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I had made a Curve account for my dad and still (with new BIN), I couldnt add it at my dad’s GPay
Here is the “response” from them

On this device, Samsung Note 3 - no.
No Revolut, no Curve, no any payment apps.
It was not switched on for years, just plug charger once an year.

This section of settings menu ( Account services > Google Pay) is hidden on some phones. Some people, like you said its become visible after Revolut, Curve or other Payment app adds via [Add to GPay] button, other said after wipe data of “Google Play Services”.

P.S.
Until Google provide the new Google Pay app to my country, maybe later next year and because “Google Pay” app was never available in my country, me and some of my friends have more than one card for contactless payments in phone, and going to phone settings menu takes several steps through menus, long time especially when we are at shop pos and need to quickly to switch default payment card in Google Pay, I made small app with icon on home screen which opens this GPay menu on phones setting with single click. Even become an official Android developer (for $25) to publish it to PlayStore for all officially but for now Google checks it.

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Thank you for the fast answer.!

Do you have any idea why it is happening? Why hidden this option on a lot a phone? Do you have any tips or solutions to unhide this option! I think it would be a great help a lot of people to resolve this annoying issue.

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Really no idea when and why.
Do not even sure if via [Add to GPay] button (ext. app) or [clear data] of “Google Play Services” become unhidden in any case.

My app opens it even if its hidden in phone’s menu (but remains hidden).

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Add to “GPay” option missing for me also in app version 2.42.1. So, still not fixed.

I got the same copy-paste email :man_shrugging:t2:

GPayCARDs
For anyone who miss Google Pay app,
I made small GPayCARDs app which opens
Settings > Google > Account services > Google Pay

where default card can be set, pay via other card, add new card and etc.

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Good job, thank you @Cho! :+1:

Cool! Could you also upload it on the play store?

I try but they refuse. Their short answer:
“your app violates the Deceptive Behavior policy:
We don’t allow apps that attempt to deceive users or enable dishonest behavior including but not limited to apps which are determined to be functionally impossible.
We don’t allow apps that contain false or misleading information or claims, including in the description, title, icon, and screenshots. Apps that advertise a certain functionality in their title must provide the user with that functionality.”

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Google/ play store starts to grow Steve Jobs/ Apple-like dictatorial restrictions (was the reason for me to leave IPhone about 10 years ago); I truly hope they will keep this maligne trend under controle.
Your mini-app is great, thanks for sharing it! Why don’t You try F-droid to publish it?

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Maybe try different name of the app (something general like “NFC pay card switcher”, nice name I know :grin:)? Maybe Google thinks you’re trying to cheat users to download your app instead of Google Pay app itself… :man_shrugging:

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I’ll check F-droid, thanks.

No, I have a long communicaion with them, several weeks.
The app must have sceenshots but my app do not have own window or acivity, it just opens Google activity and because it is sensitive info of their service they just cann’t allow it.

It did not have ads or no permissions needed. I made it for myself (with help of my colleague) because in my country Google Pay app was never available and I need an option to switch the cards. When I’m at shop and I need to use diigerent cards via phone’ Settings > Google > Account services > Google Pay - it takes a lot of time. Now - one click.

Then I desice to share it free - it could be helpful to many people like me, even pay to Google to become an Google developer in order to publish it in Google Play Store … but they refuse it. Anyway, wish them good well and healthy, I share it to several forums for everyone like me and feel free to re-share it whereever you think will help :wink:

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I just wanted to re-add my curve card to GPay because I needed to change my payment profile and now I cannot add it with the simple error - Card cannot be added… From the Curve app or manually added, results are same.

Welcome to the club :joy:

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Another week and nothing has changed :man_shrugging:t2:

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One month and it’s still impossible to add Curve card with BIN 5574 4453 to GPay…

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I added my Greek card when I activated it. I had the same issue.

Any news?!