At present we have noticed that a lot of our clients are using the mobile app version and making payments through the Google Pay system, but sometimes issues can occur, and the transaction cannot go further and it comes out as an error.
We decided to make this article to help you set up your Google Pay app for making an easy, secured and fast transaction on our website without any issues.
First of all, you need to check the relevance of your phone device to use Google Pay.
Do you have a phone that has NFC (near-field-communication) support? Do you have Android 4.4 KitKat software or higher? If the answer is yes to both of those questions, then you'll be able to connect up to Google Pay on your new mobile.
It means you won't need to go out and buy a brand new flagship phone to make use of the contactless payment software. Android KitKat is a fair few years old now and if you're not running that software it may be worth checking to see if there's an update.
Then you will need to check if your bank support Google Pay services, you can do this here
Now, when all is set up, you can download the last version of Google Play.
Also, do not forget to set a screen lock.
To use Google Pay properly you'll need to have a lock screen in place on your phone. This means anyone trying to access the device is going to have to enter a pattern, PIN, facial scan or fingerprint scan to be able to access your data.
To set it up, head into the Settings app on your phone and look for either 'lock screen' or 'security'. Then press 'screen lock type', find which kind of lock you'd like to use and then set it up from there.
If you can use a fingerprint scanner, we'd recommend it as that's something no one can replicate, making your phone that little bit more secure.
To make an automated one-click payment you will need to store your card data, by adding it to Google Pay:
Now it's finally time to set up your card, and we're very close to you being able to spend money from your phone.
If you open up the app you'll be greeted with a screen that includes your Android sign in and gives you the ability to add a debit or credit card. Just press on the plus sign in the bottom-right and you'll be taken to choose a card.
If you already have a compatible card linked to your Android account, you can just authorize it for Google Pay here. If your card isn't linked, just press on the 'add a card button'.
Your phone will then use the rear camera to pick up your card details. Place it on a table in front of you and line the picture up with the card. It should read the details, but if it doesn't work be sure to press the 'add manually' button and enter the details yourself.
You'll also need to verify your card, so choose whether to have a verification code emailed to you, or sent to your phone as a text message.
Also, do not forget to specify a card as default for constant payments. This is an important step to make sure you're spending money on the right card. If you only see one card in your Google Pay app, that means it's your default option already and you can skip this step altogether.
If you've added multiple cards though, decide which you'd like to use the most and then open up the Card menu in the app. There you can double-tap on the card you want to make a default and press 'set as default card'.
It's really simple, but this ensures you're using the right card when you start spending and don't rack up a big debt on a card you didn't realize you were using.
Enter a store of your choice, turn on your smartphone screen and tap it on the reader and you'll be able to make any payment up to $30 or £30. If you want to make a higher payment, you can just unlock your phone itself and then tap it on the contactless reader.
You'll get a notification when you've paid through the phone, and it should work quickly and simply. Just make sure your phone is on and you'll be away.
As well as physical retailers, you can also use Google Pay within a variety of apps on your Android phone including Bridge of Love as well!