Google Pay removed from Apple App Store temporarily

Google Pay has been removed from the App Store to fix an issue in the app. Google Pay iOS users may face payment failures in the meanwhile. 

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:41 IST
Google Pay logo.
Google Pay logo. (Google Play)
Google Pay logo.
Google Pay logo. (Google Play)

Google Pay has been temporarily taken down from the Apple App Store. Google has taken down its payment app to fix an issue, and it will be back once the bug has been fixed. This affects the Google Pay app for iOS, and not Android.

The Google Pay app appears to have been unavailable on the App Store for more than 24 hours now based on reports. The app is still available on the Google Play Store as the issue affects only the iOS version. "The Google Pay iOS app will be briefly unavailable on the App Store; users will be able to see the new app update reappear shortly," a Google spokesperson told News18.

Google hasn't given a timeline though of when exactly the app will be back on the App Store. “Our teams are working to fix it at the earliest. Meanwhile, affected users can reach out to Google Pay support through the app for help. We apologise for the inconvenience to our users," the Google spokesperson added.

In the meantime, iPhone users who have Google Pay installed can still access it. Google also said that some iOS users could experience “persistent payment failures”. The same can be confirmed by us as we have experienced payment failures on Google Pay. The app works fine but whenever we try to make a payment it fails citing invalid UPI ID as the reason.

Google had previously removed the Google Pay from the Play Store. This was done to fix an issue in the app as well. Google, however, took only a few hours to fix the issue and the app was back in the Play Store.

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First Published Date: 27 Oct, 07:52 IST