How to Use Google Pay on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Google Pay is a convenient and secure way to make payments using your Android device. Whether you want to pay for your groceries, split a bill with friends, or shop online, Google Pay has got you covered. In this tutorial, we will walk you through how to use Google Pay on your Android device.

Step 1: Download and Install Google Pay

Before you can start using Google Pay, you need to download and install the app from the Google Play Store. Open the Play Store app on your Android device and search for “Google Pay.” Once you find it, tap on the “Install” button to begin the installation process.

Step 2: Set Up Google Pay

After installing the app, open it on your Android device. You will be prompted to sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, you can create one by tapping on the “Create account” option.

Note: Make sure that your Android device is connected to the internet during this setup process.

Add a Payment Method

  • Debit or Credit Card: Tap on “Add a debit or credit card” and follow the instructions to enter your card details.
  • Bank Account: Tap on “Add bank account” and provide the required information.
  • PayPal: If you have a PayPal account linked to your Google account, it will be automatically added as a payment method.

Note: Adding a payment method may require additional verification steps depending on your bank’s policies.

Add Loyalty Cards

If you have any loyalty cards from participating stores or organizations, Google Pay allows you to add and use them for convenient access.

Step 3: Make a Payment

Once you have set up Google Pay and added your preferred payment method, making a payment is quick and easy.

Paying in Stores

To make a payment in a physical store, follow these steps:

  1. Unlock your Android device.
  2. Hold the back of your device near the contactless payment terminal.
  3. Your device will vibrate or make a sound to confirm the successful payment.

Paying Online or in Apps

To make an online payment or pay within apps using Google Pay, follow these steps:

  1. Select Google Pay as your preferred payment method during checkout on the website or within the app.
  2. Confirm the transaction details on your Android device.
  3. Your payment will be processed, and you will receive a confirmation notification.

Step 4: Manage Your Google Pay Account

In addition to making payments, Google Pay also allows you to manage your account settings and transaction history.

Change Default Payment Method

If you have multiple payment methods added to Google Pay, you can change your default payment method by following these steps:

  1. Open the Google Pay app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on “Payment methods” from the menu options.
  3. Select the desired default payment method from the list of available options.

View Transaction History

To view your transaction history in Google Pay, use the following steps:

  1. Open the Google Pay app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the “Activity” tab to see a list of your recent transactions.

Note: You can also view transaction details, such as the date, time, and location of each transaction.


Using Google Pay on your Android device offers a convenient and secure way to make payments in stores, online, and within apps. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily set up Google Pay, add payment methods and loyalty cards, make payments with a few simple taps, and manage your account settings and transaction history.

Start using Google Pay today and enjoy the convenience of a digital wallet right at your fingertips!

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