1. JannyMaha's Avatar
    Hello, I recently noticed that, in my phone settings under Security -> Device Administrators, Google Pay is on the list as well. It says, "Google Pay. As a device administrator, Google Pay can help make your phone more secure." And there's a radial button for me to select —but I have not. Is this new? I can't seem to find anything about it on the internet. Why would I need this? I already have Find My Device -and- Lookout as Device Administrators at the same time because I'm afraid I'll screw something up if I de-select one. I wonder if that's too much to have already. Do I need another device administrator? Anybody?
    Jishnu Dey likes this.
    08-29-2018 12:25 AM
  2. MomOf4crazies's Avatar
    Hello, I recently noticed that, in my phone settings under Security -> Device Administrators, Google Pay is on the list as well. It says, "Google Pay. As a device administrator, Google Pay can help make your phone more secure." And there's a radial button for me to select —but I have not. Is this new? I can't seem to find anything about it on the internet. Why would I need this? I already have Find My Device -and- Lookout as Device Administrators at the same time because I'm afraid I'll screw something up if I de-select one. I wonder if that's too much to have already. Do I need another device administrator? Anybody?
    I'm on my son's galaxy J7 right now trying to find out why ads are looking up non-stop on his phone. Over too of whatever else I'd up even calls!!!! I downloaded Malwarebytes and have pop up ads disabled along with 5 ad blockers as well. They still keep coming. The only thing I noticed different us that Google pay us now a device adminstator. ALSO when I click the bar to dent access it closes down!!!! I cannot get rid of it or dent access as a device admin. Afraid his phone us completely hacked or something. My 6 and 4 year olds have been playing on his phone this week and downloaded about 60 new apps...maybe more so I'm sure it's because of that. I have since deleted every single all but it's still happening. I don't think the logo that shows us Google Pays actual logo either.

    I'm attaching a screenshot where you see it as an admin and then right after I hit to dent access I get app has stopped. Can anyone help me with this?!
    Attached Thumbnails Google Pay as Administrator?-screenshot_20180922-061333.jpg   Google Pay as Administrator?-screenshot_20180922-061403.jpg  
    09-22-2018 09:15 AM
  3. mellandroid's Avatar
    I do not have any apps being installed but on my A50 I noticed that Google pay has installed in the device admin app even though I do not have google pay installed. I have tried installing and removing google pay but it still remains in device admin app.
    11-24-2019 04:02 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I do not have any apps being installed but on my A50 I noticed that Google pay has installed in the device admin app even though I do not have google pay installed. I have tried installing and removing google pay but it still remains in device admin app.
    Hi, please refer to the discussion in your other post: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ml#post6695586
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-24-2019 04:05 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I do not have any apps being installed but on my A50 I noticed that Google pay has installed in the device admin app even though I do not have google pay installed. I have tried installing and removing google pay but it still remains in device admin app.
    That's strange , every Samsung device I own it comes preinstall and can be uninstalled .
    Let me ask @Mooncatt if he can check his out.


    Also I really don't recommend giving any the other apps besides find my phone administrator privilege as it will cause some issues like control lock screen and other things that your not aware of.
    11-24-2019 04:07 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, please refer to the discussion in your other post: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ml#post6695586
    Hahaha .. I thought this was his post didn't realize someone else made one
    11-24-2019 04:08 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I just checked on my Verizon version. Google Pay was pre-installed and there was a selection in the device administrator setting. I uninstalled the app but it remained active as a device administrator, so I just deactivated it there. It's not my daily driver, just on an emergency line, so I'm not well versed in it. I also don't use Google Pay, so no idea what's going on.
    11-25-2019 01:39 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm sure you checked, but was the app truly uninstalled, or did it just uninstall all updates and revert to the factory version?
    11-25-2019 01:45 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm sure you checked, but was the app truly uninstalled, or did it just uninstall all updates and revert to the factory version?
    On most Samsung I've owned it can be uninstall and you know I have quite a few
    11-25-2019 01:46 AM
  10. me just saying's Avatar
    something to consider, google pay also includes google wallet. if you have cards stored at google then that could be the reason.
    11-25-2019 04:02 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm sure you checked, but was the app truly uninstalled, or did it just uninstall all updates and revert to the factory version?
    It was completely uninstalled.
    11-25-2019 07:16 AM

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