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Verify a Payment Card in Samsung Pay on Your Watch

If you're having trouble verifying a payment card on Samsung Pay on your watch, make sure you've entered the correct information. If you are unable to verify your card in Samsung Pay, contact the card issuer for assistance. The steps below will help you get through payment card verification properly.

Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Verify a Payment Card Later

When adding a payment card to Samsung Pay, you will be asked to select one of the following options to verify your card: SMS, EMAIL, or CALL BANK. If you are in a hurry and need to verify later, you may touch Later, and then touch OK.

Later, on your phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app, touch the SETTINGS tab, and the swipe to and touch Samsung Pay > Credit/debit cards > OK under Verify card. 

Select one of the following options to verify your card:

  • SMS: A verification code will be sent to your phone. The code will automatically be entered and the verification process will be complete.

    Note: If the phone number associated with the payment card doesn't belong to the phone you are using with the watch, enter the code, and then touch SUBMIT to complete verification.

  • EMAIL: A verification code will be sent to your email address. Enter the code and then touch SUBMIT to complete verification.

  • CALL BANK: The phone number for your payment card will automatically be entered into your phone. Touch Call to call your bank to complete verification.

Once verification is complete, touch DONE. Follow the on-screen prompts to learn how to make payments on your watch.

Note: After your card is added to Samsung Pay, it will be verified by the payment card network and the card issuer. On average, verification will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. During that time, you will be unable to use your card in Samsung Pay. After the card is verified, it can be used immediately to make a purchase.

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