Use passes with Google Wallet on your smartwatch

You can store and use passes with QR codes or barcodes on your smartwatch with Google Wallet. Eligible passes that are added to Google Wallet on your phone will automatically be available on your synced Wear OS smartwatch. Learn how to add items to Google Wallet

Use a pass on your smartwatch

To use passes with Google Wallet on your watch, you must have a watch that runs Wear OS.

  1. On your smartwatch, open the Wallet app .
  2. Tap the pass that you want to use. You may need to scroll to find it.
  3. Scan your watch with the barcode or QR code reader.

Tip: Passes appear in the Google Wallet on Wear app below the payment methods and other items. To update the order of your passes, change the order on your phone.

Find pass details on your smartwatch

  1. On your smartwatch, open the Wallet app .
  2. Tap the pass that you want to find details about. You may need to scroll to find it.
  3. Scroll down to find details.

Important: When you archive a pass on your smartwatch, it’s archived on all devices. 

You can archive a pass to hide it from your card list. To access the archived pass, you can unarchive it. To remove a pass, learn how to remove a pass from a smartwatch

Archive a pass

  1. On your watch, open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Find the pass that you want to archive.

    Tip: You may need to swipe up to find it.

  3. Tap the pass.
  4. Scroll to the pass details.
  5. Tap Archive.

Unarchive a pass

  1. On your watch, open the Google Wallet app .
  2. Scroll to the bottom.
  3. Find "Archived passes."
  4. Tap the pass.
  5. Scroll to the pass details.
  6. Tap Unarchive.

Fix issues with passes on your smartwatch

I can’t find a pass on my watch after adding it on my phone

Common reasons why a pass may not appear on your smartwatch after adding it on your phone include:

  • Your watch isn’t connected to the internet or mobile data. Check your connection and try again. 
  • Expired passes in the Google Wallet mobile app don't appear on your smartwatch.
Some passes are unusable in the Wallet app on my watch

Some passes and items can’t be used on your smartwatch and can only be used with Google Wallet on your phone. 

Examples of passes that can’t be used on your smartwatch include:

  • COVID cards
  • Health insurance cards 
  • Other private passes
A pass won’t scan

Depending on your watch's brightness or contrast and the physical scanner itself, certain passes with dense bar or QR codes may not scan properly. When we think this might be the case, you'll see a disclaimer beneath the bar or QR code suggesting you to open it by phone. If you can't scan the pass, open it on the phone.

I can't find the option to add passes to my watch

Passes are automatically added across all of your synced devices with Google Wallet. To use passes on your watch, make sure you have the following Wear OS and Google Wallet app versions:

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