Google Pay is one of the best UPI payment services in India. Those of you who don’t know, UPI which stands for Unified Payment Interface is an instant payment system to transfer money in between two bank accounts.
Many people also use Google Pay in their day to day life to send money to the merchants. But so far people were able to send money to the merchants by either scanning the merchant’s QR Code or by typing in their UPI ID.
Now, with the latest update, Google Pay has eased the process of transferring money to the merchants. In one of its support pages, Google Pay has said that it now supports contactless payments via NFC technology (i.e. Near Field Communication Technology).
Before letting you know How to make payments via NFC in Google Pay, let me first tell you the limitations of this service.
- Payments via NFC in Google Pay will not work if your phone runs the developer version of Android or if your phone is rooted or running a custom ROM. You can reset your phone to factory settings to let this service to work.
- Payments via NFC in Google Pay will not work if your phone doesn’t support the NFC technology.
- In the same support page, Google Pay has said that currently the app supports NFC payments for Pine Lab Terminals only.
If all the above three criteria are fulfilled then, you are easily able to make payments via NFC in Google Pay. Let’s check the process.
How to make Payments via NFC in Google Pay?
- First unlock your phone.
- Turn on the NFC (you can find it’s icon in the Quick Settings Panel).
- Once you turn on the NFC, tap your phone on the payment terminal and Google Pay app will open automatically.
- Then, you can proceed with the amount to pay.