Samsung Pay is a fast and easy way to make mobile payments on the go. You can set it up so that simply swiping up on the phone even with the screen off will launch the app. But Samsung Pay has many security features, such as Samsung Pay PIN. This is a required authentication step before you can use the phone to complete a purchase. If you forget the four-digit code or need to change it for any reason, here’s how to reset your Samsung Pay PIN.
Read more: Set up and use Samsung Pay
To change the Samsung Pay PIN on your phone, open the app, open the menu (icon with three horizontal lines) in the top left corner and tap the gear icon. Go to Change Samsung PINcode and enter your current PIN. Enter the new four-digit PIN twice to confirm your selection.
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How to change or reset the Samsung Pay PIN on your phone
Open the Samsung Pay app, tap the menu button (icon with three horizontal lines) in the top left corner, and tap the gear icon to open Samsung Pay settings. Go to Change Samsung Pay PINcode and enter your previous PIN. Enter the new four-digit code and confirm to change the PIN.
Change or reset the Samsung Pay PIN on your watch
You can also set up and use Samsung Pay on your Galaxy smartwatch. Please note that the app on your watch works independently of your phone and requires its own PIN. However, you can set the same number. Go to Settings > Security (or Security & Privacy) > Lock > Type. Tap PIN, enter your current PIN and change it to a new four-digit code.
What to do if you forgot your Samsung Pay PIN
If you forgot, there is no way to recover your Samsung Pay PIN. This is a necessary security measure to ensure that no one can use Samsung Pay or see your card details without authentication if your phone is lost or stolen. Your only option is to reset the app, set a new PIN, and add your cards again. You will also lose your transaction history.
Just uninstalling and reinstalling the app is not enough to reset the app. To reset Samsung Pay, go to Settings (phone settings, not Samsung Pay settings) > Apps (or Application Manager) > Samsung Pay and tap Force stop. Then go to Storage in the app settings and tap Clear cache and clear data. Open Samsung Pay and go through the installation process again.
Read more: Set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Watch
Frequently Asked Questions
If you recently moved, your Samsung Pay profile will likely remain stuck in your older region. You can update your region settings for your Samsung profile. Go to Samsung Account > Profile Info > Region and change it. You can also change your Google Play region if your profile is linked to your Google account.