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Set or change your default payment method

The first payment method that you add to Google Wallet becomes your default method for contactless payments. When you tap and pay in stores or other supported terminals, it’s automatically charged.

Find your default payment method

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. At the top, on your payment methods, swipe from the right edge of the screen to left until you get to the last one.
  3. Tap Edit card order .
  4. Your default method has a contactless symbol .

Tip: Cards that can be used for tap and pay, but aren’t your default, have a different contactless symbol .

Change your default payment method

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. At the top, on your card, swipe from the right edge of the screen until you find the card that you want to use as your default.
  3. Tap the card.
  4. At the bottom, tap Details and then Make default for tap to pay.

Pay with a different card

You can tap and pay with other cards that aren’t your default card.

  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. At the top, on your card, swipe from the right edge of the screen to left until you find the card that you want to use.
  3. Hold the back of your phone against the payment terminal.
  4. If prompted, choose “Credit,” no matter your type of card.

Fix problems

Default payment method is declined
  1. Contact your bank to check if there’s a problem with your account.
  2. If your account isn’t the problem, contact the retailer for more info.
Accidental charge to another payment method
Check which card you have set as your default. If it isn’t the card you want, update your default payment method or learn how to pay with a different card.
Can’t set store credit card as default
For a store (private label) credit card to be your default card, it must be the only card you add to Google Wallet. To pay this way, learn how to remove payment methods.

Still need help?

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