Digital payment services need to implement enough security features to make them an attractive choice for consumers.
Currently, Samsung Pay’s PIN is one of the safety features on the service. We’re going to look into it below, so keep reading!
What Is The Samsung Pay PIN?
Samsung Pay PIN is a code for authorizing transactions on the digital payment service if you don’t want to use biometrics in 2023. It has 4 digits and you’ll need to enter them at a terminal when making purchases. Because of cross-platform functionality, you can use it for payments or change it either through your phone or Galaxy Watch.
Keep reading to learn all you need to know about Samsung Pay PIN, including how to change it, how to reset it if you forgot, and more!
How Do I Find My PIN for Samsung Pay?
Unfortunately, there is no way to find your PIN for Samsung Pay because it’s neither stored nor displayed where you can see it.
This is one security measure to ensure that it doesn’t fall into the hands of unauthorized persons and give them access to your account.
For the same reason, when creating a PIN, you should choose one that you can remember and avoid writing it down.
If you’ve forgotten your PIN, you can reset it using methods we’ll discuss later in the article.
How Can I Set up the Samsung Pay PIN?
When you get Samsung Pay on your device, either because it came preloaded or you’ve downloaded and installed it, you can set up the PIN through these steps:
- Open the app
- Tap “Get started”
- Enter your preferred PIN
- Follow the prompts to complete the process. If it’s your first time, you might have to add cards afterward
To set up your PIN on a Watch, follow these steps:
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app
- Go to the “Home” tab and click “Samsung Pay”
- Wait for any downloads to complete then approve the requested permissions
- Tap “Next” then “Start” and enter your Samsung account details
- Tap “Add card”
- Go back to the Wearable app and tap “Set PIN” then enter one into the Watch
- Confirm the PIN and follow the prompts to finish setting it up
When choosing a PIN, you can’t use a number with three identical digits in a row.
How Can I Change My Samsung Pay PIN?
You can change your Samsung Pay PIN on your phone by going through these steps:
- Open the app then the menu
- Tap “Settings”
- Tap “Change Samsung Pay PIN”
- Enter your current PIN to confirm you have access to the account
- Follow the prompts to change it
How Can I Change My Samsung Pay PIN on the Galaxy Watch?
To change your Samsung Pay PIN on your Galaxy Watch, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to Settings
- Find “Security” and tap it
- Tap “Lock”
- Tap “Type”
- Enter your current PIN then tap PIN
- Enter your new PIN twice to confirm it
If you enter the wrong number 10 times, all your cards will be deleted from the Watch.
Can I Use Samsung Pay Without a PIN?
You can use Samsung Pay without a PIN if you choose to use biometric options such as an iris scan or fingerprint via the following process:
- Open the app after you’ve already set it up
- Open the menu via the three horizontal lines in the top left of the screen
- Tap “Settings” and enter your PIN if the app asks you for it
- Under the “Verification method” tab, toggle the switch next to “Fingerprint” or “Irises” depending on what model you have
- Follow the prompts to set up the biometric verification method
Iris scans are only available on certain models, so you might not see the option in the app settings.
When you choose to use biometrics, you might be required to enable a lock screen in order to ensure that you’re ready for the scan when it’s needed.
Either way, you’ll have to use a PIN when you first set up the app because it’s treated as a failsafe if the other options don’t work.
How Can I Reset My Samsung Pay PIN?
You can reset your Samsung Pay PIN by clearing the app data and cache through these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Go to “Apps”
- Find and click on “Samsung Pay”
- Tap “Force stop” at the bottom of the page
- Select “Storage”
- Tap “Clear cache” then “Clear data”
- Reopen the app and set up the new PIN using the procedure we’d detailed previously
Clearing an app’s data essentially removes all accounts and information attached to it, so it’s like you never used it.
In this case, it works because Samsung Pay stores a lot of the information it uses locally so it’s easier to reset.
As well, when you go through this process, you’ll need to add the cards you had all over again and any settings you’d tweaked before.
Samsung Pay PIN is a four-digit code you can use to authorize transactions via the digital payment service. You don’t have to use it if you have set up biometric alternatives such as fingerprint or iris scans, but you’ll have to set a code up initially.
If you forget your PIN, you can reset it by clearing Samsung Pay’s data via your phone’s settings. If you enter it wrong too many times, the app will delete your cards to keep your financial information safe.