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How to set up Android Pay on Xiaomi?
A bit of history
This is how it worked until the Androd Pay technology appeared. In fact, it only takes the data of your card (even if it is not equipped with a contactless payment module) and transmits them to the terminal with its own funds. The main requirement from a smartphone is the presence of an NFC module. It is thanks to him that we exchange data between devices.
How to set up Android Pay
It should be noted that Android Pay is not supported on Xiaomi budget (and sometimes mid-range) segment, which do not meet certain rules:
- Operating system Android 4.4 and higher;
- There is a wireless NFC module;
- You must have a Google account;
- The smartphone should not have root rights (administrator rights);
- You live in a country where this service operates.
For example, Xiaomi 4x Android Pay cannot be configured precisely because of the lack of an NFC module, although the smartphone is good enough and very popular. The same applies to the popular Xiaomi Mi 5x and Xiaomi Mi A1 models. But if all the points are completed, go to Google Play and download the Android Pay application.
After that, you need to configure the device for the program to work correctly.
First of all, go to the smartphone settings and in the “Additional settings” section, activate the switch near the NFC item.
After that, the element “Security element location” will become available. Make sure that the item “HCE Wallet” is selected in it.
The next step will be to issue all access and maximum permissions to the application.
To do this, go to the smartphone settings and in the “Permissions” section click on the “Autostart” item. We are looking for Android Pay among the available applications and activate the switch next to it.
In the same place, in the “Permissions” section, click on the “Other permissions” item and select the Android Pay application in it.
A list of all the permissions required for the program will open. Click on each of them and give full access.
The last thing left to do in the smartphone settings is to make some changes to the power section.
We are looking for the item “Battery and performance” and select in it on “Application Activity”.
Next, click on “Select Applications” and select the Android Pay program.
In the list that opens, select “No restrictions”. This will not save energy used by this program in the background, and therefore. Keep it always ready.
This completes the smartphone setup.
Now we launch the Android Pay program, log in under our Google account, accept the agreement and add the data of our plastic cards. If there are several of them, choose one of them as the main one.
If everything went well, the authorization process will start and the money will be debited from the linked card.
Which Xiaomi support NFC?
NFC is a modern contactless communication technology that is designed to transfer data between two devices located at a distance of up to 10 centimeters from each other. This module is gradually gaining popularity, but at the moment it is not installed in all mobile devices. What Xiaomi smartphones with NFC module exist at the moment?
Like most other manufacturers, Xiaomi is implementing the NFC module only in premium devices.
The NFC module is equipped with:
And also Xiaomi Mi 2A. As you can see, the list does not include the 4th generation of MI series smartphones, namely Xiaomi Mi 4. This is due to the fact that in 2014, at the time of the release of this device, Xiaomi did not strongly believe in the success of NFC technology and I SIMply excluded this module from the list of necessary components of my mobile device.
However, later, the manufacturer changed his mind and, deciding to keep up with competitors, began to re-equip its top devices with this module.
Unfortunately, the nfc module in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 phone (as in any other mobile device of the Xiaomi Redmi line) is absent, which means that you cannot take advantage of all the delights of this technology on budget smartphones. The same can be said for Xiaomi Mi A2, where nfc is absent despite the more premium positioning of the Android One line.
It is possible that in 2019 Xiaomi will start installing NFC in its low-cost phones and they will be able to compete with smartphones of other brands under 200.
How to enable NFC on Xiaomi?
To enable the NFC module, you need to go to the system settings and select the “Additional functions” item from the “Wireless networks” subsection, where in the window that opens, activate the “NFC” switch.
After that, you should activate the Android Beam item, if it is disabled (the NFC function in Xiaomi is turned on in this way and is intended for wireless data transmission with a short range).
By enabling the NFC module, the smartphone has the ability to exchange data with other mobile devices, tablets, as well as read the gradually gaining popularity NFC tags.