Google Tez App – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Tez is a digital payment app made by Google and works on the basis of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) just like BHIM app. This app is available to download from Google Play and Apple App Store. It is compatible with smartphones with Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 8.2 or higher.

1 How to setup Tez app?

To setup Tez app, You will need an active Google account, an active Indian phone number, and an active Indian bank account. The mobile number should be registered with the Bank. To get started,

  • Select the language and tap on the top right arrow
  • Enter your phone number associated with your Bank and hit enter
  • Grant the permission request (Contacts, Messages, etc)

Google Tez App FAQ - How to Setup Tez App

  • Select the Google account which you want to link with Tez app.
  • Tez app will send an OTP to verify your number and it will detect the OTP automatically. If not, enter the OTP manually and hit enter.
  • Once your number is verified, select the app security method. You can either select your phone’s existing screen lock such as pattern lock, fingerprint or create new Google PIN. Make a note that, this is not UPI PIN and you need to enter this PIN every time to open the Tez app on your smartphone. We recommend you to use your phone’s screen lock such as pattern lock or fingerprint. That’s it. This completes the setup process. Follow the next FAQ (2) to link your Bank account to Tez app.

Google Tez App FAQ - How to Setup Tez App

2 How to link Bank account to Tez app?

Once you are done with setup, now link your Bank account to Tez for making the transaction. The amount received will be directly credited to the linked Bank account.

  • Open the app, Tap on ‘Add Bank Account’ from home screen just below your profile or Tap on the 3-dot menu
  • Select ‘Settings’ options from the options
  • Select ‘Bank account’ option from the settings page

  • Tap on ‘Add Bank Account’
  • Select the Bank you want to link to Tez app. Once you select the bank, Tez will fetch the details using a secure connection. If your number is verified, your bank details along with UPI ID will be shown on the screen. Now to complete the process, Select ‘Enter UPI Pin’ option.

  • If you have an existing UPI PIN, you will be asked to enter it. Enter the UPI PIN. If you don’t know the UPI PIN, reset it or generate the new UPI PIN.
  • Once you enter the valid UPI PIN, the bank will get linked to the Tez app. You can find the Bank Name listed under ‘Bank Accounts’. You can also add multiple bank accounts by following the same procedure. Follow FAQ 3 to delete the Bank account.

3 How to delete a Bank account in Tez app?

To delete a Bank account, Go to ‘Settings’ by clicking the 3-dot menu from the home screen. Select the Bank you want to delete and select options by tapping the 3-dot menu. Select ‘Remove account’ option from the listing. This will remove the Bank account from Tez app. You can relink the same bank account whenever you need it again.

How to delete Bank account from Tez App?

4 How to Send money using bank account number and IFSC code in Tez app?
  • Tap on the ‘New or ₹’ icon on the home screen
  • Select ‘Account Number’ from the options
  • Enter the details (Recipient name, Account number, and IFSC code) and tap on ‘Proceed’ button at the bottom.

  • Now, enter the amount you want to send. (For your future reference, you can also add purpose of the transaction by tapping on ‘What’s this for?’ else leave it blank)
  • If the Location is disabled on your smartphone, You will get a prompt to Turn on the location. This helps Google to detect suspicious activity. Select ‘Turn On’. If you want you can close it manually once the transaction is done.
  • Enter your UPI PIN to complete the transaction. It will take few minutes to get credited into the recipient’s account after successfully completing the transaction.

5 What is the difference between Google PIN and UPI PIN?

Google PIN and UPI PIN are different. Google PIN is used to safeguard the app and also to prevent others from accessing the app. You need to input this PIN to open the Tez app every time. Make a note that, if you use Google PIN, you’ll need to be connected to the Internet to open the app. You can even use your existing screen lock such as pattern, fingerprint scanner to secure the Tez app. UPI PIN is your transaction password which is used to approve the payments.

