Make purchases with Android Pay

With Android Pay, you can make quick and easy purchases with your phone in stores and supported apps.

If you haven't already, set up Android Pay and add a payment card so that you can start making purchases. 

Purchases in stores

You can use Android Pay in stores where you see contactless terminals with either of these logos:


You don't have to open the Android Pay app to make a purchase with your NFC phone; just follow these steps:

  1. Wake up and unlock your phone.
  2. Hold the back of your phone against the contactless payment terminal.
  3. If prompted, choose "Credit" regardless of your type of card.
Which PIN should I use?

You might have to enter a PIN to complete your purchase. Different types of cards require different PINs. If you're using a card issued by a bank that supports Android Pay, enter your ATM PIN. For a card issued by a bank that doesn't yet support Android Pay, enter your Google payments PIN.

To see which PIN to use for a specific card:

  1. Open the Android Pay app.
  2. Touch your card to see the card details.
  3. If you see an option that says "Change Google payments PIN," enter your Google payments PIN at checkout. If you don't see that option, enter your ATM PIN at checkout.

Purchases in apps

You can use Android Pay in apps with either of these purchase buttons:

See the "Android Pay" button in third-party apps See the "Buy with Android Pay" button in third-party apps

At checkout, touch the Android Pay purchase button. You may be prompted to select a payment method and enter your shipping address before confirming your order.

Tip: In some apps, you can save your payment and shipping information for all future purchases.

What Android Pay transactions look like on your bank statement

Android Pay transactions might show up on your bank’s card statement under one of these names:

  • AdrdPy
  • Mobile Purchase
  • Mobile wallet
  • The merchant's name

Keep in mind that you'll still have to show your receipt from the merchant if you ever need proof of purchase, so make sure you keep it for your records.


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