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How to Setup Google Pay? – A Complete Guide!

Google Pay is one of the most preferred apps when it comes to making online payments. Google developed it for use on both, Android and iOS. However, you cannot use it to make in-store purchases on Apple phones. Google Pay can be used to its fullest on an Android Phone. Not only is it easy to use but it is not that complicated to set up your Google Pay app on your Android phone. Here is how you can do so:

Setting up your Google Pay app

The setup process has a series of simple steps:

Step 1:

In the case of some Android phones, the Google Pay app is pre-downloaded. If it is not, you can do so by opening Google Play and downloading the app from that platform.

Step 2:

When the download is complete, click on the app in order to start it. Open the app and click on the ‘Get started’ option on your screen.

Step 3:

You have to follow the instructions step by step as the app shows. It will help you to configure Google Pay linked with your account. It is actually helpful if you connect your G-pay account to your Gmail account. This will ensure that you can make use of loyalty points and discounts.

Step 4:

The next step is when you need to add a payment method to your account. You may either add a debit card or a credit card or a Paypal account.

Step 5:

When you are adding your debit or credit card to your G-pay account, make sure that you are adding all the details carefully. You may find a message, which will ask you to set up your in-store payment methods. You have to choose the link and fill in any missing detail, if at all there.

In case you see a message which states that Google Pay cannot be used, it indicates that your Android phone does not support Google Play. You have to update your Android version for it to work.

Using your google pay app

You can use Google Pay app in several ways. In case you want to use it in transit or in a store, you can do so quite easily. All you need to do is to unlock your Android phone and hold it close to the terminal as far as possible. Just follow the instructions and when you see the checkmark, your transaction is over. In the case of websites and apps, you will be able to use the G-pay app to make the purchase. You need to choose the Google Pay option at the checkout. If your payment method is being asked, you have to feed in your shipping address. It is that simple to complete the transaction!

You can even use it to send money to your friends or family. All you need to do is to open the Google Pay app on your Android phone. At the bottom end of the app, you will find the ‘Send’ button. You need to tap on it and select on the contact that you want to send money through Google Pay.  You can search for your friends on G-pay by using their name, location, UPI ID, IFSC code and bank account.

Pay your bills easily!

The most amazing feature of Google play is that it simplifies your life by letting you pay your bills quickly. You no more need to stand in a queue and wait for your turn.  Electricity, water, gas – you can pay all these bills using Google Pay. All you need to do is to make sure that your biller account supports G-pay. After you open the app,  slide up from the bottom of the screen. You will have to write down the name of the biller under the ‘New’ tab and tap on the biller’s name from the search results.

Life is easier when you have Google Pay to look after your transactions. Download the app and get started as soon as possible!

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