For iPhone users looking to broaden their payment options, the question arises: can you use Google Pay on an iPhone?
Google Pay, known for its convenience in facilitating contactless in-store payments and enabling easy money transfers to friends and family, has become an integral part of many users' daily lives. But can you harness the power of Google Pay on your iPhone?
In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore whether it is possible to use Google Pay on your iPhone.
Can you use Google Pay on an iPhone?
Yes, you can, but there is an important limitation. Google Pay for iPhone is only available in the US and India. So if you reside in either of these countries, you can indeed use Google Pay on your iPhone.
However, if you're located elsewhere, you'll need to explore alternative contactless payment options. For iPhone users, Apple's own Apple Pay stands as the top choice and the most seamlessly integrated option.
If Google Pay for iPhone is available in your region, let's delve into the steps to set it up on your iOS device. Read on.
How to set up Google Pay on iPhone
To set up Google Pay on iPhone, you'll need a Google account, an active phone number and an active bank account that's linked to the same phone number you've provided. In addition, your iPhone must be running iOS 16 or higher.
Here are the steps you need to take to set up Google Pay on your iPhone:
- Download Google Pay from the App Store
- Enter your phone number.
- Sign in with your Google account.
- Follow the instructions to secure your Google Pay app and add a bank account.
Once you are all set, you can use Google Pay to send or request money from family and friends using a mobile phone. You can also pay your utility bills and recharge your prepaid phone using Google Pay.
Can I use Google Pay on iPhone in-store?
You can use Google Pay on iPhone in-store for contactless payments in the US. However, contactless payments using NFC are not currently available in India. But you can alternatively make contactless payments by scanning the shop owner's GPay QR code.
Why can't I download Google Pay on my iPhone?
You can't download Google Pay on your iPhone likely because GPay for iPhone is not available in your current country of residence. You can check if it's available in your region by visiting the Google Pay app's page in the App Store.