How to Pay With Your Android Mobile

By Tanner Abraham •  Updated: 07/20/22 •  4 min read

Android is the most widely used operating system in the world of smartphones and other mobile devices, so it is necessary to become familiar with the different options it offers us. Just as we have already explained how to install the coved certificate in Google Pay, we have taught you how PayPal works for Android or how to watch TV on a device with the Google operating system, now is the time for you to know how to pay with your mobile Android.

Currently more than 1 billion people globally use their mobile devices to make payments, but there are still many who still do not. Mobile payments are here to stay and they are the future. They are mainly for ease of use and for being able to carry bank cards on the device. Thus, with the simple gesture of bringing the mobile closer to a point of sale terminal (POS) you can buy what you want.

How mobile payments work

Although there are many different types and technologies of mobile payments, mobile payment is the most used by merchants and users. To be able to carry it out, you need a smartphone compatible with NFC or MST technology. This is the one that is used to be able to carry out the transaction at the moment that the device approaches the payment terminal.

The operation of the technology bears many similarities to that found in credit and debit cards through contactless. In fact, most businesses where these cards are accepted will also allow payments to be made through the mobile terminal.

In this way, if you want to know how to pay with your Android mobile, you only have to bring the mobile with NFC activated close to the sales terminal; and in just a matter of seconds the process will be finished, just as if it were a contactless credit card.

They’re safe?

A doubt of many users, especially those who are less familiar with new technologies, is whether mobile payments are safe. The ease of use and the rapid implementation of this system mean that there are many people who still have their doubts about security.

However, it can be ensured that these are totally secure methods, since this type of payment service such as Google Pay is responsible for hiding the user’s real banking information. Instead they make use of virtual account or card numbers, so that the most sensitive data is never shared with the establishment where the purchase is made.

In this way it can be confirmed that mobile payments  are just as secure as payments by credit or debit card , or even more so; and it is that in general the bank details are hidden during the entire transaction process. In addition, if the terminal is lost or stolen, these payment methods can be deactivated using another terminal.

No commissions

On the other hand, it should be noted that making a purchase through a mobile phone is similar to doing it with a card, so no type of commission is charged for it, neither by the bank nor by the establishment. Currently, more and more establishments are compatible with mobile payments.

In the event that you have doubts, you can check if there is a symbol outside the premises that refers to the fact that it accepts mobile payments; and if not, you can always ask one of the workers to clear up any doubts; and thus be able to carry out the desired purchase directly from your smartphone.

These types of mobile payments are the future; and it is that they offer many possibilities and advantages. Among them is the fact of not having to carry cash or cards with you. With the smartphone it will be enough to be able to make any payment at any time and place; and also use it for its usual uses.

Instructions to pay with your Android mobile

To know how to pay with your Android mobile, you need to configure your mobile to pay. If you have a mobile phone that is compatible with mobile payments, that is, that has NFC; you will only have to do the following:

  1. Go to the System Settings of your Android mobile device, and then go to the Applications section.
  2. Once you are in it you will have to go to the Default applications
  3. In this section look for the Tap & payoption and in it choose the default payment app you want to use. In addition, you can choose if you want this app to always be used unless there is another payment app in the foreground

Tanner Abraham

Data Scientist and Software Engineer with a focus on experimental projects in new budding technologies that incorporate machine learning and quantum computing into web applications.

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