A bit of history
That is how it all worked until the Androd Pay technology appeared. In fact, it only takes the data of your card (even if it is not equipped with a contactless payment module) and transfers it to the terminal with its own funds. The main requirement from a smartphone is the presence of an NFC module. It is thanks to him that there is an exchange of data between devices.
How to set up Android Pay
It is worth noting that Android Pay is not supported on Xiaomi budget (and sometimes medium) segment that do not meet certain rules:
- Android operating system 4.4 and higher;
- there is an NFC wireless module;
- You must have a Google Account
- on the smartphone, root rights (administrator rights) should not be issued;
- You live in the country in which this service works.
For example, on Xiaomi 4x Android Pay you can’t set up precisely because of the lack of an NFC module, although the smartphone is quite good and very popular. The same applies to the popular Xiaomi Mi 5x and Xiaomi Mi A1 models. But if all the points are fulfilled, go to Google Play and download the Android Pay application.
After that, you must configure the device for the program to work correctly.
First of all, we go into the settings of the smartphone and in the section “Advanced Settings, activate the switch near the NFC item.
After that, the element “Location of the security element” will become available. We make sure that the “HCE Wallet” item is selected in it.
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The next step will be the issuance of all accesses and maximum permissions to the application.
To do this, go to the settings of the smartphone and in the “Permissions” section, click on “Autostart”. Among the available applications, we are looking for Android Pay and activate the switch near it.
There, in the “Permissions” section, click on the “Other permissions” item and select the Android Pay application in it.
A list of all permissions required for the program opens. We click on each of them and give full access.
The last thing left to do on the settings of the smartphone is to make some changes to the power section.
We look for the item “Battery and performance” and select in it “Application Activity”.
Next, click on “Application Selection” and select the Android Pay program.
In the list that opens, select “No restrictions”. This will allow you not to save energy used by this program in the background, and therefore. keep it always ready.
On this, the smartphone setup can be considered complete.
Now run the Android Pay program, log in using your Google account, accept the agreement and add the data of your plastic cards. If there are several of them, choose one of them as the main one.
If everything went as it should, the authorization process starts and money is deducted from the tied card.