How to use Samsung Pay
Gone are the days of needing to stash your phone and your wallet in your back or bag. Nowadays, there’s a convenient alternative to credit cards and cash: Mobile payment solutions. You can use a mobile wallet to pay for online transactions or use a built-in chip in your phone to pay for an in-store purchase.
What You Need
Samsung Pay is the proprietary mobile wallet that you will find on newer Samsung devices. This app comes with convenient tools to manage your money and pay for purchases online and in stores. Getting started is very easy, and soon you’ll wonder how you ever managed to shop without this app.
What is Samsung Pay?
Samsung Pay is an Android app that works with specific Samsung devices, allowing them to communicate with payment terminals. Out shopping for a new dress, or picking up some coffee at your favorite cafe? You can leave your credit or debit card at home, utilizing the Samsung Pay app instead. Your smartphone can use NFC technology to pay with any terminal that supports wireless payment with a simple tap, but that’s not what makes it unique.
Not all retail stores have caught up with the times, and many are still utilizing older payment terminals that don’t support new payment technologies such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. However, Samsung goes to the next level by offering MST (magnetic secure transmission) technology in its smartphones; thus, you can pay with any terminal that accepts cards — no wireless compatibility needed. MST sends out a signal that mimics the black stripe on the back of your card, making older terminals merely think that you manually swiped your card.
How do I set up Samsung Pay?
Begin by checking you own a compatible Samsung smartphone. All Galaxy devices since the S6 and Note devices have the technology built-in, in addition to several Galaxy A devices. Many Samsung wearables also feature Samsung Pay for quick payment with your wrist — no smartphone required.
Once you have determined that your Samsung smartphone is compatible with Samsung Pay, follow these steps:
Step 1: Begin by opening the Samsung Pay app on your device.
Step 2: Once the application is open on your device, tap the Get Started button.
Adding Samsung Pay to your smartwatch
If you have a compatible Galaxy Wearable device, you can add Samsung Pay for secure payments on the go. However, it is essential to understand that wearable devices only support NFC. As MST is not supported on Galaxy Wearable devices, you will need to use a pay terminal that supports contactless payments. Fortunately, the newer Samsung Galaxy Watches make setup very simple.
Step 1: Begin by pressing and holding the Back (top) button for a couple of seconds. It may take a few seconds for Samsung Pay to start if it’s your first time using it.
Step 2: Tap the arrow to begin setting things up.
Step 3: On your phone, tap OK to open Samsung Pay, then tap Start. You may need to sign into your Samsung account.
Step 4: Tap the three dots on your watch, then tap Add Card to add your card. You can tap Turn On to set up a lock screen for your watch, which we recommend doing if you haven’t already.
Step 5: Enter a four-digit PIN on your watch, and type it twice for verification. You can now start adding your payment cards.
Step 6: If you have an older Samsung smartwatch, you’ll have to go to the Samsung Pay app in the Home tab to get started, then choose the plus symbol to add things. This isn’t as common these days, but it’s not hard to begin.
Step 7: Once Samsung Pay is entirely set up on your Galaxy Wearable, you’ll be able to pay for transactions using your smartwatch, as well as view any recent purchase that may have been made through the service. Note that the watch and smartphone will only show transactions that have been made on their hardware — they are not shared between devices.
Paying with Samsung Pay
Galaxy Smartphone: Out shopping and ready to pay? You will be prompted to select the card you want to use, and after verifying your identity, you will then be told to place the back of your Samsung smartphone against the card terminal. For fast and speedy payments, we recommend you secure your device with a fingerprint, which can then also be used within the Samsung Pay app.
Galaxy Wearable: Launch Samsung Pay by holding the back key once the app is ready on your Galaxy Wearable device. Then select the card you want to use and tap the Pay button. Tapping the wearable to the terminal just like you would if paying with your smartphone will complete the transaction.
Other Samsung Pay options
It’s a good idea to look in your area and see how else you can use Samsung Pay’s wallet. Various transit services may accept it, and Samsung is rolling out the option to store your vaccination records on the app as well. It can do a lot more than just mimic your credit card.
Is Samsung Pay safe to use?
Now that you know how to set up Samsung Pay, your next question might be whether it’s safe to use the service daily. Fortunately, the answer is yes. Your Samsung device doesn’t store any of your personal or financial information, first of all. Secondly, your secure PIN or biometric data such as a fingerprint or iris scan keeps the information on your Samsung smartphone or wearable secure, keeping it safe if the wrong person gets ahold of your device.
