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  1. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    Do you have to set your card to the default card to pay with said card? It's not really clear how to pay with other cards as it was explicit in the old google wallet.
    09-18-2015 09:44 AM
  2. Adam Zeis's Avatar
    I had the same question. The only way I've found is to do just that — drag the other card to the default spot, then pay. Kind of annoying but I guess most people use one card more often than others anyway. Or maybe that's not even true. I just work here.
    09-18-2015 12:50 PM
  3. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    A bit annoying, but in Android Pay it's simply always going to pick the "default" card and make the payment. This means there's no additional interaction during payment — all you do is tap your phone to the terminal, and you've paid with the default card. As far as absolute simplicity goes, this really is the best. But of course not everyone wants to use one card for everything ... at least you can enter the Pay app beforehand and swap "default" cards if you really want.

    Samsung Pay, on the other hand, has a bit different of an interface and has a default card, but lets you swipe to select another card right before you authenticate with your fingerprint and make the actual payment.

    Just differences in design and philosophy of how it should be done, I suppose.
    kingorkid likes this.
    09-18-2015 02:54 PM
  4. TJH132's Avatar
    Speaking of design, I find the Android Pay app to be a bit of a throwback to the "good" old days of skeuomorphism. It's only missing some faux leather borders to represent a wallet.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-19-2015 02:40 AM
  5. jaykresge's Avatar
    The majority of people seem to use one card for most purchases. Then you have niche users that have separate cards for personal/business, or specific rewards, or other reasons. I swap cards based on rewards and type of expense.

    Google's current design choice works for the majority. So for now, I have my primary personal card as default. Taking a different card out of the wallet is easier than swapping default cards in the app.
    09-20-2015 02:07 AM
  6. Windfrenzy's Avatar
    I use different cards based on rewards too. I hope as this gets developed, users are allowed to make rules to use card X at restaurants, card Y at gas stations, etc. That would be great.
    09-27-2015 10:14 AM
  7. Steven Urdegar's Avatar
    Drag the card to the top.
    09-28-2015 01:04 PM
  8. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    Drag the card to the top.
    I wasn't asking how to change the default card.
    09-28-2015 07:54 PM
  9. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    I don't open the app while paying. So it just chooses the default card. It would have been better if it asks which card to choose, since I have many cards attached to it.

    The system really has to mature. I wouldn't mind doing the extra step of choosing which card to pay from, if there are multiple cards attached.

    Posted via Nexus 6 or Nexus 7
    10-13-2015 11:56 PM
  10. gsuemnic's Avatar
    Gee, if the app starts to ask questions about which card, etc at the point of being used, there goes the convenience factor ?
    mrmoe110 likes this.
    10-14-2015 07:38 AM
  11. mrmoe110's Avatar
    I don't open the app while paying. So it just chooses the default card. It would have been better if it asks which card to choose, since I have many cards attached to it.

    The system really has to mature. I wouldn't mind doing the extra step of choosing which card to pay from, if there are multiple cards attached.

    Posted via Nexus 6 or Nexus 7
    That kinda defeats the purpose of not having to open the app when paying, in my opinion.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-16-2015 07:42 AM
  12. phpmaven's Avatar
    I think it's a bit of a stretch to call those who use different credit cards "niche" users. I would imagine that many people use multiple credit cards. You should be able to simply touch the card you want to pay with. This is just poorly designed, plain and simple. At least have the option of paying with a default card or choosing each time.
    11-02-2015 02:02 PM
  13. talz13's Avatar
    Again, like most of my "niche" requests, I'd like to see an option in the Android Pay settings to enable a choice of cards at payment time. When enabled, it could display the top X cards on the screen, and then the user would just tap which card they want to pay with. If the option's not enabled, the user would just pay with the default card by, well, default.
    12-16-2015 11:21 AM
  14. opuntia2's Avatar
    I have no choice but to compare Android Pay to Apple Pay. On my wife's iPhone if you hold the phone to the reader without using the TouchID, it'll then prompt you to choose a card. If you have already unlocked the phone, then it'll use the default (like Android). I do like Apple's solution.
    12-16-2015 01:20 PM
  15. Patrick Taz's Avatar
    I wasn't asking how to change the default card.
    Well changing the default card IS how to pay with a different card, so his reply IS the answer to your question :-D

