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Samsung Pay can now be used on any smartphone

Samsung Pay can now be used on any smartphone

SamsungPay.  (photo: Samsung)
SamsungPay. (photo: Samsung)

Samsung solved the problem that the users of smart phones that are not Korean brand can not access the application SamsungPay with your ID through a new security patch.

Several users have reported in recent days that they cannot connect to this payment service contactless and credit card storage, an error that seems to be caused by your devices that are not of the Samsung brand.

Unlike other platforms with similar goals, such as ApplePaywhich require a brand name device, such as the Apple Watch or the iPhonethis service developed by Samsung Electronics It can already be used in other equipment of other brands.

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Issues for users of other non-Samsung smartphones

This is possible on all devices with NearField Communication chip, also know as NFCwhich allows payments to be made securely with a smartphone by bringing the device close to the dataphone.

However, non-Korean smartphone owners have reported that when they want to access the platform, they receive a message that their identity is invalid.

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It was so through Reddit such as through the Samsung community, where affected people shared screenshots of the error, which has been around for several days and is believed to be included in an update to the app more recent.

Samsung Pay (Photo: Darkroom)
Samsung Pay (Photo: Darkroom)

One of these users reported this problem with a model Google Pixel 6 Pro Y Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classicwhich did not resolve the error by restarting the device or resetting it.

While it’s true that Samsung’s support website claims that the service can be used on non-Samsung phones, it can always be done. as long as you have Android 6.0 or higher.

The Asian company has confirmed to Europa Press that has released a patch to fix it and that non-Samsung mobile users will be able to access the platform correctly.

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This is how you can use Samsung Pay

When using a telephone: to the swipe up from the bottom of the screen, the Samsung Pay app will launch and the user’s default card will appear along with a prompt to authenticate a payment with your PIN, fingerprint or iris scanner on supported devices. Samsung Pay can also be started by opening the app.

If a different card is needed, a simple swipe left or right will show others stored on the phone. The last card used will automatically appear as the default card the next time the app is opened, but you can make changes to the settings.

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Once the payment has been biometrically authorized, the phone prompts you to touch the contactless payment reader And voila, the payment is made via NFC (Near Field Communication).

Samsung Pay (Photo: Darkroom)
Samsung Pay (Photo: Darkroom)

When using a Smart watch: From any compatible smartwatch screen, hold down the back key.

The last card used will be displayed and the smartwatch is ready to make a payment. touch the button ‘Pay’ on the screen to pay and finally, bring the wrist closer to the contactless payment reader.

SamsungPay.  (photo: Samsung)
SamsungPay. (photo: Samsung)

Which banks are compatible with Samsung Pay

These are all the compatible banks and services supported by Samsung Pay in the world:

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All entities compatible with Samsung Pay.  (photo: Samsung)
All entities compatible with Samsung Pay. (photo: Samsung)

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