You can use Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature to quickly locate your device if you lose it, and the Lock my screen function will keep the device locked down to prevent the use of services such as Samsung Pay.
How to Set Up Your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
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What to Know
- Charge Watch push power/home button until it turns on install Galaxy Wearable app on phone.
- Next, open Galaxy Wearable app and select Start follow on-screen prompts.
This article explains how to set up and use a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, including basic controls and settings.
How do I set up my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?
To set up your Galaxy Watch 4, you need to install the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
Here’s how to set up a Galaxy Watch 4:
- Charge the watch if necessary.
The Galaxy Watch 4 comes with a low level of charge. It’s usually enough to get through the setup process, but you may need to charge yours first.
Press and hold the Power/Home button on the watch until it turns on.
Choose one of the device location options.
You don’t have to allow location access, but if you select Deny, many features, like local weather, won’t function or display correctly.
Check the code on the watch and the code on your phone, and Select Pair if they match.
In the Galaxy Wearable app, Select Sign in.
You don’t need to sign in to use your watch, but you won’t have access to the listed features if you skip this step.
Don’t have a Samsung account? Select Create account or Continue with Google, follow the on-screen prompts, and then proceed to the next step.
Select Allow if you want to view your calendar on the watch.
Select Allow if you want to be able to send and receive SMS messages through the watch.
If you select Deny, certain watch functions, like answering calls, will not work or be available.
Wait for the app to configure your watch.
Select Next to restore settings from a previous watch, or Skip if you’ve never had a Samsung watch before.
When the Galaxy Wearable home screen loads on your phone, your watch has been set up and is ready to use.
How to Pair a Galaxy Watch 4 With a Smartphone
The only way to pair a Galaxy Watch 4 with a smartphone is by using the Galaxy Wearable app from Samsung. You use it to set up and control all Samsung wearables like the Galaxy Watch series and Galaxy Buds.
With that app installed, you can turn the watch on and then follow the prompts that you see on your phone. The setup process is performed entirely in the app, and the app also allows you to manage your watch after you set it up.
If you previously used the watch with a different phone, you need to factory reset it before you can pair it to your phone.
If you’re experiencing an issue where the watch no longer connects with your phone and it seems like you need to pair it again, You can also factory reset your watch and reconnect it using the process described in the previous section.
How to Download Apps for a Galaxy Watch 4
Galaxy Watch 4 uses WearOS, which means you can download apps for your Galaxy Watch 4 through Google Play on your phone or through Google Play directly on your watch. When you use your phone, the process is the same as downloading an app for your phone with one additional step. The process is similar if you want to use your watch.
Here’s how to download apps for a Galaxy Watch 4 using your phone:
How to Get Apps Directly On a Galaxy Watch 4
Here’s how to download apps for a Galaxy Watch 4 directly on the watch:
How to Use a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Galaxy Watch 4 relies primarily on its touchscreen, but it also supports a couple of gesture controls. You can enable and disable gesture controls to your liking.
The default settings cause the screen to turn off after a handful of seconds automatically, but you can turn it back on at any time by lifting your arm in a natural motion to look at the watch.
In addition to that gesture control, you can also activate the screen with a tap by following this process: swipe down gear icon Display Touch screen to wake.
The touchscreen of the Galaxy Watch 4 works like the screen on your phone, in that you can tap things to interact with them. Some functions require you to press and hold, and pinch controls also work in certain apps to zoom in and out.
Here are the swipe controls that are available on the home screen:
- Swipe down: Access the quick panel, which provides easy access to settings and other features.
- Swipe up: Access your apps, including the Play Store that allows you to download new apps.
- Swipe right: Access notifications. Additionally, you can tap a notification for more information.
- Swipe left: Access your tiles.
- Press and hold: Switch watch faces.
What is the Galaxy Watch 4 Quick Panel?
Galaxy Watch 4 has a quick panel, which you can access by swiping down on the main watch face. The quick panel provides easy access to many useful settings and features. Swipe right and left to navigate through the options, and choose the option you want.
Here are the settings and features you’ll find in the Galaxy Watch 4 quick panel:
- Bedtime mode: Disables most alerts on your watch, but your morning alarm will still go off if you have one set.
