Paying with Google Pay
You can use Google Pay to pay in stores, in apps and on the web. You won’t be able to use Google Pay to withdraw cash with purchases or from ATMs.
Paying in stores
You can pay with Google Pay anywhere contactless payments can be made.
- Make sure your phone is awake.
- Hold your phone up to the contactless terminal.
- Your phone will beep or vibrate when the payment is made, and you’ll receive a notification.
If you’re making a payment that’s more than $80*, you’ll be prompted to enter your PIN.
*Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have temporarily increased the contactless payment PIN limit to $200. This is to help reduce the risk of transmitting the virus as fewer people will need to touch the payment terminal.
Paying in apps or on the web
You can use Google Pay in apps or when you shop online, wherever you see the Google Pay icon at checkout. You can also use Google Pay on your Chrome mobile browser with participating merchants.
- At checkout, touch the Google Pay purchase button.
- You might be asked to pick a payment method and enter your shipping address before confirming your order.
Paying with a card that’s not your default card
You can make a one-time payment with a non-default card using the Google Pay app.
- Unlock your device.
- Open the Google Pay app.
- Tap the card you wish to use for the transaction.
- Hold the back of your phone against the contactless payment terminal.
- If prompted, choose "Credit" regardless of your type of card.
- For debit card transactions, you may have to enter a PIN. Use the PIN you set up with your bank or service provider.
If you want to switch cards for future purchases, you can change your default card.