Use your phone as your EasyCard with Samsung Pay: Update

Now you can use a virtual EasyCard in your Samsung Pay wallet for all your EasyCard needs, including MRT turnstiles, YouBike rentals and mobile payments by EasyCards. First go to your Samsung Pay app, and click the EasyCard option on the front page (if you don’t see this, you should do a software update on your phone or check if your model is compatible):

At the next screen, if you’re a student choose the student EasyCard, otherwise choose Adult:

Then a screen with terms and conditions will pop up and you can agree with them:

A card will then be generated, and you’ll get a transitional screen as below:

Once that’s done, you’ll see your card has been created:

If your NFC settings aren’t already set to Embedded Secure Element, you have to go to your settings and change them:

So, now you’ve got your card, you have to add some money to it. To add money through credit or debit card, you have to carry out a real name verification process, which you can start by hitting “Top Up”:

To complete this stage, you’ll have to agree to another set of terms and conditions, and you can click 「同意」(agree):

Next you have to confirm your phone number, so just enter your phone number in the box marked in red, then click 「發送驗證碼」(S:

Next you’ll be texted an OTP code which you’ll have to enter in the box indicated below in red:

When you’ve entered that just hit 「確定送出」 (Confirm send). After this you’ll be asked to fill in some personal details:

Fill in your name or non-Chinese name in the second box
Fill in your date of birth, year, month and day need to be selected separately. Next is county/city and district
Fill in your street address and email address, and then tick the box to indicated you’re a foriegner
Fill in your ARC and the issue date along with the place of issue
Next you have to upload the front and back of your ARC, select file then upload for each.
Next hit 「下一步」 (next) and that’s you done for now
Now wait three working days to get your details confirmed and hey presto.

Apple Pay doesn’t seem to support this at the minute, but feel free to correct me if it does now.


So my ARC details were approved and I took my first journey by YouBike with the virtual card. You just have to make sure your NFC is turned on and hold the device to the YouBike stand for longer than you might a normal EasyCard. I’m not sure if the phone has to be active or if you have to be on the Samsung Pay screen, but will do a few experiments and get back to you. Or maybe a veteran user can give me a few tips?

(Shout out to Russmain Jaimes for pointing this this function existed)

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