  • Google PIN provides more protection and you can change the PIN whenever needed
  • If you are not comfortable with Google PIN, switch to Phone lock anytime
  • Fingerprint scanner provides a faster way to open the app just like unlocking your smartphone.
6 How to reset UPI PIN in Tez app?
  • To reset UPI PIN, tap on the three-dot menu from the home screen and select ‘Settings’
  • In the settings menu select ‘Bank account’
  • Select the bank account for which you want to reset the UPI PIN

  • Once you select the Bank account, tap on the three-dot menu
  • Select ‘Change UPI PIN’
  • Enter your Current or Old UPI PIN and then Enter the new UPI PIN
  • Hit enter to complete the process. You will be notified about the UPI Pin change on the app screen and also through an SMS

7 How to add multiple bank accounts to Tez app?
  • Tap on the three-dot-menu from the home screen and select ‘Settings’
  • From the settings screen, select ‘Bank account’ option
  • Tap on ‘Add Bank Account’
  • Select the bank you want to add
  • Enter the UPI PIN to complete the process. Once you enter the valid UPI PIN, the new bank will be added to Tez app. During the payment, you can also select the bank you want to use for payment else the default will bank will be selected.

Adding Multiple Banks to Tez App

8 What is the transaction limit of Tez app?

You can send up to ₹1,00,000 (1 Lakh) per day. A maximum number of transactions per day is limited to 20. Your bank may have its own transaction limits on how much you can send or receive. So contact your bank for more information. You can also switch to another Bank account if your default Bank account limit is reached.

9 What is Cash mode in Tez app?

Cash Mode allows you to transfer or pay money to another Tez user nearby without having to share personal details like your bank account number or phone number. Just bring two phones near each other, hit pay or request, Enter the amount and input your UPI PIN. That’s it, the payment goes instantly from one bank account to another bank account. Cash Mode is built using our proprietary Audio QR technology similar to QR codes like what other UPI apps are currently using. Audio QR technology is more secure and works almost any Android and iOS smartphone.

10 How to delete the transaction history in Google Tez app?

There is no way to delete the transaction history from Tez app.

11 What will happen if I uninstall the Tez app?

You will not lose any transaction data if you uninstall the Tez app. All the transaction details will be restored once you sign into the app again. You should use the same Mobile number which you have used to sign up earlier.

12 Can I use Tez app without the Internet?

For making payments, you need an active internet connection but to check the transaction details, internet connection is not required. Make a note that, if you are using Google PIN as a security method, you’ll need to be connected to the Internet to open the app.

13 Are there any transactions charges for making or receiving payments through Tez app?

There are no charges for making the transaction on Tez app for both Personal and Business use. But your bank might, however, levy a nominal charge as UPI transfer fee. Contact your bank for more details.

14 My transaction on Tez has failed but the amount is debited from my bank account.

In such cases, the amount debited will be refunded back to your account within few mins. Sometimes it can take 2 to 3 business days or a week in some rare cases for the money to transfer from your bank to your bank account. If the money has not been received even after 2 business days, raise a dispute from the Tez app. To raise a dispute,

  • Open Tez app and Go to ‘All Transactions’ from the home screen
  • Open the transaction that you want to report
  • Tap on the 3-dot-menu and then, Select ‘Report a problem’ and select ‘Report’

Tez App Money Debited

Once you report the transaction, it will be ‘under review’ in the Tez app. Your bank may take a few days to resolve the issue. You will be notified once the issue is solved. For more information contact your Bank’s customer support or Tez support.

15 How to add or transfer money to Paytm wallet using Google Tez app?

Check out this article to know about step by step instructions for adding money to Paytm wallet using Google Tez app.

16 How to delete Tez app from my Smartphone?
  • Tap on the three-dot-menu from the home screen and select ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Close account’
  • Tap on ‘Close’ from the pop-up to delete the account from your smartphone

Once you close the account, associated UPI accounts and Tez UPI ID will be deregistered automatically. Anytime you can signup for Tez and data will no be lost. All the transaction details will be retrieved automatically once you sign up using the same number. Also, make a note that, you will lose your previous Tez UPI ID and a new UPI ID will be generated once you link the Bank account to the Tez app.

17 What if I lose my phone? 

Tez app is built with a high level of security. There are two layers of security – Passcode and UPI PIN. Without the passcode, one cannot open the app and without the UPI PIN, one cannot do the transactions. Do not share your UPI PIN with anyone. To be on a safer side, if you lost your phone, contact your bank customer support and block your bank account linked to the Tez app.

