Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 may not have Google Pay support just yet, but you can still set up Samsung Pay on it and you don’t need a Galaxy smartphone to use it. Which is a great feature to have if you like the watch but still want to make mobile payments without pulling out your phone.
It’s easy enough to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4 so you can have the freedom to choose between paying with your phone or watch. But just in case you weren’t exactly sure where to start, we’ve set up this guide to walk you through the steps. First, let’s go over a few benefits of using Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4.
How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4?
- Swipe up from the watch face to open the app drawer.
- Tap Samsung Pay.
- Press and hold the back button to actually open the app.
- Swipe through the carousel of slides detailing how Samsung Pay works on the watch.
- Tap the arrow under start using Samsung Pay.
- Tap OK.
- Switch to your phone.
- Sign in if you’re not already signed in.
- Tap Add Card.
- Tap Add credit or debit card.
- Tap enter card manually.
- Enter your card information.
- Tap Next.
- Tap Agree to all.
- Tap a verification method.
- Enter your verification code. If autofill is turned off.
- Tap Next.
- Tap Done.
Last but not least, using Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4, as opposed to on your Galaxy smartphone, or using Google Pay on your non-Galaxy smartphone, is that you can stay hands-free.
How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch 4?
For starters, install the Samsung Pay app
- The first and most obvious thing you need to do is download and install the app.
- You can do this from the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone.
- This works for non-Galaxy smartphones too.
- Once it’s installed, you can move on to actually setting up the app to make payments.
Update the app if there’s an update available
You may or may not need to update the Samsung Pay app once it’s installed. If you do see an update, tap update and let the process finish.
Sign into your Samsung Pay account, or set one up
Before you can start getting things together and paying with your watch, you need to either sign in or set up a Samsung Pay account.
You should be prompted to sign in when using the Samsung Pay plugin on your phone. After you sign in, accept the terms of service and privacy notice to continue.
How to launch Samsung Pay on the Galaxy Watch 4?
Launching Samsung Pay on the Galaxy Watch 4 is simple and quick. All you have to do is hold down the back button on the watch for a second or two and it’ll open up.
You can then use the rotating dial to select a card that you want to use, and then the watch will prompt you to hold it up to an NFC payment reader. And that’s it! You’re all set to use Samsung Pay from your Galaxy Watch 4.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Z Flip/Fold 5 outshine predecessors in October 2023 sales
Samsung has reportedly experienced a decrease in smartphone sales in October 2023. In particular, the company’s smartphone sales dipped 8 percent year-over-year, and 2 percent compared to September 2023.
According to Hana Securities (via Revegnus), Samsung smartphone sales slowed down in October 2023 due to the lack of new launches. At the same time, Apple spent a fruitful October due to its recently released iPhone 15 series.
Despite intensified competition in the mid-range market, the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy A series remained steady. Talking about flagships, the S23 series and Z Flip/Fold 5 sales remained strong compared to their predecessors.
The 9-month sales of the Galaxy S23 reached 25.06 million units (S23 Ultra 11.63 million, S23 Plus 4.52 million, S23 8.91 million), surpassing the S22’s corresponding sales of 20.32 million units by 23%.
Apart from this, the 3-month sales of the Galaxy Z5 series recorded 4.86 million units (Z Flip 5: 3.08 million, Z Fold 5: 1.79 million), a 4% increase over the Z4 series’s 4.68 million units (Z Flip 4: 2.87 million, Z Fold 4: 1.81 million).
Samsung Smartphone Sales in October 2023:
– Experienced an 8% decrease compared to the same month last year and a 2% decrease compared to the previous month.
– Due to the absence of new models that could boost sales.
– However, despite intensified competition in the mid-range… pic.twitter.com/J558ABOk1e
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) November 28, 2023
Chinese firm helping Samsung acquire LG’s LCD factory to stop BOE
With the help of Chinese display maker CSOT, Samsung is indirectly planning to acquire LG Display’s LCD factory in Guangzhou, China. It’s worth mentioning that CSOT is an affiliated company with which Samsung Display holds a 10.38%.
According to the report, market watchers predict that Samsung will support the acquisition as CSOT is an ally. Samsung’s main TV lineup is LCD panel-based QLED TV, and experts believe that this is an effort to maintain a high-quality LCD panel supply chain.
As the Chinese display manufacturer BOE is mentioned as a competitor for the acquisition of the Guangzhou LCD factory, it is analyzed that the South Korean tech giant is trying to keep it in check by taking over the company through a Chinese company.
The sale of the Guangzhou LCD plant between LG Display and China’s Skyworth, which was carried out until recently, was canceled. After negotiations with Skyworth broke down, Chinese display makers; CSOT and BOE are actively pursuing acquisitions as latecomers.
Given this situation, if BOE takes over LG Display’s Guangzhou LCD factory, it will inevitably be inconvenient for Samsung. Accordingly, it is believed that Samsung is trying to keep BOE in check by supporting CSOT, another acquisition candidate and affiliate.
Apple Vision Pro to bring 60% Chinese components, production next month
A new report says that Apple will mass produce the Vision Pro Mixed Reality headset in December this year. The company, which is considered to have “relocated” its industrial chain outside China, is turning to rely again on supply chains in China.
Apple will mass-produce the Vision Pro in December this year, with the first batch of 400,000 units in stock. Around 2024, the sales target is 1 million units, reaching 10 million units in the third year. The proportion of Apple Vision Pro’s mainland supply chain has increased significantly to about 60%.
Jiemian News reports that the US tech giant has started to communicate with the supply chain about the second and third-generation Vision Pro products, hoping that the cost and price will be further reduced, thereby achieving greater sales.
Vision Pro is Apple’s first-gen mixed reality product released in June this year. This month, the company held its second media experience meeting, and media including CNET and the Wall Street Journal all spoke highly of this product’s “spatial video” and other experiences.