Most modern devices put an icon in the status bar indicating that NFC is on. It doesn’t really drain the battery on most modern phones. But you may want to turn it off if you’re worried about your security. Or have an older phone where NFC might cause shorter battery life.
Then, select Tap and Pay. This option lets you choose your preferred payment app. Since Google Wallet swallowed up Softcard and Samsung bought LoopPay, Google Wallet was the only game in town until SamsungPay was rolled out with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6.
You should jump into Google Wallet, where you’ll see a tap and pay is ready notification. If you’ve never checked it out. You’ll need to sign into Google Wallet to create an account to start paying for items.
NFC works on any device running Android 4.0.3 or above. Suppose you’re running into problems with Google Wallet. In that case, you can check the Google Wallet support pages or talk to an assistant director.