In 2015, a new app was pushed to all the Android devices called ‘Android pay’. This app essentially acts as a replacement for Google Wallet. If it has not automatically been downloaded on your device, you can download it from Google Play store at any point. However, do note that this app requires the Android version on your device to be above 4.4. You will also need a device that supports NFC for this. This app makes it extremely convention to your use Debit card and Credit card. Now, Google has decided to unite all the payment methods under one app called ‘Google Pay’, replacing Android Pay altogether.
This is a guide on how to set up and use Google Pay. First, we will show you the steps to setup Google Pay on your Android device
Steps To Setup Google Pay on your Android device
1. Open the Google Play Store on your device from the app drawer
2. Type in ‘Google Pay’ in the search box
3. Locate and tap the Google Pay app
4. Go through the list of permissions required for the app to function
5. If the permissions required seems fine to you, go ahead and install the app
Back when Google Pay was Android Pay, there were not many banks that supported this method of payment. However, with Google Pay coming into play, most major banks support this mode of payment.
Once you finish downloading and installing Google Pay, it is time to set up an authentication method in order to protect your bank details. This means that anyone who is trying to access your Google Pay will have to enter either a PIN, password, fingerprint scan or facial scan. Using the following steps, you will be able to set up a security procedure for anyone who is trying to use your Google Play.
1. Open up settings either from the app drawer or by pulling down the notification tray.
2. Look for the option that either reads ‘security’ or ‘lock screen’
3. Tap on ‘screen lock type’ and select the kind of security authentication you want to use
4. We would like to recommend using a fingerprint scan if your device supports it as only you can use it and no one else
Finally, you will be required to set up your card and bank details in order to use the app to receive and send money. If you already have a card linked to your Android account, you will just have to authorize it.
However, if you do not have a card linked, you simply have to tap on ‘add a card’ and you will be taken through a process to add your card. And voila! You are done. Now you know how to setup and use Google Pay in order to send and receive money on the go.