Manage items in Google Wallet

You can add, move, or remove cards, passes, tickets, keys, and IDs to Google Wallet:

  • In the app
  • Online
  • In other apps with the “Add to Google Wallet” option
  • Across other Google products like Gmail

Important: Items may be managed differently across different devices and applications.

Add items to Google Wallet

Add an item with the Google Wallet app
  1. Open the Google Wallet app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Add to Google Wallet .
  3. Choose the type of item that you want to add. You can add a:
    • Payment card
    • Transit pass
    • Loyalty card
    • Gift card
  4. To add the item to Google Wallet, follow the on-screen instructions.

Add an item with the “Add to Google Wallet” option

If you’re signed in to your account on the website or app while on your phone, you may find the “Add to Google Wallet” option. This option lets you add a card or pass to Google Wallet directly.

Some examples of items that you can add to Google Wallet this way are:

To add a card or pass:

  1. Tap Add to Google Wallet and then Add to Wallet.
    • You may be asked to verify your identity with your screen lock or password.
  2. If you have more than one Google Account, choose the one you want to save the card or pass to.
  3. Read and accept the terms.
    • If you have the Google Wallet app: The card or pass is added to your wallet.
    • If you don’t have the Google Wallet app: You’re prompted to download the app to continue. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Add items from Gmail

Important: If you delete the email with your pass, loyalty card, or ticket, it is removed from Google Wallet. If you delete a Gmail message, it stays in your trash for 30 days. After that, the email is deleted permanently. You can add the pass again with the Google Wallet app.

To add an item from your Gmail inbox automatically:

  1. On your Android phone, open the Gmail app .
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then the account that you want to change.
  3. To turn on data sharing, under “General,” turn “smart features and personalization in other Google products” on or off.

Tip: If this setting is turned off, passes like loyalty cards, event tickets, boarding passes, and more aren’t imported automatically from your Gmail inbox.

Add items from a photo

You can save passes to Google Wallet from an image. Examples include:

  • Library cards
  • Gym passes
  • Parking passes

Add a pass from a photo

  1. Take a clear and high resolution photo of the pass with your phone.
  2. Open the Google Wallet app.
  3. Tap Add to Wallet and then Photo.
  4. Select a clear and large photo of the barcode.
  5. Add a name and description for the pass.
  6. Tap Add.
  7. To use the pass, select the pass and scan the barcode or QR code at a reader.

Tip: To view the original image used to create the pass, in the top right, tap More.

Add an item from a converted file

Important: A converted pass may be limited in functionality and you may not get updates about the pass.

You can save passes from different places online in Google Wallet. Some of the passes must be converted from their original format.

  1. To add the pass to Google Wallet, open the pass.
  2. Select Google Wallet.
    • To make Google Wallet app as default, tap Always.
  3. Tap Continue.
    • You may have to verify your identity.
  4. Tap I understand.

Tip: After the pass is added, you’ll find a confirmation message. 

I can’t add my pass to Google Wallet

If you get an error message when you save the pass, there’s an issue with the pass. To resolve the issue, contact the pass issuer.

Move single device passes

Certain passes can only be saved to a single device or Google Account. These passes need to be saved with the Google Wallet app. To move them to a different device:

  1. Remove the pass from the current device or Google Account.
  2. Open the pass link from the new device.

Remove items from Google Wallet

Important: When you remove an item from your phone, smartwatch, or the Wallet website, it’s removed across devices.

Remove from phone
  1. On your phone, open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Find the card or pass that you want to remove.
    • For cards, you may need to swipe left to find it.
    • For passes, you may need to swipe up to find it.
  3. Tap the card or pass.
  4. At the top right, tap More More.
    • For a card, tap Remove payment method.
    • For a pass, tap Remove.

To re-add any items that you remove, follow the steps above.

Remove from smartwatch
  1. On your smartwatch, open the Wallet app .
  2. Scroll to the pass you want to remove and tap it.
  3. Scroll in the pass details screen.
  4. Tap Remove pass.
Remove from website

Important:

  • Only users in the US and Japan can access passes on the Google Wallet website.
  • Not all passes are visible on the website. Examples include:
    • Private passes, such as IDs and health insurance cards
    • Single device passes

To delete a pass:

  1. Go to the Google Wallet website.
  2. Select the pass that you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove.

Share passes, tickets & cards

You can share some passes from your Google Wallet to someone else’s Google Wallet. To share passes, tickets, and cards:

  1. Tap Share Share.
    • You can share a pass if it has Share Share above it.
  2. Tap Share now.
    • Once you share the link, the recipient can forward it to anyone.
    • After you’ve shared the link, you can’t unsend it.

Transfer passes, tickets & cards

To check support transfers and for more details on the transfer process, contact the pass issuer.

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