Samsung Pay on smartphone

How to connect Samsung Pay – this is the question asked by Samsung owners, who decided to get rid of a large number of plastic cards in their wallets. Samsung Pay is a payment system that allows you to add several bank cards to your smartphone and use them to pay in stores with both a contactless payment system and terminals using a magnetic stripe, as well as buy goods in online stores.

How to turn on Samsung Pay: basic principles

On many modern models of Samsung gadgets, the Samsung Pay application is installed by default.

If your device supports this application, but it is not in the pre-installed ones, then you can download the service from the official Samsung website or from the Play Store.

When installing Samsung Pay, you will need to authorize access to the camera – it will be needed to recognize cards. After you have downloaded the application, launch it and enter your Samsung profile. You will need to scan your fingerprints and enter your password. Next, you need to add bank cards that will be used for payment. The app supports up to 10 cards. In this case, the service will require you to enter a confirmation code that will come to the phone number attached to the plastic card. Upon completion of the setup, you will need to enter a signature – sign on the smartphone screen.

Samsung Pay supports the most famous cards of more than 70 Russian banks, such as Visa, Mastercard and others. A complete list of supported banks and cards is available on the Samsung website, where you can enter the name of your bank in a special line:

How to connect Samsung Pay

On Samsung J6

Despite the rather contradictory information on the network, the Samsung Galaxy J6 lacks a contactless NFC chip, so it is not possible to connect Samsung Pay.

On samsung J8

The Samsung Galaxy J8 also lacks an NFC module, so neither Samsung Pay nor Google Pay is supported.

On the Galaxy Watch

Only NFC payments are available on the Galaxy Watch. It is not known why Samsung abandoned its main competitive advantage – the use of MST technology – in this gadget. Therefore, the Galaxy Watch can only be used in contactless payment terminals. The Galaxy Wearable app is used to link the watch to a smartphone.

  1. Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device.
  2. To complete the card registration, select the “Open Samsung Pay” option and follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. To make a payment using your Galaxy Watch, press and hold the Back key.
  4. Scroll through the list of cards, select the one you want, then select “Purchase”.
  5. Bring the Galaxy Watch to the terminal. After the terminal recognizes the information, the payment will be made.

On Gear S3

Samsung Gear s3 smartwatch supports Samsung Pay in full. Even if you do not own a Samsung smartphone, you can use Samsung Pay by purchasing such a watch. The main thing is that your device runs on Android 4.4 and higher. You need to install the Samsung Gear application on your phone, through which the watch will be linked to your smartphone. On the phone, you need to log into your Samsung account, add the necessary bank cards to the application. When paying for purchases, to select one of the added cards in the watch, the bezel is used, then the hand with the watch must be brought to the payment terminal.

After completing the payment, you will feel a vibrating alert, and then you will receive a check, as with a regular purchase in cash or by credit card.

How to download and install Samsung Pay

Samsung pay – downloading a convenient application to your smartphone may be necessary for everyone who pays with plastic cards. The advantage over similar payment systems is that Samsung Pay works with both contactless terminals and those in which you need to insert a card with a magnetic stripe.

Download Samsung Pay from the official website.

If Samsung Pay is not installed by default on your device, you can install it from the official website www.samsung.com.

The app is also available for download via the Play Store.

Can I install Samsung Pay on another phone.

The Samsung pay app is designed to be used on original Samsung gadgets.

If you still want to use Samsung Pay, but for some reason do not want to change your phone to Samsung, your smartphone must meet the following requirements:

  1. Operating system Android0 and newer.
  2. Compatible with Galaxy Wearable app (formerly called Samsung Gear).
  3. RAM not less than 1.5 Gb.

Installing Samsung Pay on a smartphone from another manufacturer is possible only if you purchase a wearable gadget from Samsung, for example, a watch.

The manufacturer recommends using the application to work on Samsung devices sold in Russia. If the smartphone is purchased in another country, the service will not work.

On Xiaomi

If you are the owner of Xiaomi, but want to use the Samsung Pay payment service, you have such an opportunity. It appears on everyone who buys a Gear S3 classic or Gear S3 frontier watch. The condition is that your phone is compatible with the Galaxy Wearable app (Samsung Gear) and that the operating system is not older than Android 6.0.

How to install Samsung Pay

When installing Samsung Pay, you will need to authorize access to the camera – it will be needed to recognize cards. After downloading the application, launch it and enter your Samsung profile. You will need to scan your fingerprints and enter your password. Next, you need to add the data of your cards, which will be used for payment. In this case, the service will require you to enter a confirmation code. It will come to the phone number on which the plastic card is registered in the bank. Upon completion of the setup, you will need to enter a signature – sign on the smartphone screen.

How to install on Gear S2

To use the Samsung Pay application on a Samsung watch, they must be tied either to a Samsung phone or to a smartphone from another manufacturer. You will need to install the Samsung Gear app to connect the devices to each other. If bank cards have already been added to the application, now you can pay in the store by selecting the desired card right on the watch and bringing your hand with the watch to the terminal.

How to install on Gear S3

Just like the gear s2, you need to pair your watch with your smartphone using the Samsung Gear app. The bezel is rotated to select the added maps. After completing the payment, you will feel the vibrating alert.

How to install on Galaxy Watch.

Unfortunately, only NFC payments are available on the Galaxy Watch. It is not known why Samsung abandoned its main competitive advantage – the use of MST technology – in this gadget. The Galaxy Wearable app is used to link the watch to a smartphone. In it, under our Samsung account, we add the necessary cards. Set the pin code if it has not been installed earlier. Samsung pay on the device is opened using the back key. During setup, you will need to agree to the terms of service for your bank. Now in your watch you can choose the one you want from those cards that have been added. Payment will be made when you bring your hand with a watch to the contactless payment terminal.