18 How to delete a Chat message from Tez app?
  • Open the Chat
  • ‘Long Press’ on the Message or Chat you want to delete
  • Select ‘Delete’ from the pop-up
  • The message will be deleted from both your’s as well from the recipient’s chat window
18 How to recharge prepaid mobile number using Tez app?

Go through this detailed article for step by instructions to recharge your Prepaid mobile number.

Please be noted, we are not associated with Tez or Google. If you have any issues with Tez app, contact Google support using the Tez app itself. Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

Article last updated on 17th August 11, 2018

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76 COMMENTS

    • Hi Priya,

      Thanks for visiting GizArena. If you enter an incorrect UPI PIN or any other account details multiple times, your account will be blocked to prevent the unauthorized access. So contact your Bank’s customer support for the quick resolution.

  1. Hi, Can u please tell me how can i delete contacts of 3rd party(ie.,the person to which i have already done transaction). I want to delete that account from my tez since i dont want that in my list.

    • Hello Manjula,

      There is no way to delete the transaction history from Google Pay app. If you want to delete the Contact from the Home Screen, long press on the Contact and select the option ‘Hide Contact from this Screen’.

  2. Hi Satwik. I already have one of my account in my phone on tez app and it’s working absolutely fine. My phone have the feature of dual app using which I installed 2 tez apps. For the app2 when I enter number,everything works fine ,I get the otp and registration gets complete but when I go into the section of adding back account, it works fine until I reach the step of upi pin where There are 2 blocks one to enter otp and another to set upi pin But the problem is I do not receive otp this time. Please help sir!!

    • Hi Manish,

      You can use any other UPI enabled Apps such as BHIM, PhonePe etc. to generate the UPI PIN and the same UPI PIN can be used in any app. Download the BHIM app, Register your Bank account and Generate the UPI Pin. Use the generated UPI PIN in the Tez app. Let me know if you need any help.

    • Hi Pradeep,

      You cannot change the profile name using the Google Pay app. The name displayed on the Google Pay profile is the name of your Google account. So, if you want to change the profile name, you’ll have to change it in the Google account settings.

  3. after deleting my account now i am again downloading it. i am continuously getting OTP for the same. but its not verifying my mobile no. how can its possible. after getting OTP its not verifying my mobile ?

    • Hi Ranjit, sometimes due to issues with the Bank’s server or Network, you’ll get the multiple OTP’s. Wait for sometime and Sign up again. If you still experience the same issue contact your Bank’s customer support.

  4. I’m not able to disable my Touch ID on iPhone se & I already checked in settings but option is not provide, how can I reset the pin, plz solve my issue.

    • Hi Bhargava, To change the app security, Open the Tez App, Go to Settings -> Security and change it from Screenlock to Google PIN. Refer FAQ 6 to reset the UPI PIN.

  5. Hii,
    I got referal money of Rs 51,but from last 1 day its showing in ”Processing” status.How much time its going to take ??

  6. My same mobile no is registered with two bank accounts. One for SBI and other to Bank of Baroda. I am able to add Bank of Baroda account but in case of SBI, it shows there is no account error. how to sort out this issue

    • Hi Krishna, Try to add SBI account using other UPI apps such as BHIM or others. If you are still getting the same error, contact the Bank’s customer support.

  7. Hi I’ve transfer the amount to friend but later i came to know that he has uninstalled the app, Transaction status is showing successful. plz guide.

    • Hi Mubin, The transaction status is Successful means, the amount is credited to your friend’s bank account. Ask him to check the bank statement. Else reach Tez support for more information. You can contact Google support using the Tez app itself. Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

  8. Sir, i transferred money to my friend who had tez app,, but later i came to know that he uninstalled tez app without deleting his bank account, what will happen to money in this case? Will it be transferred to his account even if he has uninstalled tez?

  9. On tez app its written
    That within 45 days we have to link our SB account with the app and after 45 days our reward will be forfeited
    That mean we can do transaction to user whose not having linked bank account

    • If you win a prize on Tez app, your prize money will be deposited into your bank account. To receive payment from Google, you must have a UPI-enabled bank account attached to your Tez account. You need to link the bank account to your Tez account within 45 days of claiming the reward else reward will be forfeited.

