How to Install GPay on Galaxy Watch 4 in Unsupported Countries
Galaxy Watch 4 has quickly become the default android watch after it finally received the support of Google Assistant this week. As has been the case with the Google Assistant update. Many features are only available in a few regions like GPay. Google Pay is only available in certain countries thus leaving the rest of the countries devoid of such a handy feature. Here is how you can Install GPay on Galaxy Watch 4 in Unsupported Countries.
Install Android SDK
The first step in installing Google Assistant will be to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
Enable ADB Debugging on Watch 4
To enable ADB Debugging:
- Go to Settings > About Watch > Software and tap Software Version 7 times.
- Then go to Developer Options and enable the toggle next to ADB Debugging.
- Scroll down a little bit and enable the toggle next to Debug over WiFi.
- It will now bring up the IP Address, note it down somewhere [do not include the port number, i.e. values after the colon].
Connect Galaxy Watch 4 to PC via ADB Command
- Go to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in its address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch Command Prompt.
- Now type in the below command in this CMD window [make sure to replace IP accordingly]. Command – adb connect IP
- You will now get a prompt on your watch, tap OK or Always Allow from this computer.
- Finally, execute the below command to verify the ADB Connection between your watch and PC. Command – adb devices
- You will now get your IP Address and port number, followed by the ‘device’ keyword. This signifies that the connection has been successfully established.
Install Google Pay in Galaxy Watch 4 via ADB Command
- To begin with, download Google Pay (Wear OS) 2.141.414039067.
- Transfer the APK to the platform-tools folder on your PC. Also, rename it to gpay.
- Now execute the below command in the CMD window [make sure to replace IP accordingly]. Command – adb -s IP install gpay.apk
- You should now see the Google Pay APK in the watch’s app drawer, do not open it yet.
Setup GPay in Galaxy Watch 4
- First off, turn off the GPS and WiFi on your watch.
- Then download and install a VPN app on your device and select the region as the UK.
- Now open the Google Pay app on your watch [make sure location and WiFi are still off, and VPN is enabled on your device].
- Then proceed with the on-screen instructions to set it up.
- Now go to your watch’s NFC section. If you see Google Pay there, then you may then disable the VPN.
- After that, it will now ask you to scan the card, so tap on the Plus icon.
- Now hit Continue and you will now get a prompt on your device.
- Open it and scan the desired card. Then proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
- Finally, make a transaction via your watch right away.
How to Fix if Google Pay is Missing in NFC in Galaxy Watch 4
Based on the personal accounts of the users. Getting Google Pay to appear in the watch’s NFC section is usually a hit and miss. If you are having the same issues, then here are some of the tricks you can use to make it work.
- Firstly, Restart your Watch.
- Launch Galaxy Wearable on your device and remove and re-add the NFC toggle on your watch.
This trick has been found useful by many users who are facing the same issues.
Here is how you can Install GPay on Galaxy Watch 4 in Unsupported Countries. Samsung’s approach to regional specific issues is not good, as it leaves some users devoid of some useful features. Features like GPay are a necessity in this day and should be available to every user without having to work around side-loading it.