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Verify a payment card in Samsung Pay on your Samsung smart watch

Verify a Payment Card in Samsung Pay on Your Smart Watch

You're about to feel like a secret agent: you can add payment cards to your smart watch and even make purchases with it. But first, you'll need to verify your cards in the Samsung Pay app on your phone. You can verify them right away or wait until later. It's all up to you.

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

To use Samsung Pay on your smart watch with a non-Samsung phone, you must update to Android 6.0 or higher.

Verify a payment card now

When you add a payment card to Samsung Pay through your watch, you will need to verify your card. This is a safety precaution to make sure no one suspicious is trying to use your card in Samsung Pay.

Once you've added a card and completed the initial steps, you will be given three different ways to verify your card. And remember, make sure you enter any information correctly.

You can select one of the following options:

VERIFY CARD screen with SMS, Email and Call bank options
  • SMS: A verification code will be sent to your phone. The code will automatically be entered and the verification process will be complete. However, if the phone number associated with the payment card doesn't belong to the phone you are using, you'll need to enter the code, and then tap SUBMIT to complete verification.

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

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

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

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. Once the card is verified, it can be used immediately to make purchases. However, if you are unable to verify your card in Samsung Pay, contact the card issuer for assistance.

Verify a payment card later

Maybe you just added a payment card, but you're in a hurry. No worries, you can always verify your card later.

When the verification options for the new card appear (SMS, Email, Call Bank), tap Later, and then tap OK.

When you are ready to verify, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Navigate to and tap Samsung Pay, and then tap Credit/debit cards. Next, tap OK inside the black Verify card icon. Now you can verify the card using the same methods mentioned above.

Galaxy Wearable Home screen displaying Samsung Pay

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