    • Hi Naman, It is not possible to send money to another Tez user who did not link any Bank account to Tez app. Because in Tez money received will be directly credited to the linked Bank account.

  10. Is there a way to cancel a transaction? I made a test transfer for 1000 rs and it was successful. Then i made another transfer for 74K. It is showing “Payment Processing” for 2 days. The cash is still in my account and unable to cancel the transaction. This bank account(Sender’s account) does’nt connected to PAN account. So is there a way to cancel the transaction?

    • Hi Suresh, There is no way to cancel the transaction. Your bank may take up to 48 hours to process your request. If the transaction is failed, deducted money will be credited back to your account within 48 hours. If you do not receive an update within 48 hours, report the transaction (Refer FAQ 14). To reach Google support, Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

  11. I have raised dispute for transaction but now the transaction is successful butas the same time it is showing dispute under review and money is not received by receiver’s account

    • Hi Manish, Once you raise the Dispute, the bank may take a few days to resolve the issue. You will be notified once the issue is solved. For more information contact your Bank’s customer support or Tez support. For Tez support, Go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

    • Hi, Tez app only supports Direct Bank accounts and you will not be able to pay credit card bills using the Tez app. You can send money to any bank account using the Account number and IFSC code. So contact your Bank to know more information on this issue.

  12. i had transferred 500 yesterday but the transfer is still processing. And balance is deducted from my account. What can i do now please help asap.

    • Hi, Sometimes due to issues with the Server or Bank, it may take up to 48 hours to process your request. If the transaction is failed, deducted money will be credited back to the account within 48 hours. If you do not receive an update within 48 hours, report the transaction (Refer FAQ 14). To reach Google support, Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

  13. Hi this is Shivukumar. My friend send me 6000 rupee that transaction got fail but 6000 rupee deducted. And am not receive that money what should I do now?

    • Hi Shivukumar, the deducted money will be credited back to the account within 48 hours. If you do not receive an update within 48 hours, report the transaction. You can also reach Google support using the Tez app itself. Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

  14. What will happen when we register with a mobile number not linked to bank account.
    If i could register , can i receive money to this mobile number..??

    • Tez will fetch the Bank details using the mobile number linked to it. If the mobile number is not linked to any of your Bank accounts, you will not be able to link your bank account to Tez. So transaction is not possible.

  15. hi i have transferred 2000 and 50 to the same both got failed . as per your faq 14 if i do am i able to get the refund? pls reply if not what is the procedure ??

  16. I have transferred money to my friends account it was showing processing from past 15 hrs and my money was deducted from the account.

    • Hi Likith, Sometimes due to issues with the Server or Bank, it may take up to 48 hours to process your request. If you do not receive an update within 48 hours, report the transaction. You can also reach Google support using the Tez app itself. Open the app, go to Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Select Chat or Call back.

    • Hi Ankur, You can send up to ₹1,00,000 (1 Lakh) per day. A maximum number of transactions per day is limited to 20. Your bank may have its own transaction limits on how much you can send or receive. So contact your bank for more information.

  17. Sir when my transaction is done in tez app services charges are applying i.e.,17rs for every transaction . How to reduce it

    • Hi, As per Google, There are no charges for making the transaction on Tez app. But your bank might, however, levy a nominal charge as UPI transfer fee. So contact your bank support for more info.

    • Hi Neelesh, There are no charges for making the transaction on Tez app. But your bank might, however, levy a nominal charge as UPI transfer fee. Contact your bank for more details.

    • Hi Sunil, There are no charges for making the transaction on Tez App. But your bank might, however, levy a nominal charge as UPI transfer fee. Contact your bank for more details

  18. I want to know this. If i have not reffered a link to my friend and he installed the app directly from play store then our first transaction will give us 51rs cash back???

    • Hi Balaji, Install the Tez app on your new device. Register using the same Mobile Number and E-mail ID which was used while signing up on your old phone. Your transaction history will be restored automatically.

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