Android Pay and Xiaomi smartphones
Currently, not all smartphone manufacturers release all their devices with the NFC module. The Chinese company Xiaomi also provides contactless communication only to luxury phones.
List of Xiaomi smartphones that support NFC module:
- Xiaomi Mi 2A
- Xiaomi Mi 3
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- Xiaomi Mi Mix
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3
As you can see, this list does not include Xiaomi Mi 4. This is probably due to the fact that at the time of its release, the brand did not believe in the success of NFC technology and simply did not include the coveted module in the list of required phone components. But, after some time, just in time for the production of Mi 5, Xiaomi came to their senses and decided to introduce the NFC module into their devices again.
Don’t know how to set up NFC on Xiaomi? Here are the tips:
- Go to the standard application “Security”. Select Permissions – Other permissions – Android Pay and set all the checkboxes to “Allow”.
- In the “Security” settings in the Autostart column, check the box against Android Pay.
- Go to Settings – Battery and performance – Application battery consumption. In the event that there is already a checkmark for “Enable”, then a little higher click on “Select applications” – Android Pay. And put “No restrictions” and below “Allow”. In the event that there is already a mark on “Turn off”, then do not change anything.
- Just in case, go to Settings – Notifications and status bar – App notifications. Select Android Pay and check the boxes everywhere.
- Go to Settings – More – Location of the security element – “Use HCE Wallet”. Below is the item Contactless payment – The main means of payment – “Android Pay”.
- Check if NFC is enabled and can be used.
If none of the above helped, try going to the application “Security” – Power – Energy saving – uncheck.
We hope you now know how to enable the NFC function on Xiaomi and use Android Pay.
Does Xiaomi support Android Pay? Let’s find out in this article.
Android Pay is a system for transferring electronic payments using mobile technology. The technology is relatively young; it was announced by Google just three years ago, in the fall of 2015. The platform works only with devices of the Android system version 4.4 and higher.
The present time should rightfully be called the era of the advancement of wireless technologies – first an infrared port appeared, then bluetooth technologies, and now NFC is gaining more and more popularity. Support for the work of Android Pay is provided precisely thanks to it. Literally, NFC stands for “Near Field Communication”.
The name suggests that the technology is used at close range. Indeed, 10 centimeters is the limit of its action. NFC is used in mobile gadgets such as tablets, smartphones and smart watches. Whether or not your phone supports near-field communication technology (NFC) depends on whether the device has a special antenna in the hardware.
To find out if the Android Pay contactless payment system will fully work, you need to check your phone for compliance with the following conditions:
- unhacked official operating system firmware;
- lack of root rights;
- locked bootloader;
- the presence of an NFC chip;
- Xiaomi models with NFC.
A manufacturer of mobile devices from China has long conquered not only its local market, but also fell in love with Russian buyers. Xiaomi smartphones are excellent representatives of the ideal value for money.
For everyday purposes – calls, SMS, work with popular instant messengers and surfing the net, any modern smartphone will do. If you want a little more functionality, for example, replacing a bank card with a phone, in this case you will need to check one item in the technical parameters of the device. Namely, support for NFC technology.
Xiaomi phones with an NFC chip include the following models:
- Mi Note 2, Note 3 (with 64 and 128 GB memory);
- Mi Mix, Mix 2, Mix 2 SE, (64GB, 128GB);
- Mi 5S (32/64/128GB);
- Mi 5S Plus (64 and 128GB);
- Mi6 (64 and 128GB).
As you can see from the list, there are enough devices from Xiaomi with an NFC chip, and you can choose the right device for you.
Is it possible that owners of devices of this line, for example, users of Xiaomi Note 4, will not be able to launch Android Pay? Let’s deal with this issue.
In many Russian and English forums, there are often topics in which users ask how to set up Android Pay on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, whether the one-touch payment system is supported by this phone. We hasten to upset you. As discussed earlier, the Android Pay app fully functions only with NFC-enabled phones. Unfortunately, Xiaomi redmi note 4 does not have this functionality, which means that the full operation of Android Pay cannot be guaranteed.
For NFC-enabled smartphone owners that do not use this technology, we advise you to take a closer look at the Android Pay application for contactless payment in everyday life. You will enjoy the changes that this program will bring, and perhaps in the future you will even consider introducing NFC tags into your life.
How to enable NFC on Xiaomi?
To pay for purchases using your smartphone, you need to do the following:
- Go to the Settings menu
- Find the item More or Additional functions (the name depends on the firmware version)
- Activate the switch opposite the NFC line
- Next, you need to go to the Android beam item and activate it.
- In the NFC section, find the line Security element location and select Use HCE Wallet.
- Go to the Play Market and download Android Pay.
- At the first launch, the application will offer to link a bank card – just enter all the necessary data (owner’s name, number, CVV)
- In order not to launch Android Pay manually every time for payment, you can set it to autoload.
- To pay for the purchase, bring the smartphone to the terminal and you’re done.
To enable NFC, you need to go to the smartphone settings and select the “Additional functions” item from the “Wireless networks” subsection, and in the new dialog box, you need to activate “NFC”.
Next is Android Beam if it’s disabled.
Now the smartphone has the ability to make payments, exchange data with other devices and read NFC tags.
Read below how to set up contactless payment on a Xiaomi smartphone.
Why is NFC useful?
NFC technology allows you to move to a new modern level of payments. With it, you can refuse to use plastic cards. How then to pay? – you ask. Very simple! With your own smartphone. If your phone supports this technology, you can pay in shops and self-service terminals.
In addition, Lei Jun announced that this technology can be used to pay fares. Thus, your smartphone will play the role of a mobile ticket on the subway, bus or light rail.
Regarding the use of an NFC-enabled Xiaomi smartphone as a mobile ticket, there are special smart cards for this. These maps will help you navigate the city. You will find out where to find transport that accepts modern payments and what route it follows.
The smart card includes about 60 cities.
- Here are some of them:
- Wenzhou, etc.
Marked signs have been placed on the streets of 60 cities in China indicating the places where transport stops, in which you can use a mobile ticket. In addition, all relevant information regarding the use of mobile tickets can be found on the website of the China Department of Transportation.
How to make NFC work on Xiaomi?
To activate the NFC module on Xiaomi phones, you need to do a few simple steps:
- go to system settings,
- select “Wireless networks”,
- select item “Additional functions”,
- turn on the NFC switch.
We remind you that in our online store you can buy Xiaomi smartphones. Many of the NFC-enabled devices listed are in stock.