Set up screen lock to pay in stores
To use Google Pay in stores, you need to set up a screen lock on your device for your security.
Important: Screen lock is optional for e-money, QUICPay, and iD users in Japan.
Google Pay works with PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, or retina-scanning screen locks. It won’t work with facial recognition or screen locks like Smart Unlock or Knock to Unlock.
Turn on screen lock
Learn how to set or change a screen lock.
Change how quickly your phone locks
Your phone can be used to pay when it's unlocked. For more security, make it lock faster.
- On your Android phone, open the Settings app .
- Tap Lock screen & security Secure lock settings Lock automatically.
- Choose the amount of time for your screen to automatically lock.
No unlock needed for smaller payments
To make most purchases in stores, you need to unlock your phone. You won't need to unlock it for certain small payments.
Important: You can only make a limited amount of locked transactions before your phone will ask you to unlock it.
|Chile||12,000 CLP for credit|
|Czech Republic||500 CZK|
|Hong Kong||HKD 1000|
|Japan (VISA Touch)||10,000 JPY|
|New Zealand||NZD 80|
|Ukraine||100 UAH for Mastercard|
|United Arab Emirates||AED 300|
|United Kingdom||GBP 30|