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How to Set up the Android Pay App (and why you should!)

If you’re looking for a safe, secure way to make more purchases with less hassle, Android Pay is the answer you’re looking for

If you’ve browsed through your apps’ settings lately, you may have noticed a new addition: Android Pay. If you are unfamiliar with this app, continue reading to learn what it is, and how it can help you:

How Do You Set up the Android Pay App?

Put simply, Android Pay is Android’s version of Apple Pay. It’s the new Google Wallet, and it hopes to change the way you shop.

All you need to do to get started is set up a user account. First, you have to enter your credit or debit card info. This information will be kept secure, so you can pay on the go without the hassle of cash. Simply click on the plus sign (+) to begin.

After that, you are taken to a new screen. If you’ve ever added a card to your Google account before, the app will let you know. It will include the type of card (like Mastercard or Visa), as well as the last four digits. If this is the card you want to associate with your Android Pay account, you can click on the info to verify the details.

If it’s not the card you want to associate with your Android Pay account, simply ignore it, and click “Add Another Card.” Another screen will open up. This time, you will need to line up the new card with the rectangle shape that appears on the Android Pay screen. Center your card in the screen so the app can get a good look at it. Tap the screen to take a clear picture, and voila! The app pulls the digits off your card, and fills in the information for you. It couldn’t be any easier.

If you lack a steady hand, or simply don’t want to take a picture of your card, you can click “Add manually.” You will then be directed to a new screen that contains the typical fill-in-the-blank slots.

Why Use Android Pay?

With Android Pay, your credit card number is never shared with merchants, so you don’t have to worry about theft, and if your phone is misplaced, you can easily lock the account with a quick visit to Google.

Many popular mobile apps, and over one million locations in the US, accept Android Pay as a payment option. It’s convenient, popular, safe, and secure. If you’re feeling a bit apprehensive about having card information on your phone, apps like PSafe TOTAL can help. Make sure your finances, and other personal data, stay protected with PSafe TOTAL’s antivirus and antitheft software.