Make payments easy for you and your customers with Google Pay. Adding Google Pay to your existing payments processing stack enables you to offer simpler, more secure checkout in your apps and websites.
This app helps you digitize everything ranging from boarding passes to loyalty programs, then engage customers with location-based notifications as well as real-time updates.
With Google Pay, you have a fast, simple way of paying online, in shops, in apps, and many other options. You can book a trip, grab a meal, see a show, and even enjoy new experiences all without your wallet.
To get started with the app or on the web is quite easy, all you have to do is simply add a card, and you ready to roll with your app.
Google Pay Benefits
With Google Pay you can do the following:
- Check out on Google products such as Photos and Play.
- Click and pay to make fast and easy purchases with your phone.
- Easily send or receive money from friends and family (US only).
- Protects your payment information with multiple layers of security, using one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures to help safeguard your account. When you pay in shops, Google Pay makes use of an encrypted number instead of your actual card number, thus your real card details are safe.
- With this unique app, all you need to travel around London with is your phone. Touch in on a yellow card reader with your phone and you are all set.
- Shop smarter and keep everything you need to speed through checkout on your phone. Additionally, the Home button offers you all the details you need, right when you need it. You can see your current transactions, locate nearby shops and enjoy access to rewards while you shop.
However, the Google Pay app won’t work if your device is modified or routed.
How to Set Up Google Pay App
To set up the Google Pay app:
- Ensure that your phone’s Android version is Lollipop (5.0) or higher.
- Download Google Pay.
- Click open the Google Pay app and go through with the setup instructions.
When you are prompted to add a card
You may be required to set up a screen lock on your Android device. Google Pay works with PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, or retinae scanning screen locks. It does not work with facial recognition or screen locks like Smart Unlock or Knock to Unlock.
In order to make purchases in stores, ensure that your device meets software standards, has NFC, and NFC is turned on. Your should also have HCE.
For E-Money users in Japan, your device must be Osaifu-Keitai compatible. QUICPay/iD users must have Osaifu-Keitai version 6.1.5 or higher. iD users are to have Google Pay app version 2.89 or higher.
- In case you have another contactless payment app on your phone, in your phone’s Settings app, make Google Pay the default payment app.
In case your Google Pay app disappeared after you open it for the first time, it may be as a result of the app not being on your main screen. To display it again, in your device settings, change the Home Screen setting to Drawer or show all apps.
- Add a payment method
- Pay in stores
- Send money or pay a request
- Pay on an app or website
- Check if your phone can make contactless payments.
Problems Setting Up Google Pay?
If you see any of the following errors, your phone might not be supported.
- “Google Pay can’t be used”
- “Google is unable to verify your device”
- “You can no longer use Google Pay on this phone”
Ensure that your phone’s Android version is Lollipop (5.0) or higher. To check your Android version:
- Click open your phone’s Settings app
- Close to the bottom, click system > Advanced > System update.
- You’ll find your update status. Follow any on the screen.