Pro tip: Set up Android Pay on Any Android Mobile
This new payment app requires Android 4.4 or higher, works with NFC (so you'll need an NFC-equipped device), and makes it very easy to use your credit or debit card.
Here are the steps to install Android Pay:
- Open the Google Play Store on your device
- Search for Android Pay
- Locate and tap the entry by Google
- Tap Install
- Read the permissions listing
- If the permissions listing is acceptable, tap Accept
- Allow the installation to complete
How to Set-up?
If the app is already on your device, you simply need to locate and tap the launcher in the app drawer. When it runs for the first time, it will immediately prompt you to enter a card (Figure A).
If you've already entered a card in Google Wallet, Android Pay will automatically have access to that information. When you tap the plus sign [+] to add a card, the card from Google Wallet will appear (Figure B). If that's the card you want to associate with Android Pay, just tap it, and you're ready to go.
Tap that entry, confirm the details of the card (you must have the security code from the back of the card), and then tap continue. Depending on your card, you may have to accept an EULA before the setup is complete. Android Pay will also require you to have a lock screen setup, otherwise you won't be able to finalize the addition of the card.
To pay with Android Pay, just unlock your device and hold your phone up to the POS terminal. That's it!
If you didn't have a card set up in Google Wallet, you'll have to tap the plus sign [+] from the main screen and then either scan the card with the device camera or enter the details manually.