The days of keeping your wallet and phone in your back pocket or backpack are long gone. Mobile payment solutions are a practical substitute for credit cards and cash in the modern world. Online purchases can be made using a mobile wallet, and in-store purchases can be made using the phone’s integrated chip.
The exclusive mobile wallet available on newer Samsung smartphones is called Samsung Pay. By using this application, you can easily handle your money and make purchases both online and offline.
What is the Samsung Pay Application?
With the help of the Android application Samsung Pay, the latest Samsung smartphones can connect to payment terminals.
With only a tap, the mobile device can use NFC technology to make a purchase at any terminal that accepts wireless payments, but that isn’t what makes it special. By including MST (magnetic secure transfer) technology in its smartphones, Samsung goes a step further and enables card payments at any terminal that accepts them without the need for wireless compatibility. Older terminals simply believe that you manually swiped your card because MST transmits a signal that looks like the black stripe present on the back of the card.
How can I configure Samsung Pay?
Check whether you have a Samsung smartphone compatible with the Samsung Pay App. Since the S6 and Note devices, every Galaxy smartphone and a few Galaxy A devices have the technology built-in. With Samsung Pay, you can quickly make purchases on several Samsung wearables with your wrist without a smartphone.
After ensuring that your device is compatible with the Samsung Pay App, follow the steps stated below:
For configuring the Samsung smartphone
Step1: Open the Samsung Pay application on the smartphone to get started.
Step 2: Press the Get Started button after the application is opened on the device.
Step 3: From there, you may choose to configure the application using an iris or fingerprint scan or only a PIN. You will be asked to set a four-digit PIN when you choose the PIN option; type it twice for confirmation. This PIN will be used hereafter to protect the information.
Step 4: Touch the Menu button on the screen’s top-left side. And then, select the Add Debit/Credit Card option in the popup window.
Step 5: Execute the on-screen steps to scan the card, complete setup, and accept the terms and conditions involved. You can also manually add the card.
Step 6: The app will ask permission if you want to make Samsung Pay your default mobile payment provider. Choose Set as Default to proceed. The application will confirm if you want to replace any existing default payment apps you may have set up, such as Google Play.
For configuring Samsung wearable/smartwatch
Users can add Samsung Pay for safe mobile payments if they have a compatible Galaxy Wearable device.
Step 1: Press and hold the back (upper) button for a few seconds. If you’re using Samsung Pay for the first time, it can take a few seconds to launch.
Step 2: Press the arrow to start configuring things.
Step 3: Open Samsung Pay on your phone by tapping OK and then tapping Start. You need to sign in to your Samsung account.
Step 4: Touch the three dots on the watch to add your card, then press + Add card.
Step 5: Type a four-digit PIN twice on your watch for confirmation. Your payment cards can now be added.
Step 6: If you have an older version of the Samsung smartwatch, you’ll have to open the Samsung Pay application on the Home screen to get started, then select the + sign to add items.
Step 7: After fully configuring Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Wearable, you’ll be able to use your smartwatch to pay for online purchases and check any previous purchases that could have been made using the service.
Note: The watch and smartphone will only display those transactions that have been made on their specific hardware since the transactions are not shared between devices.