- Power: Turn the watch off, and turn touch sensitivity on and off.
- Settings: Access the watch settings.
- Always on: Toggle the display to stay on all the time or time out when not in use.
- Sound: Select to toggle between mute, mute with vibration, or sound.
- Flashlight: Illuminate the watch face with white light.
- Do not disturb: Toggle do not disturb mode.
- Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
- Power saving: Toggle power-saving mode.
- Theater mode: Mutes notifications, disables the always-on display, and adjusts other settings to avoid causing a disturbance for the specified amount of time.
- Wi-Fi: Toggles Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Water lock: Turns on the water lock, allowing you to swim while wearing the watch. To turn the water lock back off, press and hold the home button on the watch.
- Airplane mode: Toggles airplane mode.
- Bluetooth audio: Toggles Bluetooth on and off, allowing you to connect headphones or earbuds.
- Find my phone: Rings your phone, allowing you to locate it.
- Location: Toggle location services on and off.
- Plus: Add additional options, including NFC and a touch sensitivity toggle.
How to Find Your Galaxy Watch 4
The Galaxy Wearable app has a feature that allows you to locate your watch if you misplace it by forcing the watch to play a loud tone. Here’s how it works:
How Do I Activate My Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?
If your Galaxy Watch 4 supports LTE, then you’ll see one extra step during the setup process. To activate your Galaxy Watch 4, you need to select Next on the Mobile service for your watch screen. Then, after you finish setting up your watch, you can complete the activation through the Galaxy Wearable app.
Open the Wearable app, select Watch Settings Mobile Plans, and follow the prompts to finish your activation. For additional information, you can contact your mobile carrier.
The app will attempt to activate the watch on the same mobile service used by your phone. If your provider doesn’t support the Galaxy Watch 4, it won’t work. This option also isn’t available if your watch doesn’t support LTE.
Do I Have to Add a Line For a Samsung Smartwatch?
The Galaxy Watch 4 LTE version works with many different mobile carriers, and each one handles things their way. You will need to activate service for the watch through your carrier if you want to use the LTE feature, but whether or not you need to add a line depends on which carrier you use and what kind of plan you currently have.
The major carriers all have plans for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch 4, but you should check with your carrier to see the available plans and costs before activating the service. Some carriers allow you to share a single phone number between your phone and your Galaxy Watch 4, in which case you likely won’t need to add a line, but there may still be an additional charge.
Do You Need a Plan For a Samsung Watch?
You don’t need a mobile plan for your watch unless you have the LTE version and want to use the watch without your phone. As long as your phone is nearby, your watch can connect to it through Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive calls and texts using the phone’s plan. Your watch can also connect directly to Wi-Fi, which will enable you to use most of its features aside from sending and receiving calls.
The Wi-Fi connectivity feature is available in both the Bluetooth-only and LTE versions of the Galaxy Watch 4.
If you want to leave your phone behind and use your watch to make and receive calls and texts, you either need a separate plan or need to add the Galaxy Watch to your current account. The specifics vary between mobile carriers, so check with yours for additional details.
Open the Samsung Pay app on your Galaxy Watch or hold the Back button for a couple of seconds to launch it and follow the on-screen instructions. Add cards to your Samsung Pay account through the Galaxy Wearable app from the app page, settings area, or the home tab.
Open the Bixby app from the Apps screen or press the Home button twice to launch Bixby. Accept the permissions requests to allow the voice assistant to work on your device. Then follow the setup prompts on your watch to manage your Bixby preferences.
Samsung Pay: What is it and how does it work?
Samsung Pay is Samsung’s very own Apple Pay/Google Pay. It’s a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services using your Samsung device instead of using cash or credit cards.
Interested in learning more about Samsung Pay? Keep reading.
How do I install Samsung Pay?
Samsung Pay is available on specific Samsung Galaxy devices – including Samsung wearables. You need to download and install the Samsung Pay app on your phone or wearable. You also need to register compatible cards and bank accounts on the app, as the app will use the money on the chosen card/bank account when making a payment.
Which Samsung devices support Samsung Pay?