How Samsung Pay works

Samsung pay – how does it work and what is it? This is a payment system, when using which you can add several bank cards to a smartphone and pay with them in stores with both a contactless payment system and in terminals using a magnetic stripe, as well as buy goods in online stores.

How Samsung Pay works

To pay for goods using the Samsung Pay application, you only need a smartphone. This eliminates the need for the user to carry plastic cards with them.

Basic principles of work

Samsung pay technology, in addition to supporting NFC payments, is to transfer card data directly to a magnetic stripe reader device, so the terminal thinks that a bank card has been physically swiped. That is, the main difference from other payment services is tape emulation. This technology is called MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). The application supports up to 10 bank and discount cards of stores. To add a card to the application, you need a phone on which the card is registered with the bank, it is to it that a confirmation sms will be sent. After adding a card, you can pay with it by bringing your gadget to the terminal, as in a conventional contactless payment. In this case, the smartphone screen must be unlocked, you select the desired card, then each operation must be confirmed with a password or fingerprint, on some devices you can use confirmation by the iris of the eye. After payment you will receive a check, as with a regular purchase in cash or by credit card. When a card is added to the application, it is not scanned, only its data is entered. Samsung does not use your personal information when paying, but only a virtual “cast” from the card, which contains a randomly generated digital code – a token. When using the Samsung Pay service, no commission is charged.

Does Samsung Pay work without internet

Samsung pay stores all payment information encrypted inside your device. At the time of payment, the service accesses the storage and uses the necessary data to process the payment. The Internet is not necessary for these operations. It is needed only at the stage of adding cards to the device, and when paying, you can even use a phone without a SIM card. Only a message about a successful transaction will come when your smartphone finds the network.

Samsung Pay on which devices works

Users of gadgets other than Samsung cannot use the Samsung Pay service. Samsung uses its own Samsung Knox card data encryption technology in its devices, which other manufacturers do not have.

Owners of the following Samsung Galaxy models can enjoy the full Samsung Pay service:

  • S7;
  • S7 Edge;
  • A3 (2017);
  • A5 (2016, 2017);
  • A7 (2016,2017);
  • Note8;
  • Note5;
  • S8;
  • S8 +;
  • J5 (2017);
  • J7 (2017).

S6 and S6 Edge owners have limitations in using samsung pay: they can only pay via NFC.

Does Samsung Pay work on gray phones

Users often try to save money by buying smartphones in foreign online stores and at auctions: eBay, Aliexpress and the like. Sometimes the manufacturer makes different “fillings” of devices for different regions. Different processors can be installed, a different number of frequencies are supported. The main risk is whether the phone will work in Russian cellular networks at all. Almost always, such gadgets are not Russified, to install the Russian language they have to be reflashed. According to user reviews, American versions of smartphones support cards of Russian banks and the Samsung Pay application works on them. There are complaints about the versions for Arab countries; Samsung Pay is not supported on them.

Reflashing a gadget for some tasks, the user faces other problems. The most serious of them is that the smartphone will stop turning on and turn into a so-called “brick”, so it is necessary to soberly assess the risks when buying gray phones.

How to remove a card from Samsung Pay

How to remove samsung pay or a card from samsung pay application – such questions are found in search engines or on Samsung product user forums.

How to remove Samsung Pay from phone

Samsung Pay is a payment system that allows you to add several bank cards to your smartphone and use them to pay in shops with both a contactless payment system and in terminals using a magnetic stripe, as well as buy goods in online stores. On the latest models of mobile phones, this application is installed by default, but despite its convenience and advantages, not everyone wants to use it, and many are trying to remove it.

You can uninstall Samsung Pay from the following smartphones:

  • S9;
  • S9 +;
  • S8;
  • S8 +;
  • Note 9;
  • Note 8;
  • A8;
  • A8 +;
  • A6;
  • A6 +.

On other models, you cannot completely delete the service, you can only turn off notifications.

When uninstalling Android applications, you need to delete not only the application itself, but also its data so that the system does not become clogged. In the “settings” menu we find applications or the application manager.

Now you need to select the one you want to delete. In the “memory” tab, clear the data, and then press the “delete” button. If the required application is not in the list, you need to enable the option “show system applications”, on some models instead of the word “options” you will see three dots.

You can also try to get superuser rights on your smartphone. This is called rooting. With superuser rights, you can delete any applications, including system applications, but the warranty voids on jailbroken phones, and the consequences of managing applications that are normally protected from users are unpredictable.

On a rooted phone, it is possible to delete applications using the Titanium Backup service, it can be downloaded from the Play Market. After installation, launch it, find the application you need – in this case, Samsung Pay, and select the “Un-install!” Button, which completely removes the application. Nearby we see a useful “Freeze!” Button, which stops the application, but at the same time it remains in the gadget’s memory, although it is not shown in the interface and does not work in the background.

How to remove a card

How to remove a card from Samsung Pay:

  1. Launch the Samsung Pay application.
  2. We select the desired card.
  3. We select the item “options”.
  4. Click “remove card”.
  5. We confirm the action, enter the password.

The card has now been removed from the Samsung Pay app. You can add it again if necessary.

How to turn off Samsung pay

If you do not use the Samsung Pay application, but do not plan to delete it permanently, you can remove it temporarily. To remove the application icon from the home screen, you need to disable quick access in the settings. To disable pop-up notifications, you need to click on the notification and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. Further, depending on the version of android, select either “disable permission for notifications”, or go to “application information” (sometimes it looks like an icon with the letter [i]) and uncheck the box “display notifications”.

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