Contactless payments are big right now. If you’re not already embracing this tech, make sure you get started soon! Samsung Pay is one of the most popular methods of contactless payments, especially for Android and Galaxy Watch users. But, reports are suggesting that this feature isn’t running so smoothly…
Have you noticed your Samsung Pay faltering? Reports on the Samsung community forums are pointing towards a frustrating error. Many users see an “invalid ID’ message, preventing them from paying without fuss.
What’s going on? Is there a fix to this issue? We’ve researched the problem to save you time. Keep reading to find out more about this Samsung Pay problem.
What Is Going On With Samsung Pay?
Galaxy Watch users may have noticed their contactless payments have been slow or not processing transactions recently.
Even though the ID is correct, Samsung users have received multiple invalid ID notifications. This then locks the user out of the account, restricting any payments. Initial theories suggested this issue only occurred for non-Samsung phone users, but the problem has affected some Samsung users too.
Recently, the Samsung Wallet has been combined with Pay and Pass. This collaboration might have led to general transaction issues as the team ironed out creases in the software.
Samsung Pay Fix
But is there a fix to this issue?
Luckily the Samsung team has acknowledged this problem and has edited the software. As of the 21st of June 2022, the payment method should now work smoothly for both Samsung and non-Samsung users.
If you’re still facing problems with Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4 and can’t find relevant troubleshooting advice, contact the team for a professional solution.
About Contactless Payments
Smartwatches offer a range of unique features, and one that appears on all modern wearables is contactless payments. From Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to Fitbit Pay, each watch brand allows users to pay as they go with on-wrist technology.
This comes with a range of advantages, including:
- Quick transactions
- Easy access to your wallet
- No need to carry around your purse – ideal for sports
But, if the system goes down, you could be left without a payment method. On-wrist payments also need a good connection to work, so if you don’t use an LTE smartwatch, you’ll still need to keep your smartphone close by.
Find out more about LTE smartwatches and their benefits here.
Thankfully this issue seems to be under control now. Hopefully, Samsung has also prevented this problem from happening in the future too. Contactless payments are one of the most popular smartwatch features, and we’re glad they’re back on track.
Were you affected by the Samsung Pay issues? If so, let us know your experience in the comments.
Stay up to date with the latest news and releases here.
Last Updated on July 8, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.