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-25-2015 03:02 PM
  16. Patrick Taz's Avatar
    ...You should be able to simply touch the card you want to pay with. This is just poorly designed, plain and simple. At least have the option of paying with a default card or choosing each time.
    But really, this is already there! You do 'simply touch' and drag the card to the top.. I'm hoping that the drag process isn't too strenuous :-P

    So you DO have the option, just not at the time of tapping, you do it BEFORE you tap.

    This is one of those things where my first reaction was just like yours, but after using it I could see how much sense it makes.. You really want the process quick and simple, no opening apps (unless you want to)..
    Unlock, Tap, Done!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-25-2015 03:13 PM
  17. mmidgley's Avatar
    has anyone tried a tap to pay while the app is open and the desired non default card is tapped and therefore the only card showing? does it still use the default?
    01-21-2016 10:32 AM
  18. MarqBland's Avatar
    has anyone tried a tap to pay while the app is open and the desired non default card is tapped and therefore the only card showing? does it still use the default?
    Yes it does. Just had that happen and it pissed me off. I had the card I wanted to use open and selected, but when I made the payment, it used the default card.
    01-23-2016 02:45 PM
  19. captainbdsc's Avatar
    Yes it does. Just had that happen and it pissed me off. I had the card I wanted to use open and selected, but when I made the payment, it used the default card.
    Yes, I can confirm this, it happened to me. I thought I could use a different card by just having it highlighted/selected when tapping. It still used the default card...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-05-2016 12:35 AM
  20. fiddell's Avatar
    I haven't had many chances to use android pay yet, but was wondering about this myself. Many of you were talking about various reasons for using different cards. Mine is due to credit availability. I too wanted to be able to switch cards at the point of purchase. But after reading lot of these posts here, I realized it definitely ruins the simplicity of tapping and paying without opening the app. Solution - decide what card to use before even leaving the house!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-06-2016 09:27 AM
  21. hallux's Avatar
    I think the inability to change which card you're using will negate the benefits of using Android Pay in the first place when you also wish to use a loyalty card. At places like Subway, there is literally NO way to use your phone to provide your loyalty card, requiring you to pull out your wallet to swipe it. At that point, you might as well just use your plastic card.

    I believe Subway CAN take your loyalty card through NFC, if you have an iPhone.
    02-09-2016 05:43 PM
  22. Dunn Mark's Avatar
    That kinda defeats the purpose of not having to open the app when paying, in my opinion.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If it is stopping you to ask a question what difference is there in opening it? If you don't want to interact leave it closed if you want to change cards tell it either way you are interacting. Difference of one more tap to open as opposed to a single tap for asking each time.
    03-22-2016 01:53 PM
  23. WORMSS's Avatar
    Yes, I can confirm this, it happened to me. I thought I could use a different card by just having it highlighted/selected when tapping. It still used the default card...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm glad you said that, (Thank you), I was going to test that with paying for Petrol tonight.. Fiancée and I pay for petrol and shopping on joint, but then lunch and what ever on our personal. I thought like you, that if the card was selected, and open and you are on that card screen, it would attempt to use that card...

    I am glad I hadn't now, I am not sure my personal account could take the hit of a weekly shop near the end of the month while the joint is designed to..

    - Colin.
    05-23-2016 09:34 AM
  24. Changcheng Tu's Avatar
    could android pay change the order in card pool? SAMSUNG and apple are not allow user to do it.
    Just curious.
    07-14-2016 03:43 AM
  25. HeadOffice's Avatar
    Yes you can change the order. You can also change which card to pay. Just tap, hold and drag up to the default slot to pay...
    07-18-2016 11:01 AM
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