Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of being unable to add cards in Google Pay on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. When it comes to the smartwatch domain, then there’s no denying the fact that the offering from the South Korean conglomerate is among the best in class. Moreover, its fourth iteration also boasts of some pretty nifty features, with its underlying WearOS being the icing on the cake. However, in spite of all the goodies attached, it isn’t free from its fair share of issues.

Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4

While users were still infuriated with the issue of AOD and Watch Face not working, a new one has already made its way. A slew of complaints are lined up across various forums wherein the users are getting the ‘Couldn’t finish setup to pay in stores’ error message while trying to add a card in Google Pay on their Galaxy Watch 4. If you are also getting bugged with this issue, then this guide will help you rectify it once and for all. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4

How to Fix: Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4

Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4

In order to rectify this issue, you will have to uninstall Google Pay from your smartwatch, restart it, reinstall the app, and again restart the watch. After that, you will be able to easily add the desired payment cards without any issues. So on that note, here are the required instructions steps:

  1. To begin with, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to bring up the app drawer.
  2. Then long press on the Google Pay app icon and select Uninstall.
  3. After that, select OK in the confirmation dialog box. Once done, restart your watch.
  4. Now launch Play Store on your watch and search Google Pay.
    Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4
  5. Then hit the Install button next to it and wait for the app to be installed. Once done, restart your watch.
  6. After that, launch Google Pay on your smartwatch and tap on the plus icon to add a new card.
    Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4
  7. Then launch Google Pay on your device. You will see a list of available cards, tap on the plus icon next to the one that you wish to add to your smartwatch.
    Cannot Add Cards in Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4
  8. Finally, type in the CVV and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

That’s it. These were the steps to fix the issue of being unable to add cards in Google Pay on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the Google Pay team is aware of this bug. However, they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workaround is your best bet.


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