrange to do the settle status but it turned out his phone did not have NFC. Another friend offered to help and he came round last night. Things were going well until it came to look for the chip in my passport. 20 go and the phone claim to not find the chip. We are now locked out for 24 hours and that means having to try again. My friend has got a tablet with NFC,so we're going to try on that. If that does not work,I'm stuck! So easy and no stress involved at all!