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Working with Samsung Pay to help keep you secure

Protection at checkout

Debit card details are never given to merchants—so every transaction is more secure.

Enhanced security

Each Discover debit card transaction through Samsung Pay is authenticated by your fingerprint, PIN or iris scan and covered by our fraud protection.

24/7 fraud protection

Stay informed of any unusual card activity with email, app, and text notifications.
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Earn rewards on qualifying Samsung Pay® purchases

Using Samsung Pay with Discover Cashback Debit allows you to earn 1% cash back on up to $3,000 in debit card purchases each month.

ATM transactions, the purchase of money orders or other cash equivalents, cash over portions of point-of-sale transactions, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payments (such as Apple Pay Cash), online sports betting and internet gambling transactions, and loan payments or account funding made with your debit card are not eligible for cash back rewards. In addition, purchases made using third-party payment accounts (services such as Venmo® and PayPal®, who also provide P2P payments) may not be eligible for cash back rewards. Apple Pay® is a trademark of Apple Inc. Venmo and PayPal are registered trademarks of PayPal, Inc. Samsung Pay is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Google, Google Pay, and Android are trademarks of Google LLC.

Setting up Samsung Pay is easy

  • Open your Samsung Pay app.
  • From the menu (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner, tap "Cards," and then tap "Add credit/debit card."
  • Follow the instructions to register your debit card.
Remember to set your Discover Cashback Debit card as your default card so you can earn cash back.
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Samsung Pay makes checkout simple

Use Samsung Pay with your Discover debit card in-store, in-app, or online.

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Samsung Pay works at millions of retailers. Just look for the Samsung Pay or contactless symbols at checkout.
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Using your eligible Samsung device, just authenticate and pay with a tap.
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And just like that, you’re all set. No need to swipe or type in your debit card info. Easy, right?

Samsung Pay FAQ

Samsung Pay is a mobile payment service that lets you carry your supported credit, debit, gift and membership cards on your eligible devices so you can pay in-store, in-app, or online without having to take out your wallet.

To add your Discover debit card:

1. Open your Samsung Pay app.
2. Tap menu (the three horizontal lines) in the top left corner, tap “Cards,” and then tap “Add credit/debit card.”
3. Follow the instructions to register your card.

Remember to set your Discover Cashback Debit card as your default card so you can earn cash back.

While most Samsung devices work with Samsung Pay, some older models might not be compatible. To see if yours is eligible, check out the full list of devices here.

Access your cards by swiping up from your phone’s home screen in locked or unlocked mode or by going to the “Pay” tab within the Samsung Pay app. Use your fingerprint or pin to authenticate, then tap your device near the contactless symbol on the point of sale terminal.

The last card used or viewed is the card defaulted for payment. By scrolling left and right through your payment cards in Samsung Pay, you can select the card you want to use for payment.

For in-store purchases you will see a confirmation screen in addition to a transaction notification on your device. You can always view your Samsung Pay transactions in the Samsung Pay app.

Freezing your debit card tells Discover that you don’t want us to authorize new purchases (in-store, online, mobile or by phone) or ATM transactions until you unfreeze. New Samsung Pay purchases will not be authorized when the debit card is frozen. Recurring charges will continue even while your debit card is frozen.