When the service was brand new, Android Pay grandfathered in a bevvy of cards that were supported on Google Wallet. Now it seems that that grandfathered period is coming to a close, as Google has announced that unsupported cards will cease working on the platform come October 14, 2016.
This is actually a pretty important thing to take note of if you use Android Pay on the regular, especially due to how Google is rolling out the change. Essentially, if you only have one card active on Android Pay, then the payment method will simply fail to work. However, if you have multiple cards on Pay, but the one selected as your primary card loses support, Pay will automatically select another one of your cards to become your primary card.
In short, it may be important to make sure that you don’t start charging to a card that you haven’t thought about in a while. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to do this. Simply open the ANdroid Pay app and select the credit or debit card you want to check. If your card is slated to lose support, then you’ll receive a message that says “Change Google Payments PIN.”
If your card is slated to lose support, then you’ll receive a message that says “Change Google Payments PIN.”
We don’t have any information on which cards are losing support just yet, so you’ll just have to check for yourself.
If you haven’t given Android Pay a whirl yet, click the button below to give it a shot. Be sure to check and see if this change will affect you, and if it does, let us know in the comments below!