Google Pay works on most Android phones .You’ll need to have a NFC (Near Field Communications) built-in to use the tap button to pay function.
Setup Google Pay app
- Download the app from the Play Store and launch the app
- You’ll be prompted to set your location permissions for Google Pay. Turning on location services lets Google Pay alert you when you’ve entered some place that lets you use the service.
- To use your phone to pay in stores, tap Set It Up.
- On the next screen, you can either select a credit card that’s already saved to your Google Account or add a new one. For this example, we’ll add a new card.
- You’ll be prompted to line up your card within a view finder so that Google Play will scan in your information. You can also opt to fill in your card number, expiration date, and CVC manually. From there, you’ll be asked to fill in your address and phone number, though that information may auto-populate if it’s already affiliated with your Google account.
- Read your issuer terms and tap Accept and Continue at the bottom, and Google will contact your bank to get your card approved.
- Google Pay reminds you it can be used to pay when your smartphone is unlocked. Tap Got It at the bottom to confirm. (If for any reason you are not using a screen lock this is the time to add one, whether it is a pattern, PIN, or biometric option.)
- Your credit card will require that you verify via text, web login, a security app, or email. Select your option and tap Continue at the bottom.
- Enter the verification code you received and click Submit.
If you need to add an additional card in the future, simply tap the blue action button in the lower-right corner of the cards screen and repeat steps 3 through 9.
How to use Google Pay in stores
- Unlock your smartphone.
- Hold it up to the payment terminal. NFC chips are typically at the top middle of most smartphones and it should register within 1-2 inches.
- A checkmark will confirm payment is complete.