How And Where to Use Samsung Pay: step by step
Samsung Pay is a contactless mobile payment system and available across all newer smartphones— including #Galaxy Note 5. The device is quite straightforward. It is a virtual wallet designed to store credit, debit and different payment options. If you are at an on-site retailer or store, you can quickly tap or swipe your phone and pay for your goods.
However, it is not the only mobile payment system you can use. It is a super comfortable and fairly quick way to pay for goods and services and to refrain from having to extract your wallet and remove payment cards from your bag. #Google Pay, #Apple Pay on Apple's phones, #PayPal and #Venmo are specific applications.
Compatible phones with Samsung Pay
As the name suggests, Samsung Pay is available exclusively on the company’s smartphones. Here is a list of all the compatible devices:
- Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy S8 and S8+
- Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Active
- Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and S6 Active
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy Note FE
- Galaxy A5 (2016, 2017)
- Galaxy A7 (2016, 2017 and 2018)
- Galaxy A8 (2016)
- Galaxy A9 and A9 Pro (2016)
- Galaxy A3 (2017)
- Galaxy A8, A8+ and A8 Star (2018)
- Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Galaxy J5 (2016)
- Galaxy J7 (2016)
- Galaxy J5 and J5 Pro (2017)
- Galaxy J7, J7 Max and J7 Pro (2017)
- Galaxy C5 and C5 Pro
- Galaxy C7 and C7 Pro
- Galaxy C9 Pro
- Galaxy On5
- Galaxy On7
- Galaxy A70
Where Can We Use Samsung Pay?
Unlike some of his competitors — for example, Apple Pay and Google Pay — Samsung Pay will operate almost everywhere. The majority of mobile contactless systems need a modern NFC or #Bluetooth register. According to Samsung, however, Pay should be compatible with even older magnetic terminals such as standalone payment devices, which independent vendors tend to be using. Samsung Pay is compatible with #NFC and #EMV terminals, including chip-based cards (#Europay, #MasterCard and #Visa). The exception is readers who require the insertion of a card on gas pumps and #ATMs like the dated readers.
The Samsung Pay Service provides services for all the major carriers and operates of the USA, UK, China, Franca, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, the US, France, Spain, Thailand, the UAE and so forth. Samsung Pay has more than 25 countries worldwide.
You can visit the official Samsung Pay support page, If you need even more information.
How to Set Up Samsung Pay on Your Phone
Before you can add payment cards or begin paying for goods, you must sign-up through the app.
- Open the Samsung Pay app and accept the terms and conditions, then tap Next.
- The app will ask you to register a PIN, fingerprint scan or iris scan to use as authentication. If you already have a Samsung account set up on the device you should be able to select existing pass methods.
- That’s it! Now you’re ready to add payment cards and start shopping!
How to Add Credit/Debit Cards to Samsung Pay
Before you can pay for goods and services using Samsung Pay, you have to add a payment card or account. Luckily, the process is straightforward. Be sure you have the credit or debit card handy that you want to use before you start this next process!
- With the Samsung Pay app open, tap the Pay option on the bottom menu and choose Add Cards. Alternatively, you can tap the menu button in the top left (three horizontal lines) and choose Cards from the contextual menu.
- A menu will appear giving you several options:
For now, select the Credit/Debit Card option, unless you have another form of payment you want to use.
- Add credit/debit card: Use this to add a regular form of payment such as your Visa or Mastercard.
- Get your Samsung Pay cash: Apply for a Samsung Pay card, which is a unique Mastercard. If you already have one this is how you would use it.
- Add Paypal: Connect a Paypal account to your Samsung Pay account.
- Gift: Add store gift cards to use with the app.
- Membership: Add a membership rewards card for any number of supported stores. Some examples include Costco, My Best Buy, AAA and more.
- The app will ask for permission to access the device camera if this is the first time you’ve added a card. Choose Allow to accept the permission request. Choose Allow again to accept the permission request to access the stored photos and media on your device.
- A new window will appear with a box displayed in the center. In that frame, you should essentially see what your device camera is looking at. Position the credit or debit card so that it sits completely within the frame. The app should automatically detect the card number and move on to another entry screen. If you’re having trouble getting the card to register, just select the Enter Card Manually option below the frame. There’s also an option to Add Paypal if you somehow got to this step by accident.
- Double-check to make sure the card number is accurate, and then enter the Cardholder’s Name, the card’s Expiration Date, Security Code, and your Zip Code. When you’re sure the information is correct, tap Next at the bottom right. With select cards, you may receive a warning that your card issuer does not support Samsung Pay yet. If this happens, you’ll need to revisit steps 1 through 5 to add a different card.
- You will be presented with a Terms of Service agreement for the card you submitted. Accept the terms by choosing Agree to All in the bottom right.
- You will be asked to verify your card using one of the listed methods. You can either have an SMS sent to your verified phone number, or choose to call the bank. You may also dismiss this to complete later, but you will not be able to use the card until it's been done.
- If this set up work properly, you should see your payment card listed as a new form of payment within the app. All credit and debit cards you add should be listed under the Cards section.
How to Make a Payment Using Samsung Pay With Your Phone.
You can use the Samsung Pay App to pay for goods and services via your phone if you have an agreed paying form within the Samsung Pay app.
- When you’re ready to checkout, open the Samsung Pay app and select the payment account or card you wish by tapping on it. Next, choose Pay at the bottom of the screen.
- Scan your fingerprint, iris or enter your unique passcode when prompted to move forward with the transaction.
- After payment has been authorized in the previous step, hold the back of your phone against the payment terminal or register. The first time you do this it will seem weird and awkward, but it's just the first time until you get used to triggering your phone to be ready to pay and where to place the phone near the terminal. You should see a small notification appear that lets you know the transaction details, including the merchant name and total payment amount. If you choose a debit card, you will still need to enter your bank card PIN on the payment terminal just as you would when using the card to pay.
That’s it! Very simple and comfortable, You have successfully made a payment using your mobile device and the Samsung Pay application!
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