Here’s a list of Samsung phones that currently support Samsung Pay:
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy A70s
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy A70
- Galaxy A80
- Galaxy A30s
- Galaxy A50s
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10E
- Galaxy A70
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S7 edge
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S6 edge
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy A8
- Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Galaxy A5 (2017)
- Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Galaxy A7 (2016)
- Galaxy A9 Pro
- Galaxy J7 Pro
These Samsung wearables also have Samsung Pay functionality:
- Galaxy Watch 3
- Galaxy Watch Active 2
- Galaxy Watch Active
- Galaxy Watch
- Galaxy Watch 4G
- Gear S3
- Gear Sport
How do I use Samsung Pay?
If you’re using a smartphone:
- Swipe up/click on the app to open Samsung Pay.
- Change your credit card by swiping left/right. The last card you used will be your default card, but you can change your default card by tapping on “Settings“.
- Authenticate a payment using your PIN, fingerprint or iris scanner.
- Tap your phone onto the contactless payment reader to complete the transaction.
If you’re using a smartwatch:
- Press and hold the Back Key.
- The last card that you used pops up.
- Tap “Pay” and hold your wrist in front of the contactless payment reader.
Is it the same as NFC?
Samsung Pay is more than just NFC. The app incorporates MST (Magnetic Strip Technology), which basically transforms your phone into a bona fide virtual credit card.
MST enables you to use old-school payment terminals that incorporate a magnetic strip but don’t feature an NFC reader. The MST feature is only activated when a card reader doesn’t have an NFC reader.
In which countries is Samsung Pay available?
Samsung Pay is only useful if it’s available in your country. Unfortunately, as things stand, Samsung Pay is only available in select countries. However, Samsung is set to expand Samsung Pay to more markets over the next few years.
Samsung Pay is currently available in:
- United Kingdom
Latin North America and the Caribbean
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
Africa and the Middle East
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In your Wells Fargo Mobile app, tap Menu in the bottom bar, select Cards Settings, then tap Digital Wallet.
All eligible Digital Wallets will display. Tap Samsung Pay.
All eligible cards will display. Tap the Add to Samsung Pay button next to the card you want to add. Follow any additional instructions to verify and activate your card. Your card is now ready for use with Samsung Pay.
Open the Samsung Wearables app on your phone and tap Samsung Pay. Then tap Add Card.
To automatically enter your card information, position your card in the camera frame, or manually enter your card details. Then enter your card’s security code and read and accept the terms and conditions.
Follow any additional instructions to verify and activate your card in Samsung Pay. Your card is now ready for use with Samsung Pay on your smartwatch.
Samsung Pay replaces your actual card number with a unique digital card number. This means businesses do not see or store your full card number.
Easy to Use
Confirm your identity (with a PIN, fingerprint. or iris scan) on your device, and tap to pay at participating businesses.
Accepted in many places
In stores, simply tap your mobile device where you see the Samsung Pay logo, Contactless Symbol or card swipe at checkout. Or select the Samsung Pay logo when shopping online and in apps.
Tap for ATM access
Just add your Wells Fargo Debit or Wells Fargo EasyPay Card to Samsung Pay and access any Wells Fargo ATM by tapping on the Contactless Symbol.
Peace of Mind
And when you use your Wells Fargo cards with a digital wallet, you will continue to have the added security of 24/7 fraud monitoring and Zero Liability protection.
Use your Wells Fargo cards with Samsung Pay
You can add most Visa and American Express branded Wells Fargo Debit and Credit Cards to Samsung Pay.
Certain devices are eligible to enable fingerprint sign-on. If you store multiple fingerprints on your device, including those of additional persons, those persons will also be able to access your Wells Fargo Mobile app via fingerprint when fingerprint is enabled. Your mobile carrier’s messaging and data rates may apply.
Digital wallet access is available at Wells Fargo ATMs for Wells Fargo Debit Cards and in Wells Fargo-supported digital wallets. Availability may be affected by your mobile carrier’s coverage area. Your mobile carrier’s message and data rates may apply. Some ATMs within secure locations may require a physical card for entry.
With Zero Liability protection, you won’t be held responsible for any promptly reported unauthorized card transactions. For more information about liability for unauthorized transactions, review either your applicable Consumer Credit Card Customer Agreement and Disclosure Statement or your applicable Wells Fargo account agreement, debit and ATM card terms and conditions or Wells Fargo Easy Pay Card Terms and Conditions.
Samsung Pay is only compatible with select cards, carriers and Samsung devices. See the Samsung Support Page for compatibility information and merchant terminal limitations.
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