Eligible devices for use with Google Wallet

Non-NFC devices

The Google Wallet app is available to US users on devices that meet the following system requirements:

  • Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.
  • iOS 6 or higher.

NFC devices

Tap and pay functionality is available in the US, and requires an NFC-enabled Android device running 4.4 (KitKat) or higher on any carrier network.

Not all devices running KitKat will support tap and pay. Here is a list of devices running KitKat that cannot be used for tap and pay:

  • Evo 4G LTE
  • Nexus 7 (2012)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note III
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Light

At this time, tap and pay functionality is only supported on US-based devices. For example, a Samsung Galaxy Note II that uses an international SIM card will not work with Google Wallet tap and pay.

Check eligibility for tap and pay

To see if you can tap and pay with your Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your phone's Settings.
  2. Touch More settings.
  3. Make sure NFC is turned On.
  4. Go back to Settings.
  5. .
  6. Check for a "Tap and Pay" option in the menu.

If you can see the "Tap and Pay" option in the menu, you can Tap and Pay with your device.

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