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Get started using Google Pay in stores

Ready to get started using Google Pay to buy in stores? Getting set up is easy and should only take a few minutes. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Set up the app

  1. Make sure your phone is running Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher and meets the requirements to pay in stores.
  2. Download the Google Pay app.
  3. Open the app and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Add a payment method

If you didn’t add a payment method when you set up the app or want to add another payment method, here’s how to add one.

  1. Open the Google Pay app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Payment.
  3. Tap + Payment method.
  4. Choose the type of payment method.
  5. Take a picture of your card. You can also enter the details manually.

If you have trouble adding a card, make sure your card is on the list of supported cards.

Step 3: Add passes

You can add loyalty cards, gift cards, offers, and tickets to your Google Pay.

Add loyalty or gift cards

  1. Open the Google Pay app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Passes.
  3. At the bottom, tap + Pass.
  4. For loyalty cards, tap Loyalty program. For gift cards, tap Gift card.
  5. Find the merchant or program name and tap it.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your loyalty card will show up in Google Pay.

Learn how to use loyalty or gift cards.

Add offers or tickets

If you see G Pay Save to Google Pay in a retailer’s app or on their website, tap it.

Learn how to use offers or tickets.

Step 4: Make your first payment

  1. Shop at any store that accepts contactless payments. Here’s a list of major stores that accept Google Pay.
  2. When you’re ready to check out, unlock your phone and hold the back of it to the payment terminal screen until you see a blue checkmark on your phone.
  3. If prompted, follow the instructions on the payment terminal.

Learn more about how to pay in stores.

Having trouble using Google Pay in stores?

See the next steps for fixing issues specific to your account.

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